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January 4, 1947 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Charles (Charlie) Friel of Raymond, AB, beloved husband to Krista, passed away peacefully, after a lengthy illness at Raymond Hospital on August 30,2023.
Charlie had many interests and had spent 28 years operating heavy equipment in the coal mines in British Columbia. He loved to spend his time outdoors, hunting, fishing and golfing. When the weather didn't allow him outside, he was building projects in his woodworking shop.
He was a veteran of the Canadian Military where he was awarded medals for his exceptional
marksmanship and for being a NATO Peacekeeper. What Charlie cherished most was time spent with his wife, sons and grandchildren.
Along with his loving wife, Krista, Charlie is survived by his two sons, Lucas (Catherine) and Jacob (Nicole); his seven grandchildren, Maxwell, Gracelyn, Makayla, Mason, Gabriella, Gavin and Genevieve. He is also survived by his brother, Edward (Gizella); his sister, Anna, his sister, Margo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Charlie was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Phyllis Friel and his brothers, Arthur and Tom.
With respect to Charlie's wishes, no funeral services will be held.