April 28, 1973 ~ October 12, 2022
With broken hearts, we are informing everyone that Charles William Jarvis has been called away. Born April 28,1973 in Edmonton, Alberta, Charles left us October 12, 2022 in Edmonton, Alberta. This beautiful man was born to Jack William Jarvis and Pamela Mary Jarvis, both deceased since 1992.
Charles is survived by his lovely wife Caylee Jarvis and her son Gabriel Kreller, brother James Jarvis, sister Georgina Jarvis, nephews Grayson and Sonya and their son, Saquan Jarvis, Nigel Jarvis, Zachary and Janessa and their son, Kuma Jarvis, Dylan Jarvis, cousin Louise Walmsley, Aunt Rita Glenister, and his dogs Moose, Kindle, and Birdie.
Charles will be fondly remembered for his compassion and his sense of humor. Everyone who knew Charles knew how kind he was, how smart, how curious, how he loved life and reading anything he could get his hands on. He loved music and could tell you the year the song was created, who wrote it, the genre, the musicians, and could recite all the lyrics from memory. He especially loved the Beatles.
After Charles’ parents passed, he lived with Nagy Yehya and Daniela Masek for 20 years. Daniela’s late mother and her got to know another interesting side of Charles; he was great cook. Not only did he cook well but he put his heart into it. He cooked very often on weekends and his cooking was exceptional.
Thank you and goodbye Charlie, from the two of us: Nagy & Daniela.
Charles had an outstanding career, receiving much earned respect and accolades from across his chosen industry of education. Charles was the shining example of service-based leadership and lifelong learning having dedicated the better part of two decades to the advancement of career colleges in Alberta and Canada. He was also passionate about technology-based learning and embraced the new era of online and digital learning whole heartedly. He has played a major role in “Changing Peoples Lives” with thousands of individuals obtaining new careers and professional skills because of his efforts.
Charles was a student, a graduate, and a valedictorian of Academy of Learning Edmonton South Campus prior to being recruited as the ‘cream of the crop’ to join the Academy of Learning organization. He worked as a facilitator earning many designations and certifications in office and business administration. Charles believed in the ability of each individual student and was marked as a true mentor by many. Because he was such an advocate for the effect of business and school administration on the student experience and outcomes, he progressed through many roles of training director, admissions advisor, campus director, operations manager and then general manager of seven Academy of Learning locations across Alberta plus Digital School in Edmonton. Charles completed his Executive Masters of Business Administration at the University of Alberta in 2017 and applied his passion for the business of education to his projects, writing his dissertation on the emerging topic of micro-credentials. He was an instrumental industry leader working collaboratively with government to formulate regulations and procedures to enhance the learning and skills post-secondary students receive. He served as member and chairman of the Alberta Association of Career Colleges and Alberta representative to the National Association of Career Colleges.
Charles worked with the Brattberg family businesses for 20 years, eagerly taking on additional responsibilities in Digital School and Global eTraining, where he promoted the effectiveness of online learning for technical software skills for the architecture, engineering and construction industry. He was on the forefront of technology with a virtual, remote team and he travelled across North America to meet customers and partners forging new networks and friendships.
Charles was a leader with and without a title, an orator with a vision, and a philosopher with sarcastic wit that kept work fun. His team described him as an intelligent, compassionate, hard working, reliable mentor, and great friend. Charles was the most dependable and capable colleague who was always committed to learning and growing. He so eloquently referred to his mission as ‘worthwhile work’. We are all very proud of his contributions, his achievements and his long-lasting impact on his students,
partners and team. He will be truly missed by many.
Charles embodied love and kindness towards others in all that he did. He disarmed people even though he was very tall at 6’7. Everyone in his presence felt welcome and safe and his love language was taking care of others.
He married Caylee Kreller after a 10-year romance, 3 days before he passed. He was a loving father figure and spouse. He was also an adventurer and loved camping, hiking, and travel. He dreamed of owning a pontoon boat and wanted to travel the world. He wanted to be a playwright and had many ideas for plays written in notebooks around the house. Charles loved arts and culture and always wanted to go see live music.
Celebration of Life
A Celebration of Life was held on October 21, 2022
In lieu of flowers, Charles would want you to do an unexpected act of kindness for someone else.