Grace Amelia CHAREST

Charest, Grace Amelia

January 15, 1936 – July 18, 2011


It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother Grace Charest. Mom was a gentle, caring and loving soul who was always willing to help wherever needed.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend.

Mom spent most of her life in Campbell River, with the exception of a few years in Chilliwack, and will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. Mom was always happiest when she was spending time with her family and friends and anytime she could go out for lunch with one or more of her Grandchildren was an especially good day.

Predeceased by her husband Wilf, her parents Francis and Margaret Drake, her brothers Henry, Francis, Douglas and Allan, her sisters Margaret and Vera. She is survived by her five children, Bob Pollard (Susie), Marilyn Dwornik (Glen), Debra Wolfe (Lyle), Donna Stirling, Wilfrid Charest (Sue). Her six grandchildren, Robert Pollard, Shane Pollard, Chelsea Dwornik, Mike Dwornik, Jessie Stirling, Jack Stirling. Her sister Barbara Drake and brother Charlie Drake and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. John Penhall for all of your support and caring. You took such good care of our special lady. To all of the staff of 3 North we cannot thank you enough for all that you did. You treated Mom with such kindness and respect and made us feel like we really weren’t in your way. Thank you.

To all of our family and friends who have helped us through these trying times we are very grateful.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday July 21, 2011 at the Thunderbird Hall in Campbell River at 1:00 pm.


“So if tomorrow starts without me,

don’t think we’re far apart,

for every time you think of me,

please know I’m in your heart.”