In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Charles Peter McManus


Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class, RCN / C.A.F. (Navy)


Born: 20 Sep 1941


Died: 13 Dec 2018, L'Ardoise, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


MCMANUS, Charles Peter - Age 77, L'Ardoise, Cape Breton, succumbed December 13, 2018 to cancer after a long and courageous battle. Charles is survived by his wife, Lorraine of 57 years; son, Mike McManus (Bernadine); daughters, Crystal and Leanne (Troy Conrad); grandsons, Justin, Keenan and Jacob; brothers, Brian, Toronto, Ont. and Jerry, Ottawa, Ont.; many in-laws and of course, his yard sale partner, Tina MacDonald. Charles served on all three of Canada's Oberons. He was a proud submariner who travelled the world. He worked with the 824 Silver Dart Cadets for 25 years and enjoyed every moment. He had a loud bark but a big heart. He was an active member of the L'Ardoise Legion, Branch 110 and an avid community volunteer, always willing to lend a hand. He loved spending winters in Costa Rica wearing his bold tropical shirts. He enjoyed football, volksmarching, yard sales, a good book, tinkering in his garage and of course spending time with his grandchildren. If you lived in Spryfield in the 70's or Ottawa in the 80's you probably saw Charlie and Lorraine, on their purple bicycle built for two, making their way downtown. More recently, Charlie loved going out to pick up the mail and catch up on local news. A loving husband, father and grandfather. Our papa will be sadly missed. The service will be Monday, December 17th, 11 a.m. in Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise, Richmond Co. A reception/celebration of life will be held in the community center afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the L'Ardoise Volunteer Fire Department, Canadian Cancer Society or Richmond Strait Hospital. A big thanks to the nurses and doctors at Richmond Strait Hospital and the ER and Palliative staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green's Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. (Halifax Chronicle Herald 15 Dec 2018)


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