March 29, 1949 – Nov. 2, 2009
Bruce Charters, 60, of Castlegar
and Trail, BC died suddenly in his
apartment on November 2, 2009. He was
pre-deceased by his beloved step-father,
John (Jack) Alfred Charters three months ago.
A memorial service was held on
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
at 10:30am at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Castlegar with Father Clarke officiating. Matt Gallo delivered the very touching and memorable eulogy about their long friendship. Rudy Baff lovingly provided the music and a memorable speech about their shared companionship. Doreen Smecher and Lorraine Gallo gave the readings. Honourary pallbearers were Mary
Treloar, Wes Mercer, Lorraine Gallo,
Bob Ashbury, Ron Horlick and Hugo Smecher.
The C.W.I.C prepared and excellent and
delicious luncheon which was enjoyed by all. Many thanks to everyone who assisted with the service and especially to Father Clarke for his perceptive commentaries. A very special thanks
to Hugo and Doreen Smecher for their ever present guidance, care and love.
Bruce was educated at Stanley Humphries high School, Selkirk College and ICBC of Burnaby. He held a number of positions as draughtsman and surveyor but spent much of his career (32 years) as a lumber grader working for Slocan
Forest Products now called Springer Creek Forest Products. In this position he won a number of awards. Sadly missed by his mother, Bunny Charters,
step-sister Tanya Charters, step-brother Jack and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.