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,
A Celebration of Charlotte’s Life will be held: