Charles COLLIER

COLLIER Charles E. 1912-2008 Charles Edward Collier passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at the Red Deer Nursing Home at the age of 96 years with his son Fred and daughter-in-law Lois at his side. Charles was born in Connersville, Indiana to Otis and Myrtle Collier on February 2, 1912. He was a 1930 graduate of Bentonville High School in Indiana. On May 15, 1939 Charles was united in marriage to Mary Magdalene Delaney. They lived in various locations of eastern Indiana and while they were living in Connersville, three sons were born to them. In July 1962 Charles, Mary and their youngest son Fred moved to the Lesleiville district of Alberta, Canada. They later moved to an acreage in the Hespero district, where he lived until 2006, from there he moved to the Eckville Manor. Charles enjoyed working with mules, playing cards, moose hunting, fishing and especially loved camping and quading in the west country of Alberta. Charles was also very proud of his work as a chemist during the Cold War at the uranium enrichment facility in Fernald, Ohio. Many winter vacations (approximately 20) were also enjoyed with Mary near Yuma, Arizona. Charles is survived by his sons Wayne (Judy) of Connersville, Indiana and Fred (Lois) of Red Deer, Alberta, his seven grand- children, Patrick (Dawn) of Indianapolis, Indiana, Michele of Connersville, Indiana, Brad of Connersville, Indiana, Brent (Tracey) of Indianapolis, Indiana, Andrea (Mark) Harmeyer of Milton, Indiana, Stephen (Yuga) of Langley, British Columbia, and James (Kelly) of Marysville, Washington and thirteen great grandchildren. Charles was predeceased by his wife on April 17, 2003, his eldest son Edward (Carol) of Connersville, Indiana on October 12, 1998, parents, stepmother, brother, step- brother, and stepsister, A memorial service will be held at the Hespero Community Hall on Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 2:30 pm. with Pastor Dennis Burriss of the Bethany Baptist Church of Red Deer, Alberta officiating. If friends desire, tributes may be made to The Eckville Manor in care of the Lacombe Foundation 4805 C&E Trail, Lacombe AB, T4L 1V9


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