Charles Graham Plant passed away on Dec. 13, 2002 at his home in Promontory Lake Estates, Sardis, BC, at the age of 80 years, with his wife and daughter at his side. He was born in Sydney, NS, on Aug. 6, 1922.
Graham is survived by his loving wife, Glennie, of 56 years; his devoted daughter, Debbie Humphries of Sardis; grandchildren, Chris (Kara) Humphries of Coquitlam, Nick (Krista) Humphries of Vancouver and Diana Humphries of Sardis; brother, Fred (Betty) of Moncton, NB; brother-in-law, Rev. Joe (Joan) Titus of Sooke, BC; sister-in-law Janet Graham (Don) of St. Andrews, NB; former son-in-law Rod Humphries of Sardis, BC; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends from across Canada.
Graham was predeceased by his father, Charles Randolph Plant, and mother, Hazel Frances (Spencer) Plant of Moncton, NB.
A private graveside service will be held on Dec. 23, 2002.
In lieu of flowers, should family and friends so desire, donations in Graham’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, whose help and support throughout Graham’s illness was greatly appreciated.
Special thanks to the paramedics, the RCMP officer who attended, Tara of the RCMP Victim Assistance, Coroner John Veldman, and the staff of the Chilliwack General Emergency Ward whose support was above and beyond the call of duty.
Graham graduated from Mount Allison Academy, Sackville, NB in 1941. He entered the Royal Canadian Navy on Dec. 2, 1942 and served his country until Oct. 2, 1945.
He married the love of his life, Gleneita Titus on June 29, 1946. Graham worked for the Royal Bank of Canada for over 35 years in offices in New Brunswick, Montreal, PQ, and finally Vancouver, BC. Upon his retirement, Graham and Glennie moved to Nanoose Bay, BC.
In 1991, they moved to Chilliwack in order to be nearer to their daughter, Debbie and her family. Graham was “Grampy” to his grandchildren and they will miss his teasing and sense of humour. When he was well, he enjoyed watching boxing on TV, hockey and football. In his younger years, he was a skilled amateur boxer and tennis player.
Graham was very proud of his service in the Navy and was very interested in naval history. He will be missed by all the lives he touched from coast-to-coast.
Out of the strain of the doing,
Into the joy of the done.