Charles DUNLOP

DUNLOP Charles Mitchell. Nov 29, 1922 – Oct 7, 2012. Charles Mitchell Dunlop, late of Abbotsford, British Columbia, passed away on October 7, 2012 at the age of 89. He is survived by his two daughters, Lin James ( Daniel ) and Marilyn Merrett. Grandchildren, Heather Merrett, Kris James, Sharlene James, and Jacques Falardeau. Great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Joshua Staetter. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years Gladys Elda Dunlop (nee Hubbs), born in Indian Head, Saskatchewan. Charlie was born in Victoria, BC to parents Charles Mitchell Dunlop of Scotland and Mary Josephine Scarborough of England. They moved to Vancouver when he was young and he found work as a caddy at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. This is where his love of the game started. He was an avid golfer and a good one as the many trophies attests to. He was a member at Chilliwack Golf and Country Club for many years. In his later years he became very involved with the Junior Programme at Valley Driving Range and enjoyed teaching and socializing there. He joined the Seaforth Cadets at the age of 15 and enlisted in the military in 1940 at the age of 17 ½. When the call came in 1942, he volunteered and joined the FSSF (First Special Service Force), the joint Canadian / US task force and went to Helena, Montana for his training. England, Italy, Sicily and North Africa were areas he “visited”. The majority of his peace time service was with the Queens Own Rifles. Charlie was a proud soldier, with a strong sense of honour and he served his country 30 years in both war and peace time. Charlie also worked for Matsqui Correctional Institute from 1975 – 1984. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 2:00pm at Henderson’s Fraser Valley Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC. Tributes and condolences may be left at:

Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

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