Charles (Chuck) DAVIS

Charles (Chuck) Davis was born in Abumdale, Alberta on the 15th day of May 1928. He went to Battleview School till Grade 5 and then he went to Willowby school till Grade 8. In 1945 he went to work on the Fabian Bridge as a carpenter, he then went cooking in the Wainwright Hotel. In 1947 he joined the Air Force and went to 413 Squadron, he went mapping the Arctic. He was one of the cooks. He met and became friends with the Governor General Viscount Alexander. He was then transferred to the 426 squadron and sent to Frobisher Bay. When his enlistment was up he took a job cooking at Uranium City and then went to Norman Wells. He worked at the Jasper Park Lodge as swing chef and went cooking in the Three Gables Hotel in Penticton. He then enlisted in the Army and was in the service corps in the catering division. In the 1950s when he got out of the army, he ran a little fruit stand on the Langley, Surrey boundary where he met his future wife Diane and her family. He worked for the BC government at Oakalla Prison and a year later he went to work at Agassiz in the correction camp. In 1965 he went to Mountain Prison as head cook till 1971. He went to work as head cook at the logging camps up and down the coast. He met so many people and taught them how to cook and can. If you can cook it, Chuck could can it. Many friends and family were the happy recipients of his cookies and peanut brittle.

In 1983 he married the love of his life, Diane. He was a great father to his stepchildren and all the other kids he took into his fold. He was an awesome grandpa to the 18 grandkids and three great grandchildren and he made scarves and toques for all. He made toques and scarves for the food banks and bought toys for those who didn’t have any. He was a wonderful man with a big heart and a bigger capacity to love so many. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and family.

His last words were “I Love You” to his wife. Till we meet again darling, you are my heart.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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