Peacefully at home in Grand Bend on September 26, 2014 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of 45 years and best friend of Linda Matte. Devoted father of Jeffery and wife Mercedes, Laurie Matte and husband Stephen Dupuis. Adoring grandpa of Samantha Matte. Loving brother of Dolores Bellemore and brother-in-law of Cindy Tiede. Caring uncle of Tammy Bellemore, Sasha and Heidi Tiede and great uncle of Dalton Bellemore. Chuck was a dedicated firefighter with the Windsor Fire Service for 36 years, retiring as District Chief. He was also a Third Degree Member of The Knights of Columbus, Council # 4924. Chuck was a devoted family man and the kind of person who genuinely cared for those around him. He was a loyal, hardworking man who was respected by those who knew him and will be fondly remembered by many. He shared a love of fishing, sports, cars, and especially family getaways. Chuck will be deeply missed and his memory will be treasured. If you so desire, donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Families First East Windsor, 1065 Lauzon Road (519-969-5841). Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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