Obituary of Marguerite D'Haene
In Loving Memory
Mrs. Marguerite D'Haene of Tillsonburg, and formerly of Delhi, passed away at the Caressant Care Retirement and Nursing Home, Courtland on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in her 100th year. Born in Deinze, East Flanders, Belgium to Roger and Julia Wullaert. Marguerite spent the war years in Germany as a maid/housekeeper for a lady doctor becoming an integral part of the family. Upon her return to Deinze she married Bertrand Charlet. In 1955 along with Robert and Rita they left Belgium to join Bertrand in Delhi Ontario, working together in agriculture to build a new life. Ron joined the family in 1959. After Bertrand's death she worked many jobs usually seven days a week with the goal to purchasing her own home and to ensure that her children had the opportunity for higher education. As a master seamstress/entrepreneur she had a desire to establish her own business. Along with Roger she established D' MARO Shirt Manufacturing. From her workshop in her home and the help of her employees they produced dozens of shirts each week for clients including Gord Astles and designer Lou Myles of Toronto. An avid knitter and quilter she produced many fine items for her family. Marguerite always said that her secret to a long life was to eat and drink properly, only one glass of wine per day, no more, no less. A wonderful woman who loved her family, and always put them before herself. Former Marguerite Wullaert. Beloved wife of the Late Bertrand Charlet (1964) and the Late Roger D'Haene (2004). Dear mother of Robert Charlet (Susan) of Salt Spring, B.C., Rita Corner (David) of Tillsonburg, Ronnie Charlet (Sharon) of Sherwood Park, AB, and Veronica Myers (Garry) of Petrolia. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Corner Gardiner of Ottawa, Andrew Corner (Amy) of Tillsonburg, Alicia Corner (James) of Gatineau, Mathew Charlet (Kate) of Virginia, Danielle Charlet (Dan) of Virginia, Shawna Chapman (Ryan) of Petrolia, Joel Myers (Kelsey) of St, Catharines, Alexandra Warner (Cody) of Petrolia and great-grandmother of 12 great grand children. Survived by one niece and nephew in Belgium. Predeceased by her brother Ferdinand Wullaert (Olga), Belgium. In consideration of the continuing health and safety of our friends and family, a Private Family Funeral Service will take place. Interment in Delhi Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Annandale National Historic Site or the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation can be made through the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Delhi (519) 582-1290 (www.mfh.care) and will be gratefully appreciated by the family.