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After a long illness, Charles Meanley left us on Saturday, July 11th, to join his wife Shirley, whom he had dearly missed. Left behind are his two sons, Charles and Paul, his daughter in-law Lauri, who was there to comfort him in his final days, his grandsons Blake and William Meanley, Matt, Dylan and Joshua Davis. His nephews, Mark and Mell Marriot, Lee Sarty and Chuckie Campbell.

Born August 6th, 1933 in Chippawa, Ontario to William and Martha Meanley, the youngest of three sons. He is survived by his older brother Len. Like his oldest brother Bill, he went to work for Bell Canada where he went to work in the central office. In 1957, he married Shirley Urquhart sharing fifty six years of marriage.

In 1967, tired of Bell Canada moving him every couple of years, he joined General Telephone in Southern California. It was the perfect place to be for a self-professed car guy. He was a hardworking man, who could be counted on to help his sons fix whatever they had broken, no matter what time of day or night.

After retiring, Chas and Shirley, returned to their native Canada in 1996, building their house in Youbou, where dad could play with his old Chevy, sing in the choir, enjoy his family, and watch his grandsons grow into manhood.

Service will be held Saturday, July 25th at Trinity Lutheran Church, Duncan. Viewing at 11am with service to follow at 12:00pm.