GIFFIN – Charles W., 83, of Liverpool, passed away suddenly in Queens General Hospital, on Friday, July 5th, 2013.
Born in Sable River, he was a son of the late Robie and Florence (Trefry) Giffin.
Charlie was owner and operator of several businesses over the years such as a lathe mill, mail contractor, Giffin’s South Shore Trucking, and taxi service to name a few. He was an honorary member of the Liverpool Firefighters Association and an original founding member and lifetime member of Queens County Ground Search and Rescue. He looked forward to his annual moose hunting trips and enjoyed many trips to Cuba after his retirement.
He is survived by his companion Gail Conrad, daughter Wendy (Karl) Bergman of Oona River, BC, sons Rick (BJ) of Lakelands, Charles of Kedgwick, NB. Seven grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, sisters Mona Dawson of Dartmouth, Pat (Ron) Giffin of Kentville, brothers Bruce of Cobble Ridge, BC, twins Rod (Helen) of Edmonton, AB, and Fred (Barb) of Florida. Charlie was loved and respected by all of his nieces and nephews too numerous to mention by name.
He was predeceased by his sisters Camillus and Hester, brothers Churchill and Robert and close nephew and best friend Pierce.
Visitation will be Thursday evening (July 11, 2013) from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to any charity. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Gary & Cavell Nowe
So sorry to hear of Charlies passing,our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Debbie Carrier (Freeman) & Maynard Carrier
So sorry to hear about the loss of Charles . I have known him for years .My thoughts
goes out to his Family & Friends . I have known all the family. May you rest in peace Charles . I WILL MISS YOU DEARLY ..
Donna and Bucky|Norman
Sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing our thoughts are with the family at this time. May your memories of good times help you through this sad time.
so sorry for your loss,thinking of you all at this very sad time
Darren Whynot & Lisa Tarr
We are Very sorry to hear of charlies passing may he rest in peace
Francis & Peggy Payzant
So sorrry to hear of Charlies passing, What a nice and Funny man he was, May he now rest in Peace!!! Our Thoughts and Prayer’s go out to his Children!!!
Queens County Ground Search and Rescue Ladies Auxiliary
On behalf of the Ladies Auxiliary we would like to extend our condolences to Charlie’s family. He was a great man and will be missed by many. RIP Charlie till we all meet again
Virginia Whynot/David White
Sorry to hear of Charlies passing. Charlie was a good neighbor & always fun to have a chat with.Prayers to you all.
Willard,Peggy,Troy and Tammy
Gail and family,
Just a line to let you know we are thinking of you.Willard was in Ground Search and Rescue with Charlie for many years.Thinking of you.
Sorry to hear of Charles passing. Irving Whynot and Family
Noweta Nickerson and Ron Zwicker (Milton)
So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing, …we all have fond Memories of Charlie , thinking of all of you , the family, as you go through this difficult time…stay strong ,and hold on to all the great times and memories
Our deepest sympathy
Rest in piece Mr. Charlie lot of good times with queens county ground search and rescue will always remember my first helicopter ride and actually only time in the air was with you during swiss air flight 111 you had a good chuckle that day. My thoughts and prayers to all the family.
To all of the Giffin family.
May the good lord be by Charlies side sharing a laugh, and having a sip of rum to make the story better..Rest in peace Charlie, My thoughts and prayers to the family.
Brian & Pam Foley
Sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing, you’re all in our prayers during this difficult time.
I am so very sorry that Charlie has passed away. My sincere condolences.
Sorry to read of Charlie’s passing. I knew the whole family when I still lived in Shelburne, years ago. I don’t know why, but I always thought
Charlie was a twin to Bruce. May God bless the whole family during
these difficult days.
Chippie , Rickieand Wendy, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and a dear long time friend . There will be a lot of chats I’m sure of days gone by about Charlie. he will be much missed by everyone who ever knew him take care and our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Sincere sympathy to all at this difficult time.
I knew Charlie all the years I did trucking from Halifax
to Barrington area . May God grant comfort and peace.
Lorrie Dawn Wolfe
Thinking of the family, sending love and prayers to you all. Charlie will be greatly missed.
Jamel & Rhonda Perry and Catherine MacEachern
Very sorry to read of Charlie’s passing; our condolences to the family.
Eldrige/Phyllis Whynot & Family
Our Thoughts Are With You In Your Time Of Sorrow.
MURRAY AND DONNA ROLFE
OUR CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE GIFFIN FAMILY.CHARLIE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.A VERY GREAT NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND.R.I.P.
Margo & Borden Hanley
To all of Charlie’s family: our sincere condolences on your loss. Anyone who knew Charlie knows he was one of a kind. He would give the shirt off his back to help a friend. Always a smile and a chuckle and a little story whenever you met him. He is now at peace and will surely be missed. God Bless.
We were so very sorry to hear of about Charlie. He will be missed very much. The hunting stories will be told for many years to come and he will be remembered in our hearts .God Bless you all.
Buck & Cindy Mooers
Bill & Darlene Dobson
So sorry to hear about Charlie. He was a wonderful man and we all thought the world of him. Our Deepest Sympathy to all the Family . With each story, each tear , and each tender memory a life such as his will always be remembered . We are so great full we had the chance to visit with him at Churchill’s Funeral. Our thoughts are with you
Dear Wendy and the boys…thinking about you..remembering your dads big ole smile whenever I seen him…theres a new angel, looking after you xo..love you Wendy!
Viv Croft (Whynot)
Sending my condolence to Charlie’s family. Good many times I be down ground search hall and in comes Charlie in dead of summer wearing a pair of rubber boots. He always had a great big grin and a story to tell ya. Gonna miss seeing you around. RIP Charlie…….
To Charlie’s family ,so sorry for your loss. I will miss his laughter and craziness,every time he head up the hill to visit dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
My condolences to all of Charlie’s family. Even though I don’t know his children, I do know a few of his nieces (Mary Oickle) and nephews and it was easy to see how much they loved Charlie and how much he loved them. I know he has left all of you with many treasured memories.
Deepest sympathy to the family
Val and John Kempton
To Gail and Charlie’s family – We are very sorry for your loss. Although I haven’t known Charlie very long, we still had a lot of fun making mincemeat and picking strawberries. Charlie had a wonderful smile and I couldn’t help but return that smile when we met. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love you.
Sandy Cross (Levy)
Wendy, Rick and families
So sorry to here about Charlie’s passing. He will be greatly missed, he was a man who wore many hats. He was a good man always there to help any one in need. We always had a few laughs although I had not saw for a few years now. You both take care
Was so sorry to hear of the loss of Charlie. He was a fun man who always had a smile & laugh for everyone. He loved the outdoors & was a great neighbour. My sincere condolences to the family.
Mike & Sandy Roy
To Devin and Dale,and the rest of the Giffin family ..so sorry boys for the lose of your granddad,he was a fine man and will be sadly missed …RIP Charlie.
I was saddened to hear of Charlies passing, prayers are extended to the family at this most difficult time.
Lynn& Steve Rafuse
Rick, Devin & Dale, Saddened to hear of Charlie’s passing.Always friendly & happy when we happened to meet him.Our condolences on your loss.
Mona and family
Charlie was a big influence in our lives and an inspiration to all. He will be sadly missed and forever loved.
Uncle Charlie was one of a kind. It’s nice to read through everyone’s memories of him. As I have said, Uncle Charlie was a kind loving man, and everyone’s memories of him will always bring smiles to our faces and give us a good laugh. He loved life and proved that each and every day. He would do anything for anyone. Any of my friends that met him always referred to him as ‘the little man in rubber boots’. He leaves behind a very large family, and I am sure each one of us has a special memory of him. I have a few, and will keep them close by and never forget his handsome smile.
Our condolences to all of Charlie’s family and friends.
Jim, True, Karen, Janice & JoAnne MacKinley
Shelley Day (Dawson)
I have many wonderful memories of Uncle Charlie. One special memory is how he called me “Carrott Top”; he made me feel loved every time he said it. Mom felt the same way when he called her “his Little Bunch of Sour Grapes”. We were blessed to have him in our life. xo
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Charlie always had a way to make me smile. My late husband (Peter Gordon Whynot) thought the world of Charlie and their trips to Cape Breton will be talked about for many years to come.
Cherish all the memories and know people care when your heart is hurting. xox
Lunenburg County Ground Search and Rescue Team
Condolences to the family and friends from all the members of Lunenburg County Ground Search and Rescue.
Uncle Charlie you will be deeply missed.He was always such a kind ,caring loving guy and you always felt at ease when he was around.I have many fond memoiries of the time i got to spend with him and the advice and guidance he gave me,some of which has helped me become the man i am today. You will be missed,but we’ll always have the great memories of the times we had together.Love Troy,Sherry,Courtney and Shelby Oickle
Eva, Wendy, Ricky & Charles
My heart is broken and feels your pain of loosing such a wonderful man. Charlie has always been a Dad to me, as you Eva was a Mom. Wendy has been my sister/best friends for most of our life. Ricky and Charles aways looked out for Wendy and I, especially as teenager. You whole family has been my family. So, today I share in your greaving and offer my deepest condolances to you all. I know Charlie is still looking down on us, and his favorite saying evrytime he saw me was” now you behave yourself”. yes Charlie I am behaving myself and can still have fun with it. I will miss you forever and you will always me in my heart. till we meet again.
Queens Ground Search and Rescue
On behalf of the members of QGSAR I extend our sincere expression of sympathy to the family, relatives and friends
of Charlie. He was a very valuable volunteer and a founding
father of the team. If we needed something “to fix something”
Charlie would say…”just a minute. I think I saw one of those up home” and away he would go. Sometimes sooner would turn
out to be later because if he didn’t have it, he hunted around until
he found someone who did have it and would convince them to “donate” whatever it was to the GSAR team. We will miss him dearly. Rest in peace Charlie.
So sorry to hear of your loss. He will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathies go out to all the family. Remembering the good times will help you deal with your loss. Love & light. Jeannette Rogers
Dorothy & Bill Butler
Pat, Ron, & Families
Sorry to hear of your brother “Charles” passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Our sincere condolences.
Dorothy & Bill Butler
Pat, Ron, & Families.
Sorry to hear of your brother “Charles” passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Our sincere condolences.
clyde and david whynot
so sorry to hear of charlie ,s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and allthis sad time
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Well God took another great man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. What can I say I new him all my life- We use to play road hockey right in front of his business on George Street 35 years ago, Then I served under his leadership in the Liverpool Fire Department and Ground Search. My fondest memories I think is of Charlie’s stories about Deer hunting and the Big Bear that use to break into his camp every year. Charlie you are gone but not forgotten for all that you did for Queens County. Darren Horton
Donna (Hawkes) West
So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Debbie & Maynard Carrier
Our Throughts goes out to the Family & Family . We will always miss you my dear .May you rest in Peace now. I will always remember the talk we had when we was in the hosiptal together. my dear .. . You have gone with the Angels now . Debbie & Maynard Carrier…..
David & Judy Whynott
we are very sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing, All the years I have knwn Charlie he always had the same great personality and was very freehearted and kind. We are sorry for your loss.Charlie had many friends.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
A good friend and neighbour, he will be missed.
Our Thoughts go out to all the family.
dave and tammy leblanc
Lots of great memories with charlie and Ground Search and Rescue, rest in peace my friend.