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Charles Wheeler New

March 4, 1919 - September 27, 2011


Charles Wheeler New passed away peacefully on September 27th, 2011 after a long illness.
He was predeceased by his father in 1926, his mother in 1963, sisters Gertrude, Mary, Thelma, Grace and Lois, brothers Ralph and Percy.
Wheeler is survived by his loving wife Evelyn, of 70 years and one sister Alberta; numerous nephews, nieces and their families.
Early in his life he worked in the logging business with his own team of horses. At the start of the war he joined the British Columbia Dragoons and served overseas for five years. Before going overseas he married Evelyn in 1941 at Esquimalt in Victoria.
Returning home in the fall of 1945 they soon moved to Rock Creek to work for the Shippits Sawmill and then spent a couple of years at Mable Lake to work for Edgar Tipton in the bush. Moving back to Oliver in 1952, Wheeler then started work for the School District as a mechanic and bus driver, retiring in 1982.
Wheeler loved golfing and bowling and spent a number of years back in the 60’s coaching the High School Bowlers. He shot his age at 79, a feat few can claim and golfed well into his eighties. He bowled a 405 in his early eighties and was still bowling this spring.
An avid gardener, he always had a large plot that kept them and many family members fed.
Evie and Wheeler enjoyed many trips roaming the hills around the Okanagan.
A graveside service will be held at the Oliver Cemetery on October 9th at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Legion Hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice or the Cancer Foundation.
Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Ruth McLarty
Relation: I new Wheeler from golf

Hi Evie,

Sorry to hear of Wheeler’s passing but he is in a better place now. He lived a long and active life. Take care, may see you uptown or at a golf course.

From: Steve and Alisa New
Relation: Steve's Great Uncle

So sorry to hear about Wheeler. His brother must have told him it was time to join him up in heaven! His family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers!

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 9, 2011
Beginning at 2:00pm

Oliver Municipal Cemetery
11386 - 352nd Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A graveside service will be officiated by Pastor Cameron Ogilvie at 2:00 P.M. Sunday October 9, 2011 at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Branch #97.

11386 - 352nd Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

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