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Charles Eugene "Gene" Childs

Charles Eugene "Gene" Childs

CHILDS, Charles Eugene “Gene” – 62, Debert. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of a beloved husband, father, brother and poppy, Charles Eugene “Gene” Childs on Thursday, February 18, 2016, in Holguin, Cuba. Born in Lark Harbour, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late William and Hazel (Darrigan) Childs. Gene is survived by his loving wife, Theresa (MacPherson); son, Jason (Suzanne); daughter, April; granddaughter, Mallory; sister, Frances (Paul); brother, Douglas (Melissa); many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. He will be forever remembered as an avid musician who played the accordion, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and more. Gene left home at the age of 19 to join the RCMP until he retired in 1999. Since his retirement he has loved sailing his boat, “The Mallory Dawn”, traveling to Cuba, gardening and reading. He enjoyed spending time with his coffee buddies and bringing treats for their dogs. He lived life to the fullest, from building furniture with his son, Jason, to playing Sudoko with his daughter, April. He touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Gene’s family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., today, Wednesday, March 2, 2016, and Celebration of Life service 2 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2016, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiating. Reception will follow. Interment will be held at a later date in Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gene’s memory to Prostate Cancer Canada are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Gene’s obituary on-line and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


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