Charlton, Reginald Evans

CHARLTON – Reginald Evans Charlton died on January 21 , 1992 at the age of 64 years.

He was born at Owen Sound, Ontario on March 17, 1927 and moved to Loon Lake, Saskatchewan with his family where he attended grade school. He enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing being taught at an early age by an indian chief. The family moved from Loon Lake to Kelfield, Saskatchewan where he married his wife, Florence and began to raise his own family.

They moved to Big Valley where he worked on a ranch and for the CNR and later to Sunnynook until his transfer to Hanna.

Over the years he was able to teach his sons hunting, trapping and fishing.

Later moves took him to Mission, B.C. where he was involved in commercial fishing, beachcombing and the cement work business. He came to Brooks where he was employed by Lakeside Packers until moving to Grande Centre, Alberta where he participated in commercial fishing in the northern lakes and had a fish selling route. Due to ill health he returned to Brooks where he had resided since.

He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Brooks and enjoyed playing bingo and was often seen picking bottles on the roadside.

He was predeceased by his father, Melvin, a brother, Allan, a granddaughter, Angela, grandson, Roger and a great-­granddaughter, Kandace.

Surviving are his wife Florence of Brooks, his children, Violet Haugen, Fred (Sandy) Charlton, Susan (Duncan) Pollock, Mike Charlton, Mark (Carol) Charlton, Sandy (Glen) Davis, Darrell (Nancy) Charlton, 23 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, his mother, Agnes, brothers, Bob, Gerald and Vernon and sisters, Melvina Rose, Judy, Marilyn and Theresa and an inseparable friend Lindsay Curtis.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 25 at 2 p.m. in Smith Memorial Chapel with the Reverend Bob Warrington officiating. Interment followed in the Brooks Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lindsay Curtis, Rennie Buteau, Ray Hutch, Charlie Ackerley, Ed Johnson and Bill Franklin Jr.

If friends desire memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Association or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.