Durham Region - On-Line, Funeral and AfterLife Services
Cremation, Cemeteries, Monuments

 ThorntonFuneralCentre 140x60  
GROVESIDE Bnr 400x56 MountLawn Bnr 400x40
OshawaMonuments 40x400 PortPerryMonuments 400x40
StaffordMonuments Banner 400x40

Funeral Centres, Cemeteries, Monument Suppliers, Florists, and including Recognized Businesses: for On-Line Info with our Marketing Proposals, and to be Featured with CanadianObituaries.com, please Contact-Us .


FuneralPrePlanning 400x40

CanadianObituaries.com provides the most current Listing of submitted Obituary Notices to be viewed by Extended Families, Friends, Work Mates, Neighbours, Communities and Public; all awaiting the immediate information on:  Funeral Center - Location, Visitation and Memorial Service Times, including the forwarding of Condolences, Shared Memories, and the sending of Flowers, and Donations to Charitable Organizations.

Posting of Notices to DurhamObituaries.com is the most current and most viewed as a Public Venue.  It is the least in cost to publish, compared to one time notices that may be published, within the next day or so, into daily or weekly local newspapers, for hard copy reading.  Early Visitation or Memorial Service times at funeral centres may have taken place before circulation.  Most visitors viewing DurhamObituaries.com do not receive, nor buy newspapers to read Obituary Notices.

To place your Current and Full Obituary Notice with DurhamObituaries.com, or you may request your Funeral Service Provider to place the notice on your behalf, with us; the fee is $19.95, including HST, payable by E-Transfer.

Notices placed with DurhamObituaries.com, by On-Line Funeral Centres, are the most complete, current, and without the publishing fee. 

Please submit at  Contact-Us to email your Notice Information with picture for immediate posting.  Invoice will be emailed once Notice is published.


FuneralPrePlanning 400x40











FOSTER, Charles Melvin - Baptist Minister and Doctor of Ministry.

Surrounded by family, Charlie peacefully passed into the loving arms of his Saviour at Port Perry Community Hospital  on January 22, 2020, in his 95th year.

Devoted husband of Frances Elma Foster (nee Cumming) for 64 years. Loving father of Rob (Bev), Paul (Shannon), Janine Hagerman (Bryan), Judy Ward (Stephen) and Pierre (Nilza).

Cherished and remembered  grandfather of Aimee Berends (Jon), Jeremy, Mark, Josee, Cody, Brett, Christianne Hagerman and Liam Hagerman, Alexandra, Ben and Andrew Keith, Caelan and Brayden. Cherished great-grandfather of Rhea and Elise Berends.

Beloved son of the late Arthur James and Ellen Foster, brother of Arthur, Don and Helen Black.

Charlie was a missionary and church planter with the Grande Ligne Mission and the French Baptist Union of Quebec. He was a teacher and pastor to students in Groupes Bibliques Universitaires (Intervarsity Christian Fellowship), mentor and friend to many nationally and internationally. Charlie and Elma partnered in raising a family and doing ministry in Quebec, France, the Congo and Ontario.

Charlie is known for his sharp intellect, commitment to mission, a father’s heart and compassionate friendship.

Until recently, Charlie enjoyed social media, playing the violin with his children and grandchildren, driving, being involved in men’s and outreach small groups, Christian apologetics, painting, learning about naturopathic medicine – he had a curious mind and was hard-wired for life!

His parting messages of “Mission Accomplished” and “All is well” give those of us who love and miss him the assurance that “Our hope in Jesus is rock solid” and as he said to us, “See you there”. 

Friends will be received at Emmanuel Community Church, 1680 Reach St, Port Perry, Ontario on Friday, January 31st from 6-9 pm.

Celebration of Life Service to take place at Emmanuel on Saturday, February 1st at 11:00 am. Reception and light lunch to follow at Emmanuel. A private interment service will follow the reception.

In memory of Charlie and in lieu of flowers, donations to the French Baptist Union of Quebec, Canadian Baptist Ministries, or to the Christian charity of your choice would be appreciated.