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Charles Mackie

April 4, 1928 — February 20, 2022

Westboro Chapel

Much loved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on February 20th in his 94th year.

Missing him greatly is first and foremost his wife of 73 years, Lillian, who he claimed he fell in love with at first sight on a blind date.  His children Brenda (Gus) Engbretson, Bruce (Connie) Mackie, Brian (Faye) Mackie also feel the hole left by his passing. He was an affectionate grandfather who greatly enjoyed grandchildren Andrew, Sarah, Heather, Lauren and Phillip - even when they misbehaved. Charles was born in Ottawa to Annie and Augustus Mackie.  Besides his parents, Charles was predeceased by his brothers Albert, John and Frederick and sister Marion. He defied all predictions including his own and was truly the last man of his generation still standing. Although he suffered from a variety of illnesses in later life, he fought hard and took pride in proving many doctors wrong when they told him that the end was near. His wry smile and quick wit were never lost.

Charles spent his entire life in the Ottawa area.  With his keen eye for colour and style and his charm as a salesman he became a successful drapery decorator who plied his talents with several different local businesses during a 45-year career. In retirement, he became an accomplished cook and baker and enjoyed sharing his recipes with others often over a good glass of wine.  As an an avid gardener his lawn was always the envy of the neighbourhood.  Charles was also an avid Sens fan which was both a source of winter diversion and frustration. Charles’ greatest material joy was his White Lake cottage. He took a humble fishing shack and designed and built, with the help of his sons, a magnificent summer home that was enjoyed by many family members and friends.  Charles will be missed by his family but will live on through the many happy memories of time spent with him.

Visitation will be held at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Richmond and Roosevelt) on Friday, February 25, 2022, at 1 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 2 p.m.  Burial to follow at Capital Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  In order to attend the visitation and funeral service pre-registration is mandatory and can be made by calling 613-722-6559 or by scrolling below.  For those unable to attend the funeral service in person a live stream option will be by scrolling below.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the All Saints’ Anglican Church Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice.

*****Please no flowers, there is a allergy in the family.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tubman Funeral Homes (Westboro Chapel)

403 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K0A 1B0

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 25, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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403 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K0A 1B0

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Starts at 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

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