April 23, 1932 – May 3, 2018
Following months of warm and compassionate care by the staff at Inglewood Care Center in West Vancouver, Charlie passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, shortly after his 86thbirthday. Born in Fort William, Ontario, Charlie graduated from Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, and earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick. Following 5 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, he completed his MBA from the University of Western Ontario. His business career included executive work for various companies and consulting internationally in many industries. Following retirement he volunteered with Canadian Executive Services Overseas (CESO) in Malaysia, Romania and Honduras.
Family and friends remember Charlie for his sense of humour, his love for story telling and for being an incorrigible prankster. He was an accomplished long distance runner, setting Masters Marathon records across western Canada. A handyman who could fix anything, he loved to putter on endless projects around the house and at the family cabin in the Pasayten Valley. Charlie loved socializing with his many friends and family, who will have fond memories of canoeing, hiking, fishing, camping, and skiing with him and getting soaked by his cannonballs. He will be missed by his loving and tolerant wife of 54 years Ann, daughter Kathy (David) Williams, son Greg (Beth) Kingston, son Jamie Kingston (Lara Kelly) and five grandchildren, Mitchell, Madelyn, Luke, Gemma and Juniper.
A Celebration of Charlie’s Life, will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Marine Room at the West Vancouver Seniors Center, 695 21st Street.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC.