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Charles Robert Stricker

August 8, 1937 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Charles Stricker Obituary

Charles was born in Prosperity, AB on August 8, 1937 to Charles and LaVerne Stricker. He passed away after a long adventurous life on December 18, 2023 in Princeton, BC. 

He leaves behind his two daughters, Dorothy Monty and Shirley Burns and joins his oldest daughter, Amy Croy in the afterlife. Also left behind are his Grandchildren, Carleen Baich (Joe), Kathryn Hewitt (Tyrell), Amanda Robinson (Matt), Jenelle Monty, Alisyn Burns and Madeline Burns and Great-grandchildren, Juleanne, Madison, Jessica, Liam, Marie and Corban as well as his sister, Marjorie Spani (Stuart) and his nieces and nephews, Chuck, Isla, Zo-Ann and Lee. He was predeceased by his Mother and Father and Brother, Jack Stricker.

Charles was a sharp and successful businessman with a passion for the outdoors and making money. He was as determined as a person can get and was always the pioneer of his own path and ventures. He worked hard and played just as hard. He grew up in Athabasca, AB on the family homestead. He moved to Edmonton as a young man, where he worked as a street photographer and steam engineer, but it didn’t take long for him to follow his dreams and entrepreneurial spirit to build his Outfitting business and a lifelong career. He started in Alberta, and eventually moved into the Yukon, British Columbia, then back to Northern Alberta before he finally retired in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. He lived the life he wanted, he was bold and brave and can be described as “True Grit” to many. He shared many of stories and sang made-up songs around countless campfires that will not be forgotten.

If you and Charlie had ever crossed paths it was typically a time that you would remember. He was a colourful character who lived and enjoyed life with reckless abandon on most occasions. He has likely cheated death more times than we can count, though honestly he would not have lived any other way. He will be missed. Should you have a campfire story you would like to share, please send it to the email included below. 

As per his request, a service to celebrate his life will be held during the summer of 2024 near Peace River, AB. Should you wish to be on the mailing list for further details - please email us at topguide100@gmail.com.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation at https://www.heartandstroke.ca/donations or to Willmore Wilderness Foundation at https://willmorewilderness.com/donations/donate/

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