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1938 Charles 2024

Charles Forseille

December 1, 1938 — June 2, 2024

Charlie took his final breath, with his family by his side, on June 2, 2024, at the age of 85.  Charlie Forseille was born on December 1, 1938, in Jordan River, Saskatchewan to Desiré and Germaine Forseille.  He was the seventh of nine children.  The family moved to Duck Lake, SK before Charlie started school where he remained until marriage.

Charlie had enough of school learning by grade 8 and set out to make his way in the world.  He worked on the family farm during the summer and travelled to BC each winter to work in a sawmill.

In 1960 Charlie married his soulmate Rose Pelletier and they began their life together raising their three children.  Life was an adventure and Charlie’s priority was providing for his family.  After 64 years together his family has grown to include four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Charlie followed opportunities, which took them many places and in a span of 12 years the family lived in Williams Lake, BC, Prince George, BC, and Corozal, Belize before returning to Duck Lake.  Charlie had many careers, farm hand, sawmill operator, millwright, carpenter, electrician, gravel truck owner/operator, custodian and fishing guide.   As they eased into retirement Charlie and Rose moved to Candle Lake before spending the last nearly ten years in Warman and Saskatoon.  Charlie was a “jack of all trades” and he built five houses for his family, two in Duck Lake, two in Prince George and one in Candle Lake.   

Charlie spent his semi-retirement years as a guide and maintenance man for Camp Grayling in Black Lake, SK during the summers.  The owner, Ed White, became one of his closest friends and they had many adventures in northern Saskatchewan over the years.  

Charlie loved the outdoors and was happiest out on the water.  He spent time canoeing with friends, fishing on his boat “Charlie’s Angel”, spending time on a northern lake with family and friends.  It didn’t matter which lake, but he did have some favourites, including a trip with Neil, Ron, Dano and Ed to Parker Lake in 2011.

Everyone who knew Charlie knew he was a good man. He valued hard work and family.   Those who knew him also knew he wasn’t a patient person and there are many tales of Charlie’s actions when patience was lost, including nailing the cupboards closed when his children played with the pans one too many times.   He acquired some patience later in life, particularly with his grandchildren and while building an airplane in his garage.

Charlie leaves behind to remember him his wife Rose, their children, Neil (Stephanie) Forseille, Linette (Mitchell) Hrycan, and Ron Forseille, grandchildren, Lance (Karri) Vogelaar, Kevin Minto, Aidan and Katelyn Forseille, and great-grandchildren, Aveah, Emma and Deegan, plus extended family and numerous friends who are like family.

A private graveside service will be held on June 15, 2024, at 2:00 pm with a fellowship lunch immediately following for all who wish to attend at the Belle A Drome in Duck Lake, SK.

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