• Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home & Cremation Ce
    Kitchener, ON
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Charles Allen 1940 - 2012
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January 10, 2013
It's been a year now since Charlie has passed and still memories come to mind from time to time, especially at this time. He always made you feel part of the family whether you were is scouts, dating his daughter or after dating his daughter it did not matter. Charlie and his family were always like a second family to me, one that has had a profound effect on me in more ways than I can think of. I think I can safely say that he is truly missed by all that have known him. I am going to camp this weekend to walk some of the trails we walked and relive some of those fond memories of our days together. My thoughts and prayers at this time of year go out to you his family and friends. A better place he is now and one some day where we will meet again.

Ken Coyle
April 27, 2012
Debbie,

I just now learned of your father's passing. I am so sorry. I remember him as a kind and gentle father. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Cindy (wiens)
January 18, 2012
We were so saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Charlie. His picture is exactly as we remember him from our years at Kitchener Citadel Corps. Truly the light and love of Jesus shone through Charlie. We always found him to be humble, kind, warm and welcoming to everyone around him. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with Betty Ann and the family. Blessings.

Rick and Anne Wright (Melbourne, Australia)
January 18, 2012
We send our love to Betty Ann and the Allen and Dockeray families. Thank God for a kind, caring man, steadfast in faith!
Elmer and Shirley Pavey
January 18, 2012
It was always a good day seeing Charlie at Stage Door on my way to a concert or a rehearsal, quick with a smile and a joke. My condolences to the family!

Jody Davenport, KWS
January 18, 2012
We ever so fondly remember Charlie as the always smiling and welcoming presence at the stage door at the Centre in the Square. My husband and I would be gently chided by Charlie if we arrived a little too close to concert time. Charlie always had a few kind words for everyone who walked through the doors. Our teenaged daughter, who played in the youth orchestra for several years also remembers Charlie. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences.
-Julia Dixon and Chris Sharpe. Kitchener Waterloo Symphony musicians
January 17, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. I was always so happy to be greeted by Charlie at the stage door at Centre in the Square. We had some meaningful conversations over the years. I have missed him this year, and have been thinking about him often.
January 17, 2012
I always got such a warm greeting from Charlie whenever I conducted at the Centre in the Square. I will miss seeing him at concerts in the future and my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Edwin Outwater, Music Director Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
January 17, 2012
Will miss Charlie big time ,reminds me of my grandfather.Like his sense of humor,wit and always good spirit.
Rest in peace Charlie. Milos Petrak, Doublebass player KWSymphony
January 17, 2012
You are missed here on earth but you have left many memories. Say hi to mom dad and Doug
January 17, 2012
Charlie was known to his brothers and sisters children as dear Uncle Fuzzy!! They would laugh and share their stories or adventures with him. As we look at the pictures and remember so many wonderful times, our hearts and prayers are with your family Charlie and especially with Betty Ann who was your partner and friend for many years. The family and their children will remember Charlie with smiles on their faces and wonderful memories in their hearts. Now in the service they mentioned about an angel...will charlie I just had to smile.
You will be remembered by all!!
January 16, 2012
May the love and support
of friends and family,
help to ease the sorrow
you are experiencing today
Our thoughts are with you.

With heartfelt sympathy
Barber-Collins Security Services
Management and Staff
January 16, 2012
Sorry to hear of Charlie's passing & Promotion to Glory. Will miss his smile and jokes - last saw him at Centre in the Square!
January 16, 2012
Betty Anne and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I know you will all miss Charlie dearly, and my thoughts are with you.
Denise Wren
January 15, 2012
My brother Andy and I, together with all the Scouts whose lives Charlie touched, will remember him fondly for the time he spent helping us grow up during those difficult early teen years. And, after all this time, I've only come to learn now that we also shared a passion for the same hockey team -- the Chicago Blackhawks! Rest in peace Charlie.
January 15, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of Charlie`s passing.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
January 15, 2012
Like so many we were shocked and surprised to hear of Charlie's sudden Promotion To Glory! Charlie was a good man who lived for his family and a life of committed faith to hs God. Many memories come flooding back as I recall as a young boy Charlies zest and committment to many areas of ministry and fun at Kitchener Citadel Corps, now Kitchener Community Church. He was instrumental in coordinating the S.A. Emergency Respone team providing coffee and support to the firefighters, his passion for music as Solo Horn player and vocalist. Then there was the famous Kitchener Ciadel Hockey team as our winger and goalie Charlie wore the red "CITADEL" jerseys (not always red because of their design). He was our caretaker back on Gaukel street and then his imprint left as manager of the SA Thrift store for many years of his life. One cannot forget the deep passion he had for Scouting and developing the lives of so many young boys and men through this venue.I will always see Charlie as a man who served others and was always surrounded by many friends who enjoyed his stories, laughter and his constant smile. We are saddened by his passing and know how much he will be missed by his family and many friends. Our condolances and prayes are with this each of the family at this time.John and Shabnam Vos
January 14, 2012
For my Dad. Missing you already. The house is not the same without you there.
January 14, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. He certainly will be missed by many. We have great memories of Charlie from the Corp.
Pleased be assured you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God's love
surround and comfort you all at this time.
January 14, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
January 14, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. No doubt Charlie is resting with our Father - a much better place!
January 14, 2012
We were so blessed to have known Charlie. He will be missed by all the people at Hespeler Community Chruch. Charlie sang at our wedding a few months back which meant a lot to Corrie and I and he was also an inspiration to Meghan. R.I.P. Charlie...

Corrie, Rick and Meghan
January 13, 2012
A fine person. I so enjoyed working with Charlie at Centre in the Square. Always wisecracking and smiling. Just a great guy.
January 13, 2012
Heaven has welcomed another Angel. So many fond memories of a wonderful man.
January 13, 2012
"I'm so sorry about the Family's loss of Charlie. I will miss him, with his friendly teasing. You will all be in my prayers"
January 13, 2012
Charlie was always lots of fun to work with at The Salvation Army Thrift Store when I was a teenager, and a good friend to me at Kitchener Corps. I am sad that he is gone but happy for him for his Promotion to Glory.
January 13, 2012
Charlie - you were an amazing man. You were a big part of my life for 18 years while growing up and you will be missed. I will miss your smiling face, greeting me and the kids at Centre in the Square, and always making me feel like part of the family. Rest in peace and say hi to Doug for me. My deepest sympathies to the rest of the family.
January 13, 2012
We are all thinking about you at this terribly sad time.
Tony, Gary, Shannon, Glenn and All the Staff at Heidelberg Metal Inc.
January 13, 2012
So sorry to learn of Charlie's passing. Will miss his smile and pleasant personality. God welcomed a truly good man. R.I.P.
January 13, 2012
So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. Many fond memories from long ago.
January 13, 2012
The world was a far, far better place because of you. You were the closest thing to a father I ever experienced and I will miss you more than I can ever say. You were my angel on earth.
January 12, 2012
you will be dearly missed uncle charlie
stephen, mary and adriana
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