SPECK, Charles Harrison – Passed away peacefully, after over 30 years of many health issues, Charlie Speck is now “with his cars”. Born in Niagara Falls on April 17, 1940, to Mildred (nee Benson) and Charles Speck Sr. He was big brother to his only sister, Edie Mihaychuk d. 2019 (Bill). He attended Barker Street Public School and N.F.C.V.I., where he excelled in many sports, continuing to referee high school football throughout the area after graduating. Charlie enjoyed many years of badminton and successfully attended tournaments throughout Ontario until an eye injury on the court made this impossible. He and his wife of 51 years, Cheryl (nee Billingsley) shared raising 2 wonderful sons, Graham (Shannon) who inherited his dad’s love of business and politics, and Ian (Phil) who was blessed with his father’s musicality and teaches with the Toronto District School Board. Retirement allowed him the time to share the lives of Graham and Shannon and their 2 children, Chloe and Ethan. He had 15 years of watching them grow to become wonderful young adults. He shared his niece Robin Izzo’s (Walt) first 5 years of life and continued to have her love and devotion these last 55 years. His niece April Viele (Bill) connected with him at several family reunions over the years. Charlie had a life long passion for cars, both race and historic. He was able to pamper his passion for over 60 years even though he lived with many adversities. The family will forever be grateful for the caring staff on the Villa Fiore wing at the Meadows of Dorchester for allowing Charlie to consider it “home” for these past 5 years and to interpret his needs in spite of his many limitations. They were his angels. Cremation has taken place. A Private Inurnment at Stamford Green Columbarium will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main St. In lieu of flowers, an expression of sympathy can be made to the Epilepsy of Southwestern Ontario or the charity of one’s choice.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Charles Harrison Speck Tuesday June 22nd 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Niagara-Falls, Province: Ontario