CHARLTON, John Roger Blackburn John Roger Blackburn Charlton passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital on Saturday, January 12 at the age of 94. Beloved father of Thomas, Philip and Robert Charlton he is also survived by daughters in law, Aiko and Linda and grandchildren Sara, Michael, Kitoshi, step granddaughter Chiemi and her husband Giri, step grandson Taro and great grandchildren Kayden and Ailah.
He worked for most of his life as an executive in the chemical and adhesives industry eventually starting his own company. Upon retirement he pursued his lifelong passion as an artist and held a number of exhibitions of his oil paintings in White Rock and in Surrey. A kind, gentle and caring man he was a fund of information to all as he read widely and due to a photographic memory he could provide an answer to almost any question. As well as art he had a life-long love of classical music and always cherished the memory of his beloved wife Jean.
The family wishes to express its thanks to his daughter in law Aiko as well as his caregivers and friends who over the years have helped our father. We also extend our thanks to the staff at Peace Arch Hospital for their professionalism in our father's final days. In lieu of flowers we would ask that a donation towards the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, Suite 3-17918 55 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 6C8, (604) 574-4012, be considered.
A Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 18, 2013 at 10:30 am at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, BC.
Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca Dignity LogoVictory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522
Tuesday January 15, 2013
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