Obituary of Charles Nadeau
November 1952 - Lac St Charles, Quebec
August 23, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta
Charles Nadeau of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at the age of 70 years.
Charles graduated from Cégep Rivière de Loup with a degree in Outdoor Recreation. He had a varied career, which included working in a group home for Vecova and in long term care as an LPN. He eventually found the perfect fit when he became a certified arborist.
He moved from Quebec to Edmonton, Alberta in 1982. Charles met his future wife, Diana Wilkinson, in Edmonton in 1987. He moved with her to Calgary and then Montreal, before finally returning to Calgary.
Charles enjoyed the outdoors and nature. He was a keen reader and loved listening to a variety of music, usually while drinking coffee. He was a passionate cyclist, cross-country skier and walker. Later in life, he became an avid water colour painter.
Charles enjoyed many travels, including Africa and New Zealand. He enjoyed snorkeling, especially seeing sea turtles.
He will be most remembered for his gentleness, generosity of spirit and quirky sense of humour.
Besides his loving wife, Charles is survived by his two brothers, Gerry and Paul, and five sisters, Doris, Pauline (Raymond), Colette, Madeleine and Louise of Quebec; mother-in-law Eileen; sisters-in-law, Janet Wilkinson (Jim Mckee), Susan Wilkinson (Christer Hallberg), Gillian Wilmot (Chris) and Pamela Wilkinson; brother-in-law Greg Wilkinson, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Charles was predeceased by his father Pierre, mother Dorothy, sisters, Pierette and Mary, and sister-in-law Tammy.
Thank you to the many people that helped us on this difficult journey-playing chess, doing art, going for milkshakes, making meals or just being present. Thank you to his many amazing caregivers as well. It would have been impossible without all of you.
A Celebration of Life will be at Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2L 0W1), on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Charles’ family here.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Nature Conservancy Canada, 245 Eglinton Avenue East,
Suite 410 Toronto, ON, Canada M4P 3J1, telephone: 1 (877) 231-3552, https://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/what-you-can-do/donate/.
In living memory of Charles Nadeau, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.