A resident of the Dundas Manor Nursing Home in Winchester for the past three years, Geraldine Casselman (nee Smith) passed away there on Saturday, January 5, 2013. She was 83.
Geraldine was born in Vermont on August 6, 1929, to her parents Keith and Lucille Smith (nee Vincelette). She was educated in local schools and she was an excellent student. After graduation she pursued a career as a secretary in Ottawa.
She married Percy Casselman of Winchester Springs, and she enjoyed the pleasures of country living. They were blessed with two sons Steven and Gary. Unfortunately, Gary died in infancy.
Geraldine was an accomplished pianist and her family thoroughly enjoyed her playing the piano so beautifully. She also enjoyed craft work and was very talented at this as well. Her stuffed toy animals made many little children happy.
An extremely independent person, Geraldine spent a good deal of her time driving about on her motorized scooter and in her automobile. She also enjoyed visiting the local flea markets.
Geraldine and Percy shared a love of music, dancing and travelling locally. They attended community functions, church socials and church suppers. Unfortunately, later in life Geraldine encountered poor health and these activities were curtailed.
Geraldine is survived by her son Steven of Oshawa and her brother David (Rosemary) Smith of Prescott. She was predeceased by her husband Percy, her infant son Gary, her parents Keith and Lucille Smith (nee Vincelette) and her brother Earl Smith. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., which was conducted by Rev. Christine Lowson.
Interment followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville. Pallbearers were Steven Casselman, Douglas Casselman, David Smith, Matt Smith, Glen Hart and Drew Lefebvre.
Donations to Winchester Springs United Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.