Charles TYSON

TYSON, Charles C. Chuck Tyson died at the Red Deer Hospice on Monday, January 8, 2007 at the age of 68 years. In his last years, Chuck developed ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) with a frontal lobe dementia. His ever present grace, good humor and sweet temperament helped him, his family, and his care takers in this difficult, confusing, and demanding struggle for life. Raised in Stavely, AB Chuck later worked as a Greyhound Bus driver and a professional Social Worker. He loved both. In Calgary, he married Esme then moved to Red Deer where they raised their family. He was the Executive Director of the Red Deer Family Service Bureau later developing his own private practice. He mediated between teachers, parents and adolescents, as well as conducted Impact Programs. He enjoyed working with First Nation's people all over Canada. His good humor, straight feedback and strong listening skills served him well in all he did. He offered respect to all persons whatever their circumstances. Family and friends will remember him for his acceptance of life, his infectious laughter, his huge good will. A light has gone from our world. Whether cruising down the road, dancing with his wife, laughing and singing with friends and family, Chuck will be lovingly remembered. Grieving his loss is Esme, his wife of 32 years as well as by two daughters: Carli (Craig Haavardsrud) Tyson of Calgary and Stefanie (Brad) Brown of High Level; his sister Faye (Harry) Currie of Red Deer; her sons, Brad, Todd and Shayne White as well as by extended family and good friends. A Celebration of Chuck Tyson's life will be held at the Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67A Street, Red Deer on Saturday, January 13, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at If desired, memorial donations in memory of Chuck Tyson can be forwarded to the ALS Clinic care of the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation, 1H1.91 WMC, 8440 – 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7; ALS Society, Suite 400, 320 – 23 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB P2S 0J2; or the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6. In living memory of Chuck Tyson, a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park, Red Deer County.

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