- 58 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 30, 1957
- Place of birth:
HAlifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Date of passing: May 14, 2015
- Place of passing:
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
|Let the memory of Charlene be with us forever|
"OBITUARY NOTICE (Published in The Chilliwack Progress on Friday, June 12, 2015):
Charlene Beryl CONNORS, age 58, of Chilliwack, British Columbia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, after having been admitted for only a very brief time.
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on March 30, 1957, to the late John T. Connors, Q.C. and the late Doris E.A. (Esson) Connors, Charlene was an excellent student, excelling in Home Economics, particularly in sewing, and graduated in June of 1976.
Charlene had spent eight years of her schooling in private, Seventh Day Adventist academies, alongside her other siblings. She was profoundly moved by her exposure to true Biblical Christian doctrine, and during her 8th year, Charlene converted from being an Anglo-Catholic to Biblical Christianity, was baptized, and became a born-again Christian.
Charlene grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where her father was a lawyer and her mother was a school teacher. In 1972, her mother passed away when Charlene was 15 years old. A year later, the family moved to Newfoundland and Labrador, where her father took on the position as the Head of Prosecutions for Newfoundland and Labrador. After two years, the family moved again. Charlene spent her graduating year at the Seventh Day Adventist Christian boarding school in Ontario.
The family then moved to Edmonton, Alberta, where Charlene's father took a position with the Alberta Attorney General's Department. In 1988, Charlene married Dale Harrison, and sadly within a few short years, they had separated and were divorced. They had one son, Nigel Harrison, who was born in 1990. In 1992, after suffering several weeks of illness, Charlene's father passed away.
Charlene remained in Edmonton for nearly 20 years, after which, she then moved and lived in two small rural towns in Alberta (Warburg and Breton) for a short time before moving to British Columbia and finally settling down in Chilliwack, where she resided for the remainder of her life. Charlene chose to live out her days in British Columbia because she loved the absence of Alberta winters, the view of the mountains, and the hot summer weather.
Charlene was exceptionally good at knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and sewing. She had designed and sewn curtains for the house, made numerous doilies and door-handle covers, and had made toilet-roll covers for every bathroom in the house. She even designed and had sewn a complete wardrobe of clothes for herself. She made many Halloween costumes through the years. She always had a love for animals, particularly cats. In her younger years, she enjoyed cross-country skiing in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Alberta. She always looked forward to attending the local community Cornboil or Clambake, and she was always eager for a good, competitive game or two of Backgammon.
Charlene is survived by her son, Nigel Connors (Chilliwack), and her ex-husband, Dale Harrison (Edmonton). She was predeceased by her older brother, James L. Connors, Q.C. (Cathy, Dartmouth), and is survived by her three younger siblings, Nicole G.E. Connors (Edmonton), and the twins, Charles Connors (Melissa, Fort Saskatchewan) and Camille Stokoe (Tim, Edmonton); her nieces, Laura-Jean Quinn (Edmonton), Lauren Connors (Benedict, Labrador City), and Kelsie Connors (Fort Saskatchewan); her nephews, Paul Connors (Lunenburg), Patrick Connors (Ottawa), and Andrew Connors (Fort Saskatchewan).
The memorial service was held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 3:00pm, at the Stillwood Christian Bible Camp at Lindell Beach, on Cultus Lake in British Columbia.
For those wishing to do so, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association at www.cmha.ca. Your kind donation would help support the Canadian Mental Health Association in its mission to promote mental health and help those with mental illness."
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