01 August 2013

Broken wand: Charles Peterson

From the Linking Ring:
Charles (Chuck) Gilbert Peterson, 60, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, died March 6, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. His I.B.M. member number was 36840 and he had been a member since 2011. His life work was to help people with disabilities since he was blind most of his life. He was a social worker, working for the Government of Alberta for people with special needs and disabilities. He demonstrated with his own life that even with a disability you could do almost anything. He loved to cook, bake, sew costumes, and paint pictures, in addition to doing magic (which he did for small parties, birthday parties, and special events. He also played guitar and banjo, and was a real cowboy. He was active in the gay community and equal rights. Survivors include his husband, Dale; step-children Johnathan, Joshua (Katrina), sister Pauline, and father-in-law, Mike. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Cross Cancer Institute,11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G1Z2 
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From the Edmonton Journal:
June 14, 1952 - March 6, 2013

On March 6, 2013 Charles (Chuck) Peterson passed away from a long and lengthy battle with cancer at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 60 years.

He will be sadly missed and remembered by his husband Dale, stepchildren; Johnathan, Joshua, wife Katrina, sister Pauline, father-in- law Mike, mother-in-law (Deceased) Jane, niece Jackie, great niece Lori, nephew Cody as well as numerous relatives and loving friends.

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