10 September 2023

Broken wand: Jon Charles (Charles Robert "Chas" Chamberlain)

Our sincere condolences to Jon's family and friends at this impossible time. 


From the September 9th Edmonton Journal:

CHAMBERLAIN, Charles Robert "Chas"
also known as JON CHARLES, Magician

Chas was born and raised in London, England. He took courses on time and motion study which eventually led him to a job at Westminster Hospital. This training and experience allowed him to emigrate to Canada in 1967 with then wife, Barbara, and their three young children, Martin, Andrew and Katherine, to take a position at the University of Alberta Hospital. He worked there in senior management until 1985. Throughout his life he pursued his personal passion, magic. He performed professionally as Jon Charles. As well as performing countless shows throughout Alberta, Jon entertained Canadian Armed Services troops stationed in such places as the Middle East, Cyprus and Alert, Nunavut. For many years Jon worked at the downtown Japanese Village restaurant, performing close up table magic for patrons. That is where he met his second wife, Sueno, and they were happily married in 2005.

Chas is survived by his wife, Sueno; brother, Rodney (Freda); son, Martin (Connie); daughter, Katherine (Alistair); daughter-in-law, Laurie; and his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son, Andrew; and his parents, Charles and Katherine.

A private interment will be held at a later date.

Chas loved teaching magic to young magicians. A donation of a magic book or magic kit to Santa's Anonymous this Christmas would be a lovely tribute.To send condolences, please visit www.fostermcgarvey.com.

Read more.

[via the Edmonton Magic Club public Facebook page]









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