March 29, 1916 – February 13, 2015
Scott, Charles (Chuck) Irven – After years of wonderful experiences among family and friends, it is with sadness, yet gratitude for his full and interesting life we announce the passing of Dad. Predeceased by our Mother, his cherished wife, Kathleen B.A. (Carey) 2001. Loving father of Debbie Withers (Ken) of Minesing and Wendy Kam (David) of Hamilton. Predeceased by his dear younger brothers, Hugh (2002) and Gordon (1980). Loving remembered, respected and admired by grandchildren Jacklyn, Scott, Ali, Tyler and Chadd. Also survived by sister-in-laws Marion Scott of Kitchener, Pat Scott of Burlington, Brother-in-law John (Margaret) Carey, Port Robinson. Many nieces and nephews will hold fond memories and have quiet chuckles of occasions spent with Uncle Chuck. He was former Traffic Manager of the Canada Coach Lines Limited and the Grayline Sightseeing of Niagara Falls and many years with the Hamilton Street Railway Management team, retiring in 1981 after 45 years of service. He was Past President and Life Member of the Ontario Motor Coach Association and member of the OMCA Hall of Fame. Former Director and Life Member of the Motor Coach Association and served on several National and International Motor Coach committees. Dad was a 4 year Army Veteran of WWII, serving in Canada, England and Holland. He always enjoyed a Single Malt scotch and good conversation with family and friends. Winters were spent in Port Charlotte and then up North for the happy times at the family cottage at Carey Point on Halls Lake. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor dad’s memory a donation to the Dundas Salvation Army or the Hamilton SPCA will help those in need.
A life well lived.
Lanias, rye and gingers, happy hours at Hall’s lake, cookouts, touring in England, and mostly…
Lots and lots of laughter.
Rest in peace Uncle Chuck.
Love Carolyn, Brian, Ken and Bennett Gibson
Chuck was a long time friend from Highland Hills survey and latterly at St. Joseph’s Estates in Dundas. We shared many delightful conversations around the good times spent in Florida together as well as Hall’s Lake. Chuck was an astute business man and even in his latter years retained an interest in financial matters, current events and politics. A true gentleman who was respectful of the views of others, and never wanting to be a burden on anyone. He will be remembered and greatly missed by all his friends at St. Joseph’s Estates.
A long and amazing life, Mom will miss the time and laughter shared over the past few months. Fond memories of versions of O Canada on Canada day at the Scott cottage!
“The life of the dead is placed
in the memory of the living”
Marcus Tulles Cicero
Love Beth, Jim, Genna, Sydney and Gwen
Uncle Chuck will be missed and we have lots of fond memories of him up at Hall’s Lake and the many holidays spent with the families together. I will especially miss his yearly handwritten cards filled with his quick wit and charm. I’m even more glad Mom and I were able to spend some time with him in September and had him take his first “selfie”! Our condolences to Wendy, Debbie and their families.
Rest in peace “Crunchy”,
Sandra, Sean, Thomas & Scott
We are sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Uncle Chuck will be greatly missed. What a long and happy life he lived. An amazing man with such a sense of humor. Fond memories of Canada Day at Halls Lake. He has a lot of family up in heaven to greet him. I’m sure they’re having their own celebration. Rest in peace Uncle Chuck.
Love Nancy, Rob, and Aaron
Cheers, Uncle Chuck
All the best to my cousins – Debbie and Wendy
Sincere condolences. A “true gentleman” that shall be
missed at Central Presbyterian Church.
Indeed a life well lived that Uncle Chuck lived and shared with so many of us over so many years. Fond memories of times spent up at Halls Lake and family gatherings over the years with him, Aunt Kay and his daughters Debbie and Wendy. His smile and gentle nature were always a real part of who he was. I know that Chuck and my Dad, John Carey shared many hours of happy memories during their telephone conversations which were always the highlight of my dad’s week. I will always appreciate him and the impact that he made on my life……….a real gentleman!
May God’s Peace be with the rest of the family.
Love, Doug and Ann Carey
Goodbye Uncle Chuck. I have many fond memories of visits to your place in Hamilton. You were always a very entertaining host with lots of stories. I could always feel a connection to Grandpa through you. I cherish the heartfelt typewritten letters you would send. We will miss you.
Dear Debbie,Wendy,Ken,David and Grandchildren,
Our very sincere sympathy to you with the passing of your loved and loving father and Grandfather, fondly known as Chuck to his friends and Uncle Chuck to his nephews and nieces. May memories of his gentle manner, his smile and sense of humour provide you with comfort now and always. He is remembered and respected for these same attributes by his many friends. He was a faithful participant at the Estates Coffee Hour, Chuck and I always had a little chat at that time, the last being the Tuesday before the mishap of falling. He set a wonderful example of living and coping well with the challenges of aging.
Katie Kane and family
Charlie was one of the builders of the Ontario Motor Coach Association and it was his work and dedication over many years that made it possible for OMCA to be what it is today. He always had words of encouragement and advice for me from the day I joined OMCA. I could always contact him for information that assisted me in dealing with issues. Many times he would attend the OMCA Annual Meeting after he had retired and I looked forward to our conversations and his insight. I always enjoyed receiving and reading his year end hand written letter to me. My condolences to his family.
Past President OMCA
My dear Chuck, you will be sorely missed You & your beautiful wife, Kay shared much time at St. Mark’s Church with us. Also at Hall’s Lake with John & Marg. We will miss your laid-back persona & fun conversations.
your friend, Lorna & the late, Bill.