2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Joseph Charles Frederick Alfred Comeau June 10, 1941 - March 23, 2020

Son of Helen (Park) Comeau (d) and Daniel Comeau (d), Charlie married Ann (Drolet) Comeau on August 29, 1964. Charlie was a beloved father to Janet Gaskell, Jennifer McGuire (Joel), and Jill Dulmage (Dan). He was a willing partner in crime and adored Poppa to Madelaine and Margaret Gaskell, Drew, Regan, and Colleen McGuire, Jack, Sam, Luke, Thomas, and Nolan Dulmage, and Ryan Hess. Charlie is survived by his two sisters Betty Vaillancourt (Raymond), Kathleen Rooney, and many nieces and nephews whom he loved. Charlie is predeceased by brothers Gerald and Daniel Comeau, and his sister Ileen Chartrand. He was well looked after his whole life by his loving wife Ann, they enjoyed a scrappy relationship based on love and affection. In the past few years she became his sole caregiver through his illness and this care enabled him to live at home, which we know he was grateful for to the very end. Charlie was a self-made man and active outdoorsman who never grew out of playing in the sandbox. He maintained his sense of humour until the end, and those he liked, he loved to tease. Everyone was welcome in his home, and his hospitality always came with a piece of advice whether you wanted it or not! He believed himself to be the original Google – he knew absolutely everything – you just had to ask him! Celebration of Life will be at a later date, if you would like to make a donation in his honour please consider The Beth Donavan Hospice or the COPD Unit of the Kemptville District Hospital. Arrangements are being entrusted to Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836) If he could give us one final piece of advice we know he would say “Always get three quotes”. Online condolences may be made at



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Celebration of Life will be at a later date, if you would like to make a donation in his honour please consider The Beth Donavan Hospice or the COPD Unit of the Kemptville District Hospital. Arrangements are being entrusted to Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836) If he could give us one final piece of advice we know he would say “Always get three quotes”. Online condolences may be made at




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    MDiane Arcand says

    Annan Family
    My deepest sympathy on Your loss,
    Remembering Charley as we worked at Moore’s,he taught me how to run a press
    Remembering you both. Fond memories

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    michael aldham says

    Ann and extended family members:
    Please accept my condolences on the passing of Chuck.
    I have great memories of conversations with Chuck on various topics and he loved to tease and challenge any ideas that I might suggest. He was always a deep thinker and I agree that he may have been the original “GOOGLE”
    He will be missed by all who knew him! R.I.P. CHUCK

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      Nancy Curtis says

      To Ann and family. Please accept my sincere condolences on Chuck’s passing. He was our go-to man when the house was being built and we shared many long conversations and stories on what was going on in the world. He was truly one of a kind.Nancy Curtis

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    Christine (Hall) Kingsley says

    My sincere condolences, Ann, Janet, Jennifer, Jill and families. May your happy memories help you through your loss, especially at this difficult time. While circumstances will delay in-person condolences, our hearts are no less with you.

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    Don & Jill Straby says

    Ann and Girls….Don and I send our sincere sympathy……there will be a big hole in your hearts. Chuck was the best neighbour….his chats will be missed. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance.

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    Gary and Bev Arcand says

    To Ann and family, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

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    Linda Koo says

    Please accept my deepest sympathy Ann, Janet, Jenny, Jill and your families. Uncle Charlie was a dear Uncle, a wonderful man who always had a good sense of humour, always smiling and in a good mood, very helpful, kind, caring and generous. Family was very important to him. My heart goes out to all of you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Uncle Charlie ❤️

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    Roger Dignard says

    My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to Ann and extended family on the passing of Charlie. He was quite a man of integrity , full of humour and always put a smile on welcome guests regardless of the time of day. Memories of better times will go a long way in helping your sorrows. Charlie will be deeply missed by all. Rest in peace.

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    Maureen Leeson says

    Dear Ann and family. My deepest sympathy on Chuck’s passing. It has been years since I last saw him but the pictures you posted were wonderful to bring back memories of earlier years. May the memories of the special love you shared return every day to bring you comfort in this difficult time.

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    Walter Dean says

    Our dearest friend Ann and family, We are so, so sorry for the loss of your dear Chuck. He fought a good fight and loved you and the girls and their families deeply. Our heart aches for and with you, losing my/our life long friend. How I will miss his phone calls and laughter and just knowing he was always there. Love and prayers, Wally, Diana, and family

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    Julia Picotte says

    Dear Ann, please accept my deepest condolences for your great loss. I am glad when we spoke the other day you said that Chuck was ready to leave us and had no regrets. We should all feel that way! I am thinking of you and your family a lot and hope you are doing okay, especially during this crazy time we all find ourselves in. Take good care of yourself. I hope that all your fond memories will help. Please call if you need anything. Best wishes, Julia

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    Bruce D Davis says

    Dear Ann and family. Our sincere condolences on the loss of Charlie. He was a delight to see every time we met. Take good care of yourself in these trying times. Best wishes, Bruce and Rosemary.

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    Liza Lavigne says

    Dear Ann, Janet, Jenny, Jill and families,
    Please accept our deepest condolences for the recent passing of Uncle Charlie. He was a gentle soul. Uncle Charlie was always friendly, caring, thoughtful and helpful. Uncle Charlie always had a kind word, a funny story or joke to share. Hold on to all of the wonderful memories you have of him to get you through this extremely difficult time in your lives.
    Love, Liza, Marc, Laura and Kevin

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    Kevin & Lynn Laing says

    Dear Ann (Joey), Janet, Jenny, Jill and your families. We were greatly saddened this morning when we heard of Chuck’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences on your loss. An earth “mover and shaker,” we know that he has left a big hole in your loving “sandbox” that only time, and no bulldozer, will ever fill. May your memories fill that space until you meet again. In this most difficult time…made even more difficult by circumstances where a comforting and understanding hug can only be virtual, please accept ours now and let us know when you are able to accept a real heartfelt hug. Lynn and Kevin Laing, Kemptville

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    Ron & Fran Drolet says

    Dear Ann & Family:
    Our sincere condolences on Chuck’s passing.
    He had a beautiful spirit and joy for life.
    He was blessed with a loving and caring family.
    A life well lived – God Bless – Ron & Fran

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    Don and Sheila Van Allen says

    Dear Ann, Janet, Jill and Families,
    We are so sorry for your loss and offer our sincere condolences to you all.
    Charlie will be greatly missed by you and all who were fortunate to know him!
    Love from Don and Sheila.

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    Peter & Pauline Holmes says

    Ann, Jenny, Jill and family,
    We just heard of Chuck’s passing. We have missed his friendly smile and wave when passing through the neighborhood since he became ill. Please accept our deepest condolences. Peter & Pauline Holmes, Kemptville

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