Augusta Chartrand
Augusta Chartrand
Augusta Chartrand
Augusta Chartrand
Augusta Chartrand

Obituary of Augusta Chartrand

AUGUSTA “GUSTY” CHARTRAND

She died as she lived, a Christian

With very sad hearts we announce Mom’s passing on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 19 days before her 100th birthday.

She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Rosalie Kurbs; siblings John, Mary, Emily, Rose and Matilda; great-granddaughter Shelby; and her partner of 24 years Al Seman. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Barb Peterson (Ron Ulmer); sons Randy Chartrand and Tim Chartrand; grandchildren Renatta Peterson (Drew Ives), Angela Peterson (Rob Cardinal), Joel Peterson (Val Peterson) and Bobby Chartrand; great-grandchildren Andrew, Josh and Tatianna Ives, Regan and Colten Cardinal, Trinity and Gabriel Chartrand; as well as many nieces and nephews.

As well as a Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Mom was a school teacher, Augusta taught hundreds of children how to read. She began her teaching career in 1941 in a small country school named Paisley Brook in the Big Muddy area of Saskatchewan. From there, Mom went to Minton, East Poplar, Scout Lake and Moose Jaw. In 1954, she accepted a position in Hirsch, teaching grades 1-6. In 1960, Mom accepted a position in Lampman, teaching Grade 1 for 20 years. She had students from 65 years ago that were still in contact with her a week before her passing. She never quit teaching. Mom was still tutoring kids at 97 years of age.

In addition to being the strongest woman I have ever known, Mom loved gardening and always had her yard full of flowers. She was an avid writer and had many stories published in magazines like Folklore and The Senior Magazine. Mom also published a compilation book of poetry called “Rubies, Pearls and Other Precious Gems”, an anthology of prose and poetry for inspiration and enjoyment. After retirement, her door was always open. Mom took in boarders and was a volunteer tutor of English as a second language

We, the family, moved Mom to Regina in 2006 to be closer to her family. In 2014, I had to move Mom to a seniors care home where she spent the last 8 years. She loved her room at Ashton Manor and she loved teasing and joking with the staff. Our family would like to extend a very special thank you to Safia and all the staff for their care and compassion.

The grandchildren are saying “Grandma pulled a Betty White”. Safe travels Mom, you will be missed. We love you.

A Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at New Hope Lutheran Church, 370 McIntosh Street North, Regina, SK. For those not able to physically attend, a livestream may be viewed at newhopelutheranregina.com.

Saturday
23
April

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Saturday, April 23, 2022
New Hope Lutheran Church
370 McIntosh St. N.
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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