Charlotte Ann HAMBLIN

On December 17, 2022, Charlotte Ann Hamblin passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 75 years of age. 

My Mom was born Oct. 24, 1947.  She was raised by her grandparents (Albert/Mary), and lived with aunts, and uncles (Laura, Marie, Rita, Ruth, Eileen), (Jerome, Leo, Raymond, Wilfred, Orville, Donald, John, Norman, Joseph, Phillip). Let’s not forget her mom (Cecilia). Although in her heart, they were more like her parents, brothers, and sisters.

 She was raised on a farm outside Mount Carmel, Ontario, I remember her telling me, many fond stories of the apple orchard, playing in the barn, and cooking with her grandma in the kitchen. Charlotte had 6 children, Elizabeth (Sephy), Shelley, Crystal, Sean (Oj), Mary (Rachael), and Shelley. I know what you may be thinking two Shelley’s. That’s right. A story for another time.

 In the year of 1978 we moved from Ontario to Edmonton Alberta. It was a 5-day journey by car and a moving truck. Also included 4 kids, and our beloved dog Sundance. After our trip mom sent us out to play. We came back complaining about needing boots. It was a different cold here than in Ontario. We lived with a family friend Mike C, ‘for about a month, Mom found a nice house to live in. It was right across from Sherbrooke school.

I remember going to school one day, at lunch I came home, Mom had painted the entire kitchen yellow, cupboards, and all the walls. Man, was that bright. Every house we ever lived in Mom would always put her own personal touch. My Mom was a very talented lady, there wasn’t much she couldn’t do.

 I remember when I was about 9 years old helping her do copper plumbing. She said, “hold the solder here don’t move”. We fixed the leak from the bathtub. My mom was talented in many ways. She could drive 18 wheels, she drove a tow truck, and also did electrical. She drove a taxi over the Christmas season. My mom also made dolls, they were beautiful, and she made good money selling them. Then she started making Christmas crafts, some for family and friends, some she made as centerpieces. She made money selling those as well. She did upholstery on her wing back chairs, she loved them. I can keep adding to her talents, there isn’t enough paper.

 My Mom would like us to eat something healthy every week. She would make liver and onions. I would cut it so small, no need to chew. The same night mom would have a sandwich instead. My favorite meal was chicken and rice. Still talking about food, I’ve never seen anyone roll a German cabbage roll so fast. I think if you blinked you would miss it.

 On June 3rd, 2022 so sad to hear stage 4 Cancer. Mom had 1 treatment the day after. She then decided to do natural medicine. She had various bouts of cancer over 32 years.

 She will be remembered by:

Estranged husband Mike Hamblin

Daughter Elizabeth (Sephy) Westaway her grandchildren: Richard Melissa), Ginelle (Shawn), Richelle (Ben), Genna-Lynn her great grandchildren:  RJ, Elliott, Wren, Rhys, Mavrik, Griffin, Ruairi, Maeve

Daughter Shelley Jeffrey Rob) their children Ryan (Julie), Justin

Daughter Crystal Svekla (James) Her grandchildren Michael, (Carissa) Willis, Catrina (Cole) her great grandchildren Marshall, Evelynn, Cecilia, Olivia, Violet

Son Sean (Tammy) Wright 

Daughter Mary Harding her grandchildren Kaela, Lealand, Marcus, Kierra

Daughter Shelley Wright her grandchildren Kenin (Line), Tanner, Jerika

Brothers: Tom (Dale) Gardner, Jim Gardner

Sister Anne (Fred) Feilding

Cousins Albert Goeree, Tim Regier (Janet)

So many more relatives and friends, there still isn’t enough paper.


Will miss you forever, always in my heart, and memories.

your Loving Daughter,

Crystal Svekla

A Celebration of Charlotte’s Life will be held:

Saturday January 21, 2023
Steele Heights Hall
5825 140 Ave
1:00 p.m.


  1. Angela

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know she was a beautiful woman. It’s hard to understand why some of us suffer with such pain, well she’s at peace now. I pray for each one of you to get through these days. angela aspden

  2. Albert Goeree

    We miss you

    • Claudine Richard

      My deepest sympathy for Kenin Line and family member for such a great woman I just met her once and she treated me like I was one of her family member

  3. Shelley wright

    Will miss you and hope you’re at peace . Love you xo

  4. Tanner Wright

    Love you Grams! I’ll never forget our poker nights and your love for Christmas. You always brought the Christmas spirit to another level! It pains me we couldn’t have 1 more Christmas with you but I’m happy knowing you’re no longer in pain! Your Christmas gifts to me were always on point you knew my style better than anyone and I wear all your gifts with the utmost pride! Rest easy grams.

  5. Carol

    Wherever you were, you brought light into the world with that stunning smile of yours! Oh I bet it feels good to be free … Lift your wings lil Angel and do your thing which is bringing light to all…my condolences to all whom Charolette embraced her love

  6. Cherylle Bernard

    Such a beautiful tribute to a much loved lady who gave so much and lived her life to the full.She had all so many wonderful children and grandchildren, friends and family! Well done, Crystal! I know your mom is so proud!
    She will live on in all she has left here to carry on her amazing spirit and love for life.

  7. Sean and Tammy Wright

    We love and miss you mom. RIP xxoo

  8. Audrey Robertson

    I was saddened to hear that the angels came and wrapped their wings around you to take you home.

    I will never forget all that you did for me and my family (Gail & Barb) for years.
    You were a amazing person who’s light engulfed all around you with warmth and love.
    Mom & Auntie were honored to have known you as I am. I know you three are up there in heaven laughing and smiling together.
    You will be greatly missed by all.
    My sincerest heartfelt condolences to your family & friends.

    • Clarence Campbell

      My condolences to your loss. She will be missed.


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