Chuck was a friendly, laid back type of guy. You didn't know many people like him. He was spontaneous and filled with life! Nothing could stop him from his hunting trips, fishing trips, motorcycling trips and any other trip that would keep him busy. If you stopped by his house at any given time...you would find him tinkering around in the garage trying to fix something. If he wasn't home...he was probably at the local pub enjoying a few 'brewskies' or what he also liked to call 'hydraulic sandwiches'. If he wasn't right at the bar making new cronies, he was probably on the dance floor. From what I hear, he was quite the 'disco duck' back in the day. He had a passion for music. He had no problem with packing up his stereo equipment with his hundreds of CD's as long as it meant having a good time with everyone. As a kid, I remember him heading off our block party with the speakers in the back of his truck playing some American music while us kids followed him on our bike up and down the street! He knew how to party!!!!
Ya, Chuck was an extremely fun and outgoing person, but he was also compassionate and caring. He never had a problem helping anyone do anything. The grandchildren were very entertaining for him as was he to them. He loved being a 'Pappy'.
I really could go on forever about what my father means to me and how he has touched so many people. I am so thankful for the time I had with him. Nothing will fill this new void in my life.
Please, share some stories, short and long; sad, funny or just memorable. He would want us all to laugh and carry on.
Dad (a.k.a. Popsickle!) We all love you and will always miss your smiling face and your sense of humor!