Passed away peacefully on March 24, 2016. He was born on April 20, 1922 and raised in Vernon, BC. Chuck grew up with a shovel in his hand, helping his father who was an avid amateur horticulturist, in the garden. This early experience of working alongside his father paved the way for what turned out to be a long and prestigious career in horticulture. When World War II broke out, Chuck joined the RCAF and served as a wireless operator for five years, earning the rank of Flight Lieutenant, and serving in places as far away as Burma. At the end of the war, Chuck took advantage of the educational opportunities his service offered, and went to UBC to earn a degree in Horticulture. This led to a position as Provincial Horticulturist, as well as to his serving on a committee as advisor to the Federal government. In 1953, he married Lorna, and they were together 60 years, until she passed away in 2014. They moved to Victoria in 1958. Chuck and Lorna loved traveling throughout the world. In addition to his love for travel, Chuck had a lifelong interest in photography, and was an avid crib player. Chuck is survived by three children, Pamela Carter, Jim (Pamela) Carter
and Linda (Joe) Novotny; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Kyle) Maxwell, Amanda (Jesse) Novotny and Grytt Young; a great grandson, Stanley Maxwell and a soon to arrive great granddaughter.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at McCall’s Downtown, Johnson & Vancouver Streets. Please send donations to Community Living Victoria, 3861 Cedar Hill X Road, Victoria, BC V8P 2M7. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mcallbros.com. McCall’s of Victoria, BC (1-800-870-4210)