Charles will be missed by good friends Bryan Lavery, Gary Rowsell, Russ Oakes, Joe Saddy, Tim Warnell, Michael Campbell, Debbie Gilkinson, Shelley Carr and many more. Also eight nieces and nephews. Thanks to Stephen Peirone, Emanuela Frongia and Bruce Langford for their kindness and generosity, Dr. Thedore Vandeberg, and the team at University Hospital who brought clarity, comfort and compassion to Charles in his final days.
Charles has strong family connections to Wortley Village and has been a beloved personality in the village for the last fifteen years, will be missed by an extended family and community of good friends and coffee enthusiasts. In recent years, Charles, often described as larger than life, was a welcoming personality and fixture at the Mid-Century Modern Market at Western Fair Farmers' Market. Many others will remember Charles from Jensen's Guild House's early days on King Street and store-sitting for Tom Smits at Heritage Antiques on the former Talbot Block. Charles, an inveterate traveller, bon-vivant and bridge player, spent many winters in Puerto Vallarta, where he developed another set of steadfast friends. Charles was a charming raconteur and host and loved reminiscing about the former family cottage in Grand Bend and dined daily at Willie's Cafe for many years.
Charles’s body has been cremated. A celebration of life will be arranged at a later date.
In the meantime, remember Charles as you enjoy a nice meal.