Jan. 10, 1932 – June 1, 2016
On June 1, 2016, Charles Dymond died peacefully at his home in El Granada. He was 84 years old. A native of Canada, Charles was born and raised in Toronto. In 1954, at an Anglican church camp on Lake Couchiching, Charles met Anne, who many decades later became his wife.
Charles graduated from Huron College, University of Western Ontario, in 1962 with a licentiate in theology. After his ordination as an Anglican priest, Charles served several parishes in southern Ontario. He married Mary Kidd and adopted four children.
In 1971 Charles made a career change and worked for the next 30 years for the province of Ontario Ministry of Corrections as a probation and parole officer in Northern Ontario and, in later years, as an office manager in Toronto. He married Doreen who had five children, four of whom Charles adopted.
Charles left Canada in 2001 and moved to California. He married Anne Wertenauer in 2006. He enjoyed the last 16 years of his life traveling, gardening, playing bridge and working on his stamp collection.
Charles is predeceased by his parents, Jack and Dorothy Dymond. He is survived by his wife, Anne; her daughters, Sonia Wertenauer and partner Jocelyn Novick, of Sunnyvale, and Alison Wertenauer and partner Erik Grissom, of El Granada; his sister, Betty Morris, of Clearwater, Fla.; and his brother, Jack Dymond, and his wife, Ann, of Freelton, Ontario.
A memorial service for Charles will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of San Mateo at 11 a.m. on July 23 at 310 Santa Inez Avenue, San Mateo. A reception will follow the service.
Donations in Charles’ memory may be made to the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, Attn. Partner Church in the Philippines , 310 Santa Inez Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401 or to St. Labre Indian School, P.O. Box 216, Ashland, MT 59003-9989.