Many happy memories over the years, and he will remain an inspiration
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CharlesThe Myton Hospices
Dad has requested no floral tributes and instead requested that a donation be made to Myton House Hospice. You can make donations here, at the church or at Hillmorton Manor after the service.
We would be very pleased if you could write some words of memories in the Write a Message area and add a photo if you have one. These will be collated into a Memorial Book to remember dad.
CHARLES NOEL BOSTROM, Dad, was born on Christmas Day 1917 in Sunderland and he was the second son to Harry and Jane Bostrom.
He was a member of a bike club, and on one weekend, Bob Small, a good friend, invited his sister along on a bike ride and introduced her to Charles. Soon he and Lillah Small started ‘stepping out’ and in November 1941 were married.
In 1940 Charles volunteered in The Royal Navy. During the war he served on many campaigns on HMS Collingwood, Landing Craft T1240 and served in the Combined Ops.
In 1952 Charles & Lillah moved to Rugby where Charles had secured work at Sam Robbins before leaving Sunderland and in 1962, they completed building a home. In 1986 Charles and Lillah fulfilled another dream of starting a family business when they bought the Sam Robbins Building in Rugby from which they traded for many years.
After retirement in his 70s and 80s, Charles enjoyed playing golf and often took part in charity walks around Draycott Reservoir. Sadly, in 1996, Charles lost both his beloved wife Lillah and his son Rob and shortly afterwards moved into a Warden Assisted complex where he enjoyed organising meals out for the residents, theatre visits, bingo, strawberry teas and coach trips.
In 2012 Charles and his daughter Ann moved into a new home where he spent his last years enjoying life to the full, zooming around town on his scooter or revisiting Sunderland on several occasions.
Charles was a very thoughtful and kind husband and father with a wonderful sense of humour. The family enjoyed a very happy home with many good times including holidays home and abroad that have lasting happy memories.
Charles was a gentle modest man much loved by family and friends alike. He will be remembered with love, affection and a respect that he never demanded but always commanded.
Ray and Pearl would like to say a huge Thank You to Ann for all the love, support and caring she tirelessly provided to dad, Charles Noel Bostrom.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the funeral to pay their respects.