With sad and heavy hearts the family of Charles Oscar Christensen wishes to announce his passing at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Saturday, May 11, 2013, blessed with 81 years of life.
Charlie was born in Nelson, on June 1, 1931 to parents Mary and Oscar Christensen. He married Rosemary Porter on August 21, 1954 and they raised two children. Charlie worked for the BC Telephone Company for 35 years as an installer. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Trail as well as the Sons of Norway. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Castlegar Golf Club for many years. Charlie also enjoyed curling, fishing, and spending time at the family cabin on Kootenay Lake in the summer and spending winters in Arizona.
He was predeceased by his brother Chester and nephew Bruce.
Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 58 years Rosemary, daughter Karen (Ed), son Rick, grandchildren Shannon, Maggie and Laura; Wyatt, Shandi, Stacy and Dylan, brother-in-law Andy (Betty) Porter, and nieces and nephews Doug (Denise), Holly (Derrick), Gordon, Jeff and Blair.
Cremation, in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel, has taken place and at Charlie’s request there will not be a service. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlie’s Memory, may be made to Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, 2000 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 2W7.