About Charlene

Bright, vibrant, and always so full of life

Charlene Reaveley – in loving memory – April 4th 1980 – February 19 2011

“Char”, as she was often called by her family, friends and all those that loved and respected her, lived her life day by day.  Charlene was bright, vibrant, and always so full of life.  Her infectious smile truly had the power to change any situation for the better.  She was a genuinely caring and loving person who always went out of her way to help out others in need.

Charlene was a very active person.  In school, she excelled in many sports – specifically ringette, softball and dance.  Because of her love of fitness, she branched out and became a personal trainer.   After losing an incredible 42 pounds, it was no doubt she would be an inspiration to her clients and friends alike.  She then dedicated her life to helping others exude confidence and achieve their fitness goals as well.

Charlene was married to Dan and together they had 4 children.  Kaeden, Rebecca, Alicia and Tristan were the centre of Charlene’s life.  A mother’s love goes far beyond words, for her it was a lifelong commitment to loving, encouraging, and helping each of her children live a happy, successful, and healthy life.

Char’s passion for children and desire for a closer community was Dan’s inspiration behind creating a charity in legacy of Charlene. Charlene would do anything to make a child smile or just to see a little sparkle in their eye – this was the spirit of Char that motivated Dan to reach out and support families experiencing a loss.

In February 2011, Charlene Reaveley—an inspiring young mother from Coquitlam—was tragically taken when she was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident by a drunk driver.


  • 1980 – Born in Dundee, Scotland on April 4th
  • 1987 – Immigrated to Canada
  • 1987 – Attended Chalmers Elementary School, North Delta
  • 1993 – Attended Burnsview Jr. Secondary School, North Delta
  • 1996 – Attended Pinetree Secondary School, Coquitlam
  • 2000-2009 – Gave birth to Kaeden, Rebecca, Alicia, and Tristan.

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