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In Loving Memory


Charles Gladstone Manore

Born in Kingsville, Ontario

May 18, 1924

Died in Sarnia, Ontario

August 6, 2018

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Charles Gladstone Manore

August 6, 2018

“Duskèd his eyen two and failèd breath, His spirit chaungèd house”


“The Manores are loyal.” That was the principle comment on Charles that his soon-to- be wife, Marilyn, received from her future mother-in- law when meeting him for the first time, and that, among other  values, such as respect and duty, did indeed epitomize his character.

Charles was born at home, in Kingsville, Ontario.  A smart lad who “never crept or crawled”, but went straight to walking, Charles had a magnificent memory and a talent for languages.  For decades, around the dinner table or at other family gatherings, he would recite lines of poetry he had learned in his childhood.  If some-one had a question about family history, he was the “go-to guy”, being able to recite birth and death dates from memory and to tell family tales.  Charles also had a singular wit and a great sense of timing.  He enjoyed spoonerisms:  when his oldest son had a daughter, he started referring to his other children as Uncle Jark and Aunt Mean.

From 1942 to 1945, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a coder, and participated in the Battle of the Atlantic helping to protect vital supplies going to Britain.  Following the war, he studied History at the University of Western Ontario and graduated with the highest grade average, earning the Gold Medal as a result.  From there, he went to Indiana University to earn a Masters in Geography, where he met his future wife, Marilyn Mayo, from Lincoln, Nebraska. They were married on December 30, 1950 and were to remain together for 66 years.

Most of Charles’ career was spent at Ethyl Corporation.  Starting on April 1, 1956, he retired as Employee Relations Manager on November 1, 1987, noting that he had started at Ethyl on April Fools’ day and retired on All Saints Day.

Charles was a life-long adherent to the Anglican faith.  He enjoyed playing bridge for many years at the Strangway Centre, supported the naturalist Lambton Wildlife organization, and was a founding member of the Lambton Outdoor Club.

Charles is predeceased by his wife, Marilyn and his brother Jack.  He is fondly remembered by his brother Donald and sister Mary; by his children, Ralph (Cheryl), Mark (Elizabeth), and Jean (Dale); grandchildren Erin (Jeffrey) and Kate, who fondly remember him as “papoose” in place of grandpa, Andrew, Cameron; great grandson Emerson.  Remembrances and Condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Charles’s Guestbook” at  There will be a funeral service at 11:00 at St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd on Saturday, August 11, 2018, preceded by a visitation at 10:00 in the Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to MCCORMACK FUNERAL HOME—Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street, Sarnia.


Memorial Visitation

Saturday August 11, 2018

St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church

10 - 11 am.

Memorial Service

Saturday August 11, 2018

St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church

11 am.



Lakeview Crematorium.


Lakeview Cemetery


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Ralph, Mark, Jean, and Families: I was saddened to read of your dad's passing. Dad's "Cousin Chud" was a favourite of mine at family picnics and visits. Although he has passed, it must be comforting knowing that he lived such a full and interesting life--the memories you have will help you smile during this tough time, I'm sure. I'm sorry I won't see you Saturday as I am out of town, but you will, for certain, be in my thoughts.

Lisa (Walker) Bicum

My sincere thoughts are with the Manore family. I was one of the startup crew in August 1956 for the Ethyl plant. Charlie was the personal manager and he was actively engaged with us . Charles was the ultimate conversationalist and made us feel very comfortable in our new jobs. He made it a point of coming out into the plant and discussing the topic of the day ! Great discussions, and a true measure of the man ! Surely a life well lived. Doug Mc Clintock

Doug Mc Clintock

For many years I would meet Charles and Marilyn at the Holiday Inn where Charles would swim and Marilyn would walk the treadmill. As I would do both I had the opportunity to get to know both of them. What a lovely couple they were. Always interesting to chat with and what a sense of humour! Missed them when they were no longer able to attend. Remembering them both fondly.

Maureen McKay

Barbara Ann and I spent many a wonderful hour hiking on trails all over Ontario with Charles. We first met Charles though another avid outdoors person by the name of Delmar Ellis. Charles, Delmar, Barbara Ann, myself and a small group of outdoor enthusiasts started the Lambton Outdoor Club with the first public meeting on 5th November 1991. I think I speak for all LOC members who had the privilege to share time with Charles, that he will be sadly missed by all of us. Unfortunately we will be away for the visitation and memorial service. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Manore family. Rest in Peace Charles.....Tony & Barbara Ann Arnold

Tony & Barbara Ann Arnold

Roy and I are so very sorry for your loss. Charles was a gentleman and a true scholar. It was interesting to read about "Uncle Jark" and "Auntie Mean". I was Marilyn's "Snowy Owl" assistant in guiding for many years and ever after Charles called me "Screech Owl". We can't be there on Saturday but we will be thinking of you. Sincerely - Roy and Bette Fletcher

Bette Fletcher

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