March 27, 1925 to June 10, 2008
After a courageous battle with cancer, Charlie died peacefully, Tuesday June 10th, 2008 at Listowel Memorial Hospital with his family at his side in his 84th year. Charlie was a member of Trowbridge United Church since 1944. He began farming with his wife Winnifred in 1948 and was able to maintain his property and continued to raise cattle until his death. One of his joys was to see his newborn calves each spring. This year was no exception, with Charlie seeing 30 new calves born this season. As a younger man he was an avid horseman and kept a number of saddle horses for riding. Charlie was given a second chance at life in 1965 when he survived colon cancer having been given only 6 months to live. Charlie was a quiet and thoughtful man with a strong sense of roots and family. He was most proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Charlie was known for his sense of humour and quiet demeanor and maintained a smile even while in hospital immediately preceding his passing. His door was always open and a coffee offered to all who entered. Beloved husband of Winnifred (Steiss) Mann whom he married in 1948. Loving father of Cheryl (Terry) Yost of Monkton, Sandra (Fred) Smith of Palmerston, Barbara Moore (Perry Guay) of Kitchener, John (Miriam) Mann of Listowel. Special grandpa of Todd (Kelly), Chelsey, Jacqueline, Tyson, Teddy (Laverne), Vincent (Nichole), Emma, Jonah and 10 great grandchildren. Dear brother of William Mann of Atwood, Anne (Ted) Bennett of Cambridge, Ethel Geiger of Listowel. Also remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Eileen Mann of Listowel, Stewart and Madelene Steiss of Brussels, Jean and Gordon Stiles of Stratford and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Clinton and Myrtle (Adams) Mann, two sisters and one brother. Charlie's family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home 141 John Street, Atwood, on Thursday June 12, 2008 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Trowbridge United Church on Friday June 13, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Michelle Owens officiating. Interment to follow in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Trowbridge United Church c/o Marg Clarke R.R. #1, Atwood, ON N0G 1B0 or Charity of choice would be appreciated and can be arranged by calling the funeral home at 519-356-2382 or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make Donation button. Congratulations on a life well lived, you will be sadly missed.