Ann Christine Charron, IHM

CHARRON-ANN-CHRISTIN-189Sister Ann Christine was the 12th of 13 children in the family of Paul and Julia (Lozon) Charron.  She was born on Aug. 4, 1927, in Dover Township, Ontario, Canada. Being of French descent, she was baptized Marie Edesse, understood as “Marie Edith” in English. Marie Edith attended Holy Cross grade and high schools in Marine City, Mich. After graduation, she entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe in 1945 and received the religious name, Sister Ann Christine. She recently celebrated her 70th Jubilee as an IHM.

Sister Ann Christine earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College and a master’s degree in education from Wayne State University, Detroit. She served as an elementary school teacher at Christ the King, Detroit; St. Michael, Monroe, Mich.; St. Thomas, Ann Arbor, Mich.; St. Mark, Cleveland; and Colegio de la Merced, Cayey, Puerto Rico. She served as principal of St. Michael the Archangel in Miami for five years before returning to Michigan.

In Port Huron, Mich., Sister Ann Christine entered a new ministry as manager, administrator and then co-director of Marydale Center, a home for senior citizens. Marydale was a ministry she thoroughly enjoyed and was proud of the staff’s accomplishments under her direction. This ministry lasted 25 years. Sister Ann Christine retired in Port Huron in 2004 and continued to work part-time at Marydale and also as a pastoral minister for St. Mary Parish, Port Huron. She retired to the IHM Motherhouse in 2009 and volunteered her services as able.

Sister Ann Christine is survived by her sister, Anna Bonser, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers Leo, Ernest, Daniel, Noah and Bert; and by her sisters Rose, Beatrice, Alma, Marie, Delore and Julia. Read the Remembering here.