Wright, Charles Robert

Wright, Charles Robert

January 20th, 2016

Passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, in his 91st year. Cherished husband of Sheila Cameron, and the late Dorothy Wright. Beloved father of Graham (Pennie) and David. Proud Grandad of Reuben. He will be sadly missed by his extended family, Sheila’s family and many friends. Charles was a dedicated officer with the London Police Service for 32 years. He was the founder of the Canadian International Police Association, and co-founder of the American International Police Association. After his retirement, Charles worked in the London Courts, and later became an ordained Anglican Minister and Padre of 427 (London) Wing. He was a member of the Lambeth Legion, and a Freemason with Centennial Lodge, and Moffat Lodge. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m., with a Masonic service at 6:30 p.m. under the auspices of the Centennial Lodge #684 and Moffat Lodge #399 at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Charles are asked to consider The Salvation Army or their charity of choice.

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Allen WelkeCondolences to Charles extended family, will always remember his talks about starting IPA Canada and IPA USA, he will be missed .
Richard DesourdyCondolences to Charles extended family, I just want to express my gratitude to this great gentleman who founded the IPA Canada. I'm a member since 1992 and I appreciate very much being a member of this great and wonderful association. Rick member of Montreal Region 7
Pat ByrneGraham and Pennie, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness and loss. Pat and Janette
Sandy and Vern WhittakerOur condolences to Shelia and all the families, We will sure miss our wizzard playing evenings and enjoyable dinners together. He was a fine man
Judi and Gary TappGraham, Penny & family Our deepest sympathy is with you during this very difficult time. we hope you find support and reassurance in the loving memories you have and the love of your friends and family who truly care. Gary and Judi Tapp
Joseph TondreauMr Charles Wright Families & Friends Bonjour ! Sincere Condolence - Sincres Condolances. Servo per Amikeco 73! Joseph Tondreau, SSM, CD VA3JHT VE2JHT Correspondent International Police Association Radio Club - 30 -
Walt and Joyce IresonSincere sympathy to Sheila and families. We enjoyed many IPA functions with you. We're out of country so unable to support you in person but you are in our thoughts.
IPA rgion 08 QubecOur most sincere condoleances to Sheila and family. Repose en paix.
Kevin GordonThank you for all your efforts Charles. The IPA US section exists because of your efforts. And thank you for your friendship. See you on the next watch.
Dr Colin ForbesBye my good friend. I shall miss you beside me at St. Anne's. Sympathies Sheila. Colin.
Mauril Turbide On behalf of IPA Montreal region #7 we offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may his soul rest in peace. I will never forget his kindness for all the times that I met him in IPA gatherings Mauril Turbide President region #7 IPA Montreal Servo Per Amikeco
Sandy & Bryan NeilOur Sincere sympathy to you Sheila and your family
Len MacPhersonOn behalf of IPA Canada Region 6 Ottawa-Eastern Ontario we would like to extend our sincere condolences to Charless family and friends in this time of sorrow. He will be missed by many.
Terry HillAs President of the members of the Hamilton Police Retirees Association, many of whom are members of the IPA- Region 10, we offer our condolences to the family of Rev. Charles Wright.
Gilles Theberge, Past President IPA Canada Region 7 Montreal.Most sincere condolences to Sheila and family. Nicole and Gilles Theberge IPA Canada Region 7 Montreal.
John Eberhard Q.C.My sympathies go out to the family. Charles lived a full and service centred life. He touched many. As a former prosecutor, I knew Charles as a competent and compassionate member of the LPS when he acted as a court officer. As a leader and builder, his role in founding the Canadian International Police Association, and co-founder of the American International Police Association is laudable. He will be missed by many who have good memories of their association with this quite remarkable man.
Dr. Israel Eran Secretary General IPA IsraelOn behalf of IPA Israel we want to send our sympathies to IPA Canada. Our most sincere condolences to Sheila and family.
Jean-Louis Cabana and Francyne PoirierDear Sheila: Our sincere sympathies concerning the passing of your loving husband. He was such a great man. We remember some very interesting discussions we had with him. We will miss him dearly. We won't be able to make it but our thoughts are with you.
James DallimoreMy condolences to Graham and David and family on the passing of your father. He was a wonderful member of the International Police Organization doing lots for the organization. Please contact me if your want to donate any IPA memorabilia ot region 2 IPA. My phone number in Milton, On. is 905 -878 -0500. James Dallimore Memorabilia Officer, IPA Region 2, Canada
Marg HurlburtDear Sheila and family My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your caring husband Charles and very special addition to the Cameron/ Begg family. May our memories provide comfort to you. Marg Hurlburt (Greer)
Reverend Canon Janet Lynallto Rev. Charles family, It has been such a joy and privilege to be Rev. Charles minister and friend these many years along with his son David, and my thoughts and prayers are with you Sheila and your family as you celebrate his life and remember such a remarkable man. I remember the joyful event of your wedding day and how happy Charles was to be twice blessed in life, first with Dorothy and then with you. A favourite memory of many for me is his reading on our Remembrance day services, the scriptures with all that his incredible oration brings to anything he reads or a story he tells or sermon he preaches. Again, I am blessed to have known such a wonderful man of faith and convictions who loved his family, his community and Lord. God bless all of you. The Reverend Canon Janet Lynall.
Ronalee PorterDear Graham and David. You won't remember me but I worked with your mom at Eatons (Dorothy) in the sixties and seventies. Your mom and dad belonged to the same lodge as my mom, Shirley McKinlay, back in the fifties, sixties and beyond. Your dad was a beautiful piano player and your mom a lovely singer. I am so very sorry for you loss. I was unaware Dorothy had passed. Sheila, my sincere sympathy to you as well. Charles was a wonderful man and you both were blessed to find love again. Sending prayers of comfort to you all.
ReubenMy thoughts are with my father, Graham, his wife, Pennie, my uncle David, Destiny, Paul and Logan; I am by your side in spirit though an ocean may separate us geographically. Today I am filled with wonderful memories of my first trip to Europe with Grandad and Dot for my sixteenth birthday, where my love for travel, languages and different cultures first took root. I send my sincerest condolences to Sheila; thank you for the loving, active life you built and shared with my grandfather. 💐 My heart goes out to you all today and through this difficult time.
Bonnie WattMy prayers and thoughts are with this fine man's family at his passing. My thought are also with my fellow IPA Canadian members who have been loyal friends and contacts to the USA-IPA section. God's speed good and faithful servant, your job is complete here on earth. Until we meet again in heaven. Bonnie Watt Chaplain USA-IPA
Frances ShelleyTo Graham, David, Sheila and family. It was with the greatest sadness to hear of Uncle Bobs passing so soon after my Mother (his sister). He was my link to our Canadian branch of the family, sharing information about the family so I could fill in our family tree. Will miss our telephone chats & emails. My thoughts & prayers are with you all today. Love Niece Frances, Great Nephew Tristan & Great Niece Sam
Denis NadeauI will miss Charles a lot, he was my friend, mentor and a wise man. He always supported me in our mission through IPA Canada. Sinceres condolences to Sheila and family. May he rest in peace, his mission on earth is complete and well done. Bon repos mon ami Charles. Denis Nadeau, National President International Police Association (IPA) Canadian Section.
Grace ColemanSincere Sympathy to family, played cards with him at Lambeth Legion, a true gentleman will be missed.
Paul R & Theresa R WhartonOur sincere condolences & deepest sympathy to Sheila & both the Wright & Cameron families. Death of a loved one is never easy but there should be some joy in celebrating Charles' long, fruitful, meaningful time here on this earth, & in knowing how many people he touched with his kindness, caring, humour and Christian values. He will be sorely missed & sadly we shall not meet his like again. In the Biblical sense Charles was a "Gentle Man" & "a Man without Guile"! To paraphrase St Paul: Charles has fought the good fight, he has finished the race, he has kept the Faith & now has reaped his reward! May he rest in peace! May God's "Amazing Grace" be with you all during the difficult days ahead. Sadly we were unable to visit with you nor attend the funeral due to only finding out afterwards. We first me Charles because of his friendship with my eldest brother Frank during WWII in the Fleet Air Arm. Then by coincidence or fate our paths crossed 50 years later! Love, Hugs & Blessings & Hugs. Paul & Theresa
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