Charles Frank Wood
October 26, 1920 – December 6, 2011
Born October 26, 1920 to James and Emily Wood in Vancouver, BC, passed away peacefully at the Campbell River and District General Hospital on December 6, 2011.
Predeceased by his parents, infant granddaughters Amy Noelle Wood and Emily Rebecca Wood, his loving wife Doreen (2008) and sister Jean Allan (2009).
Dad became a pen pal with Mom through a stamp magazine; she lived in British Guyana, South America and came to Canada and they were married in Vancouver December 1949. The moved to Namu where Dad was the wireless operator and also ran the local post office. An assistant postmaster position came available in Campbell River so they moved in 1953 and he worked until his retirement in 1982.
He and Mom enjoyed the many trips they took with the Happy Wanderers to Reno, Nashville, Spain and Hawaii. He was an avid reader, stamp collector, enjoyed watching the Vancouver Canuck games, but his passion was listening to music especially classical and opera. He started playing the violin at age 11 and was a member of the Vancouver Orchestra.
He is survived by sons David (Patti), Paul Wood of Maple Ridge, daughter Susan Lorentz (Alvis) and grandchildren Allison Wood Panter (Jay), Allan Wood, Steven Lorentz (Amber) of Edmonton, Derek Lorentz and Aiden Snyder. Also, great grandchildren Kolby Wood, Ethan and Zoe Lorentz. He will be missed by many who enjoyed Dad’s great sense of humour and his jokes. Special thanks to Dennis Lukey for your visits with Dad, he so enjoyed getting the NHL pool sheets each season.
Our family would like to express their special thanks to Dr. Robert Ramsay, the third floor nursing staff, especially Sarah, during his brief hospital stay. We appreciate your kindness and caring.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Sutton’s Funeral Home, 502 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 2:00pm. A reception of cake and refreshments will follow the Service. Cremation entrusted to Mission Hill Crematorium. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in memory of Charles may be made to the Heart or Kidney foundations.
Campbell River Funeral Home