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Charles Hamerton

January 9, 1920 - June 3, 2024


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, Papa and Great Papa. Charlie is predeceased by Violet “Vi” his wife of 67 years, who passed on November 2, 2015.

He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Ruth (Ian Borland): son, Keith Hamerton (Laura) and 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and his sister, Joyce Holman in Ontario.

Charlie was born in England, the second youngest of the five children of Charles and Ellen Hamerton. The family came to Canada in 1925 and settled in Northern Ontario. Charlie enlisted in the Grey & Simcoe Foresters, 22nd Armoured Regiment of the Grenadier Guards on June 22, 1940. He was the radio/loader operator in a tank that landed in Normandy shortly after D-Day, travelling through Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was discharged on January 17, 1946. Charlie was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was so proud of the Legion of Honour Medal from France he received the week prior to his death.

Charlie and Vi settled in Niagara Falls following his discharge, until 1986 when they moved to Osoyoos in retirement and settled comfortably into the community. In 2003 they moved to Penticton. Charlie lived independently, in full health right up until the time of his death at 104 years old.

A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at Saint Saviour’s Church in Penticton on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 10:30 am A private family interment will follow in the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery Veteran’s Field of Honour.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Ltd.

The Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Mike Krekic

So sorry you have lost Charles. He was known as Charlie to his buddies at the Cherry Lane mall, and was a steady guest at the Food Court. My husband always talked about him and how old he was and how amazing that was, and he will miss him. RIP Charlie. Condolences from Mike and Louise Krekic of Penticton.

From: Gary Kennedy
Relation: Just a Friend

I managed Skaha Meadows Golf Course in Penticton, I had the privilege of spending time having coffee with Charlie and his friend (his name escapes me)this happened a couple times a week. When he came for a game of golf.
We discussed the Penticton Vees and many other worldly issues over the coffees.
He was a good guy, and we always joked about his age. He was an inspiration to me.
“Happy Trails” Charlie .

From: David Gilkes
Relation: He was my Great Uncle

We were so sorry to hear of Uncle Charlie’s passing. He was my great uncle and he was a Great Uncle. When I was young I always looked forward to our visits with Uncle Charlie and Aunt Vi . As I grew older, I looked forward to talking with him and hearing his stories. He was a great story-teller. Last year we got to visit Normandy and Juneau beach. Near the Juneau beach centre, there is a tank from the Normandy landing and the name Charlie is painted on the side of it. I had a call with Uncle Charlie a few weeks ago and asked about it, only a coincidence. But he probably drove over it as it was a bridge over a tank trap. We all thank him for his service to Canada and for our freedom today. We will miss him greatly, our condolences to Ruth and Keith and their families – The Gilkes: David, Patti, Noella, Brian, Mary Ellen, and (Little) Noella – I’m sure Dad and Uncle Charlie are enjoying a beer and regaling each other with great stories.

From: Mary Ihme
Relation: Friend

I was privileged to have known Charlie and he is my hero for many reasons. My deepest sympathies to the Hamerton family.

Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
July 3, 2024
Beginning at 10:30am

St. Saviour's Anglican Church
150 Orchard Street
Penticton, BC Canada

A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at Saint Saviour’s Church in Penticton on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 10:30 am A private family interment will follow in the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery Veteran’s Field of Honour.


150 Orchard Street
Penticton, BC Canada

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