Nov. 19, 2014
Vol.126, No. 37



Sheila Casselman
Sheila Casselman (nee MacMillan), a lifetime resident of Chesterville, passed away suddenly at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Wed., Nov. 12, 2014. 
Sheila was born in Chesterville in her family home on May 10, 1929 to her parents, Dan and Mary MacMillan (nee St. Louis). She was the youngest of 12 children. She attended St. Mary’s School and Chesterville High School, and then furthered her education in Ottawa at Willis Business School.
On her return to Chesterville, she began her first job at the Bank of Nova Scotia, followed by years of being a stay-at-home mom, and partner to her husband, Richard, in the running of their Red and White grocery store. She later returned to the Bank of Nova Scotia and retired from there. She spent the rest of her years nurturing her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in so many special ways.
Sheila loved her church and community. She was active throughout the years in the Catholic Women’s League, St. Mary’s PTA, the Legion Ladies, and the Chesterville Players theatre group.
Sheila is survived by her husband and best friend of 65 years, Richard “Dick” Casselman, and her children, Janie Acres (Dave) of Chesterville, Hubert (Sandra) of Brampton, Cathy Holmes (Barry) of Winchester, and Greg (Victoria) of St. Thomas. She was the dear sister of Pearl Trudeau and Marie Lajeunesse, both of Ottawa, and the dear sister-in-law of Bill MacNaughton of Ingleside, Thelma MacMillan of Ottawa, Bruce Casselman (Doreen) of Whitby, Carol Casselman of Caledon, and Flo Casselman of Toronto. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Angie, Troy, Katie, Scott, Derek, Morgan, Ryan, Craig, Kristen, Brent, Shane, Nathan and great-grandchildren Finley, Morley, Brooke, Hunter, Elyse and Makayla.  She was predeceased by her son, Christopher, her daughter-in-law, Kelly Casselman (nee Sheehan), her sisters, Margaret MacMillan, Anne Campbell, Laura Lynch, and Kathleen MacNaughton, and her brothers, Alex, Myles, Jack, Hubert, and Ron MacMillan. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The funeral mass was celebrated at St. Mary of the Presentation Roman Catholic Church in Chesterville on Sat., Nov. 15 at 11 am with Father Cosmas officiating. Sheila was honoured by her children and grandchildren with heartfelt words, memories, and readings at the church. The pallbearers were her granddaughters, Angie Acres and Morgan Casselman, and grandsons Shane and Nathan Casselman.
Donations to Maple Ridge Cemetery, St. Mary’s Church Renovation fund, or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. 
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Jenny Doesburg
Jenny Doesburg, a resident of the Iroquois area for the past 62 years, passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital on Mon., Nov. 10, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Jenny was born in Bedum, The Netherlands on Sept. 11, 1943 to her parents, Symon and Clasina Doesburg (nee Vanderkruk). She immigrated to Canada along with her family in 1952, when Jenny was just eight years old, and they settled in the Brinston area. 
She worked at Caldwell Linen Mills for more than 25 years. She loved country music, dancing, taking trips with Dundas Tours, eating out, and visiting with her friends at Tim Hortons.
She is survived by her loving companion, Leland Dawson, her sister, Tina Doesburg of Iroquois and her brother, John Doesburg (Ruth) of Mariatown. She will be lovingly remembered by her nephews, John Doesburg Jr. of Ottawa, Steven Doesburg of Mariatown, and her niece Melanie McCourt (Andrew) of Morrisburg, and her great-nieces and great-nephews, Logan, Gabe, Micah, Lily-Anna, and Gracelyn. She was predeceased by her parents.
Family and friends paid their respects at the Community Christian Reformed Church in Dixons Corners on Thurs., Nov. 13 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held at the church on Fri., Nov. 14 at 11 am with Rev. Clarence Witten officiating, followed by interment at New Union Cemetery in Williamsburg. The pallbearers were John Doesburg Jr., Steven Doesburg, Melanie McCourt, Andrew McCourt, Lucas VanBeilen, and Glenn Lapier.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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Ronald G. Wardle
Ronald Gordon Wardle of Brockville, and formerly of South Mountain, passed away peacefully at Brockville General Hospital on Sun., Nov. 16, 2014. He was 80.
He was the beloved husband of Helen M. Smith of Brockville, and the late Barbara Donovan. He was the dear father of Ted Wardle (Ann), Wendy Fowler (Tracy), and Jerry Wardle (Lorna). He was the loving grandfather of Cindy Loynachan (Reid); Jennifer Stricker (Kevin); Jami, Joshua and Julie Wardle; Breckyn and Jessie Fowler; Christopher Sullivan; and Kerissa and Shelby Wardle. He was the great-grandfather of Brycen, Isabella, Alexina, and Noah. He is also survived by his brother, Ray Wardle (Mabel), sister, Debbie Boal (Ross), his daughter-in-law, Brenda Wardle, sisters-in-law, Carole Wardle and Irene Mueller, Helen’s daughter, Mary Belanger (Frank), and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Wayne, his brothers, Lloyd (Judy), Doug, and Christopher “Chum,” and his sister, Rhonda.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James St. E., Brockville on Thurs., Nov. 20 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, and on Fri., Nov. 21 from 9:30 until 11 am at St. Daniel the Martyr Catholic Church, 10606 Maple St., South Mountain, where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am. Interment will follow the service in the parish cemetery.
Donations to the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged.
Members of the Knights of Columbus Council 1049 will gather for Fraternal Prayers on Thursday evening at 6:45 pm.
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