Born In: Saskatchewan, Canada
Born: August 24th, 1941
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: October 5th, 2012
Charlotte was born in Saskatchewan. The family moved to Aldergrove, B.C. in 1943 where Charlotte grew up and took her schooling.
Charlotte is survived by her daughter Darlene Ireland (Glenn), her son Kevin Bengert, grandson J.D. Ireland (Shaina), granddaughter Kelsey Ireland (Jordan), her sister Betty Throssell and brother Ernie Mears as well as a large extended family.
Charlotte took her Psychiatric Nurses training at Essondale, where she met John Bengert. They were married in 1962. Charlotte worked at Woodlands School and John at Essondale until 1968 when they came to Kamloops. Both worked at Tranquille School until it closed in 1985.
John passed away in 1987 and Charlotte spent her time enjoying her grandchildren and all the children she became Grama Charlotte to.
Charlotte did lots of volunteering and enjoyed spending time at Copper Island RV Park at the Shuswap. In 2009 Charlotte was diagnosed with breast and bone cancer. She made the best of the time she had while on her journey.
Charlotte would like to Thank Dr. Burris and Staff, Dr. Avenissian, Dr. Tevendale, all the wonderful staff at the Cancer Clinic, and the many wonderful staff at Hospice House. She would like to also Thank her family and many friends for always being so kind and supportive throughout her journey.
Charlotte will be greatly missed by many, as she was always willing to lend a hand, and loved to share a smile and a laugh.
A Celebration of Charlotte's life will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel with Reverend Carolyn Ronald officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marjory Willoughby Snowdon Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, B.C., V2E 2S9, in memory of Charlotte.
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 513 Seymour Street, 250-374-1454.