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Charles Axmoth "Charlie" Davison


Charles Axmoth "Charlie" Davison

Charles Axmoth "Charlie" Davison - age 60, of Black River Lake, passed away suddenly January 28, 2023, after a day of working on his dream home by the lake with the love of his life, Karen. He is now reunited with his beloved son, Christopher, whom he has deeply mourned.

Charlie had a diverse family growing up, solidifying his values of fairness. Charlie and Karen fell in love in 1978; they were soul mates. As teenagers, they talked about their future and Charlie promised to build a big house on the hill together. He kept this promise with the home he built in Newtonville. He was a loving husband and wanted nothing more than to ensure Karen’s happiness. Charlie and Karen blended families in 1995, with two boys and two girls. He loved his family unconditionally. They were blessed with grandchildren who he loved dearly; spending time with them brought him great joy.

Charlie and Karen were also parents to several exchange students over the years from Brazil, Mexico, Whales, Colombia, Japan and Korea. Leaving lasting impressions on them, they found great pleasure in creating memorable experiences with them, trying new food and learning language.

Charlie was a doer, a creator, and master of his craft. He spent many years as a builder and home inspector, operating his company Home Sweet Home Inspections. Known for his strong work ethic and professionalism, you could depend on Charlie. He was a visionary, with an imagination capable of bringing dreams to reality.

Skillful with a sharp mind, he was a person who always knew what to do. If there was a problem, he knew how to fix it. Everyone went to Charlie to ask for his advice or opinion. Without even thinking about it, he just did it.

He was well respected for his dedication of many years to the Nova Scotia soccer community. Involved at all levels, whether it was playing himself, coaching his kids, or coaching his wife’s team, refereeing, or mentoring and training new referees. He was a referee’s referee! In 2013, his dream to watch a live match in Brazil came true. Charlie truly left lasting impacts on his soccer family.

Charlie’s happy place was at the lake. He enjoyed having family get-togethers, bonfires, and going for boat rides. He had a love for animals, including all of his doggies - Dream, Spirit, Pongo, Auchie, Amiga and Espiritu. Charlie always took the path less traveled and always chose the back roads no matter how much longer! He was an adventurous soul, he loved traveling to warm places, cooking and exploring new cultures.

Known for his sense of humour (aka sarcasm), Charlie was full of character. He always had a smart tongue and loved laughing and joking with everyone. Charlie was supportive and caring. He was always helping others, and there when you needed him most. When he loved, he loved. On the outside he was rough and tough, but on the inside, he was so kindhearted, a big teddy bear.

For anyone who knows Charlie, pants were never an option; no matter the temperature or time of year, he was in shorts. True to his Scottish heritage, he would wear his kilt at any chance.

Charlie enjoyed his final years creating his dream by the lake, where he and Karen planned to spend their retirement years. If Charlie has his way in Heaven, he will be on a sandy beach under a palm tree in his birthday suit, with a cold Keith’s in his hand.

He is survived by the love of his life, wife, Karen Davison; beloved children, Kristen (Jamie), Amelia (Fy), and Colton (Renee); seven cherished grandchildren, Jaylee, Tayla, Noah, Mia (and their mom, Cara), Gemma, Elle, and Nova; sister-in-law, Linda (Darrell) Jordan and brother-in-law, Kendall (Angela) Davidson; maternal sister, Caprice and many other brother, sisters, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Charlie was predeceased by his beloved son, Christopher Alton Davison; brother, Linley; father, Alton Davison; parents-in-law, Maurietta and Murrille Davidson; parents, Phillis and Les Bezanson; and nephew, Eric Davison.

A celebration of life will be held at the Gaspereau United Baptist Church on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. followed by a gathering in the Gaspereau Community Hall to share our stories. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Spondylitis Association, Hope for Wildlife or the Kings County SPCA. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. 

Shorts are optional in Charlie’s memory!

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Service Date
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Service Time
2:00 p.m.
Service Location
Gaspereau Baptist Church, Gaspereau

There will be no visitation, by request.

Requested Charity
Canadian Spondylitis Association, Hope for Wildlife or Kings County SPCA