ROGERS – Charles Lucien born June 27, 1914 in Sherbrooke, Quebec passed away peacefully on Saturday April 1st. He wanted to go. Always active, cancer diminished his life. What a great man –devoted to his family, loving, generous, kind, fun, full of life and very protective and proud of his “girls”. Charles was one of 24 children! Nephews and nieces said,
“We had such great visits with Uncle Charlie.” “We loved him very much.” “We will remember him always, especially his humor!” “He was a dear person.”
Predeceased in 2004 by his wife of 64 years, Kathleen, he is lovingly remembered by daughters Rachelle, Laurette (Frank), Denise (Stephen), dear friend Edith Tullis and surviving brothers.
He fished commercially for 35 years —the best cook on the Pacific Ocean—then continued to work as a commissionaire, limousine driver “to the stars” and as a tour guide for Evergreen Tours enjoying many, happy travels with Kathleen. In 1986, Charles and Kathleen retired to White Rock from Vancouver. He continued as a volunteer driver for the Canadian Cancer Society (5 years) and his neighbours. He will be so greatly missed.
Special thanks to Dr. Michael Bourke, Gerda, Judy, the Home Care workers and Home Health nurses and the staff and nurses in the Palliative Care Unit of Peace Arch Hospital, especially Lori.
We will celebrate his life in a private gathering and remember the wonderful family dinners when Dad loved roasting a turkey and baking pumpkin and lemon meringue pies. We love you Dad. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 15521 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC V4B 2R4.