Charles Godfrey McNamara, Steele's Hill, Glace Bay

It is with deep sorrow that we, the family, announce the passing of Charles McNamara 75, on Thursday, June 1st 22, 2017 at the Glace Bay Hospital, with family by his side.

Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Thompson and Mary (Gibson) McNamara.

Charles served in the air force for 5 years, He worked at the heavy water plant and also worked for Canada Post as a mail man. Charles was a musician, music was the love of his life, and he could play almost any instrument. Charles was also a big fan of horse racing.

Charles is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Leforte; sons, Kenneth ( Sandi), Glace Bay, Shawn (Karen),Dartmouth; sister, Colleen (Frank) MacDonald, Dartmouth; brothers, Leo (Iris),Waterloo On; Kieran (Jo Anne), New Waterford; sister-in-law, Diane McNamara, Sydney; grandchildren, Jessica, Colin, Katrina.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Kevin.

In following with Charles wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home,16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay.

A funeral mass will be held on Monday June 5, 2017 at 10 am in St Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. A reception will follow in the foyer of the church.

Interment will take place in St. Anne’s cemetery. Memorial donations in Charles memory may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society.Online condolences to the family may be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca