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Herbert Charles

Charles, Herbert Herbert Charles He passed away peacefully on January 26, 2018 at the age of 90. Born in Lashburn, Saskatchewan, Herbert was one of four brothers and one sister born to predeceased father, Edward Percy Charles of Birmingham, England and Ann Seed of Blackburn, England. "Lindy", as he was affectionately known, grew up in Vancouver. Upon receiving his Mechanical Engineering degree from University of British Columbia in 1951, he pursued a distinguished career in mechanical engineering. He joined Canadian Blower & Forge in Kitchener, Ontario as a young professional engineer 1951 and stayed for over 18 years delivering pump and fan designs for the pulp and paper industry in U.S.A. and Canada. He met and married Ruth Adele Corbett of Cobourg, Ontario in 1953. After a stint in the CBF Montreal offices, he set up the technical sales in Ottawa before returning to the head offices in Kitchener, Ontario. In 1969, Lindy then took on a new career in automotive cooling design with Canadian Filters, Chatham Ontario, later acquired by Fram Corporation of Providence R.I. and later by Seimens of Germany. He is the holder of seven SAE world patents relating to automotive cooling and exhaust gas recirculation. He built what became the automotive industry's first combined wind tunnel, dynamometer and anechoic chamber in Chatham, Ontario, through joint corporate - government support and the National Research Council in Ottawa. He retired in 1991, later moving to Pointe Claire, PQ, to be close to his daughter's family, Andrea Gail Angell in St-Lazare, PQ. Lindy had a conscientious and inquisitive nature and was always tinkering or building something. He had a passion for restoring antique British sports cars, culminating in a five year restoration of an Austin Healey BJ8. He will be deeply missed. He is survived by his son, Peter David Charles of Baltimore, MD. Pierre Angell husband of late Andrea Charles, and granddaughters Meaghan and Kaitlin Angell of St-Lazare, PQ. If desired, donations can be made to the Canadian Ovarian Cancer Society in honour of his daughter Andrea Gail Charles, who recently passed in March 16, 2017. The family will receive condolences at F. Aubry & fils funeral home; located at 434 Main St. Hudson, Qc. on Saturday February 3rd from 11am till 1pm. Followed by a Memorial service at 1:30pm at Wyman United Church, 513 Main St. Hudson, Qc.13249973
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Posted by Elizabeth & Robert Rankin (Friends) On Thursday, March 8, 2018
We were saddened to learn about Herb's passing but after a wonderful discussion with his son, Peter in Baltimore we were so relieved to know Herb was sick only a few days & enjoyed his life up until then. We so enjoyed both Herb & Ruth and their grown children. Reading about his life so eloquently written by Peter is both a tribute to Herb and to Peter. Our greater shock was to learn from Peter about Andrea's fate over Ovarian cancer. Blessings to all Herb's family.
Posted by Jennifer Rankin (Family friend) On Sunday, March 4, 2018
My condolences to Mr.Charles’ family. I have very fond memories of Mr.Charles as I was growing up. Always very pleasant to be around.

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Posted by Ray Charron (Friend and Technician at Canadian Fram) On Wednesday, February 14, 2018
I worked with Herb on his Non Ram Cooling Project for several years as well as other projects. He was so innovative and he was the best Engineer I ever had the chance to work with. Sorry to hear of his passing and his daughter Andrea. He was so proud of his family. Rest in Peace Herb.
Posted by Virginia McGeorge (Former Chatham Neighbour) On Sunday, February 11, 2018
So sorry to hear about Herb’s passing and also to hear about Andrea. I have fond memories of them both as next door neighbours. Most sincerely, Ginny McGeorge and the late Don McGeorge (August 30, 2017).
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Posted by Jack Gleason (Friend and Fellow Employee) On Monday, February 5, 2018
I am sorry to hear of Herb's and Andrea's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting Herb and Ruth for the first time when we hired him here in Chatham at Canadian Fram. Herb's engineering experience and creative capabilities certainly captured our attention as time went on. Our friendship grew as we followed the successes of Herb's family members and his infatuation with the restoration of the Austin Healey. May the souls of your Faithful departed rest in peace. God Bless.

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