Annabel Casselman O’Mara


A lifelong resident of the community, Annabel Casselman O’Mara passed away peacefully at Dundas Manor, Winchester on Friday, July 20, 2012. She was in her 93rd year.

Annabel was born June 21, 1920, in Aultsville, just east of Morrisburg, to loving parents Charles Gogo and Jean (nee Bouck).  There she farmed with her parents and half sister Ella on their 100 acre dairy farm until she was married to Gordon Casselman in 1939, at the Aultsville Anglican Church. 

Annabel and Gordon had three sons, Mahlon, Lyle, and Ivan.  In 1956, Annabel, Gordon and the three boys sold their dairy farm in Aultsville, and bought a farm at Dixon’s Corners. 

Annabel’s husband, Gordon passed away in 1977, after 38 years of marriage. In March, 1994, Annabel was married to her second husband, Arthur O’Marra.  Together they lived on the farm for two years before moving to Morrisburg in 1996. 

Annabel enjoyed shopping, playing cards and games (especially UNO).  However, there were never games or cards played on Sunday.  

She loved flowers and music, especially gospel music. Her knowledge of the Bible was phenomenal.  Throughout her lifetime, Annabel was a member of the Winchester Wesleyan Church, Morrisburg Pentecostal Church and the Community Family Church of Iroquois.  

Annabel had a generous heart and was known for her tremendous bear hugs.  She loved everyone equally and was a genuine, true friend to many.  

Annabel was the beloved wife of Art O’Marra, and  loving mother of Mahlon (Betty) Casselman, and Lyle (Irene) Casselman, both of Brinston, and Ivan (Judy) Casselman of Morrisburg.  

She was cherished grandmother of Darryl, Amanda, Amy and Gordon and great-grandmother of Gabrielle, Shana, Alicia and Jasmine.  

She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. 

Annabel was predeceased by her husband Gordon Casselman (1977) and an infant son (1957). 

Friends were received at the Parker Funeral Home, Morrisburg on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at the home on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. at 1 p.m.

Pallbearers were Jim Adams, Gerry Whitteker, Lorne Johnston, Gerald Casselman, Gary Bradford and Matthew Casselman.  

Interment was at Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston.  

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Dundas Manor Activity Fund will be gratefully acknowledged.  Condolences may be made at


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