Obituary for Charlie Dalton
Charles D. Dalton passed away peacefully at the Smiths Falls Hospital on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the age of 85. Beloved husband for over 61 years and best friend of the late Doris A. (nee Powers). Much loved father of Catherine (Paul) Dalton-Harding, Yvonne (Fred) Bannon and Stephen (Carmelle) Dalton. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Caitlin Bannon, Mahalia Bannon, Caleb (Patsy) Bannon, John (Domi) Hardin, William (Kathleen) Harding, James Dalton and two great-grandchildren Colin Harding and Ella Bannon as well as his step-grandson Matthew. Charlie was predeceased by his brothers Cliff (late Laura), Doug (late Anne) and Ross Dalton. He will be sadly missed by Ross' wife Marilyn Dalton Warren as well as his nieces, nephews, his extended family, along with Doris' entire family. Growing up Charlie lived in the Lockmaster's House in Kilmarnock until the age of 9 when his father passed away. Later he married the love of his life Doris, and built a strong family that he was very proud of. Charlie was very active in both his hobbies and volunteer efforts in the community. He was an avid golfer, bicyclist, enjoyed bowling, swimming and would be seen walking and biking all over town, and enjoyed coffee with his friends at Tim Horton's. His countless volunteering efforts in the community included the Smiths Falls Hospital, reading to the elementary school children, his involvement in the Civitan Club, he was a volunteer firefighter, faithful member of the Knights of Columbus and assisted as an alter server and took collection at St. Francis de Sales Church regularly. His working career spanned more than 25 years at the RCA plant in Smiths Falls as a Manager and was proud to have worked there from the time that it opened, until the time it closed. Just short of his 60th birthday, Charlie attended Algonquin College in Perth to become up to date and familiar with the latest computer systems. Then in the final 5 years of his working career he proudly worked at the Smiths Falls Hydro office. Charlie will be sadly missed by so many parishioners and his fellow Knights of Columbus at St. Francis de Sales Church and all of those he touched in his community. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 2 to 5 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will be held privately for the family at Wolford Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis de Sales Church Building Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society.