Passed away on June 12, 2013 at the age of 82.
He is survived by his
loving wife of 58 years, Barb as well as his son Doug Charman and wife Heather of Calgary, AB; three daughters: Leanne Osmond and husband Joe of Stalwart, SK, Brenda Charman and partner
Steve Guidi of Kelowna, BC, Lorraine Schuler and partner Dave Austin
of Gresham, OR.; eight grandchildren: Christopher Charman, Patricia Charman, Dorthea Tilson and husband Joel, Isaac President, Jacob President, Barbie Skywalker and husband Anakin, Karleen Schuler and Ali Schuler; three great grandchildren: Anna, Caleb and Sam Tilson. Fred is also survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dave and Carol Ann Street of Victoria, BC; cousins: Lorraine (Gary) Garde of Tigard, OR, Noreen (Howie) Cronk of
Victoria, BC and Heather (Don) Aikenhead of Duncan, BC; sons-in-law: Karl Schuler of Portland, OR and Dan Dearborn of Kelowna, BC. His parents George and Nora and sister Grace Young sadly predeceased him. Fred was born in
Regina in 1930, later settling in Victoria in 1943.
Following three years of service with the Seaforth
Highlanders in Germany, Fred returned home to marry the love of his life, Barbara Fricker, they moved to Kelowna in 1955. Fred worked at Noca Dairy and eventually went into the insurance business with Carruthers and Meikle and
J.T. O’Bryan, retiring with Canadian Northern Shield in 1993. Fred has the distinction of being Kelowna’s first RCMP Auxiliary constable and was a proud member of
the Kelowna Jaycees and the Westbank Lion’s Club.
He will be remembered as a family man with a love for life, whose greatest pleasures came from gatherings of friends and family, tinkering with electronics and watching
sci-fi/horror films. We will cherish his memory for a lifetime. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 24th at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Due to Fred’s frequent flyer miles at KGH, donations may be made to the Kelowna General
Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street,
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2.
Condolences may be sent to the family
by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com