CHARLES, Vilma Emilja

June 16, 1916 – Feb. 13, 2009

Vilma died peacefully at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, with her nephew Brian Barr at her side. Vilma was born in Rossland, BC, June 16, 1916, later moving to Ladysmith at one year of age and living here since. Vilma will be sadly missed by her loving husband Edward McGeelie Charles of 69 years (the love of her life). Vilma was active in the CCF, NDP, and also she was a strong voice in the Peace Movement in world settings. Heartfelt thanks are extended to all of the dedicated wonderful third floor staff at the Lodge on Fourth in Ladysmith, you are such wonderful people and much loved by Ed and Vilma, “You’re the best”. Also thanks to the nurses and Doctors at NRGH, who helped her to pass into her mother’s arms (Ida Erkkila) who Ed and Velma loved very much in life. Private interment in the Ladysmith Cemetery.

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