Charles Gardiner

A photo of Charles Gardiner


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Sunday February 10, 2019
1:00 p.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Saturday February 9, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Charles Alfred Gardiner, son of the late Margaret VanLooy (Albert)& Alfred Gardiner (Muriel), passed away peacefully surrounded by his family that loved him dearly, on Tuesday February 5, 2019 at the age of 78 years.

Charles, affectionately known as “Charlie” and “Chuck” married the love of his life, Sue (Haydon) fifty-seven years ago.  Together they raised three children who made them very proud; Annette Lucio (Mark), Bill Gardiner (Jen) and Ray Gardiner who passed away in 2016.  They had the awesome adventure of being grandparents to Vanessa Lucio, Bill Gardiner Jr and Kate Gardiner as well as great-grandparents to Teagan, Pheobe, Owen and Ryker.    He will be remembered fondly by his siblings and their spouses Sharron Guyett, Pat Wright (late Mick), Cheryl Werne (Glen), Marion Reaume (late Al), Kathy Eade (Doug), Eve Gardiner (late Doug) and John Howard (Joyce).

Charlie was a long time employee of Southwestern Regional Centre where he quickly advanced from the position of a Health Care Aide to Residential Supervisor, then to Facility Supervisor and finally the Manager of Auxiliary services including Housekeeping, Laundry farm and gardens until his retirement in December 1996 after 34 years.  He and Sue enjoyed many years and many bonfires at their “summer home” in Campers Cove, Wheatley and winters in Florida.

Charlie was Scout leader of many years in Chatham at 1st Presbyterian Church troup # 9, where he shared his love of the outdoors and, and instilling his passion on the youth of serving others. He did so both as a Scout leader and Venture leader at work at SRC always wanting to get the “kids” there the same opportunities and organized many camping trips for them as well.  Charlie was a long time Jaycee in Chatham and was given the honour of Senator for his commitment to his community, including, chairing many community events such as both Christmas and fair parades, as well as the haunted house and the many sporting events and tournaments. He did all these not to just serve the community but to install those same values to his children.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home where visitation will take place on Saturday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.  A Funeral Service for Chuck, officiated by Pastor Bill Terris will take place on Sunday February 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Friends wishing to remember Chuck with a memorial donation are asked to consider either the Diabetes Society or the Kidney Foundation.

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Im sorry for your loss and im praying for comfort for you and the family!

so sorry to hear the passing of you dad bill and family

Sue and family, my condolences on the passing of Charlie. He was a very kind , easy going , loving gentle man. He was always happy go lucky and had good conversations while doing rounds at SWR centre. Charlie always had our back in any situation that arose . He will be missed by all but we do have great memories of a great guy.

Sending our thoughts and prayers to everyone.

My sincere condolences to the Gardiner family. Charlie was a great guy....he will be greatly missed.

Sue and Family: So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. I have many positive memories of the Jaycee/ Jaycettes and working together with both You and Charlie. Prayer for You and Yours during this difficult time.

I am so very sorry to hear of Charlie passing. He was truly one of the kindest more caring & generous people I knew. I pray the many memories & his significant contributions to many will bring you all comfort as you journey his loss.❤️

Marion, Cheryl and Families: So sorry the loss of your brother. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Aunt Sue, Annette & Bill - I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

Very sorry for your loss!! Xxo love from the Hoskins family!!

So very very sorry for the loss of a great and lovable man. We worked years with Charlie and enjoyed him so much.

Sue and family, Ben & I are so very sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Sue and family, Ben & I are so very sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Thinking of you Annette and your family. Prayers to all. Anne and Don Gammage

Sue & Family: So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. Had some great times with him on Chatham Jaycee projects! Deepest condolences.

" Charlie, may you be carried on the wings of grace to see the hope days yet to come and be thrilled by the glimpse ! " ^jh

Our sincere condolences to the Gardiner family. Rest In Peace Chuck.

My sincerest condolences to Sue, the family and friends of Charley.

My sincerest condolences to Sue, the family and friends of Charley.

Bill and Jenn I am sorry to hear of another loss to your family. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you always during these difficult times

Sue, Annette, Bill and families. So sorry for your loss. Lot's of great memories of him when Dave and he worked together. Keep all your memories of him close to your heart, but be sure to share them often!

Condolences to Sue and her family. Sending prayers and love at this difficult time.🙏🙏

Sue, bill, Jen, Annette, Mark, Sharon and Families Deepest Sympathies to you all. Charlie was and an incredible man with a gentle spirit, a kind heart and a contagious laugh. He will be greatly missed. Maureen(Moe) and Family

So Sorry to hear of your loss of Chuck. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

So sorry for your loss. Chuck was a great guy