Obituary of Charlie Torra
TORRA, Charlie unexpectedly but with Nick by her side at Owen Sound Hospital on Sunday, January 7, 2024. Charlie Torra of Stokes Bay in her 77th year. Beloved wife and best friend of Nick Torra for 36 years. Cherished mother of Cheryl Bennett (Donnie) of Windsor and step-mother of Todd Torra (Judith) of Salmo, B.C. and Terri Torra of Windsor. Much loved grandmother of Michelle (Gerry) and Carlie (Kenny) and GG to her beloved great granddaughters of Florence, Avery and Emma. Dear sister of Audrey Bertram, Lucky Cavanaugh (Ron), Trudy Gascon, Donna Morykot (Roy) and Jody Eagen (Kathryn) and sister-in-law of Gerry Torra (Barbara), May Eagen and Kathleen Eagen. Missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Gertrude (nee McDonald) and Hubert Eagen, brother Edward, brothers-in-law Carl Bertram and Gilles Gascon and son-in-law Rob Proudfoot and Peter Chuchmach.
Charlie was diagnosed 4 years ago with systemic scleroderma and fought bravely.
An extensive thank you to Dr. Diodati and his staff, as well as the staff at Wiarton, London and Owen Sound hospitals.
Charlie and Nick were a good team, enjoying life. She was a devoted wife.
She was a loving mother who was always there when you needed her and to share fun, always with a smile. Girls weekends every August was always playful and precious time spent together.
Her family was very important to her; most notably spending time with her precious sisters and sister-in-law.
Charlie loved entertaining, decorating, cooking; and was an “energizer bunny” sharing that fun with everyone she knew and met; living a very full life.
She loved spending time playing euchre and bridge both online and on weekends with her girlfriends.
Charlie and Nick were seasonal residents in Sarasota Florida for many years and also part-time and now full-time residents of Tamarac Island, Stokes Bay for 36 years.
She was very involved in each of the communities where she lived; whether on committees or organizing events, including the Santa Shoebox with Rotary Windsor - St. Clair.
Charlie was a successful Real Estate Agent, retiring after 21 years from Buckingham Realty Windsor Limited.
She was past President of Windsor Executive Association and a recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary International.
Charlie is sadly missed by all.
A celebration of life will be held at the Tamarac Island Inn, 240 Tamarac Road, Stokes Bay on Saturday, January 20th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with memories shared at 2:00 p.m.
A celebration of life will be held at the Windsor Yacht Club, 9000 Riverside Drive East, Windsor on Sunday, January 28th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with memories shared at 2:00 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to the GEORGE FUNERAL HOME, Wiarton. Expressions of remembrance to Bruce Peninsula Hospitals Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through www.georgefuneralhome.com