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Charlotte Elizabeth Watlington
  • 34 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 5, 1979
  • Place of birth:
    Bermuda
  • Date of passing: Oct 1, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Love is a wave building to a crescendo. Ride if you will, ride it with me. - Jimmy Buffett

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Charlotte Watlington, 34, born on August 5, 1979 and passed away on October 1, 2013. 

We are devastated to share the passing of our beautiful and vivacious friend, sister, daughter, and teacher, Charlotte Elizabeth Watlington. She has voyaged to a land where there is no pain and the wind blows perfectly beneath her sails. Our love for you will never fade just as your smile will remain engrained in our memories.
Angel, You are safe now. We will always remember you. 

Please use this space to grieve, share stories, memories, love, and laughter.

Funeral Notice- For those living in Bermuda

A celebration of life service for the late Charlotte Elizabeth Watlington, beloved daughter of James and Pauline, cherished sister of Ali (Beau); of Southampton Parish; will be held at Christ Church, Middle Road, Devonshire on Monday October 14, 2013 at 4:00pm.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kristyn Hofheins on 3rd October 2016

"You are missed. Thoughts are with your family at this time."

This tribute was added by Kenisha Douglas on 3rd October 2016

"I miss you! It's that simple.  Xoxox Kenisha"

This tribute was added by rebecca payne on 1st October 2016

"Dear Charlotte,
Wherever you are please know I think of you often, the impact you have had makes me better and stronger with our people and you know what I mean :) please continue to help me help others.  with love, Rebecca"

This tribute was added by Pauline Watlington on 1st October 2016

"Dearest Charlotte,

We miss you more and more as time goes by.  Always in our hearts, darling.
Mom and Dad xxxoo"

This tribute was added by Kristyn Hofheins on 1st October 2015

"Sending love and hugs....thinking about Charlotte today.....smiling for the memory of her exuberance and happy spirit."

This tribute was added by Kenisha Douglas on 5th August 2015

"Happy Birthday My Dear Friend

I miss you so much as I sit and daze, thinking about your warm heart and bright smile. I'll love you forever more my dear friend. Never to be forgotten. Never will your memory end."

This tribute was added by Kira K on 15th October 2014

"Thinking of Charlotte today. I am at the Cambridge Public Library, where Charlotte and I occasionally went together. One of those days, Charlotte was busy at work on a computer, creating a newsletter for a Boston veterinarian for whom she was volunteering. She must have spent half the day in the library, steadfastly working on that newsletter. I am thinking of all the animals whose lives Charlotte must have touched, as she cared so deeply for them. I'm thinking of Charlotte today and of her family."

This tribute was added by John Faiella on 1st October 2014

"This is a letter I wrote to CEW and which was read on my behalf, by my son, at her funeral. Many people spoke to me about the contents at that time and I submit it again...its the way I felt then and its the way I feel now...
Dear Charlotte

I wish more than anything in the world that I wasn’t writing this letter to you.

There are so many people here today – and so many more who aren’t but who are here in spirit. And we are all here because you touched each and every one of us.

How does one little angel touch so many people in so many ways ?

Each of us knew you in some unique and special way – you touched our souls with the smile on your face and your zest for life and no one I’ve ever known could lift our spirits like you did…

At a time like this we often think of words like love and beauty and friendship and kindness ….and I think of all of those words when I think of you….

But the word I think of most….now that I’ve had time to reflect on you and your life …is respect…

There was a time when you and I were very close…we shared a lot of secrets and you told me things I wish I’d never had to hear….but you were always pretty honest (well, almost always…you DO know what I mean) …you were always open and no one was ever more grateful than you.

I loved your little gifts and your notes and your graciousness for what we went through together during that period of your life…

I know that you knew how much your Mom and Dad and Ali supported you. In every way that a family can support …they left nothing on the field…no matter what….you were their angel with a slightly damaged wing…

They never let up and they loved you unconditionally for 34 blessed years…

Most of all I respect you because you fought a battle that is as tough as they come but your smile and your love for all of us never faded….not ever

Charlotte, many of us today are feeling guilt …..we all wonder if we could have done more, if we could have done something different

I’m sure that many of us – I know I feel this way  – wish we had called you more often, stayed in touch, wrote you a note…came to wherever you were to see you.

I wish, I wish, I wish….

So what do we do now….

Charlotte, theres one thing I can tell you for sure and that is that you will never be forgotten

You will be remembered forever and I promise you that I will make sure that because you lived your life as an example to others – your love for us and your passion  for life will never be forgotten

Charlotte, so many words of love have been spoken over the past few weeks….so many of us have wished you well and hope that you are in a better place

I don’t know what I believe or even sometimes what I think…but I have faith and a deep hope that you are with the angels in some sort of heaven…


You truly were a candle in the wind and whenever I see those treetops bending and hear the birds singing….I will  believe that its you smiling  down on all of us and singing words of love…..

Charlotte, I hope and pray that we will see each other again and that when we do – that smile of yours and that beautiful face will once again truly light up my life….

Goodbye my friend…I’ll see you soon








Dear Charlotte

I wish more than anything in the world that I wasn’t writing this letter to you.

There are so many people here today – and so many more who aren’t but who are here in spirit. And we are all here because you touched each and every one of us.

How does one little angel touch so many people in so many ways ?

Each of us knew you in some unique and special way – you touched our souls with the smile on your face and your zest for life and no one I’ve ever known could lift our spirits like you did…

At a time like this we often think of words like love and beauty and friendship and kindness ….and I think of all of those words when I think of you….

But the word I think of most….now that I’ve had time to reflect on you and your life …is respect…

There was a time when you and I were very close…we shared a lot of secrets and you told me things I wish I’d never had to hear….but you were always pretty honest (well, almost always…you DO know what I mean) …you were always open and no one was ever more grateful than you.

I loved your little gifts and your notes and your graciousness for what we went through together during that period of your life…

I know that you knew how much your Mom and Dad and Ali supported you. In every way that a family can support …they left nothing on the field…no matter what….you were their angel with a slightly damaged wing…

They never let up and they loved you unconditionally for 34 blessed years…

Most of all I respect you because you fought a battle that is as tough as they come but your smile and your love for all of us never faded….not ever

Charlotte, many of us today are feeling guilt …..we all wonder if we could have done more, if we could have done something different

I’m sure that many of us – I know I feel this way  – wish we had called you more often, stayed in touch, wrote you a note…came to wherever you were to see you.

I wish, I wish, I wish….

So what do we do now….

Charlotte, theres one thing I can tell you for sure and that is that you will never be forgotten

You will be remembered forever and I promise you that I will make sure that because you lived your life as an example to others – your love for us and your passion  for life will never be forgotten

Charlotte, so many words of love have been spoken over the past few weeks….so many of us have wished you well and hope that you are in a better place

I don’t know what I believe or even sometimes what I think…but I have faith and a deep hope that you are with the angels in some sort of heaven…


You truly were a candle in the wind and whenever I see those treetops bending and hear the birds singing….I will  believe that its you smiling  down on all of us and singing words of love…..

Charlotte, I hope and pray that we will see each other again and that when we do – that smile of yours and that beautiful face will once again truly light up my life….

Dear Charlotte

I wish more than anything in the world that I wasn’t writing this letter to you.

There are so many people here today – and so many more who aren’t but who are here in spirit. And we are all here because you touched each and every one of us.

How does one little angel touch so many people in so many ways ?

Each of us knew you in some unique and special way – you touched our souls with the smile on your face and your zest for life and no one I’ve ever known could lift our spirits like you did…

At a time like this we often think of words like love and beauty and friendship and kindness ….and I think of all of those words when I think of you….

But the word I think of most….now that I’ve had time to reflect on you and your life …is respect…

There was a time when you and I were very close…we shared a lot of secrets and you told me things I wish I’d never had to hear….but you were always pretty honest (well, almost always…you DO know what I mean) …you were always open and no one was ever more grateful than you.

I loved your little gifts and your notes and your graciousness for what we went through together during that period of your life…

I know that you knew how much your Mom and Dad and Ali supported you. In every way that a family can support …they left nothing on the field…no matter what….you were their angel with a slightly damaged wing…

They never let up and they loved you unconditionally for 34 blessed years…

Most of all I respect you because you fought a battle that is as tough as they come but your smile and your love for all of us never faded….not ever

Charlotte, many of us today are feeling guilt …..we all wonder if we could have done more, if we could have done something different

I’m sure that many of us – I know I feel this way  – wish we had called you more often, stayed in touch, wrote you a note…came to wherever you were to see you.

I wish, I wish, I wish….

So what do we do now….

Charlotte, theres one thing I can tell you for sure and that is that you will never be forgotten

You will be remembered forever and I promise you that I will make sure that because you lived your life as an example to others – your love for us and your passion  for life will never be forgotten

Charlotte, so many words of love have been spoken over the past few weeks….so many of us have wished you well and hope that you are in a better place

I don’t know what I believe or even sometimes what I think…but I have faith and a deep hope that you are with the angels in some sort of heaven…


You truly were a candle in the wind and whenever I see those treetops bending and hear the birds singing….I will  believe that its you smiling  down on all of us and singing words of love…..

Charlotte, I hope and pray that we will see each other again and that when we do – that smile of yours and that beautiful face will once again truly light up my life…."

This tribute was added by Kristyn Hofheins on 1st October 2014

"Thinking of Charlotte and her family today ((hugs))"

This tribute was added by rebecca payne on 1st October 2014

"Thinking of you today Char xx"

This tribute was added by Pauline Watlington on 5th August 2014

"Darling Charlotte,

Happy Birthday in Heaven!  We love you from the bottom of our hearts for ever and ever.  We will never forget you.

Love, Mom and Dad"

This tribute was added by Heather Macdonald on 24th December 2013

"I have to share this...It was the most stunning day at Grape Bay.  I was walking on the beach and ran into a mutual friend of Char and mine. It was very serendipitous... I hadn't seen him since the funeral. We said hello and of course began to talk about Char.  I said how much I missed her, and he was extremely up lifting.  He spoke of how Char always looked on the bright side and her incredible unconditional love for everyone.  He said how sad he was, but he had learned a great gift from Char.  He had learned to love everyone unconditionally- and he was trying to continue that in her memory.  Hearing him tell me this made me incredibly happy.   He gave me a huge Char-style hug and we parted ways.  
Char- everyone loves you and misses you more than I think you know...
Missing you terribly.
All my Love,  Heather"

This tribute was added by Rosemary Defilet on 30th November 2013

"I have come across this sad news quite by chance whist searching for my old friend,Pauline Watlington...we knew each other in London in the 60s and have sadly lost touch;but I knew about Charlotte and Alexandra when they were small girls.
I never met the girls but was very fond of you,Pauline and am so sorry that it is  through this awful news have I found you...I wish it were happier for you.......Pauline,you knew me as Lindie..but I have used my first name,Rosemary,for 20 years now....still the same person.
With love and sympathy..I can't imagine what you must be going through.xx"

This tribute was added by Pauline Watlington on 2nd November 2013

"Sail on with calm seas and gentle breezes, my darling daughter,
Sail on, hear the ocean’s song, my little ship of dreams!
How much we wanted to see you stay on
To love, to laugh and bring laughter to others as you have done!
To be well and help others to heal as you have.
To marry, have children, share your love, your joy, your passions, with them.
How happy you made us!"

This tribute was added by Fiona Herring on 25th October 2013

"It was always such fun to spend time with Charlotte when we were growing up and whenever our paths crossed in recent years in Bermuda. Charlotte greeted everyone as a long-lost friend, and I always loved hearing her energetically recount a great story. My thoughts and love are with Charlotte's family and friends during this terribly sad time."

This tribute was added by Pauline Watlington on 15th October 2013

"All mothers believe their daughters are special, but Charlotte was.  She was just pure magic.   She adored all her family and her friends with a passion, and I only can hope that she saw how everyone has come together these past two weeks to show their love for her.I wish she hadn't left us, and I will miss her for the rest of  my life."

This tribute was added by Jordan Sousa on 10th October 2013

"I deeply sympathise with your troubles Char of feeling that you have many beloved acquaintances but few if any friends and of feeling trapped, stuck, and humiliated. That said, a phone call would have been nice Char, I always dropped what I was doing before to chat for hours when we weren't living the day away at clubs and resorts. Thoughtful of you to leave me at this banal party alone <3"

This tribute was added by Virginia Jessey on 5th October 2013

"Dear Mrs Watlington  ,so sorry to hear of your loss ,I didn't know your daughter personally ,but as your former hairstylist I just wanted to send my big hugs and condolences
X"

This tribute was added by Alecia Smith on 5th October 2013

"Our prayers for strength and comfort are with family and friends at this difficult time. I had the pleasure of meeting Charlotte six years ago, and she was always outgoing with a good sense of humor. Charlotte always had a way of touching the lives of others because of her caring spirit. May God bless us all.
Love, Alecia with Michael and Brianna ❤️"

This tribute was added by Michael Heslop on 5th October 2013

"Hey Charlotte,

You are going to be missed around here. What a wonderful person you were! Do not worry about your family, we will take care of them and give them lots of love and TLC for you. See you soon.

Hugs"

This tribute was added by Lisa Bishop on 4th October 2013

"Dear Charlotte,

I will miss you terribly.  I have know you since you were 4 years old.  The four of us (Myself, Becky, Ali and you) would run around the neighbour's yard pretending we were horses.  Then the neigbourhood went quiet when you left for China for two years.  Love you forever!!!"

This tribute was added by Victoria Edwards on 4th October 2013

"Charlotte was such a brave and charismatic girl. I always remember her never being scared, which was something that I so admired. She was so full of energy and her laugh was contagious. Not only was she beautiful on the outside, but so very gorgeous on the inside. I was so blessed to be able to speak with her a few years ago. You will never be forgotten Char. We all love you."

This tribute was added by Anne Knopf on 4th October 2013

"We are so sorry. Gunner said he spoke to her this week and was looking forward to seeing her this weekend. He said she loved sailing so much and seemed so happy.  Ashley is just crushed. I enjoyed that dinner we all had together at Brewster on parents weekend and remember what a sweet, wonderful girl she was. We are so sorry...Anne and Charles Ashley Kristofer and Gunner Knopf"

This tribute was added by Kenisha Douglas on 3rd October 2013

"I lost a friend! Someone that I often thought about. I miss you beyond words can explain but your caring heart and beautiful smile will always remain. Rest in Peace Charolette and my condolences to Mrs. Watlington and entire family."

This tribute was added by Zander Kirkland on 3rd October 2013

"Charlotte, you were so much fun during summer sailing back in the day!  One of those early role models/crushes that sear themselves into a young teenage boy.  Your smile and convivial spirit will forever live on in my mind."

This tribute was added by Brian Patterson on 3rd October 2013

"Charlotte was a very bright light who will be missed by all who knew her.  Those of us in recovery especially enjoyed her presence, shared in her struggles, and are deeply saddened by her untimely passing.  She will shine forever in my memory as a kind and loving being whose experience of this life was more full than most."

This tribute was added by Seraphina Catmur on 3rd October 2013

"Charlotte had an infectious laugh and great sense of the ridiculous, she was just plain funny and she was kind. We are shocked and saddened at her passing. I'll miss her big hugs and cheery greeting. You are at peace and angels wrap wings around you now, find solace and renewed strength with them. We will miss you so much and never forget."

This tribute was added by Samantha Le Noury on 3rd October 2013

"The last time I saw Char we were hanging by the Faiella's pool. She had me in stitches, talking about randomness. My condolences go out to all of her family and friends. Be at peace now xx"

This tribute was added by Corey Masters-Brown on 3rd October 2013

"Char, I will miss your head squeezes!  The last one I got was outside Waterloo House as you pulled your car over onto the side walk and jumped out yelling "Cor-Bear!"  I will cherish that squeeze forever.  Much love beautiful."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Farrell on 3rd October 2013

"I'll never forget how much fun Charlotte and I had when she started MHS. We bonded over the silliest of things and i'll always remember how hard she made me laugh. She was such a kind heart. Miss you Char."

This tribute was added by Jonah Jones on 3rd October 2013

"I am very sorry to hear this sad news. I remember Charlotte from back in the days of junior sailing Summer programme in the early 90's.
I was operating in the hamburger bar, and she was a great source of amusement and fun.
My sincere condolences to all concerned."

This tribute was added by natasha pedro on 3rd October 2013

"Dear charlotte its been years since weve seen each other or actually spoken but as many will will say or have said gone but never gotten!!
you were always a bright fun and energetic island girl who touched so many peoples lives :-) wherever you are now rest in peace and to your family from mine our deepest condolences.sending all our love and deepest respect xx"

This tribute was added by James Thomson on 3rd October 2013

"We've lost a special island girl.  Playful, loyal and unpretentious with infectious enthusiasm.  She seemed to dance around a room, like a moth to a flame.  Her love of animals, particularly the mangy and mangled, was a window to her compassion.  Char was a great spirit, full of moxie that wouldn't be tamed."

This tribute was added by Kristyn Hofheins on 3rd October 2013

"Loved my conversations with Charlotte---- her energy and enthusiam was magnetic.  Love to her family and friends."

This tribute was added by Nicole Butterworth on 3rd October 2013

"I will always remember Charlotte as the most wonderful girl who enjoyed sailing. She was full of light and grace despite her long legs :) She grew into a beautiful young woman and I am so saddened that her light has left this world."

This tribute was added by Chrissy Frith on 3rd October 2013

"The world is a little darker today without the bright light of Charlotte but knowing her sweet spirit is shining down on us will keep her warm memories with us forever. May you find peace dear Charlotte on your new journey. xoxo"

This tribute was added by Ellen Brown on 3rd October 2013

"From the first time I met you as a young girl, I saw a funny, feisty and wonderful person you were. It was years later I met you at the Waterloo Hotel. Wow, you grew into a beautiful young woman. I hope your pain is gone and that you are with people who giving you love and support as those who did here on Earth. You will be missed."

This tribute was added by Stephen Notman on 3rd October 2013

"Charlotte - I will never forget the kindness you showed me just three weeks ago.  You were a shoulder to cry on and a voice that I needed to hear.  I will never forget your words.  Thank you for your friendship and your inspiration.  I hope to see you again one day, in the land beyond the sea. x"

This tribute was added by Suzete Bridges on 3rd October 2013

"Charlotte, you will be so missed! I hope you have found peace and happiness, you truly deserved to be happy! I loved your spark, and energy always making others laugh with your stories and beautiful smile and hugs!! you will be greatly missed friend xxxo"

This tribute was added by Allison Garland on 3rd October 2013

"Char was truly a beautiful person inside and out. Her passion and energy in life touched us all. I hope you have found peace. I love you very much and am grateful for our outlasting friendship for all of these years! You are in my heart and I will never forget you. xxx"

This tribute was added by Melissa Mosling on 3rd October 2013

"Charlotte was a smart, funny and driven woman. She was a great story teller.  Never left out any detail!!  I loved her energy.
I will miss you Char Char!  You are in a better place my friend.
You will never be forgotten!!  ❤️❤️❤️"


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