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Born: Mar 04, 1936

Date of Passing: Jan 12, 2020

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Charles (Charles/Chas) Clement Covernton, 83, of Morris, MB, passed away peacefully on the early hours of January 12, 2020, after spending the day surrounded by family.
Chas was born March 4, 1936, in the old Victoria Hospital, in Winnipeg.
He was predeceased by his parents, Geoffrey and Elizabeth Covernton (Forrest); and nephew Geoff Covernton. He is survived by his wife Rita, brother Alan Covernton, daughter Janice (Brian), son Patrick, daughter-in-law Karen Larson; his grandchildren, Kieran (Jill), Ainsley (Caden), Julia, Jess, Rachel, and Nathaniel; and his great-grandson "Kian Bear". He is also survived by numerous other family members. All were special to him in many ways.
Chas lived most of his life in Morris and was proud to say so. After a brief stint working with the Bank of Montreal, he returned back to Morris to run the family farm after his own father passed away. This was his true love and calling.
Next to friends and family, the community of Morris was a huge priority for him. He was proud to serve and contribute in many ways- most notably with the Morris Stampede/Valley Agricultural Society.
Chas loved to play piano and there are many that enjoyed his "tinkling of the ivories". He also loved the outdoors and travelling with Mom and their friends/family. We are grateful that they had the opportunity in their retirement years to visit other countries and also hook up the fifth wheel for "tours" to many parts of North America.
After battling several serious illnesses over the past few years, Chas' passing has brought him to a place of peace. Chas will be dearly missed by those who loved him, but we will feel his presence, especially when at the farm.
The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Chas and Rita's many friends who visited them over the past year as their health issues worsened. They would also like to thank the on-call doctors and the staff at Morris Hospital and St. Boniface Hospital for their care, especially Dr. Turnley Wong and the staff of Heavenly Care.
A celebration of Chas' life will be held on Saturday, January 18 at 3:30 p.m. at Morris Mulitplex Recreation Centre. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
If friends so desire, donations in Chas's memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, Heart & Stroke Foundation, or a charity of their choice.

Arrangements entrusted to
Morris Funeral Home

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 16, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Charlie helped me go through the archives at the Manitoba Museum so I could find photographs for the mural. He was very helpful and I really appreciated his insight. I will miss him. - Posted by: Sarah Collard (member of the community and muralist who painted the Morris Stampede Mural) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • I just want to take a moment to remember Charlie Covernton, who was my dad's cousin and one of the great men I was privileged to know while growing up. Charlie, like my dad, was a farmer, but he was so much more. The immense role he played within his town of Morris cannot be overstated - he understood the meaning of community and his time and talents made it a better place. As kids, we witnessed his bigger-than-big contributions to the Big M. And as relatives, the memories of heading to see Charlie, Rita, Janice and Patrick are all special and cherished. He was one hell of a man, and that is saying a lot nowadays. To aunt Rita, to Janice, Patrick and your families, my condolences for the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. Rest in Peace, uncle Charlie, you will forever be remembered and greatly missed as well... - Posted by: John Davies (Family) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Charlie was a good man and friend of mine in the years that I served in Morris from 1974-79. We got along tremendously and I appreciated his friendship during my stint with the RCMP in Morris. My condolences to Rita and his family in this time of passing. - Posted by: Kevin Duckett (Friend, Co-Worker) on: Jan 16, 2020

  • Dear Rita and family, So sorry to hear of Chas' passing. I'll miss all the jokes he sent over the years. Yor are ever in my thoughts. - Posted by: Marie Sedor (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2020

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