October 26, 2021
In loving memory ~ Following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s, Charlotte Dewar of Courtenay, B.C. passed away on Tuesday, October 26 at the age of 72 years.
Charlotte will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 33 years, Alan Dewar; her siblings Marlaine (Roy) Hagel, Michael (Dana), Weston (Eleanor), James (Mary), Patricia (Tom) Polmear; her sister-in-law, Heather (Bob) Tutching, brother-in-law, Ian (Patti) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Charlotte was predeceased by her parents Joe and Phyllis Voytechek of Camrose, Ab., her parents-in- law, Kenneth and Iris Dewar of Victoria, B.C., and her nephew Matthew.
Born in Mountain Park and raised in Camrose, Charlotte actively participated in her community cultural, spiritual, and athletic pursuits. “Chuck” represented Camrose Composite High School in most of its team sports, coached the city’s competitive swim team, was an award-winning Dominion of Canada marks’ person’, and a decorated Girl Guide who represented Canada at an International Guiding event in Sweden.
Charlotte graduated from the Registered Nursing Program at St. Michael’s hospital Lethbridge. She was employed in hospitals at Fort St. John, Kitimat, London, Toronto, Mississauga, Duncan, and Nanaimo. Charlotte was a consummate, compassionate nurse, always upgrading her skills and finding satisfaction working in the ICU and operating rooms. Charlotte was part of the team that started up the neurosurgery operating rooms at Mississauga General hospital.
While working in Mississauga, Charlotte met her soul mate, Alan. They were engaged in 10 days and married 2 months later in Thunder Bay. Charlotte then moved to Chemainus to join Alan, prior to buying their first home together in Nanaimo. Charlotte retired after working 20 years at Nanaimo General hospital.
Charlotte and Alan enjoyed travelling, especially to their Arizona home in the winters. It was here that Charlotte honed her artistic talents creating beautiful pieces of pottery that she shared with loved ones.
The Dewar’s enjoyed their retirement home in Courtenay until Charlotte moved to the Qualicum Manor one year prior to her passing.
Charlotte squeezed the best out of every day, she loved Alan deeply and had a fierce love for her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and loved ones. Every person Charlotte met was the better for having known her, as so many have shared with her grieving family.
Celebration of Life services will be held in her Families cities at a later date.
Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Society British Columbia.
Alan wishes to thank the staff at Qualicum Manor for their care and compassion during her stay.
“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage”
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