March 11, 1923 – August 4, 2013
Charlie passed away surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox on August 4, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was pre-deceased by his parents Capt. Charles Emil Nordin and Alvina Nordin, his siblings; Harry, Vera Murray, Irene Davis, Edith Rigby and Gloria Draper. Charlie is survived and will be lovingly missed by his wife of 60 years, Eleanor, his children Dan (Claudia), Chris (Melody) and their daughter Sania. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Charlie service in the Navy from Nov 26,1942 to Oct 23, 1945 and saw war service on the high seas. After his years in the military, Charlie worked as a marine engineer for the rest of his working life. He was a member of the Evergreen Seniors and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 Comox. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, golfing at Longlands, travel and gardening. Charlie was a wonderful husband and father and a kind, thoughtful and caring friend.
If friends so wish, donations in Charlie’s memory made to The Canadian Cancer Society, #102, 1509 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2K6 would be appreciated.
A Celebration of his life will be held on Friday August 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm from Comox Valley Funeral Home, Reception & Cremation Centre, 1101 Ryan Road Courtenay, B.C.