Terry Charles of Nanaimo, BC passed away peacefully on February 13, 2016 at Nanaimo General Hospital.
Terry is survived by his brother and sisters, Tony Charles (California, USA), Maura Friar (Berkshire, England), and Paula Mooney (Perthshire, Scotland); daughter Kathi Bussey (Kamloops, BC), and granddaughters, Lee Lentz, Dana Lentz, and Renée Bussey.
Terry was born in Liverpool, England. He served in the British Army (5th BOD RAOC) as a Clerk Technician followed by service in the Liverpool City Police. Terry immigrated to Canada in 1956, where he later married Irene Konings in 1966. Terry and Irene (deceased 2013) raised their two daughters, Colleen (deceased 2006) and Kathi in Richmond, BC. Terry worked as a Supervisor in the Printing Department for CP Air (Canadian Airlines) for 25 years. Terry and Irene retired to Nanaimo, BC in 1989 to pursue their dreams, and join the Glenwright family and friends. Terry had many interests including electronics, travel, cooking, gardening and golf. He also volunteered with the Nanaimo Meals-on-Wheels program.
Terry will be remembered as a distinguished gentleman who was always singing happily and willing to lend a helping hand. He was a dedicated family man and led his family on many adventures, travelling extensively and visiting relatives.
The family would like to thank the staff at Nanaimo General Hospital for their care and attention during his final days.
A memorial service will be held at the TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH on Saturday, April 2nd at 12:00pm, 6234 Spartan Road, Nanaimo, BC. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously request donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.