Charles William “Charlie” McLarty, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Red Deer on November 9, 2012 after a long illness. He was born November 3, 1947 in Coronation, AB and raised on the family farm in Silver Heights, AB. As a young man he moved to Red Deer to work in the oil field where he met and married Jacqueline “Jackie”, a nurse from Saskatchewan, and together with their children, they moved all over Canada for more than two decades before returning to Red Deer. An avid hunter, fisher, and rodeo fan, Charlie is survived by Jackie and their two daughters Michelle and Marion. There will be no immediate service as a memorial will be held for in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society.