Our amazing father, husband, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, uncle, friend and fellow earth traveler passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the age of 97. He was predeceased by his siblings Irene, Louise and Walter, his loving wife Molly of 62 years, his granddaughter Yvonne and son-in-law Ken. He will always be remembered and missed by those now left behind: Children, Brian (Louise), Diane, Christopher (Lynn) Margaret (Gary) his grandchildren Raymond, Clayton, Kenny, Candice, Marc, Eric, Alexander, Parker and Alison; and his great grandchildren: Chantelle, Daniel, Tayla, River, Kailana, Elise, Damien, Nathan, Brendyn, Alexandra, Kenny Jr., Cameron, and one very special Great-great grandchild Kylie. As well he leaves to mourn his loss his second wife Agnes, son David, Tobi, Odette and granddaughter Ollwyn.
The changes that Charlie witnessed and participated in since his birth on May 22, 1918 to the present are phenomenal: from travel in the village by horse and buggy to travel in the global village by jet; from pen and paper letters to a Facebook page – he has seen and done a lot. His ability to learn and adapt to those changes created his uniqueness. His skillfulness at connecting and communicating with the many and diverse people that he interacted with is remarkable.
He enjoyed learning, and he appreciated life. He had the amazing gifts of conversation, interacting with others, seeing the best in people, and storytelling. His constant curiosity and his belief in his own ability to affect his world as well as his creative inventiveness while interacting with that world kept him youthful in spirit until the end. He had a larger than life impact on the many many people who knew and loved him. He will be remembered for his big Cheshire smile, generosity, and warm heart. He will live on in our stories, our hearts, and our big Cheshire grins.
Our family extends gratitude and special thanks to Dr. Kathleen Torrie, Dr. Anthony Booth and Dr. Francis Nuamah in addition to the numerous people who helped with all his health and personal needs.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at St. Philips By The Sea Anglican Church at 7113 Lantzville Rd. at 2:00PM on Friday March 18, 2016. In Lieu of flowers you might make a contribution to a charity of your choice in Charlie’s name.