Charles was a generous man, who put others before himself. He enjoyed life to the full. He was deeply religious and his belief helped him with life's struggles. He enjoyed music, and hymns in particular. He loved played the piano, and gambling. He would have a flutter on the horses everyday, although he was not that successful.
He gain a lot of pleasure from literature and had an extensive collection of "Classics" which he treasured. His favourate author was Dickens. He enjoyed writing until he had a stroke, which sadly robbed him of the use of his right hand. He had made a start on his memoirs.
He arrived in England in the 40's to make a new life for himself. He joined the RAF and saw active service. He was very proud of his contributions to the war effort and attended the annual memorial in Manchester each year. He trained as a wedler. In the 1970's he worked for McVities in Stockport, Manchester until his early retirement in the early 1980s.
He loved sport, cricket, snooker and football were his favourites. He was an avid Manchester United Supporter, and was surprised when most of his family supported their biggest rivals Liverpool FC.
He was married to Gladys, and had four children with her, Lynnette, Sharon, Anita and Philip. He had five grandchildren, Michelle, Antony, Steven, Alex and Sasha. His great grandchildren included Johnathan & Kerri.
He was diagnosed with cancer early in 2001 and died in hospital from this illness.
He is greatly missed and mourned by his friends and family. We will never forget him.
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