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Carol Irene Casselman

August 19, 1945 - February 12, 2019

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Carol “Irene” Casselman, 73, of Duncan, BC, passed away on February 12, 2019. She was born to Clayton Badcock and Sarah “Frances” Mercer in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland in 1945. Her father died when she was two, leaving her mom to raise Irene’s older sister, Olive, and Irene, on her own. Frances found love again with “Robert” Percy Stone, and married him. Their family was completed with the arrival of their little sister, Joan.

Irene eventually left home in search of future endeavors and found herself in Ontario. She met her husband of 51 years, Doug Casselman, through a co-worker (who became her mother-in-law), and together they pursued their adventures. The promise of opportunity beckoned, and Irene and Doug moved to BC with their young son, settling first in New Westminster, then Delta, and finally retiring to Duncan. Along the way, they welcomed their daughter into the family.

Irene was a compassionate and kind individual who took pleasure in helping others. As a mature student, she went back to school to become a licensed practical nurse, fulfilling a lifelong dream to be a nurse. After retiring, Irene fed her passion to give back to the community by volunteering with the Cowichan Hospital Auxiliary. She served as President of the Auxiliary, and spent countless hours working with the HATS organization (Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store). She was truly happy knowing her efforts were benefiting a good cause.

Irene is lovingly remembered by her husband, Doug, her children, Alf (Tina) and Janelle (Robert), and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also fondly remembered by her two sisters, Olive Roach and Joan Dawe. There will be no service by request, but a Celebration of Life to commemorate Irene will be arranged for later in the spring.

“If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together,
keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”

From Winnie the Pooh

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H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Denise Mercer
Relation: Sister, Aunt.

Saddened to hear of Aunt Irene’s passing. She will surely be missed. Sending condolences to Uncle Doug, Alf, Janelle and their families from Aunt Olive,Uncle Eric and family. Keeping you in our hearts and prayers at this difficult time. Wish we were able to be there with you guys.

From: Jody, Darryl, Charlotte and Alex Roach
Relation: Aunt

We have so many great memories of Aunt Irene from time spent with her during her visits back to NL during the summer. We are so grateful for the time spent with her and wanted to share a photo of one of our memories. This photo was taken in August 2014 when she came to visit us in Terra Nova National Park while on a road trip to Corner Brook with Darryl’s mom and dad (Olive & Eric). Rest easy Aunt Irene XO.

From: Susan Read-Friedmann
Relation: My sister’s mother in law

Doug, Alf, Tina and family we are so very sorry for your huge loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Sincerely Susan and Bjorn Read-Friedmann

From: Susan Read-Friedmann
Relation: My sister’s mother in law

Doug, Alf, Tina and family we are so very sorry for your huge loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Sincerely Susan and Bjorn Read-Friedmann

From: Joan & Horace Dawe
Relation: Sister

Doug, Alf and Janelle, We are thinking of you and your families during this very difficult time. We were all blessed to have had Irene in our lives, and will keep her in our hearts, as we cherish the wonderful memories we have of her. Sending love, “Aunt” Joan & “Uncle” Horace

From: Annie Taylor
Relation: Cousin

Sincere condolences go to Doug Casselman and his children, Alf and Janelle, on the passing of their wife and mother. Irene was always very special to us and my sisters and I looked forward to seeing her in the summers throughout the years. She will be sorely missed!

From: Tina Pace
Relation: Friend

Sending my dearest condolences to Doug & Alf.
Rest In Peace Irene

From: Jocelyne Hughes
Relation: Cousin of Alf's partner and spouse, Tina Read

Dear Alf,
I honour your grief. I am with you in spirit all the way from Ottawa.
I would love to have met Irene.
To Doug, Janelle, Tanya, Ian and to my beautiful cousin Tina who recently joined the Casselman family, I send you all love and compassion.

From: Helene Hughes

Dear Alf and Tina,
My sincere condolences to you and your family at this sad and difficult time.

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