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"OCA" 2007 Obituary


O'CALLAGHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-21 published
WHIPPS, Charles Bernard
Passed away peacefully and with great dignity on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 after a brief battle with cancer. Chuck was born December 14, 1930 in San Bernardino, California. He made his way to Canada in 1950 where he played for Toronto Balmy Beach Football team (Ontario Rugby Football Union champs in 1950) and made Canada his home after retiring from the U.S. Army in 1954. He worked in the tool business in Canada and the U.S., owning Strongridge Limited until 1996 and was a valued member of W.W. Sales right up until his death. Chuck will be remembered for his love of family and Friends, his laughter, his gift of storytelling and his passion for golf.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Maria; mother Betty WHIPPS sister Marcia BELL; brother George E. (Polly) WHIPPS; children: Georgia (Glenn) WIOR; Catherine (James) REID; Charles (Lorrie) WHIPPS; Suzanne (Desmond) O'CALLAGHAN and Danielle (Peter) WATERS stepchildren: Christina (Steve) RAMSEY; Pedro (Darlene) AMARO Paul (Vi) AMARO; grandchildren: PVC Michael WIOR, Robyn (Mark) Reid SPENCER, Caitlin, Daniel and Jared REID; Ben and Chelsea WHIPPS; Conor, Sean and Kathleen O'CALLAGHAN; Shane and Shelby WATERS; Sean and Kyle RAMSEY; Jared AMARO and Michael AMARO. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and Marguerite MARLATT, the mother of his 5 children.
At Chuck's request, his remains have been cremated. Please join us for a celebration of his life to be held on Sunday, June 24, 2007 from 1 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. at The Brampton Golf Club (Maple Room) located at 7700 Kennedy Road South in Brampton. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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