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Charles Christopher McCarthy (Charlie)

"Our memories build a special bridge and bring us peace of mind"

Date passed: 19th of April 2019

Funeral date: 7th of May 2019

“Our memories build a special bridge and bring us peace of mind.”

Charlie sadly passed away on 19th April, aged 92 years.

Devoted husband of the late Kath, cherished father of Karen, Kim, Ian, Patricia, Neil and Tracy and loving grandad of Victoria Lee, Gemma, Sam, Rebecca, Jack and Coral. Also a loving brother of Alb, Mary, John, the late Pat and the late Harry and brother-in-law of Frank.

Charlie was born on Thursday 21st October 1926 in Everton, Liverpool to proud parents Martha and Christopher. He went to Salisbury Street School and after finishing his education he started work in a jewellers in Scotty Road, Liverpool, eventually opening his own shop called “Classic Touch” in St. Helens.

His hobbies included visiting and collecting antiques to try and pick up a bargain, he regularly did the football pools and every saturday went to Bet Fred in town to put a bet on the horses.

He had a really fun-loving nature, he would do anything to make people laugh, including dressing up as “the elf on the shelf”.

Charlie lived in Knowsley and got on really well with his neighbours, they had a holiday club he would go on coach holidays with Frank and Mary and Albert and Vera.

When at home he liked to watch quiz shows and comedy, especially Laurel and Hardy. He also liked to listen to big band music.

He used to go on bike rides with Tracy, her an a push bike, him on his mobility scooter! And they never stuck to the same route, he enjoyed going “off road” through the woods, taking the opportunity to race with the children.

In 2017 he went to Tenerife with all the family for Karen’s birthday and even though the girls had planned a second week just for them, he insisted he was staying to share and create even more fun. You could always hear him asking everyone, “What’s on the agenda then?”

Although his health had deteriated he still went to Llandudno just over two weeks before his passing.

Charlie’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 7th May. A short service will take place  at St. Mary’s Church, Wistaston at 2.15pm, followed by a full service at the Crematorium Chapel, Crewe at 2.40pm.

Donations in memory of Charlie will be gratefully received on behalf of Dementia UK and Blind Veterans.

For further information please contact our funeral home on 01270 584447.

5 Condolences

  1. Karen Collett on May 3, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Thanks for your lovely tribute to Dad, you got his character spot on by the way!! You have been a wonderful support to us all. We’d never have got this far without you! My heart is broken 💔 the love of my life has left me, there’s no love like the love between father and daughter. 💕 I’ll love you forever Dad xx

    - Approved by oconnell
  2. Patti Southgate on May 3, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    This week Andrew and I spent a couple of days in Llandudno, one of your favourite places. We spent the time in your honour, visited Betfred, charity shops and ate chips.
    Give my love to mum when you arrive up there. A girl shouldn’t be without her dad. XX

    - Approved by oconnell
  3. Tracy Mese on May 3, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Dad, I am heartbroken to now be talking about you in the past tense and really wish I could have seen you reach that 100 we’d hoped for. Selfishly, I never ever wanted to be parted from you. I felt very blessed to have had such wonderful parents in you and mum. You truly gave us a wonderful childhood and beyond.
    No wealth or riches could come close to the experiences, care and love you gave us and the memories we have. It’s so hard to come to terms with our loss as you were loved so much. Our home feels empty without you in it.

    I love you dearly and thank you for everything. Your youngest Trace 💔

    - Approved by oconnell
  4. Neil on May 4, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Death is nothing to be afraid of, it’s just another stage of life.
    Dad lived a full and wonderful life, his death is just a way of him taking some time out, ready for his next performance.
    He was a wonderful person who enjoyed every minute of his time. We should all be grateful that we played a part of it. We made him laugh, which was something that we will remember in time.
    Another star is shining bright in the sky. Next time you look to the sky at night, he will be the one that shines the brightest and makes you smile.

    - Approved by oconnell
  5. Kim Cook on May 9, 2019 at 5:51 am

    Dearest Dad, What a send off O’Connell’s gave you, you’d have been so proud.
    A void has been left in my life that will never be filled. I will love and miss you till the end of my days. Keep singing, dancing and entertaining the troops up in heaven till I come home to you. Wait for me just beyond the clouds.

    - Approved by oconnell

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