LETHBY, Charles William (Charlie) in his 76th year peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday June 13, 2020 at the St. Catharines General Hospital. Beloved husband of Audrey (O’Connor) for 48 years. Loving Dad of Michael (Sandra) Lethby, Raeann (Jason) Douglas. Loving and devoted Grandfather (Bompie) of Abigail, Sawyer, Gage, Charlotte and Danica. Who were the absolute joy of his life. He also leaves behind his sisters Laura (John) Kvetko and Susan (Bill) Wentworth, Sisters-in-law Carolyn (Jack) Foley and Marilyn (Dave) Cole. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Mary Lethby, also predeceased by his brother, Harold Lethby and his sister, Gloria (Mike) Jurkovic.
Born and raised in Merritton. He worked maintenance for the St. Catharines Public Library and The RAFT for many years. Anyone who knew Charlie knew who to call for a helping hand. A life long Montreal Canadiens fan; he also shared his love of car racing with his children and grandchildren. We were all very surprised when Charlie left us, he was never one to cut a story short. A special thank you to the nurses (Ashley, Sandra and Rachel) and doctors at ICU at the St. Catharines General Hospital for listening to his stories and giving him love and care. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, June 17 from 2-4 p.m and from 7-9 p.m at GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME, 585 Carleton Street, St. Catharines. Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, June 18th at 11 am at St. Alfred’s Roman Catholic Church at Carleton and Vine, St. Catharines. Cremation to follow with private inurnment at a later date. Donations can be made to St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Catharines, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
As per the Province of Ontario COVID regulations - visitation attandance is limited to 30% building capasity. Attendance will be monitored to maintain capasity and social distancing for the health and safety of our staff and guests. Attendance at St. Alfred's church will be monitored to maintain 30% attandance capacity as well. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during these regulated times.