2021 February 24 – A beacon has gone out far too early and far too quickly. Charmaine passed away today after a relapse of cancer that had attacked her spine. Always positive, she had led the CWHBA through a difficult recovery at the same time as she herself was recovering from an earlier cancer. Her welcoming attitude and constant dedication to the association was a beacon that drew new people into the fold. She was an avid and charming conversationalist who’s knowledge and broad life experience made her comfortable in every setting. Her interest in people was genuine.
Charmaine’s career with the CWHBA spanned more than 20 years and included service as President of the Saskatchewan Chapter, National Secretary and Treasurer and finally National Chair. She was also a senior inspector and qualified International Young Breeders judge as well as an accomplished dressage rider, breeder and stallion owner.
Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to her husband John, her brother Kirk, and her close circle of friends. RIP …