Charles Tyne STOKOE

May 9th, 1921 – November 18th, 2016 Chuck was the son of John Tyne and Maisie (Masson), original homesteaders in the farming community of Altario, Alberta. After his father’s passing when Chuck was 7 years of age, he and his six siblings helped his mother on the farm during the 1930’s. When WWII broke out, Chuck enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and served on board HMCS Edmundston K106 with duties in the Pacific and Atlantic. Chuck met his wife Helen Doris Macleod, a WREN stationed in Prince Rupert, where they had two children before moving to Calgary. Their time in Calgary brought another son and many adventures with numerous foster babies, as well as raising horses on their acreages in the Saddle Ridge and Delacour areas. In the 1980’s Chuck and Helen moved to the North Shuswap area where Chuck built houses until he was well into his 70’s. After Helen’s passing in 1998, Chuck moved to Armstrong for several years and then finally to Kelowna. During that time, Chuck travelled the world extensively and had many albums full of memories of trips to such places as China and Mongolia, the Netherlands, Antarctica, Turkey, parts of South America and the Philippines. His favourite trips were to Australia where, in his 80’s he climbed to the top of Ayres Rock. He is survived by his daughter Susan (Mark) Richardson, sons Randy (Debbie), and Grant (Nancy), three grandchildren and two great grandchildren, as well as one brother, Bob. The family would like to thank the staff at Brookhaven Care Centre and Mountain View Village, where Chuck spent his last few years, for their loving care. Chuck passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and set sail on his final and ultimate journey. Bon Voyage, Gramps! No service will be held, at Chuck’s request. Raise a toast to Chuck and remember his smile. Cremation arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services in West Kelowna (250) 768-8925. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com


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