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Charles William Coombes of Glacé Bay (July12/1939) passed away peacefully at home August 3,2021.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Lillian Coombes(Cyr), his son Charles,his parents Roland and Christine(Cameron) Coombes. He was the youngest of nine siblings: Elizabeth,Heather,Freda,Thelma,Joy,Dolphie,Roland and June.
He is survived by his children Linda(Jim) Conron ,McLennan,Alberta, Freda(Shawn) Brammer,Stoney Point, Ontario, Scott (Tonia),Ottawa Ontario Shannon(Cherie) Mackay’s Siding N.S.
Also his grandchildren Randy, Kassandra,Emily,Jared,Samantha,Thomas,Nathan,Christopher,Rebecca,Zachery,Lilly as well as 6 great grandchildren
He’s also survived by many nieces and nephews who were like his own,especially Billy. His sister in law Winnifred who was always like his mom and best of friend.
His nephew Ned McInnis ,who was his great friend. Thank you to Gary and Betty,Barb,Dwayne,Kevin and Debbie who were great neighbours to our parents.
Thank you to the nurses and doctors who looked after him over the last few years.
Charlie was a force to be reckoned with. Stubborn,bullheaded and kind. He owned his own auto body business for many years in Glace Bay which included towing service. He pulled out many teenage parkers in the day. He’d laugh about how they’d come in to pay the bill with coin. All you guys from the 70/80’s please settle your accounts.
We’re sure our mom,who has gained her wings for dealing with him,is awaiting his arrival.
He loved swimming at the #2 reef on a hot day, he loved darts in his garage and he loved playing pool at the radio club. He will be missed.
Cremation has taken place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Glacé Bay dialysis unit. There were will be a private gathering at a later date as per his wishes.
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