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Charles Gregory Daley

Born: Mon., Oct. 17, 1921
Died: Fri., Sep. 10, 2010


Visiting

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 12, 2010
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 12, 2010
Location: - Not available -


Funeral Service

12:00 PM Mon., Sep. 13, 2010


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The death of Charles Gregory “Charlie” Daley, loving husband of Emma (Gallant) Daley occurred peacefully on Friday September 10, 2010 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.  Born in 1921 in Saint John he was the only child of the late Walter J. and Gladys M. (Heenan) Daley.  Charlie grew up in the south end attending St. John the Baptist School, St. Vincent’s Boys School and Saint John Vocational School.  Upon the outbreak of World War Two, Charlie immediately joined the RCNVR through HMCS Brunswicker.  He left for Engineering Branch training in Halifax shortly after turning 18.  He was assigned to the corvette HMCS Camrose, seeing action in the North Atlantic, North Africa and the Mediterranean.  In 1943 he was on the commissioning of the frigate HMCS Swansea, in Esquimalt, B.C. prior to it’s sailing through the Panama Canal.  Charlie served the rest of the war on the Swansea, seeing U Boat action in the Caribbean, North and South Atlantic, and the Mediterranean theaters.  Swansea supported the D Day Normandy landings.  Charlie was discharged from the Navy as a Stoker Petty Officer, in late 1945.

Before joining the Saint John Police Department in 1950, Charlie worked in retail sales and the winterport.  Serving 10 years as a Police Officer, Charlie worked a number of different units including a stint as one of the first Motorcycle officers in the city.

Charlie joined Canada Post in 1960, being instrumental in the new Postal Code system rollout in the late seventies, prior to retirement in 1985.
After retirement Charlie went on to acquire his amateur (Ham) radio license and also kept busy with wood working.  With a keen interest in technology, Charlie was on his computer and email daily, well into his eighties.

Charles and Emma bought their first home in Forest Hills in 1960, and were founding members of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.  They were very active in the parish.  Charlie provided leadership when the first Boy Scout troop was established at St. Ann’s in the early 1960’s.  He was a member and Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 and was a District Commander of Saint John District of the Royal Canadian Legion.  Charles was also an active union executive member in the late 1960’s.  

In addition to his devoted wife Emma of 56 years, he is survived by his loving children; son Michael Daley of Fort McMurray, AB; daughters Lynn Capson (Bob) and Gerarda Borden (Rod) both of Saint John; grandchildren Curtis Daley, Angie Daley, Michelle Trainor, Jennifer Capson, Michael Capson, Ann-Marie Borden, Matthew Borden and Sarah Borden; great grandchildren Madison, Connor, Morgan and Leah; several cousins, nieces and nephews.  

Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) with visitations on Sunday September 12, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A tribute to a Veteran service will be held at the funeral home Sunday evening at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Monday September 13, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations made to St. Ann’s Church Building Fund, Romero House Soup Kitchen or to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Charitable donations may be made in Charles's memory to the following organizations:

Romero House - Soup Kitchen
647-649 Brunswick Dr , Saint John, NB E2L 3S9
Tel: 506-642-7447

St. Ann's Church Building Fund
135 Simpson Drive, Saint John, NB E2H 2C5

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Royal Canadian Legion
   Posted Fri September 10, 2010
Our sincere Condolence to the family

RCL Branch #87 Jone's Creek

Sonny & Mary White
   Posted Sat September 11, 2010
So sorry to hear the passing of your father Gerry. Our prayers are with you.

"When you go to bed, give all your troubles to God. He is up all night anyway".

Lorie deVarennes
   Posted Sat September 11, 2010
So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

Dave Linda & family
   Posted Sat September 11, 2010
We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Charlie,our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Toby Legere
   Posted Sat September 11, 2010
Dear Gerarda, Rod & family: My sincere condolences to you and the family on the death of you Dad, father- in- law & grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless.
Toby Legere

Darlene Kenney(former TOPS leader)
   Posted Sat September 11, 2010
Emma and Lynn,
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband and your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this most difficult time.

Debbie Trites
   Posted Sun September 12, 2010
Lynn, Gerry, Rod and families,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Due to previous committements I will be unable to visit or attend the funeral. It is wonderful that your Dad got to see his grandchildren grow up - I wish Peter could have had the same privilege.

paul&paula champion
   Posted Sun September 12, 2010
dear aunt emma. lynn .gerry and micheal &families
paulandI want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you
and yours




paul&paula champion
   Posted Sun September 12, 2010
dear aunt emma lynn gerry and micheal
sad timepaul and I want you to know that thoughts and prayers are with at this

elsie doucette
   Posted Sun September 12, 2010
dear aunt Emma& family


Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your beloved
Charlie I will write later

Paul D Smith
   Posted Sun September 12, 2010
Mike and family, please accept my deepest condolences during this time. May you take comfort from knowing we share in your loss and strength from our prayers. I always enjoyed talking with Charlie at the C&PO's Mess.

Regards,

CPO2 Paul D Smith

HMCS STAR

Hamilton, ON

Jeff and Wendy Erb
   Posted Sun September 12, 2010
Mike and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Gail & Tony Correia
   Posted Sun September 12, 2010
Emma, Lynn, Michael,Gerarda and respective families: Very saddened to hear of Charlie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care of each other. Sincerely, Gail & Tony Correia

Sean London
   Posted Sun September 12, 2010
Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Sean,Candace,and family

Todd & Denise Kelly
   Posted Sun September 12, 2010
Mike,
I am sorry to learn of the recent passing of your Dad. I am currently in the Arctic with my work so I regret that I will not be able to attend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything we can do from the C&PO's Mess please contact the Unit.

Bill and Clara london
   Posted Sun September 12, 2010
Aunt Emma and Family we are sorry to hear about uncle Charlie,our thoughts and prayer's are with you.

Bill and Clara london
   Posted Sun September 12, 2010
Aunt Emma and Family we are sorry to hear about uncle Charlie,our thoughts and prayer''s are with you.

Bill and Clare London
   Posted Sun September 12, 2010
aunt Emma and famly we are saddened to hear of the loss of uncle Charlie our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Zack Spear
   Posted Mon September 13, 2010
Mike, Lynn, Bob, Jennifer and Family

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Stay strong.

Zack Spear

Colletta Woodruff
   Posted Mon September 13, 2010
To Emma and family,

I was unable to make it to the funeral mass this morning. My sincere sympathy on Charles' passing. Hope you are well.

Colletta Woodruff

Kathleen McGarvey & Family
   Posted Mon September 13, 2010
Thoughts and prayers, Emma and family.
Kathleen (McGarvey) Legris, Paul, David and Marc

SJVS/HVHS Alumni Assoc.
   Posted Mon September 13, 2010



Our Sincere Condolences to the Family of Charlie Daley.....

May your Memories Comfort and Console you.
May it also bring you comfort
knowing
others are thinking of you
at this time.

Saint John Vocational School/Harbour View High School Alumni Assoc
Louise Craine
Liaison

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