REILLY, Charles. June 9, 1934 – June 15, 2012. With heavy heart we announce the passing of Charles Reilly on June 15, 2012 at his home in South Surrey, BC, Canada. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, to John Reilly and Flora Reilly (nee Urquhart), Charles was the second child and oldest son of 7 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Joyce (nee Beattie), and his 3 children, Diane, Kevin and Karen, as well as his much loved grandchildren, Liam, Kiera, Shonagh and Aidan. Predeceased by his younger brother John, Charles will also be lovingly remembered by his sisters May, Eleanor (Alex), Catherine & Anne (Bryce), his youngest brother Peter (Margaret) & their respective families.
Charles enjoyed a rich and varied life that carried him to all corners of the world in a successful career as a Marine Chief Engineer. His upbringing in Glasgow, together with his travels and experiences, shaped his views on life, and developed in him a philosophy of living founded on fairness, respect, and decency. Charles emigrated with his family to Canada in 1975, where he built a beautiful home with Joyce, and where he later enjoyed his retirement doing what he most loved to do, spend time with Joyce and his grandchildren, read extensively, and follow his beloved Glasgow Celtic. A thoughtful and dignified man, it was our privilege to have known him, to have loved him and to have had the pleasure of his company. His memory will be cherished, and he will be missed, as he will be remembered, with love and pride.
Family and Friends will gather at Victory Memorial Park to comfort one another and to share memories of Charles. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to a charity of your choosing. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca