Charlton, Laura

CHARLTON – Mrs. Laura Charlton, beloved wife of Mr. Tom Charlton passed away March 23, 1991 at the age of 69 years in the Foothills Hospital.

Laura was born on March 21, 1922 at  Lamar, Colorado to Gottfried and Katie Helmer. In 1923, the family moved to Mendham, Saskatchewan and during 1937 they moved to Granum, Alberta where they homesteaded. She then moved to the Millicent area where she worked until she married Tom on June 20, 1942.

Laura spent her time beautifying the Millicent area with her flowers and working with Tom in their store. She was known for her hard work and her great enjoyment of gardening. Laura especially enjoyed the  time she spent with her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all that knew her.

She was predeceased by her daughter Judith Ann Charlton her granddaughter Carmen Michelle Spooner, a sister Martha May, her brothers Otto, Walter and Fred Helmer and her parents.

Laura leaves to treasure her memory three children, Charles (Shirley) Charlton, Millicent; Charleen (Harold) Spooner, Ft. St. John, B.C.; Cameron (Susan) Charlton, Duchess; seven grandchildren Brenda (Ross) Owen, Janice (Will) Rommens, Dallis (Sherry) Charlton, Dionne Spooner,  T.J. Charlton, Devin Spooner, Craig Charlton and three great grandchildren; her sister Esther Sjoberg (Surrey, B.C.)  her brother Herb Helmer (Calgary) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 28, 1991 at 2:00 p.m. in the Duchess Mennonite Church with Pastor Charles Ramer officiating. Interment to follow in the Brooks Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are Len Rowe,  Don Berg, Shawn Campbell, Lyman Davis, Doug Jensen, Ron Friesen and Chad Sewall.

Active pallbearers are Allan Torkelson, Dan Helmer, Dionne Spooner, Byron Helmer, Nick Helmer and T.J. Charlton.

Ushers are Ross Owen and Will Rommens.

As an expression of sympathy, those wishing to remember Laura may do so with a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation or to the  charity of one‘s choice.

Funeral arrangements by Smith Funeral Home.