- 35 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 18, 1978
- Date of passing: May 26, 2013
Charles David Kenwright died unexpectedly Sunday, May 26, 2013, during his sleep at home in Mississauga. He is predeceased by his father Bob, and survived by his mother Margaret, sister Lee, brother-in-law Cory, nephews Evan and Kyle, and his love, Ana. Aunts, uncles and cousins of the Covey, Cartwright, Baldwin and Strongman families also mourn his loss.
Growing up in Mississauga, Charles enjoyed playing hockey, football and rugby and he loved watersports during the summer months in Muskoka. Close to his heart was the family cottage on Clear Lake, which he referred to as "home," no matter where he lived and worked, including St. Catharines, Pittsburgh and Mississauga. He was passionate about his work at BMO Financial Group Customer Contact Centre.
At a private family gathering at Riverside/Sanctuary Park Cemetery in Etobicoke, Charles will be laid to rest together with his father Bob and close to his grandparents, Rhoda (Strongman) and Bill Kenwright.
In memory of Charles, the kind gift of messages to him and about him on this Tribute website are treasured. We would be honored if any charitable donations could be directed to foundations of your choice.
"Charles, I'm thinking of your twinkling eyes and great smile. I found your spontaneity refreshing; often hilarious. You did and said some of the most surprising things. Most of them went over fine. Your positive attitude through difficult times was admirable. I'm proud to have been your mom."
"Another day brings you to mind. Today would have been your Poppa Covey's 100th birthday! Never mind being the biggest fan of his own kids (Cathy, Bruce, Dan and me), Dad was crazy-proud of his grandchildren -- those who arrived before his passing in 1981..you and your cousins Ted and Eleanor, and your sister, Lee. He didn't get a chance to meet Tim or Thomas, nor his great-grandchildren Katy, Julia, Clark, Evan and Kyle. He would have beamed all over for them, too. Charlie, if you see him around Heaven today, please give him a big hug for the rest of us."
"Remembering fondly goofy memories of Charlie when we were kids. Big hugs to Lee and Auntie Marg."
"Lee, I had no idea your brother had died. Today I was thinking about you and your family and the fun we use to have at the cottage and I looked up your brother and to my shock I saw this tribute. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I think of you and your family a lot, and knowing this, comes with the same sadness of losing a dear friend. My heart goes out to you and your family.
"I ran into a former colleague of ours in St. Catharines and your name came up; this led me to search you and I'm shocked to learn about your passing Chuckie. To the family, please accept my deepest sympathy. Chuck was a great person all around. Rest in Peace Chuckie."
"Love you, Sweetheart. May God bless you."
"Thinking of of your loved ones. Miss you!
Auntie Heather &'Uncle Dennis"
"Hugs to Auntie Marg and Lee today and always. We will always remember Charlie."
"We all love and miss you, Charlie...... Aunt Cathy"
"Thinking of Margaret and Lee with love. I know that you miss Charlie everyday.
"Your family will celebrate your day, Charles, as we share your favorite meal - steak, Caesar salad, lemon meringue pie. Hope the pie is as good as you made them."
"Charles, almost two years later I think of you every day with tenderness. Any young man I meet who is about your age, brings you to my mind with all the good memories of my life with you."
"Charles, I still think of you everyday and I will never forget your smile and hilarious laugh. Love you brother !!! Till we met again.."
"Thinking of you and your family today, Margaret. Best wishes, Carol"
"Charlie will always be remembered in our hearts.
All our Love
Auntie Heather and Uncle Dennis"
"It is almost a year since Charlie passed away, My thoughts and my heart are with Margaret and Lee.
Mavis and I are very sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Frank and Mavis"
"Dear Margaret, Lee and families,
Words fail in the cruelest of times. Please know that our thoughts and love are with you and that we wish you the strength and courage you need in dealing with your loss. Charlie had an infectious grin and a spark of mischief right from the beginning, and he will be remembered with tenderness by all who knew him. Kathryn, Lienne Hugh"
"Margaret, Lee, Ana, and the Covey family:
Deepest sympathies for all of you at this time of tragedy and family loss.
"Margaret & Lee,
We were all so so sorry to hear about your sudden loss. Charlie & Bob are together now & watching out for one another. If there is anything at all we can help you with at the lake we hope you will let us know.
Randy, Ginny, Matt, Livia, Egon & Ursula Held."
"Margaret and family.....it's hard to find words to express the depth of my sympathy for your loss. As a mother with a son the same age, I share in your sadness and disbelief that Charlie is truly gone especially at such a young age. The only greater sadness would be never having had him in your life at all. Try to remember the joy in loving both Charlie and Bob."
"Margaret and family,
Our thoughts are with you every day during this sad time. May you find strength through family and friends in the coming weeks. We are there for you.
Cathy & Bob"
"Margaret and Lee, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your wonderful son and brother. I know he will be missed by family and many friends.
"Charles, you were such a good and kind person
to all you met and passionate about the things
you believed in.
And such a cut-up with your rapier wit .
You are and will continue to be missed."
We are so deeply saddened by Charlie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Cheryl and Bob"
"I am so very sorry to hear about your son. My heart goes out to you at this very sad time."
"Marg and Lee, words cannot express how saddened Jason and I are to hear of Charlie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time."
To you and your daughter, Lee, and to Ana as well, my sincere condolences. It is shocking to suddenly lose a loved one, and so young. The pictures of Charles, as child and adult, are charming. May your happy memories bring you comfort. With all kind wishes, from Carol"
"Dear Lee, Ana, & Margaret,
I am Sue's daughter and I live with my family in Moncton. There are no words to express how sorry I am to hear about Charles. It is unfathomable that his life ended far too soon. Please remember that you are in the hearts of those far away. xoxo"
"Margaret & Lee,
Fond memories of summers @ Clear Lake. It was difficult for Charlie to survive with those four girls looking after him.
I know he is at Peace and Bob is looking after him.
All our Love Uncle Dennis and Auntie Heather."
"Marg & Lee,
Bryce and I have found it hard to find the words to say. We are so sadden and sorry about Charlie's passing. We will remember him at the cottage and his love of tennis. He is in a happy place with Bob and hope you take some comfort in that. Thinking of you all. Love Tara & Bryce Carruthers"
"Margaret and Lee, I am so shocked and sadden by Charlie's passing. Our thoughts are with you, Ruth, Ted and Connor"
"Dear Margaret. Janice and I are so very saddened by your sudden loss.
Please accept our sincerest sympathy. You and Lee and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers."
"Charles was an amazingly kind and funny guy - always wanted to make sure everyone was doing well and to make every day a good one. For that reason I know he will stay in the hearts of many and continue to make people smile with fond memories. I'm deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences."
"Dear Margaret, we are deeply sorry to hear the passing of your son Charles, our prayers and thoughts are with you...
Micheline & Richard"
"Dear Marg, losing your son at such a young age must be a devastating experience and our hearts go out to you and your family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Warmest regards,
Brian & Charlotte Ternoway"
"Oh Marg, Steve and I are so shocked and saddened to hear about Charlie's sudden passing. We hope that you and Lee will have the comfort that he is with his Dad in peace and comfort.There might just be a couple of extra stars shining over you on Clear Lake tonight.
Janie and Steve Ramsay"
""For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one." Kahlil Gibran.
Love always, Charles... Aunt Cathy"
"It was lovely getting to know Charlie again as an adult and sharing BMO war stories. May he find peace and comfort being back with Uncle Bob."
"Deepest condolences. Charles, and amazing person, and great friend. Xoxo"
"Auntie Marg and Lee,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Charlie will be missed greatly. Growing he up was like the little brother I never had. I have many fond memories of him. My heart goes out to you both. It is very comforting to know he'll he buried with his Dad who he loved and cherished."
"Charles was an amazing person, a great friend and cared so much about the people in his life. He will always be remembered. My thoughts are with Margaret and family.
Michael and I are so terribly saddened to learn of the tragedy of Charlie’s passing. It is beyond reason... that a fine young man should not grow old and that you and your family should have to endure so much sadness. Please know that you and Lee are in our thoughts and prayers. With our love and support, Janie & Michael"
"Marg, my heart goes out to yourself, Lee, Ana and everyone else in Charlie's life. I am so saddened to hear of this news. Charlie was a great guy and a great friend. I have a lot of great memories of him when we were kid's. We were always trying to see who could throw up the biggest spray on the water ski. My thoughts are with you."
"Marg, our hearts go out to you and Lee as you struggle with the overwhelming sadness of Charlie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We will always have wonderful memories of Charlie at the cottage, whizzing around the lake, in a boat, on skis, or any other exciting mode of transportation"
"We are saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your son Charles. Wishing you peace at this time of sorrow.
Bret, Renee & family"
"Margaret, my heart aches for you and Lee. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Charlie. With love,
"I feel you are at peace and that you and your Dad are watching over us and loving us as always.
"Our heartfelt and sincerest condolences to you Margaret and your family on the passing of your beloved son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Michelle and Frank Basta"
"For Charles - his kindness and humour, his fondness of family and special warmth to aunts, uncles and cousins - and the way he would chuckle. He will have a place in our hearts forever - love, Uncle Bruce (Covey) & JoJo XO"
"Our sincere condolences go out to you Margaret and family on the passing of your son Charles.
Linda and Andy Lovasi"
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