December 31, 1936 – May 26, 2014
Connor, Charles Peter passed away on Monday May 26, 2014 in his 78th year. He will be forever remembered and loved by his wife of 50 plus years and best friend, Fernande. He will remain always in the hearts of his children Mijanou, Michele (Arthur), Michael (Andrea) and Steve (Sherry) and deeply loved papa to Mary, Holly, Charlie and Owen. He spent 30 years as a dedicated teacher in Hamilton. He was an active member and supporter of the Teachers Credit Union. He was a gardener at heart and many admired the fruits of his phenomenal green thumbs. A heartfelt thank you to the amazing professionals on the 3rd floor, Oncology at Juravinski Hospital for their kindness and compassion which made a difficult journey that much easier. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday May 29, 2014, 2-4 and 6-9 at Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, Dundas, ON. Funeral Mass will take place at St. Ann’s Church, Ancaster, ON, on Friday May 30, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
you will be remembered fondly.
My hearfelt condolences to your loved ones.
We are sorry for your loss and offer our condolences at this time. We only met Mr. Connor on occasion but when we did it was always memorable. His keen sense of humor and ability to engage those around him was a pleasure to witness. His love for his family was easy to see and feel. Hoping that all the Connor family can take joy in the time they had together and rejoice for all the great times his 78 years here on earth created. Those memories will last forever. The Gagnons
Sorry for your loss. My condollions …Carlo Genuardi .
Dear Connor Clan:
As a cherished sister-in-law I shall always remember Pete–for he will always be Pete to me. I was a member of the Pine St. Gang too!
Memories are precious and you must hold onto them. Young Pete and big brother John may now be together again. all my love, Shirley
My sincerest condolences on your loss
To Charlie’s Family,
So sorry to learn of the passing of Charlie. I enjoyed so much our many discussions about things during our years of teaching together, he was an amazing fellow.
It was a pleasure to have known and taught with Charlie at Central and Sir John A. Macdonald. He was a fine man who loved to teach. My best wishes to the Family and especially Michelle, who was at Delta when I taught there.
My sincerest condolences to the familly.
Sorry for the lost.
Our condolences for your lose
Steve & Sherry
Our heartfelt thoughts are with you over the next while. We know how tough it is to loose a dear father and at such an early age, it hurts. You will endure. Think of Dad, he’s in a happier place. Hug your Mom, hug each other, hug your kids and know that Dad is now smiling down on you all with the unconditional love you all share. Our Best. Dennis & Wendy Stalkie.
Steve and Sherry – We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you and your family at this time.
Charlie and I worked together at Glendale Secondary School. We were both Department Heads and I recall the many leadership roles Charlie took on. He was instrumental in electing a new president in O.S.S.T.F. when our union had been dominated for years by a small group who lacked foresight. He organized great Octoberfest luncheons for all the staff at Glendale. Charlie also played a large role in the reform of our cabinet meetings that now welcomed all teachers to come and put forth their ideas on how we could improve the adminstration of the school and the education of students. Charlie was a man who was not afraid to voice his opinion regardless of the conseqences. Charlie thank you for your contrbution to education in Hamilton.
Steve, Sherry, Holly & Owen: Very sorry for your loss. My condolences.
I was a student of Mr. Connor’s many years ago. He was gentle, engaged us, and had the best sense of humor. My condolences to the family.
On my personal behalf and the on the behalf of GDM Team we want to express our most sincere sympathy for your loss and to let you know that our thoughts are with you and your family.
May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.
Jean-François Décarie | Président
GDM Groupe Conseil – Agent Autorisé XEROX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Fern, Steven & Sherry, Michael & Andrea, Michele & Arthur, Mijanou
Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts are with every member of the family.
What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.
Nothing like a ringside seat at one of the Pine Street brothers get-togethers with the legendary stories.
Uncle Pete, I was especially moved by your words honouring my father. Your keen observation, sense of humour and wit made for the best of company to be around. You will be missed.
Jim & Ruth
On behalf of myself and the entire Xerox Inside Sales organisation, our deepest sympathies to you and your family for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad and difficult time.
We are so sorry to hear the loss of your father, and we offer our condolences to you Mike and your families at this time. Stay strong for each other and remember all the good times with him. These memories last forever and share them with your kids to carry on with them. Our prayers and thoughts are with you guys. Flavio Mascia & Family.
Our deepest condolences Mike, to you and your family at this time of loss. Hold him dearly in your hearts and fondly in your memories. Cherish this time with your family and friends as everyone’s memories unfold and may you find peace and comfort with each of those memories.
Sandra & Thomas Corbett
Charlie was a great friend. We met through Teachers Credit Union where he had been a member since his teaching career began. With his strong desire to always contribute, he became an active member of the Marketing Committee and subsequently assisted with the writing of the quarterly newsletter. He insisted that a staff member be highlighted on each edition and got to know every one by name. When he retired from this endeavour, he became the Plant Manager; visiting each branch to water the plants and having some chats with the staff. He would bring his grandchildren with him during the summer with home baked cookies in hand (with the help of his lovely wife Fern). He resigned his position as Plant Manager in 2008, but he would tell me he did miss it as he is such a people person. I will miss our monthly lunch date with our shrimp linguine and lots of talk. He was a terrific listener and always asked ‘how is the family?’. By listening to him, you could tell that Charlie loved and adored Fern and the family.
With deepest sympathy to Fern and family at this very difficult time. He will be missed dearly.
As a student in the early 70’s, I was blessed to have Charlie take me under his wing to provide one-on-one, after hours tutoring when I had accounting difficulties. His patience and effective teaching skills were second to none and are, today, my indelible memory of this remarkable man.
Dearest Steve and family,
We are so sad to learn of your dad’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
Rick, Tim, Melissa and the selltowin.com team
Dear Mike, Andrea, Mary & Charlie,
Please accept our deepest sympathy over the loss of your father and grandpa. We will keep you all in our hearts and prayers as you suffer through this loss. May all your family and close friends bring you much comfort.
Barry & Jody
All of the Michigan based Connors (Lisa, Ryan, and Brennan) offer our heartfelt condolences for the mornful loss of “Uncle Pete”. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
We will miss our garlic gardening buddy.we have such good memories of the fun we had discussing the ins and outs of garlic growing.
Fern, our thoughts are with you and your family.
Jim & Mae Davies
Teachers’ Credit Union & Garlic Growing Buddies
Our sincere condolences to Fern, Mijanou, Michele (Arthur), Michael (Andrea) and Steve (Sherry) and families. Charlie was always smiling and sincerely asked about our son and family. May fond memories help you through these difficult times.
Loretta & Peter Soster
Mike and family,
Our thoughts are with you at this time of loss.
David and Jennifer Jury
Our deepest condolences Fern, to you and your family at this time of loss. His memory will live on, he is forever in our hearts, hope you find comfort and peace. “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet he shall live”. John 11:25.
In our thoughts & prayers
Lorraine & Venice
The last time we met for our usual monthly luncheon get together with Charlie, was April 24. At that time, we set May 27 as the date of our next gathering. It was not meant to be, because we are not the masters of our fate. Rather, we are like pawns in this unpredictable chesslike game of life. Charlie was a great guy, and we enjoyed our social interactions with him, immensely. We will,certainly, miss his larger than life presence. To honour his memory, let us rally around the family, and give credence to the saying, “He is gone, but not forgotten”. To the family we say” may God give you the strength as you move forward, bearing in mind that,’ Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning'”.
Mrs Connor, Mijanou,Michelle,Mike and Steve. On behalf of the Worster family please accept our deepest condolences. My Dad (Jack) really enjoyed those years teaching, and carpooling with Charlie. Together they raised their families and assisted each other with their renovation projects on the family homes. He would often speak fondly of those times and had a deep respect and love for Charlie.
We are thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Charlie was a good man and raised a great family. Our thoughts are with you.
John Balla & family
My heartfelt condolences go out to Fern and the entire Connor family. Charlie you will definitely be missed. You loved food and fine wine. You should have been born Italian, but better still you were born Irish. Charlie, you mean the world to me. You were a true gentleman and that says it all. Love, Pat. I miss you already. Rest in peace.
I am very sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. In the graduating class of ’72 I was in Charlie’s marketing class. If it were’t for Charlie, I would never have graduated. I especially remember having a graduation party at your home on Graham Avenue. In later years, having my own business, I worked on the roof of that home with Charlie installing wood shingles. I recently took a drive to your home on Hwy #6 after reading about your 50th Anniversary in the Spec. I found out from the people at Wally Parr that you had moved. Unfortunately I was not able to find your new address and was unable to connect with you. Charlie was a great mentor and will be always in my thoughts.
Mr. Connor…my grade twelve teacher…Charlie…who became my friend after graduating. A lot of lessons learned at Sir John A. Macdonald. You always treated those entrusted to you with great respect and you gave us “north enders” a lot of confidence. One day you let me imitate you as the teacher in class and you laughed…I now have the ability to imitate you as a real teacher. I still use you moniker “Wally Jay Timofichuck” in some of my test questions. We will always remember. I hope stories like these bring comfort to your family.
I am sincerely sorry for your loss, my condolences to your family
Steve, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. Losing a parent is devastating, especially at such an early age. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
My condolences to the family on the death of Charlie. As a teacher with the Hamilton Board, Charlie provided support and encouragement to me throughout my career as I embarked on a new educational program called co-operative education. I appreciated his advice along with his sense of humour.
To the Connor Family:
We are sorry for your loss and offer our condolences. You are a fanstistic family and we are very lucky to live beside Steve, Sherry, Holly and Owen.
Julie & Craig Shott
Mike, Steve, and the entire Connor family,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss and would like to extend my deepest condolences to you all. I have many fond memories from working with Charlie (aka Chuckles) on countless occasions. He was always great company, he had a wonderful sense of humor, and he shared many words of wisdom and guidance with me over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Connor family. A family led by a man that words cannot begin to explain his loving and empathic ways. Charlie was a huge piece of my heart. Love Mary Grady xo
My deepest condolences to Fern and your beautiful family who have lost a wonderful man. I first met Charlie at the Teachers Credit Union back in the ’80’s. We worked on many newsletters and annual reports together and he always added a wonderful flair and caring touch. We also worked together on the Marketing Committee that he volunteered for and he generously shared his creativity and expertise, always living and demonstrating strong credit union values. He was a great mentor and became a dear friend, even attending my wedding over twenty years ago to my husband also named Charlie – he then became known as ‘my other Charlie’ which I think he always got a kick out of. And who could forget his legendary home-grown garlic — I can still hear my door bell ringing and there was Charlie with a basketful, so that we could start our own in the garden. Until we meet again my friend.
Mr. Connor was my Grade 12 Marketing teacher. I remember Mr. Connor as probably the best teacher I ever had. He made learning fun and we had a great time in class. He used to sing “Nancy with the Laughing Face” when I walked into class.
My sincere condolences to the Connor Family.
Very sorry to hear of the loss to your family. My sincere condolences during this difficult time. Your family will be in my prayers.
We both worked with Charlie at one time or another and enjoyed his sense of humour, his friendliness, and many times his advice. We’ll never forget the garlic fests and often free garlic. Fern, we are thinking of you and the family at this time. He will be missed by many.
Ron & Avanell Scherer
Deepest condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.
Mike,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
My heartfelt condolences go to the Connor family. It was a joy working with Charlie at Glendale Secondary School and attempting to solve the many challenges of the “day”. There was always more room in the Barn for this and that item to be “treasured” he would say. Charlie always spoke what he felt– from his heart. Your pleasant smile and uplifting spirit will be missed Charlie..
To the Connor family my heartfelt condolences to you. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Charlie many years ago for the Teachers Credit Union newsletter, I made great meals with the garlic he gave me every season, still have the Christmas cacus he gave me on condition I take care of it and when my own Dad passed away I felt a special bond with Charlie. He was a gentleman and always had time to chat and ask about family. Enjoy your memories, he will be missed.
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Trev & Ang
I am very sorry to hear of your loss and would like to extend my deepest condolences to you all. I met Charlie when I worked at Glendale. I have very fond memories of him. He was a very kind and generous man. During the year that I worked with him, he coached me and helped me to advance to an Assistant Department Head. My mother died that year during exams and not only did he offer support he also took it upon himself to mark my exams. I really appreciated Charlie’s great sense of humour – it was a pleasure working with him and he will be truly missed. “Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same”.—Unknown
My deepest condolences on your loss
To Connor family
my deepest sympathies for your loss. May your love for him and your memories give you peace.
I was priviledged to have “Mr. Connor” as my teacher for a few classes in high school. He is one of those special people and teacher who you always remember fondly. Where I am in my career is because of his teaching. Thank you Mr. Connor, you will be missed; you made such a difference to so many.
Charlie was all about what was best for the students. He believed in the strength of staff united in a common cause, thus his involvement with teacher federation and the credit union. One memorable event was working with Charlie to plan the retirement party for Westmount principal Jim Russell just after the secondary teacher strike.
My deepest sympathies in your time of loss,
Tim & Melanie Glover
Mike…Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Charlie truly was one on the good ones. I had not seen him for a very long time but I will never forgot his garlic or his enthusiasm.
I will celebrate the life of this extraordinary man through my memories of those early 70s and later occasional visits to the Hamilton area. Charlie joined me in a team of some fifty Hamilton-Halton teachers in a “Values Development” task force and soon became a mentor for us. His expertise was so valuable as we developed curriculum and leadership training. I was so pleased to persuade him and his family to spend a summer in Cape Breton training teachers. His sense of humor blended with his exceptional connection with teachers and students was truly a model for all of us. My later visits with Charlie and Fern proved a highlight of celebrating fond memories of the past and the continual growth and successes of his children. I hope that these positive qualities of his and his family will also sustain me.
I was a marketing student of Mr. Connor’s in the late 70’s. He was a favorite teacher of mine, always greeting his students
with a genuine smile. I always looked forward to his class, which were always fun and interesting. Mr. Connor made a very positive and lasting impression on his students. My deepest condolences to the Connor family.
Dear Steve, I just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you & your family over that last week. I understand how hard this can be having lost both of my parents. Know that people love & care for you and that we are always here for you.
My condolences. I was thinking of Mr. Connor today and thought I’d try to search him up. I was broken hearted to see he had passed away. He was mine and my brother’s business teacher at Glendale. He called my brother “Cameron” and myself “Lil Cameron”. I got away with a few things because he liked my brother, who was a great student. Mr. Connor was the greatest teacher and one I will never forget. We invited Mr. Connor to my brother’s wedding as a surprise, as he was his favourite teacher. Not surprisingly, Mr. Connor did attend. We will always have great memories of him.