Charles Carthy (Chuck) Henderson

Charles Carthy Henderson (Chuck) passed away suddenly December 14, 2015.

Chuck was born in Kitchener, Ontario on March 27, 1960 to Ann Barbara Carthy and Charles Henderson. In 1981 Chuck moved to Vancouver, BC to live closer to his mom and sister. This is where he started his insurance career and was able to sail the ocean, hike the mountains, ski in the winter and camp in the summer. In 1988 Chuck and his first wife Christine moved to Nelson. They had two children, Lauren and Michael. They family spent lots of time on Kootenay Lake in their sailboat or out camping. Many weekends were spent at Pilot Bay with some of the other sailors. Both kids learned to walk on the sailboat so became very sure footed and also loved to sail or race with their father. When the kids were young, they would be tucked away in the cabin and out of the way so that Chuck could try to get across the start line first not to mention the finish line when they were racing. Over the years Chuck was a member of the Rotary and was named a Paul Harris Fellow. He also served on the board for Habitat for Humanity for a number of years. Chuck made many good friends through Rotary, Habitat for Humanity and particularly the Kootenay Lake Sailing Association. Chuck will be remembered for being very friendly, having a kind heart and his quirky sense of humor. His insurance knowledge made him a highly respected part of the community.

Chuck was very proud of both children and was able to walk his daughter down the aisle/field to be married in 2013. Chuck’s greatest joy, other than sailing, was the relationship he had with this grandson Liam. Grandpa Chuck was one of Liam’s favorite people and Liam would cuddle, tease and hold Grandpa’s hand.

Chuck was deeply loved and will be remembered by his daughter Laura Jones (Dustin), his son Michael Henderson, his mom Ann Carthy, his sister Joanna Cannon (Dan), his nephew Joel Cannon and his grandson Liam Jones. He is also survived by an aunt, an uncle, in-laws from his first marriage and his first wife, Christine.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity.

Megan Johnson of Thompson Funeral Service has been entrusted with the cremation arrangements.