CHARLTON – George Charlton passed away in Brooks on March 24th, 1999 at the age of 80 years. Born in Millicent on May 30th, 1918, the third son of William Watson Charlton and Maude Charlton, George grew up and received his education in Millicent. He joined the Canadian Army in 1941 and served four and a half years. While stationed in Calgary, George met and married Margaret Petersen of Carseland. They returned to Millicent after his discharge in the fall of 1946. George was a diligent operator and a good provider. He liked farming and irrigating his land but particularly enjoyed working with his cattle, for which he had a special empathy. George loved travelling especially their trips to Hawaii. He had a great interest in history and kept well-informed of world events. His grandchildren loved to spend time with Grandpa and fondly remember riding the horses and being allowed to drive around the fields as soon as they could reach the gas pedal. His family and friends will greatly miss. his keen observations and his quick wit. After becoming ill, George sold the farm and in January of 1995 moved to Brooks.
He was predeceased by his father William in 1955, brothers Henry in 1968 and Frank in 1979 and his mother Maude in 1984.
He is survived by his loving family, wife Margaret of Brooks; son Tyrone and his wife Glenda of Brooks; daughters Sharon Doyle and her husband Bill of Drumheller and Carol Honey and her husband Bill of Calgary; grandchildren Darcy Charlton, Shawna (Kyle) Jensen, Tyler Charlton, Carrie and Michael Honey; great-granddaughter Payge; sister Winnie Neely of Calgary: brothers Tom of Millicent and Bob of Calgary and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 27th from Trinity Lutheran Church, Brooks. Rev. John Theiss officiating. Honorary pallbearers were G.W. Murray, Ernie Klaassen, Don Berg, Shawn Campbell, Lawrence Herman, Stan Benson and all his many other friends.
Active pallbearers were Darcy Charlton, Tyler Charlton, Michael Honey, Charles Charlton, Cam Charlton and Johnny Charlton. Interment followed in the Field Of Honor, Brooks Cemetery. lf friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Brooks Health Foundation for Long Term Care, Bag 300, Brooks, Alberta T1R 1B3. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home. Telephone 362-4636.