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December 27, 1921 - September 29, 2014
On September 29, 2014, after a lengthy illness, Charles, at the age of 92, joined Marilyn his wife of 65 years. Loving father of Becky Root (John), Bill (Faye), Mary Habib, Tom (Cathy), John (Wendy), the late baby Joe, Jim (Michele), Laura France (Chuck), Theresa Harris (Keith), Donald (Patti), Robert (Suzanne) and Kathy Nicholson (Jim). Dear grandpa of 31 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Survived by his brothers Ralph (Alice), Roy (the late Pat) and Lee (Carole). Predeceased by his parents Charles A. and Alice France of Peoria, Illinois. Special uncle to many nieces and nephews. Charles served as Chief Petty Officer during WWII in the United States Navy. He was retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers. Due to his employment, Charles moved his family from St. Clair, Michigan to Amherstburg in 1966. His many hobbies included gardening, home repair, rooting for the Tigers, boating and watching the river traffic. A special thank you to the many caregivers for keeping Dad comfortable and for their compassionate care. Visitation at James H. Sutton Funeral Home, 401 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg (519-736-2134) on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 8:00 p.m. The visitation will continue on Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of procession to St. John the Baptist Church at 10:15 a.m. A mass of Christian Burial to take place at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. If so desired, memorial donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.jhsuttonfuneral.ca.