Charlene Ellen Osland

March 22, 2018 12 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

On Wednesday, March 14, our beloved mother, Charlene Ellen Osland passed away after a short and sudden illness. She was our sun, our moon and stars and will be deeply missed. She is survived by her four children, Jonathan (Richelle); Jacqueline (Ben); Corey (Robyn); and Ceilidh (Brad), all of whom she loved and cherished beyond words. She was also much-loved Nana to seven grandchildren: Ryley, Jack, Charlize, Dylan, Ayrton, Frieda and Winston.

She was pre-deceased by her mother, Ellen Armstrong, and her father, Lloyd Flotten.

In her youth, Charlene was an accomplished highland and ballet dancer. ­­She won many prestigious awards for her dancing and created lifelong friendships. She worked as a teacher’s aid, secretary, and went back to school in her late 30s to become a registered nurse. Yet, without a doubt, it was her four children and her role as mother that brought her the utmost joy. She was proud of all their accomplishments and loved spending time with them, and her grandchildren.

Charlene was a gentle soul and immeasurably kind. She had an exceptional resilience, giving her the strength to make hard, even gut-wrenching decisions, where she chose self-respect and perseverance when it mattered most. These are the lessons she taught her children and this legacy is proudly being carried forward. She will be forever loved and missed.

We wish to express gratitude to the many new and old friends and extended family who were so special to our mom.

Celebration of Life
2:00PM Wednesday March 28, 2018
Richmond Park Church
9340 69 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB

Memorial Donations
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  1. My deepest sympathies. The loss of Charlene, your Mom, is heartbreaking. She was extremely loving and kind. You, her children and grandchildren meant the world to her. She was a great Mom and so much more.

    I was so fortunate to spend so much of my childhood with Charlene and her mom dancing and traveling. Charlene was so beautiful and talented; I wanted to be just like her.

    Although recently Charlene was often ill, she still came to help me with palliative care for my husband – she was a great nurse – and she supported me with love and kindness. She always told she loved me and I was the sister she never had. I loved her right back.

    I am forever grateful for being a part of Charlene’s life and I will miss her forever.

    Love Dianne

  2. My deepest sympathy to you all! You are all in my heart!

  3. hi it’s larry finstad
    I am sorry for your lost .Charlene I always got along great and I am sorry to see her go at such a young age Wish your family the best .
    Thanks Larry

  4. I share the grief of the loss of our dear “Charley” with Jonathan, Jacqeline, Corey, Ceilidh and all who loved her. I am fortunate to have been blessed with this beautiful woman in my life. My Love for her will not diminish. Ken Buhler

  5. I am so sorry for your loss kids. Time goes by so fast. Remembering all the time our families spent together. Charlene loved to be creative with our crafts and sewing we did together. She will be missed. Thinking of you all, our thoughts are with you.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Charlene’s passing I spent a lot of life with Aunt Ella and Charlene. My condolences to her children and grandchildren. Pat Laing (cousin)

  7. Our deepest sympathies to all Charlene’s family. It is always difficult to lose someone so suddenly, and at such a young age.
    Dale and Wendy Vetsch

  8. Our deepest sympathies our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Gary spent a lot of time with Charlene and Aunt Ella growing up she will be greatly misse

  9. It is with shock and sadness I learned of Charlene’s passing .
    Rest In Peace Charlene

  10. We are saddened to hear of Charlene’s passing. Our condolences go out to the family, Carol, Murray, Jill and families (née Iles).

  11. So terribly sorry to hear of the loss of your mum. May your memories sustain you and give you comfort.

  12. Charlene, you are a kind and brave soul. You will be missed. Xoxo Kelly

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