Charlton, Gregory Louis, passed peacefully at Southampton Hospital on Tuesday, November 21 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Bonnie ,‘Honey’, for 47 years. Cherished dad to Rory (Heather) and Jordan. Treasured Poppa to his precious grandchildren, Brielle, Kaydence and Harmony.
Also survived by his devoted sister, Kathy (Drew), brother David (Donna), and very special brother-in-law, Roger (Deb), as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Lou & Kit.
How to describe someone as large as life?
First and foremost, Greg was all about family. He always delighted in having the whole crew here enjoying a wonderful dinner, canoeing down the river with the grandkids and travelling to Detroit, New Orleans and Tampa with Rory and Jordan on their many football trips.
Greg was a proud member of the UA, travelling across Canada, working on interesting, challenging jobs along the way. During these adventures, he made many lifelong friendships. He was proud of his accomplishments in the field, but nothing made him happier than having the opportunity to mentor young tradesmen as they began the road to journeyman status.
He was well known as an avid outdoorsman. He was in his element in nature, enjoying many hunting and fishing trips, (especially with Obie). He inherited his relentless pursuit of the game of golf from his dad. There was nothing better than a day at the course with friends and family.
Greg loved a good time and wanted everyone around him to enjoy themselves. His many friends and relatives have benefitted from his enthusiasm for food and cooking. These talents, he has generously passed to both Rory and Jordan.
He was famous for his varied taste in music, which often became part of any celebration.
The Charlton family want to thank Dr. Gibb, Dr. Lenehan in London and all the wonderful doctors and nurses at the Southampton Hospital. A special heartfelt thank you goes out to Dave Jacobi, Shamus and Roger for their constant care and support.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Southampton Legion on Saturday, December 2 beginning at 2 PM.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice.