Charles William Bunn
Born Nov. 30, 1944 at St. Pauls Hospital in Vancouver and passed away on Oct. 13, 2009 in Gibsons, B.C.
Charlie is survived by his wife Rosemary and his son Charlie. With his passing the world lost a genuine, good soul. Although he spent the last ten years of his life living in Gibsons near the ocean, Charlie was undoubtedly a son of Smithers. As a boy, Charlie played in Lake Kathlyn and was an alter boy in the Catholic Church.
As a young man, he worked a variety of jobs including commercial fishing off the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea. Later on, Charlie owned Smithers Jewellery, was a river guide, and worked in real estate. A larger than life character, Charlie will be dearly missed.
He is remembered for many funny stories including the time he rode a horse into the dance at the community hall, but also for kind and caring stories, such as helping down and out people with a few bucks and a warm meal. Charlie would always make time for you and would certainly go out of his way to help. He had a lot of great attributes. But at the end of day, he would make you smile and laugh. He was a great guy who just loved his family and loved life.