Charles “Chuck” Parnell Shinners was born in Montreal, Quebec on June 3, 1946 and died at the Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie, BC on October 28, 2012.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife Helen and his devoted children: Kathleen (Jesse), Gerald (Misty), and Carolyn. He will be missed dearly by his adoring grandchildren: Keegan, Brianna, Vanessa and Kiana. His playful spirit and childlike joy was shared with limitless love for them.
Chuck is also survived by his loving brother Mike (Mary) with their children Kerry (Bruce) and Colleen, his sister’s children: Morae and Joanne with their families as well as many other nieces and nephews. He is now lovingly reunited with his parents Gerald and Dorothy and his sister Pamela.
Chuck was an admired and respected member of the City of Toronto Fire Department, the Knights of Columbus and many other organizations he contributed to both in Elkford and Ontario. He enjoyed sailing, hunting, ATVing and visiting with friends and family. Chuck will live on in the many hearts he touched and in his contributions to the community. His storytelling, laughter and support will be missed.
Chuck lived his life with love, honour and respect. Living the example of a good life, he encouraged those he loved to do so as well. He is now a guiding light in Heaven that cannot be extinguished. With love and gratitude Chuck was laid to rest on November 2nd in the Mountview cemetery in Elkford.
Messages of condolence may be made to the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.