Charles Blackburn of Oliver, BC passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the Moog & Friends Hospice House in Penticton after a valiant, nine-year battle with stage 4 prostate cancer.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta on May 16, 1946, he lived most of his life in Maple Ridge, BC and Vernon, BC. Charlie was predeceased by his parents, Gaston and Angeline, as well as his brothers Raymond, Edward, Joe, and sister Rolande. He was joined less than a day later by his brother, Louis. Charlie is survived by his wife, Velma, his son Cary (Deanna), son James (Kellie), grandsons Ryan, Ethan, Elijah, granddaughter Ellianna, brothers Wilfred (Arlene), Bob (Mabel), Dan (Margaret), Gaston, sisters Eva (Joe), Emelda (Raymond), and Marie (Duane).
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00am Saturday September 17, 2016
St. Vital Parish
4905-50 Street Beaumont, Alberta
Memorial donations may be made to Prostate Cancer Canada
James and Kellie,
Our hearts hurt with you and you are in our prayers. Thinking of you as you and your family journey through the days ahead. May God be your comfort and peace and give you wisdom for the decisions you may have ahead of you.
Velma and family,
Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Charlie.
Lots of love
Noah, Rebecka and Irene Blackburn
To all the Blackburn family..Charlie will be missed by all…keep your memories of him close. You are in are thoughts and prayers.
Heather & Paul
Our deepest condolences to your family. May many happy memories eventually help to ease your loss.
With sincere sympathy from Dorothy Inkster and family.
Velma and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Charlie will be truly missed.
We’ll meet again .Raoul & I feel very fortunate to have known you even if for a short time. Who knows,might need another Charlie closet.So long friend
Velma, boys ,& grandchildren.
Our hearts are with you.