Sep 10, 1978 - Jan 30, 2021
Our dearest Charlene will always be remembered for her caring demeanor, contagious smile, and kind heart. Her devotion to loved ones and generous ways will always be missed and cherished. The greatest pleasure in Charlene’s life was to watch her children grow, succeed, and become responsible, caring adults. She was proud of who they have become and who they thrive to be.
It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow that we are informing you of the passing of Charlene Seymour (nee Burak) on January 30th, 2021, at the age of 42.
Charlene was born on September 10th, 1978 in Bonnyville, Alberta. She is survived by her husband Mark, children, Kayla Burak, Brett Burak, Daneille Seymour, Stepchildren Randy and Celeste Seymour. Also, her proud parents, Nancy and Al Graham, father, Alan Burak, brother Cody Graham and the joy of her life, grandson Liam along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and her furry kid, Myla.
Charlene attended St Patrick Elementery School in Red Deer, Alberta until she relocated to Kamloops, B.C. with her mom, where she proudly accepted her grade 12 diploma. She was successful in following her dream as a Health Care Aide by completing her post-secondary education at the Red Deer College. Charlene and Mark were married in 2002 and began extending their family and following their careers while settling into their family home in Eckville, Alberta.
She treated everyone she came across with no judgement and took great pride in making people feel accepted and wanted. She loved her residents at the Eckville manor from 2007 until her passing. She cared for the residents like they were her own grandparents. Friends, family, and neighbourhood children loved the Seymour household because of the way Charlene welcomed them, made them feel comfortable, and most of all like family.
Being raised in Kamloops, B.C., Charlene loved spending time outdoors. Kayaking, rollerblading and spending time with friends around the campfire brought her peace and joy. Vacationing with her mom and close friends from Kamloops during the summer as an annual highlight and something she always looked forward to.
There was a private service held for Charlene. Memorial donations in Charlene’s name, may be made to Second Chance Animal Rescue.
Harry & Priscilla Burak:
Our Deepest Condolences Mark, Kayla, Brett, Danielle, Charlene's Mom, Nancy and her husband Al and brother Cody Graham and her Dad, Alan Burak and friend Rose and extended family members. What more of a beautiful gift, could your loved one have given this world that she lived in. She had a smile that will remain with everyone, along with her endless caring ways. There are special moments and many memories that will be in your heart forever. May you all find the strength and courage with one another. May Charlene Rest in Peace and be free from all her pain. Love and hugs to all of you.
Joanne Petersen(Burak) :
What a beautiful woman. Allan, my most sincere sympathies. Though incomprehendable, trust that the Lord will grant you comfort and peace if you look to Him in your weak moments.
To Charlene's family:
Please accept my deepest condolences during this very difficult time. Charlene had a unique, beautiful
and gentle nature. Her soul will live on and in your periods of solitude will guide over you as you continue to mourn her loss. I am going to miss Charlene too.
PLEASE call me anytime,
Langley B.C. 1 604 532 0834.
Darlene Maksymiuk Spurr:
To Alan, Charlene's family and the Burak family our deepest condolences for the loss of your beautiful daughter, wife and mother. The loss of a loved one is never easy, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Charlene will be missed as part of the HCA team at Eckville Manor House. I recall many times When she came on she would bustle into the office coffee in one hand and Multiple bags in the other. During the summer it was sun dress and flip flops and a quick change to her work clothes before report. She supported me and respected me as a co-worker and this I have appreciated. Charlene, I have enjoyed working and getting to know you.
I have fond memories of our childhood together. She was my older cousin and I looked up to her. Though I haven't seen her in many years, it is with a heavy heart that I say good bye to her. Condolences to her close family and all those she has touched along the way.
Jason Andrews :
My deepest condolences goes out to Charlenes parents and kids.
This loss will forever leave a hole in my heart!
Charlene I love you! Let peace be with you!
To Charlene's family:
Please accept my deepest condolences during this very difficult time. Charlene had a unique beautiful
and gentle nature. Her soul will live on and in your periods of solitude she will guide over you as you continue to mourn her loss. I am going to miss Charlene too.
PLEASE call me anytime,
Langley B.C. 1 604 532 0834.
Jackie Lambert and family:
To all of Chars Family
If only there was a magic wand.
Words don’t seem to be enough. The pain and reality is raw , and it hurts , and no one can feel the exact same thing . But do know that Char; the healthcare aid/coworker ,the mother, the wife, the grandmother, the warrior, the beauty, the trusted friend, was genuine - she was the real thing. She had a spirit or soul or whatever you want to call it ,that was pure ,and tender, and filled with a fierce love . She loved you guys so deeply , so implicitly.
I will so miss her.
I will miss how she would randomly pic up a white hot chocolate and tea from Timmy’s before shift and by taking that first warm sip and seeing that warm smile ,somehow , in that moment , all the stress went away and the day would magically just get brighter.
I will miss how she just new ,intuitively , i needed a hug and would say “come here” and give me that hug that I didn't even know I needed...........she had an amazing sensitivity to her.
She was one of a kind. I will truly miss her.
She will truly Be missed by so many of us.
She was Char ....and she was loved.
Words just aren’t enough
Warm hugs to you all.
Dennis and Edith Smith:
Lovingly missed and always remembered.
So sorry to hear about Charlene, she was a kind soul, my thoughts and prayers are with all her family.
Francois & Carol ( Burak) Brousseau:
We are so sorry to hear of Charlene passing. May God grant you the strength and courage to endure the pain you are feeling now. And may His compassion comfort you during this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Charlene's family.
I’m very sorry for your loss Mark. If there is anything you need give me a call.
Dearest Seymour and Graham family
My heart is broken with the news of Charlene’s passing. My deepest condolences go out to the whole family. I loved Charlene like a daughter since I meet her at the age of five. As a parent I can not imagine your pain and sadness Nancy..I love you my friend Hugs to you and the family
Dianne and Randy Frankford
Susan Rouse Lute :
Nancy and family so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you. Susan your cousin
My condolences to the family and loved ones.
I’m sending my love your way.
Very sorry for your loss, you are in our Prayers!
Royce Alexander & Shona Willick:
So sorry to hear of Charlenes passing.
Thoughts and prayers to family and friends
Royce & Shona
Robert and Jenn Thompson :
I’m so sorry to hear of this heartbreaking news , mark and families wishing you courage ,strength and love to help you all through this .please except our deepest condolences during this difficult time .you are in our prayers if you need anything at all please feel free to call anytime day or nite .. Robert and Jenn Thompson
Robin and Johanna Alexander:
We will miss you niece Charlene until we see you again in the great by and by. Our hearts and thoughts go out to to our family and sending our hugs.
April Klippenstein :
Dear Mark, Kayla, Brett and Danielle, and family
I am so terribly sorry to hear of this incredible loss. Your mama/wife will always be remembered by me for her smile. She had a smile that made you want to smile back. She was easy to visit with and I always appreciated a chin wag with her.
My heart hurts for you all. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
I can't imagine how hard this must be for you all.
April and family
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