Charlene Ireland

A photo of Charlene Ireland


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday September 8, 2022
1:00 p.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday September 8, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Charlene Joy Ireland passed away at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Tuesday September 6, 2022.  She was loved in life by her husband and best friend John Ireland, her children Mark, Tiffany, Cassadi, Shea Lyn, Shannon, Shay, Shane and their families that includes 22 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren (plus one on the way).  She will also be missed by her fur baby Bingo.

Charlene was born 62 years ago to the late George & Mary Lou (Dawson) Thompson.  She was one of five siblings and will be remembered with great fondness by Lee & Earl Davidson, Ed & Sheri Thompson and Michael & Sharla Thompson.  She was predeceased by her sister Linda Breese (survived by Ken).

Charlene’s favourite time of the year was Halloween.  She put together many costumes over the years for both John and herself and hosted or attended as many Halloween parties as she could.  She surrounded herself with many long-time friends who will miss her spontaneity, her way of lighting up a party and just the way that she was her crazy loveable self.

Friends and family are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Thursday September 8, 2022 for visitation between 11:00 and 1:00.  A Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Eric Skillings will take place at 1:00 p.m.  Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery where Charlene will be laid to rest with her Mom.

Those wishing to remember Charlene with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice or C.V.I.D. (Common Variable Immunodeficiency) .

A memorial video of Charlene’s life may be viewed by clicking the following link:

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Mom, you are a part of each one of us. We have your strong will, your pure heart, your passion for life, your creativity, and your endless love. We all carry you with us, and we will always continue to do so in our future. I know you will be our forver guiding light, and be that whisper in our ear telling us to keep going; You got this when we are struggling, and that extra beam of light when you are proud. I love you Forever to the stars and beyond. Love Tiffy xox Hugs and Squishes, Goobers and Kisses💋

John and family sending our deepest condolences to all of you. Charlene was always so bubbly, and we will always remember the fun we had in Mexico with both of you. Sending hugs Angie & Brian

Our deepest condolences go out to the Thompson families, Charlene's family and her dear friends. Treasure all the beautiful memories you have of her and know she is no longer in pain. Her tribute video was beautiful and shows how much she was loved and how much she loved everyone too. Sending our hugs and prayers to all. xoxo Cindy and Mike

So sorry for your loss. prayers to you and your family.

Rest In Peace you were loved by all and will be missed even more

John and families.... So sorry about the loss of Charlene.... She had an infectious smile and bubbly personality that will be missed by many friends and family xo

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Sending our thoughts and comfort to all who were blessed by her love. Sincerely, Neil and Betty McClung

Sincere condolences to the Ireland family. Charlene was a beautiful lady with a big heart. Rest In Peace Char….

Sincere condolences to You John and your family. Always a good time with Charlene, such a great gal. Take comfort in your wonderful memories. Kandace and Eric

John and all of the families, sending our condolences during this sad time. Charlene will be missed, Rest In Peace.

John & family, Words fail to express the depth of our condolences . Rest In Peace Charlene. Jenn & Ryen Hill

so very sorry for your loss of an awesome woman in all our lives...darlene and orm

John and families So sorry to read of Chars passing Enjoyed working with her years ago at BCV She was such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed

John and family ,our sincere condolences to you in this time of sorrow

My sincere condolences to John and family. RIP Charlene.

I may not have known you a long time, but you we're an incredible, fun loving person to be with. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and loved ones. Always your friend Lorrie.

My deepest condolences Uncle John and family for your loss. Char will be missed by all. May she rest in peace.

John and family my deepest sympathy for your loss. Charlene was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

I am so sorry to see about my Aunt Char she will always be in my heart and thoughts ,have a safe journey to heaven. I love you love your niece Barbie

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, John and family

John & family thinking of all of you during this sad time. She was a beautiful, vibrant, fun loving woman. She will be missed tremendously by her family and her friends. May all of the fantastic memories she created with each of us help us through this sadness. Love ya Char 💕. Gary & Christine Bowden

Lee, Ed and Mike, What more could we ask for than such a fun loving cousin who always had a smile on her face and knew how to have fun and enjoy life to the fullest. We send our sincere sympathy. She is now in heaven telling stories to her Mom, Dad and big sister Linda. Hugs to all.

John& family, so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful, kind, loving lady. Sending my sincere condolences

John& family, so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful, kind, loving lady. Sending my sincere condolences

So sorry to hear of charlene illness and now passing Hugs to John children grandkids I worked with her at bcv Charlene was a awesome person always said good morning and always kind May she rip and shine down on all of u. Love lesli cowan

We send our prayers to John and family on Charlene's passing. RIP

John and families and of course Bing... Charlene will be missed so much at every occasion and truly remembered at each as well... RIP now Char you have been thru enuf.. lov ya

John and families and of course Bing... Charlene will be missed so much at every occasion and truly remembered at each as well... RIP now Char you have been thru enuf.. lov ya

JOHN & FAMILY. May cherished memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Thinking of you in sorrow, wishing you strength . Charlene was the friend who always had something positive to say…she will be missed 💕

Thinking of the family and friends of Charlene. My heart breaks for you all. May you find comfort and solace with each other and in your memories. She will be missed

I guess I have to believe it now. You will be so missed.

My thoughts and prayers are with you John Ireland, family, and all the many friends sharing this great loss. Rest easy now Charlene you fought the fight-Rest in Peace now, we will miss you

Sorry for the loss of your loved one........

John and family, Thinking of you all in the loss of your beloved Charlene. She always had the sweet Thompson smile. May God give you peace and comfort at this time. Cherish your precious memories.

so very sorry for your loss.

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Charlene. She sure was one of a kind. Thinking of the whole family ❤️.

Rest easy aunt char. XO

Rest in peace Charlene as you and Linda are now reunited.

Sorry for your loss

John and family Charlene touched the lives of everyone she met. I had the privilege of being her friend since public school days and will deeply miss her funny sense of humour especially sitting with her and John at meat draws. RIP my friend. Say hi toTommy! 💕

Our Sincere condolences to all the Ireland and Thompson families at this time. Memories of Charlene coming to Cedar Springs United Church with Mary Lou. May you find comfort in your memories, and feel the Comfort of the Holy Spirit now and in the coming days.

John so sorry for your loss....thinking about you and the rest of your family

John and family. My heart goes out to you. Charlene was such an amazing person. Her smile and laughter wud light up a room everytime...