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Dr. Charles "Chuck" Lamon

Charles “Chuck” Lamon passed away peacefully at Fairvern Nursing Home on July 1st, 2018. He was in his 93rd year.

Chuck was born and raised in 1925 in Orangeville, Ontario where he lived what he considered to be an idyllic, rural childhood. He joined the Canadian Navy in 1944 at the age of 19 and served in Canada until the end of the war. He completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto in 1953 and worked as a radiologist at the Brantford General Hospital for 30 years. When he retired, he said he could count on the fingers of one hand the days he didn’t look forward to going to work.

Chuck married Pat Ewing, a Huntsville native, in 1957. They had 3 children, Stewart, Molly and Martha. Though they lived mainly in Brantford, they maintained a strong connection with Huntsville, and built a cottage on Pen Lake in 1964.  They escaped to their northern home every summer and most holidays, and Pat and Chuck retired there in 1990. 

Chuck and Pat enjoyed 40 happy years of marriage together before Pat’s passing in 1997.

Chuck found another opportunity for love and married Phyllis Avard in 2002. They very much enjoyed a variety of social activities together, and, in particular, competing in various local bridge clubs. Chuck and Phyllis spent sixteen loving years of close friendship together in Huntsville before Chuck’s passing.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 12 noon in the Chapel of the Mitchell Funeral Home. A reception will follow in Partner's Hall of the Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main Street, East Huntsville (across the street from the Funeral Home).

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Chuck can be made to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.

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Cynthia Sargeant Walker
Posted: 7/21/2018 3:48:00 AM
To the Lamon Family~
Chuck was such a gentleman and a great friend to my Dad.
A friend sent this to my brothers and me at the time of our Father's passing. I hope it resonates with you as it did us.

"You will never forget" Author Unknown

You will never forget your Father's face,
the sound of his voice,
the gentleness of his touch ...
they let you know you were loved.

You will never forget the stories he told,
the traditions he handed down ...
they let you know who you are.

You will never forget the lessons he taught,
the things he stood for ...
they are his gift and your legacy.
You'll never forget,
and you'll always know
that you honour him every day
in how you live and who you are.

You will never forget.

Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Dad.
Cynthia Sargeant Walker and the Sargeant Family
Kae McCann & John & Leonard
Posted: 7/18/2018 7:03:00 PM
Our prayers & thoughts go out to the Lamon family. We have many fond memories of Chuck at Pen Lake. Our time with Chuck & Pat and Stewart, Molly & Martha will always be remembered as "forever neighbours" .

RiP Chuck. You were truly a gentleman!
Denise Hinatsu
Posted: 7/12/2018 12:03:00 PM
Fondly remember Dr. Lamon. He was our favourite radiologist when I trained at BGH 1967-1969. He was such a gracious kind person and have such fond memories of working with him.
RIP Dr. Lamon
Denise Hinatsu
Susan and John Brenciaglia
Posted: 7/11/2018 9:50:00 PM
Loving thoughts to you all Phyllis, Molly, Marth and Stewart on the passing of Chuck, a dear husband and Dad. We will remember Chuck for his love and generous friend to the Penlake and Huntsville community.
Susan and John Brenciaglia
Patty Parsons
Posted: 7/11/2018 11:35:00 AM
to the Lamon family,

So very sorry to hear of Uncle Chuck's passing. Have many fond memories of Brantford and Pen Lake. We are sending all our love and prayers to all of you.

love Patty ( cousin) Ossie
(part of the Daprato clan)
K. Hope
Posted: 7/10/2018 6:12:00 PM
Our condolences to the Lamon family. Mr. Chuck was truly blessed to live so long. But, it's never long enough for us. The thought of losing our cherished loved ones saddens us, because God put eternity into our hearts. Ecclesiastes 3:11. We have a sure hope that he's going to bring our loved ones back to life soon. John 5:28,29. May this hope comfort you all.
Ann Kennard
Posted: 7/10/2018 11:43:00 AM
Dear Martha, Molly and Stew,
Thanks to our marvellous parents, we share a lifetime of neighbourly fun, rich and meaningful experiences. What more could life be about?
With much love, Ann xx

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