Charles Brooker passed away peacefully on December 18, 2020 at the Meaford Hospital at the age of 88.
Charles was predeceased by Joyce Brooker (nee Martin), his wife of 62 years. He was the proud father of Marc and Todd, father-in-law of Lisa and grandfather of three granddaughters and one great granddaughter.
He will be remembered fondly by his siblings Bob, Jim and Ruth, and was predeceased by his sisters Barb and Phyllis.
A resident of the Town of Blue Mountains since 1999, Chuck was an avid skier at Blue Mountain where he was a lifetime member of the Toronto Ski Club. In the summers you would see Chuck riding his bike on the Georgian Trail between Thornbury and Collingwood.
A successful athlete and hockey player, in 1935 and again in 1955, Chuck helped his team, the KW Dutchmen, win the Allan Cup. In 1956 Chuck represented Canada as a member of the Canadian Team competing at the Olympic Winter Games in Cortina, Italy. Chuck was a key member of the team registering 7 points in 5 games en route to winning the Olympic Bronze Medal. After the Olympics, Chuck was a player/coach in Kitzbuhel, Austria. He returned to Waterloo in the early 60’s to coach the Waterloo Lutheran University team.
Chuck was a salesperson all of his life. He sold everything from insurance to greeting cards to heavy equipment and finally golf carts, where even at 70 years of age, he was the top selling salesperson for Club Car across the country.
He was loved by all he met and will be missed most by his family and friends.
A celebration of Chuck’s life will take place at a later date.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca