February 7, 1927 - June 11, 2012
Charles Norval FitzPatrick passed away peacefully with family by his side on June 11th, 2012 at the Vulcan Community Health Centre at the age of 85 following a short period in the hospital. Charlie entred the world on February 7, 1927 at Vulcan, AB to proud parents LeRoy and Lavina FitzPatrick. Charlie was named after his two grandfathers Charles FitzPatrick and Norval Wilson. Charlie was raised on his parent’s farm in the Reid Hill district 20 miles east of Vulcan with his two sisters Lorraine and Eileene. He went to Prospect Slope School which was two and a half miles away then to Vulcan to school for grades 9-11. After passing grade 11 he went home to farm as his dad was ill. While in Vulcan, Charlie stayed at his aunt and uncle’s Art and Florence FitzPatrick and had several jobs; cleaning the theatre, washing dishes, peeling vegetables and cleaning in a restaurant. When Charlie returned to the farm he farmed his uncle Art’s farm also managing 7 quarters on his own as well as taking care of both his mother and father who were in ill health. In the winter he put fishing nets in Lake McGregor and sold his catch partly to his Uncle Charlie FitzPatrick who ran a shipping business to Chicago and to anyone who came along wanting to buy fish. He looked after his aunt Florence’s business and health affairs for several years. Charlie remained on the farm until 2009 when he moved to a seniors apartment in Vulcan. Charlie was predeceased by his mother Lavina Elizabeth Florence FitzPatrick (nee: Wilson); his father LeRoy FitzPatrick; his sister and brother-in-law Lorraine and Bill Fletcher; sister Eileene Read; niece Barbara Banks; great niece Leslie Ann Banks and great nephew William Daniel Halbert. He is survived by brother-in-law Harvey Read; niece and her husband Dianne and David Halbert and their children Glen (Annette) Halbert and their children Tanner and Corbin, Darlene (Dana) Lafreniere and their children Hayden and Kaitlin. A Celebration of Charlie’s Life was held on Saturday, June 16th at 2:00 p.m. and the Vulcan Evangelical Missionary Fellowship Church. To send condolences and view Charlie’s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com . Arrangements in care of Lyle Reeves Funerals (High River) Craig Snodgrass (403.652.4242).
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