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Obituary - Charlotte Weston

Charlotte Weston

1942 - 2019

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Weston(2019)

Charlotte Elizabeth Weston passed away at St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Monday, September 9, 2019, at the age of 77 years. Charlotte is survived by her children, Nadine (Malcolm) Russell, Michelle Weston and Davette Weston; grandchildren, Jonas and Irlynn Weston as well as a large extended family including numerous siblings, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ed Weston. Charlotte was born into a loving home on February 17, 1942. When she was 18, she moved to Calgary, Alberta from Scott, Saskatchewan. In 1966, Charlotte married John Edward ‘Ed’ Weston and they made their home in Black Diamond, Alberta. For the next 42 years, she was an active part of the community. She was Brown Owl, a Brownie leader for eight years, running the Southern Alberta camps for all Brownies as well as making over 1000 gingerbread cookies every year for their annual Gingerbread Tea. Many will remember Charlotte leading the Brownies through town during the annual Black Diamond Parade dressed in full regalia. She was a delivery driver for Meals on Wheels for years and enjoyed working with all of the seniors using the service. Most of all, many will remember Charlotte as a ‘Mom’ to more than just her own three girls. She had an open door for anyone who dropped by, any child who came to play and anyone in need. She always had a full cookie jar of homemade cookies and an extra seat at the table for any and all. Charlotte gardened, canned, butchered, sewed, crocheted, kept her house well and was a good cook. Many have shared memories of her and how she always had a house that was welcoming and smelled of wonderful baking. Many may also remember Charlotte from her time working at Turbo or Cargill where she was a hard worker and spread joy through conversation. She passed away after several years of decline from cancer. She spent her last months at St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice surrounded by caring staff and other residents that she shared her time with. She enjoyed all the visits from family and volunteers as well as chair yoga and the daily visits by the Lay Minister.

At Charlotte’s request, no formal service will be held. Instead, the family would like to ask you all to bake a batch of her favourite cookies and sit down with a cup of tea, a cookie (or three) and think of her.

Molasses Drop Cookies

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup butter/shortening

1/2 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp cinnamon

4 eggs

1/2 cup warm water

1/2 cup molasses

2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

4 1/2 cups pastry flour, sifted

1 cup raisins

Cream sugars and shortening. Add eggs, molasses, then raisins. Add soda and water, spices, salt and sifted flour. Drop with spoon onto baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-15mins. They should have cake texture.




 

  1. Linda Petersen ( volunteer) St Joseph’s:
    Sep 11, 2019 at 11:53 AM

    I would like to express my sincere condolences for the passing of your Mom and Gramma. It was an honour and a pleasure to have been such a small part of her life in her last days even though once we met it was none stop talking like as if we had been friends for a while . Yes she became a friend whom I enjoyed our time together wether it was outside having coffee in the sunshine or indoors having coffee with others and of course “ goat yoga “. As the end neared there wasn’t much talking on Charlottes part but I always seemed to get some laughter out of her or some giggles . I did most of the talking and often thought she must of tired from hearing me talk in general along with reading which she enjoyed as much as I did . We finished one book the Grave something or other cant remember full name but was about Italian mobsters then unto another . We never got to finish the next book but have an ongoing bet wether Claire will stay with her husband and serve along side him with the homeless or give him the boot Lol . Charlotte says he’ll get the boot but me the opposite lol. So until we meet again neither of us will know the outcome something for both of us to look forward to . Thanks again for the opportunity to to spend time with an amazing , wonderful , kind , wise ,loving and caring and of course witty woman my prayers for comfort and peace in the days to come as you hold tight to all the wonderful memories you have had with her as I will always remember mine with her . Love in Christ’s service Linda Petersen

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