Charles “Charlie” Etienne Loiselle

November 7, 2022 27 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with great sadness in our hearts that the Loiselle family share that our brother Charlie Loiselle, left our sides in the evening of November 2nd, 2022.

Charlie was born to parents Edouard and Lucette Loiselle, on April 4th, 1948, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Both his father (Edouard Loiselle), and his mother (Lucette Plamondon) predeceased him. 

His siblings, Joanne (Roger) Bouvier, Louis (Gwen) Loiselle, and Ginette (Rick) Volpato survive him.  His Stepdaughter, Jennifer Santangelo, survives him, He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Jacqueline Bouvier (Guy Fenez) and Joel (Crystal) Bouvier, and Neil (France) Loiselle and Ellyse (Matt) Johnson.  Great nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins from both sides also survive him. 

Charlie’s life journey spanned 74 years, and involved plenty of adventure.  He spent 37 of those years as a very successful businessman, who was reputed to be able to “Sell Ice to Eskimos”.

Charlie had numerous interests, which included, hockey, football, soccer, travel, fishing, race-horses, and his most recent crown, GESA, or Greater Edmonton Shuffleboard Association.  He greatly enjoyed the game of shuffleboard during his time spent in Arizona, and had a vision to bring it to the Edmonton area.  As he always did, Charlie jumped in with both feet to create GESA.  He took it from an idea through to the premier shuffleboard organization it is in the shuffleboard world.

Charlie most always did things “His Way”, and for the last leg of his life journey on his way to the “Pearly gates of Heaven”, once again, “He did it His Way”.

He was enduring plenty of pain, and he was suffering, and in his final days, all he could think of was to spare his family the unkind memories of the pain.  Medical Assistance In Death, (M.A.I.D.) came to his rescue, and were so kind, caring and empathetic to his needs, and to our family.

During his final weeks, the doctors and nurses of the Strathcona Community Hospital, the Misericordia Hospital, the Grey Nuns Community Hospital, and the Capital Care Norwood Choice, all in the Edmonton area, did their level best to care for our brother.  All of them should be proud of the care they extended Charlie during the last two weeks of his journey. At times, there was confusion, and sometimes failure, yet they continued to find ways to resolve his pain and suffering until it was under control.  When M.A.I.D allowed him to qualify for the M.A.I.D. program, they were all brave, they laughed with him when he joked and laughed with them. 

My brother gave me a gift, in allowing me to become his caregiver, his rock, all the while being my rock, to give me strength to carry him though.  

He is missed, and will always be missed, however he would want you to think of a good moment, a kind moment, or a funny moment you shared with him, and hang on to that.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers or other any expressions, you consider making a donation to M.A.I.D.,  Jocelyn House Hospice in Winnipeg, Manitoba, or any Cancer research of your choosing.

 A “Celebration of Life” will be planned in the Winnipeg, Manitoba area, in the summertime 2023. Details will be updated here ASAP. (Expected to be Mid-July)

 A “Celebration of Life” “Charlie’s Leaving the Planet Party” is being planned, at the Ottewell Curling & Golf Club, 4205 – 102 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday November 25 th , 2022 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

 

 

  1. So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing May he rest in peace

  2. Wonderful words spoken from the heart. Charlie was one of a kind and touched so many lives.
    Rest In Peace, dear man. ❤️

  3. We have lived next door to Charlie for many many years, we are both so sorry for your loss, he was a very “nice” man.
    Wally & Jennifer Kirk

    • So sorry to hear of Charlie passing. We have fond memories of our trips to the farm many years ago and our crazy time down in the Cayman Islands, and the blast we had when you came to see us in Oakville . Ont Rest In Peace brother’

  4. To Charlie’s brother an sisters and all his nieces and nephews,stepdaughter.Gerry and I were very saddened in the passing of Charlie.He touched many people along his journey on earth. He loved life and challenges. I have so many memories of our childhood and of course as adult. He was truly special and one of a kind. He will be sorely missed by all. In times of sorrow love heals and in times love remembers. You have our deepest sympathy. Gaëtane and Gerry ❤️🙏❤️

    • Rest in Peace Charlie
      you have given so much for shuffleboard.

      Thank you
      it was a pleasure to know you and respect you from Foothills Shuffleboard Association

  5. Deepest sympathy to the family. Charlie was truly special and one of a kind friend. He will be sorely missed.

    Bertine Tremblay

    • I was very privileged to meet Charlie in my teen years & have him as a life long friend for more than fifty years. Being by his side till the end, we laughed
      together & had so many good times.
      You are a precious friend & I will never forget you. I love you.
      Deepest sympathy to all his family & friends.
      RIP Charlie & see you on the other side .

  6. I was shocked and heartbroken to hear of Charlie’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of him as a young man in Powerview where I spent many happy hours at the Loiselle house. I am happy we got to reconnect in Arizona a few years ago. To Joanne, Louis, Ginette and families, Les and I send our heartfelt sympathy. Although you must be so very sad to be without him, it is so difficult to stand by and watch someone you love in so much pain, unable to do little to help. Thank goodness for MAID; Charlie was able to leave this world on his own terms. I hope he is up there joking and beating everyone at shuffleboard. I know Lisa welcomed him, along with many others who loved him. Wishing you comfort and peace as you travel your grief path. Much love, Les and Roberta

  7. Thank you Charlie for the years we worked together.
    Thoughts and prayers to the family

  8. To Charlie’s family, we offer our deepest condolences.
    We will definitely miss him and his great sense of humour. We have some good memories of games of shuffleboard in Arizona with Charlie and friends.
    He was a great guy. Ed and Linda Prociuk

  9. Nov 9 2022
    Our deepest sympathy to the families ,
    We will all miss you
    The Innisfail Shuffle Board members

  10. So sorry to hear Charlie had left. He was an amazing man to be associated with. No matter what the subject Charlie had an opinion and was never afraid to share it. Charlie will be missed and not forgotten.

  11. Sorry to hear of Charlies passing. We stayed connected over the years with our Eskimo’s connection. Many childhood memories!

  12. My prayers and thoughts to all his family.
    To his GESA members who were like a family to him in my belief.

  13. Sending condolences to Charlie’s family and friends. Charlie will be missed by so many. This was shocking news obviously not shared (Charlie did his way). Will miss Charlie dearly he had become just like a brother to me we shared a lot of time together with me helping out with shuffle. Charlie also taught me a lot about shuffle I will always hear him saying “ keep the house clean and make your hammer” which I live by.

  14. I was fortunate enough to be Charlie’s partner for his last shuffleboard tournament. And I’m proud that I was able to help him go out the winner that he truly was.

  15. Charlie you will be missed so much.Hope you made the fishing trip this summer. Bob Voyage.

  16. Charlie was always a welcome site when attending the shuffle tournaments… was good at remembering names.. a huggable and caring person but could beat your butts on the courts while at the same time giving advice. He will truly be missed.

    The Poopsters

  17. We are very sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing, our sincere condolences to his family and friends

  18. Charlie was a great friend here in Arizona, in Greenfield Village as a Winter resident, he had made many friends, and left us with many good memories.
    I will miss him forever. Good bye my friend, rest in peace.
    Elmer & Norma Lang

  19. The words needed to remember Charlie are hard to find. He was a person of exceptional quality; he gave all of himself and a lot more in all is enterprise’s.
    Charlie we feel privilege to be able to call you, our friend.
    You will be miss by a great number of people specially us.
    Nicole & Bert

  20. Charlie was a super man in everything he accomplished! Thanks to him for getting the Ottwell Shuffleboard going! We will cherish all our memories with him while being in his company! Thanks Charlie
    We love you and will always remember our times together. Lorne, Lynn, and Tammy Bell

  21. Rest Easy Charlie! Sending condolences to the family and friends. His welcome to new members of the shuffling club were evidence of the person he was. He will be missed greatly by many.

    Lucy Broen

  22. Uncle Charlie
    I have too many good memories with you to even begin.
    You did it your way in everything you did.

    we’ll miss you.

  23. This is Richard and Mariette Joyal Sorry to here here about lost of Charlie Only found out tonight threw Charlie Gerlach a friend. I was looking forward to seeing him shortly as we are in St Albert for the week at our daughter’s place I am at a loss for words of sympathy Our family of Joyal’s here in Winnipeg are thinking of your sorrow and are with you to wish you the best at this time

  24. Charlie was instrumental in establishing the Greater Edmonton Shuffleboard Association, and I enjoyed working with him on that project.
    I will also fondly remember the time that Charlie and I were able to spend together in the week prior to his passing. Charlie faced his terminal illness with a grace and strength of character that is rare and admirable.
    My deep condolences to Charlie’s family. I know that Charlie will be sadly missed by all.

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