It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our kind & loving husband, father & grandfather, Charles [Chuck] Walter Fairbairn.
Chuck lived in Olds, Alberta from January, 1999 until his passing on January 24, 2020 at the age of 82 years old. He was born on May 17, 1937 in Dodsland, Saskatchewan and was at heart a man of the prairies.
In the early 1960’s Chuck began working for Atco Trailers [Calgary] and transferred his family to Fort St John, BC, where they lived a humble life along the Alaska Highway. He moved his family to Edmonton and then the family began a big adventure when they moved to Richmond, BC leaving the prairies. Chuck enjoyed success as General Manager of Vanguard RV from1970-1989. Upon semi-retirement, he moved with Gail back to Calgary and began 10 years of working for Majestic RV. It was during this timeframe they spent many enjoyable months each year as snowbirds in Arizona.
Chuck is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 60 years, Gail [Patterson] Fairbairn, children Wesley Fairbairn, Karen [Steve] Smith, grandchildren, Brent [Cassie] Smith, Lauren Smith, great-grandchildren, Blake Feenstra & Fredrik Smith. Siblings Doug [Maureen] Fairbairn, Margaret [Ron] Livingston, sister-in-law Annette Kusal, brother-in-law Frank [Karen] Patterson. Chuck is predeceased by his parents, Walter & Ina [Morrison] Fairbairn, siblings Ralph Fairbairn, Dianna Fairbairn. Chuck will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family & friends and the children who called him Poppa & Granddad.
A funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 5502 - 52 Street, Olds, AB on Saturday, Feb 1st at 1:00 pm, reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
West View Funeral Services, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-556-6576