McGill, Charles Campbell
Charlie passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the age of 84, on January 23, 2011 at Cheam Village in Agassiz BC.
Born in Greenock, Scotland on November 15th, 1926. He spent his youth playing football (soccer) and passed on his love of the beautiful game to his children and grandchildren. He was a fan, player, coach, referee and Peace Arch Delta Soccer Association board member.
Charlie served in the British Merchant Navy as an electrical engineer and had many adventures traveling the globe. Including a year in Australia which found him riding a motorbike across the Outback with a rifle strapped to his back to ward off Dingoes. After returning to Scotland, he married his sweetheart Mary Loraine and in the fall of 1955 they sailed on the T.S.S Neptunia to Canada. After a year of living in Niagara Falls, Ontario, they found the weather not to their liking and headed west to BC, eventually settling in White Rock, where they raised their family. His career as an electrician found him participating in the construction of the George Massey Tunnel, BC Place, Bentall Centre, McBarge at Expo 86, Sears in Chilliwack, and many more prominent places around BC, including his own building, the Peace Portal Golf Driving Range. Charlie was an original board member of the Handy Dart program. Retiring in Sechelt, BC, Charlie and May enjoyed the life of snowbirds. Winters in California and summers on the Sunshine Coast was a retirement well-earned and enjoyed.
Charlie is predeceased by his Mother Jane, Father Charles and Sisters Mary and Euphemia. He is survived by his brother Archibald of Huddersfield, England, wife May, sons Charles and David (Mayumi) and daughters Fiona (Shaun) Delcourt and Moira (Perry) Wegner. Grandchildren, Kayla, Eric, Scott, Ryan, Ian, Davis, Rina, May and 1 great grandchild on the way.
Charlie was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank Dr. MacIntosh, the Nurses and Staff at Cheam Village for providing compassionate care to Charlie over the last 2 years.
Henderson’s Funeral Homes
& Crematorium Ltd.
45901 Victoria Ave, Chilliwack
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