November 2, 1916 – December 30, 2009
Charles Black passed away at Forest View Place in Clearwater, BC, at 93 years of age. Born in Redcliff Alberta, Charles worked in a coal mine in Canmore, AB, then as a trail guide in Banff, AB, before coming to BC in 1939 to live in Upper Louis Creek. He subsequently bought a ranch at Fadear Creek, and retired there.
Charles was predeceased by his wife, Katherine and his daughter, Betty. Both are at rest in the cemetery at Barriere, BC. He is survived by his daughter, Janet Germaine of Edmonton, AB; sons Lester Black of Vanderhoof, BC and Robert (Ruth) Black of Barriere; sisters Mary and Ramona; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
An avid hunter and fisherman, Charles also enjoyed riding his horse on the range. He was pretty clear on his opinions and beliefs, and he didn’t spend a lot of time wondering if something was right or wrong – he knew if it was.
A graveside funeral service was held for Charles Black on Saturday, January 2, 2010, where he was laid to rest beside his wife, Katherine. Donations in memory of Charles Black to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, 201-635 Victoria Street Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 2B3 Telephone (250) 372-3938 Fax (250) 372-3940 or by going online at http://www.heartandstroke.bc.ca/ Funeral arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services Ltd., Box 859, Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0, Tel. 250-672-1999.