Couchinching First Nation Chief Chuck McPherson obituary - former KO employee and friend

From the Funeral Home


In Memory of
Charles "Chuck" McPherson

November 29, 1952 - January 5, 2014


It is with deep and great sadness and pain that the family of Chuck announces his passing on Sunday, January 5th, 2014 at his home on Couchiching First Nation.

Chuck was born on November 29, 1952 in Fort Frances to Dolly and George McPherson but lived in his beloved community, Couchiching First Nation.
Chuck was employed at Couchiching as the "Chief"; a position he was honoured to have. It was an honour and privilege for him to work at his community and to see it grow and thrive. He was very proud of his community and would help anyone.

Chuck is survived by his wife Brenda; sons Marty (Laurie), Marc (Lisa) and Scott (Amanda) and grandchildren Brody, Nadia, Noah, Marra, Kaley and Aiden; sisters Donna, Janice (Blair), Kathy (Brian) and their children and grandchildren. He is also survived by in-laws Charlene (Harry), Allan (Laura), Albert (Laurie), Victor, Tommy (Barb), Diane (Wes) Randy (Brenda) and their children and grandchildren.

Chuck was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Family, friends and his community were of great importance to him.

Funeral services will be held at the Couchiching First Nation Arena on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. with Father Victor DeGagne officiating.

Visitation will be at Green Funeral Home on Friday, January 10, 2014 from
7 until 9 p.m. Parish prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m.

Interment will follow at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Couchiching First Nation.

The pallbearers will be Murray Waboose, Terry Waboose, Charles Fox, Danny Mainville, Nick Mainville, Dean Bethune, Ed Yerxa and Geordie Kakapetum.

Honourary pallbearers will be his sons and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers in memoriam donations may be made to Kids Sport, 396 Scott Street, Fort Frances, ON, or the charity of your choice.

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Thank you for being a wonderful husband, for being a warm caring dad and papa. For being the friend I could always depend on throughout all the good times and bad.

Thank you for showing so much understanding, respecting the way that I feel.

For doing your best, in your own special way to help make my dreams become real.

Thank you for special family times, for joy that I've known as your wife-

And most of all thank you with all my heart for being the love of my life.

My heart is broken in a thousand pieces and I can't find one piece to bring it back.

Love you forever