Passed away peacefully with family by his side on July 27, 2012 at 81 years of age. Beloved companion of Velda Gardiner for 30 years. Charles is survived by son Chris (Julie) Emery of B.C., Kathy Brooks of Sarnia, Jeff Emery, Todd Emery of Sarnia, Eric (Margaret) Emery of Stoney Point. Brother of Judith Gilbert, Richard (Mary) Emery, late Phil Emery (2011), Shirley Nantais, Elizabeth Ann St. Antoine. Dear grandfather of Erin, Natalie, Jennifer, Samantha, and Chuck Emery, Krystie (Allen) Letang, Derek Brooks, Janis and Jeff Eagleson, Carey (Glenn) Beardsley, Christopher Aishford, Lisa (Grant) Schiller, Kevin Climie and 5 great-grandchildren. Chuck will be sadly missed by his extended family – Carolyn (Bruce) Climie, Brenda (Glenn) Aishford, Marie Gardiner (Wray) Lawrence, Evelyn (Rob) Eagleson, and Lorna Gardiner. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Chuck was a retired engineer for 46 ½ years with C.N. Rail and Via Rail. He was avid boater and lived life to the fullest. Special thanks to all of the staff on Margaret Brown Wing at Iler Lodge for your love and compassion. Chuck is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Andrew Stulp officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society. You may send your condolences or view his life Tribute Video online at www.kennedyfh.com

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