GARBUTT, Charles Albert “Chuck”
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Charles Albert Garbutt “Chuck” on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, after a most courageous battle with amyloidosis. Loving partner for 28 years of Janet and best friend and doggie dad of “Oakley”. Dearest father of Brad (Karen), Cathy (Brian), Kim (Gord) and Todd (Kris). Cherished brother of Judy (late Mac), and Marilyn (Josie). Brother-in-law of Cathi (late Tom) and Jack. He held a special relationship with nephews Bill (Sandy), James (Lisa), Luc (Rachel) and Zach (Taylor), and nieces Terri (Dale) and Maggie. Chuck will be greatly missed by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-nephews and many friends.
Moving to Muskoka in 1998, Chuck devoured what the seasons had to offer. He loved the outdoors, spending countless hours hiking, canoeing, X country skiing and snowshoeing. Many a summer afternoon was spent sipping a cold beer, sharing peanuts with the local chipmunks or cruising in his ’66 Nova. The grass was always a work in progress, but his gardens were a work of art. An avid baseball fan Chuck could often be found in Dunedin catching some of the spring training games and then later at the dome in his favourite spot, behind first base.
Special thanks to the staff and volunteers at Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville for their tender care in Chuck’s final days with us.
A celebration of life will be held at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. with visitation from 1:00 p.m. If desired, donations to Algonquin Grace Hospice or the Canadian Amyloidosis Support Network Inc., https://madhattr.ca/support-hac/ would be appreciated.