Gwendolene Kate Hamlin

December 20, 1929 - January 12, 2022

12/20/1929 - 01/12/2022

Past Services

Thursday February 03, 2022
2:00 pm
Shuler Funeral Home
125 Orr's Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Additional Information:

Memorial service will be in Shuler Funeral Home Chapel


Gwendolene Kate Hamlin, 92, peacefully passed away on January 12th. 2022 at Arbor Terrace of Asheville an assisted living facility.


Gwen was born in London, England to the late Richard and Kate Smith and preceded in death by her beloved husband Albert Hamlin in August 1998. In 2002 Gwen moved to the United States and lived in California until 2019 when she moved to Asheville, North
Carolina. She had become a US citizen in 2009, starting a new chapter in her life when she was 70!


Gwen is survived by her only child Chris Hamlin (Cathy); two grandchildren Elizabeth Kate Clarkson (Ross) and Alexander John Gerald Hamlin (Rachel); three great-grandchildren Sophia Clarkson, Olivia Clarkson, and Francesca Clarkson and by her 94-year-old sister Elsie Cox.  In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite animal charity. 

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Rose Marie Terlikar
2 years ago

Chris and Cathy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May God give you comfort and bless you with many loving memories you shared.

Denise Bradley
2 years ago

Auntie Gwen made the best cakes with rich cherry’s on top. She treated me like a daughter and loved me like one to. Auntie Gwen was my Mums best friend and they spoke every week, when they could no longer see each other weekly. Auntie Gwen loved her garden, the sunshine and holidays with my parents. We all did so much together in my younger years, heading to Walton on the Naze, in Essex are my favorite memories. They made me a little Catamaran and a paddle to sail in the sea. Their generosity knew no bounds. I adored them both and was so grateful to Christopher for keeping me in touch when Auntie Gwen moved to the States.
Auntie Gwen spoke eloquently and respectfully but she had a very cheeky humoured spirit, that made me giggle.
Myself and my brothers, Steve and Gary, were very lucky to have the Hamlins in our lives in Priory Court, Harlow, Essex, England. They were good neighbours who became our family and we all loved them.
I’m now thinking of all the family left behind, whom Auntie Gwen was so proud of and who she loved unconditionally.
God Bless you all on earth and in heaven xxx

Denise Bradley
2 years ago

Living in heaven now, with dear Uncle Bert by your side. You’ve waited so long to see each other. May you be in peace with those who loved you so much. God Bless you all in God’s home. Until we meet again, I love you.