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Ethel (Garnham) Charron

July 1, 1924 ~ November 2, 2021 (age 97)

Obituary

Charron, Ethel Ruth (née Garnhum) 1924-2021

 It is with profound sadness that the family announces her death at the age 97 years on November 2, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Villa.

Ethel was born in Charlottetown PEI and moved to Ontario in her early twenties where she met her “Sugar” Paul-Emile Charron. They were married on May 10, 1945 and were fortunate enough to celebrate 56 Wedding Anniversaries.  Loving mother of George Garnhum (late Joan), Paulette Leach (Garry) and Claudette Strom (John). She will be missed and lovingly remembered by her 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her 7 sisters and 4 brothers.

Ethel spent many years working alongside the love of her life, Paul-Emile running a fishing and hunting camp north of Capreol, known as the McKee’s Camp. The guests were continuously wowed by her fabulous cooking skills. She was also very active in her community in her younger years.  She was a Commissioner for the Girl Guides, and she was on the board of the Sudbury ballet company. In 1984 Ethel received the Ontario Bicentennial Award recognizing her unselfish service to the community as a volunteer whose contribution of talent and time assisted and inspired others to achieve their own goals.

Ethel was an avid bowler, enjoyed Father Roy’s bingo with her friends, loved to play poker with her PEI crew, and was a very talented baker. Ethel was known in the community for her baking, taking orders for fancy cookies, squares, and decorating cakes for any occasion.

The family would like to thank CCAC for their years of support which allowed our mother to remain in her home for as long as she could. We would also like to recognize the staff at St. Joseph’s Villa for the wonderful care and compassion during the final years of Ethel’s life.

Interment will take place in St. Johns Cemetery, Garson on November 13, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., followed by a celebration of life at the Wahnapitae Community Centre from 2-4 p.m. Face masks and social distancing must be adhered, and proof of vaccination may be required.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph’s Villa or the Maison McCulloch Hospice would be appreciated. Cremation services entrusted to Simple Wishes of the North, Sudbury.

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