Charlton – Laurene Ruby Grace (Falkins) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, November 17th, 2016, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Royce Ian Charlton (Nov. 15, 2010) and dearly loved mother of Ian and his wife Lynda Charlton of Durham, N.C., Peter and his wife Rhonda Charlton of St. Thomas and Paul and his wife Lee-Anne Charlton of London. Loved grandmother of Sheena (Matt), Ryan (Ashley) and Carlie (Mathew) and great-grandmother of Evan. Dear sister of Jack Falkins (late Marjorie) of Sault Ste. Marie and Maxine Porte (late George) of Strathroy. Predeceased by her siblings late Marilyn Hunt (late Jack), late Leo Watcher (late Athene), late Winnifred Johnson (late Howard ), late Agnes Brown (late Norm), late Roy Falkins (late Ruby) and late Bobby Falkins. Laurene was born in St. Thomas on April 14th, 1931, daughter of the late Fred and Cora Falkins. She was worked for Northern Telecom for a number of years. She was a member of Telecom Pioneers of Canada. She was an avid baseball player. Laurene enjoyed spending her summers with her husband in Goderich and winters in South Carolina. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas where funeral services will be held Monday, November 21st at 1:00pm. Interment will take place in Springfield Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-5pm. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation.