Charles (Chuck) Henry Shields

Chuck passed away peacefully at Village by the Station after a battle with Alzheimer’s.

Born in Evansburg, Alberta, the third child of Elsie and Raymond Shields.

Predeceased by children, Julie Shields (8) in 1974 and Keith (20) in 1979; brothers, Albert, Eddie and sister, Mary.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean Shields and children, Connie Morris (Ron) of Lardeau, BC, Betty Armstrong (Peter) of Penticton, Karl (Janelle) and John of Burns Lake, BC; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Also left to grieve are sisters, Vivian Phillips (Edmonton) and Della Cassidy (Burns Lake) and brother, Don (Inez) of Burns Lake.

Chuck enjoyed and was proud of his grandchildren, Charles Watt, Leslie and Trevor Morris, Thomas Whitecotton and Paula Broadfoot, Karlyn and Kelvin Shields, Jaimie Wiebe, Tracy and Samantha Shields.

After a career in logging, Chuck moved to Penticton in late 1987 and made a new group of friends. A long-time member of the Legion, he enjoyed fishing and riding his bike, often returning to Burns Lake to visit family and to fish.

A Celebration of his Life was held Monday May 6, 2013.

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