Charles SHIPPELT

SHIPPELT Charles "Charlie" Shippelt, born on January 14, 1924 in the Newhill district of Eckville to John and Annie Shippelt, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2006 at Red Deer Regional Hospital at age 82. In his early years he worked on the family farm and attended school in Newhill, during his teen years he worked on the Anton Plonka farm which he purchased later. Along with farming he also worked during winters at Burnstick Lake cutting trees and sawing lumber with his brothers. In 1973 he left Alberta and moved to Orangeville, Ontario to be near his sister Ann Riddell and family. A few years later he moved back to Red Deer and made his home there until his passing, which included a stay at Valley Park Manor. He was predeceased by his father and mother, six brothers, Joseph, John, Mike, Tony, Frank and Peter; three sisters, Julia Cakolas, Mary Fillip and Ann Riddell. He is survived by one sister Sylvia Montpetit of Red Deer and numerous nieces and nephews. Charles was a hard worker, charitable, conscientious and took great interest in his family and friends. He was an active sports enthusiast for both baseball and hockey which included coaching Stauffers Stompers hockey, scorekeeping, umpiring and supporting several local sports teams like the Red Deer Riggers and Red Deer Yamaha's. Funeral services will be held in the Jesuit Martyr's Catholic Church in Evergreen on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Internment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Evergreen Cemetery Fund. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com


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