TAPPIN, Charmaine Theresa – Passed away peacefully at Kingston General Hospital in her 74th year, on Friday, May 19th, 2017. Predeceased by her parents Garnet and Germaine Andrews, and her Sister Cheryl Froats. Survived by her loving and devoted husband Percy of 52 years, sons Deryk (Ai Ming) and Timothy (Debbie), grandsons Nathan and Nolan, and her sister Charline. Charmaine was a graduate of Peterborough Teachers College and taught primary grades in the Catholic School system at Kingston and Ottawa. In retirement she volunteered her time to numerous agencies and charities. She was a champion of children and often focused her volunteer time at schools where extra help was needed with language skills. Visitation will be held at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME , 1900 John Counter Boulevard on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm and on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 from 10:00am to 10:50am in the Fireside Room at Providence Manor Nursing Home, 275 Sydenham Street Kingston. Funeral Mass will be at OUR MOTHER OF SORROWS CHAPEL (Providence Manor) on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 11:00am. Reception to follow in the McKinley Room. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The family wishes to express their most sincere appreciation to the nursing staff on Kidd 6 and Kidd 7 at KGH and to Charmaine’s extended family, (staff and residents), at Providence Manor for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations in Charmaine’s memory to the Huntington’s Society of Canada, the Cancer Society or Providence Manor.