Eleanor. A. (Casselman) Schwerdtfeger passed away with her family by her side at home in Salmon Arm on Saturday February 02, 2013 at the age of 92 years. Eleanor was born at Williamsburg Ontario on July 22, 1920.
Eleanor was a direct descendant of the United Empire Loyalist Captain Cephernes Casselman. Eleanor married Franklin G.W. Schwerdtfeger on October 08, 1941 a fifth generation descendant of the Reverend Samuel Schwerdtfeger who was the minister for the first Lutheran Congregation of the upper Canada (now Ontario). They retired to the Salmon Arm area in 1977 to enjoy the mild climate and the beautiful scenery. Eleanor is survived by her daughters; Lorna (Bert) Allison of Perth Ontario, Leona Yaretz of Salmon Arm, sons; Frank (Terrie) of Enderby, Terry (Debbie) of Orleans Ontario, David of Enderby, Stephen (Kimberly) of Chesterville Ontario, Grandchildren; Bobby Allison of Ontario, Lorie (Gregg) Villeneuve of Moose Creek Ontario, Leslie (Steven) VanBruinessen of Berwick Ontario, Lee (Rebecca) Chesterville of Ontario, Brian and Karen Schwerdtfeger of Ottawa, Troy Yaretz of Salmon Arm, Mitchell and Rebecca Schwerdtfeger of Chesterville Ontario, Jean Graham of BC, Suzanna (Shoichi) Ueda of Japan, Jennilea and Lisa of Ontario, Great Grandchildren; Emily and Thomas Allison, Riley, Logan and Sam Villeneuve, Madaline Van Bruinessen, Griffin Schwerdtfeger of Ontario, Aurora Graham of BC many nephews, nieces and cousins. Eleanor is also survived by her sisters; Gwen Hess and Shirley Empey, twin brothers Clayton and Clare Casselman of Ontario.
Eleanor was predeceased by her loving husband Frank Schwerdtfeger in July 1999, Grand Daughter Cindy Lee Penner her parents Mahlon and Ilda Casselman, Brothers; Lloyd, Paul and Keith Casselman of Ontario.
A visitation took place Sunday evening February 10, 2013 at 6 pm from Bowers Funeral Chapel followed by a Funeral Service on Monday February 11, 2013 at 2pm. Interment took place at Mt. Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm with a reception following in the Mountainside Room.
Not My Will But Thine Be Done.
Online condolences can be sent through Eleanor’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm.