The Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity Society (CRCCS) was created in Spring 2011 by Charlene's husband Dan Reaveley. After suffering the loss of his wife in a tragic hit-and-run accident by a drunk driver, he was left to pick up the pieces of their shattered dreams, becoming the sole financial provider and caregiver to their four children. Char’s passion for children and desire for a closer community was his inspiration. Charlene would do anything to make a child smile or just to see a little sparkle in their eye – this was the spirit of Charlene that motivated Dan to reach out and support families experiencing a loss.
The Charlene Reaveley Children's Charity was created to offer support and assistance to grieving children and their families. What was needed in Dan's experience was counselling without financial burden, access to books and resources within the community and a connection to families who were also experiencing a loss in their lives.
The Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity is a non-profit organization offering support and assistance to children and their families experiencing the loss of a loved one.
CRCCS was created to keep Charlene's memory alive and to help other children and their families going through similar circumstances, providing them with much-needed counselling and support.
In Loving Memory
April 4th 1980 - February 19 2011
"Char", as her family often called her, 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.
The Charlene Reaveley Children's Charity Society is a non-profit organization offering support and assistance to children and their families experiencing the loss of a loved one.
Charlene's goal as a mother was to protect the innocence of childhood and make sure all children felt like they were truly loved. CRCCS's goal is to provide hope and healing to children and their loved ones.