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It is with deep and great sadness and pain that the family of Chuck McPherson announces his passing on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at his home on Couchiching First Nation.

Chuck was born Nov. 29, 1952 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Dolly and George McPherson but lived in his beloved community, Couchiching First Nation.

Chuck was employed at Couchiching as the “Chief”—a position he was honoured to have. It was an honour and privilege for him to work at his community, and to see it grow and thrive.

He was very proud of his community and would help anyone.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Brenda; sons, Marty (Laurie), Marc (Lisa), and Scott (Amanda); and grandchildren, Brody, Nadia, Noah, Marra, Kaley, and Aiden.

Also surviving are his sisters, Donna, Janice (Blair), and Kathy (Brian), and their children and grandchildren.

He also is survived by in-laws, Charlene (Harry), Allan (Laura), Albert (Laurie), Victor, Tommy (Barb), Diane (Wes), and Randy (Brenda), and their children and grandchildren.

Chuck was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Family, friends, and his community were of great importance to him.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Couchiching First Nation Arena, with Fr. Victor De Gagne officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

Parish prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m.

Interment will follow at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Couchiching First Nation.

The pallbearers will be Murray Waboose, Terry Waboose, Charles Fox, Danny Mainville, Nick Mainville, Dean Bethune, Ed Yerxa, and Geordie Kakapetum.

The honourary pallbearers will be his sons and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to KidsSport, 396 Scott St., Fort Frances, Ont., or the charity of your choice.

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Thank you for being a wonderful husband, for being a warm caring dad and papa. For being the friend I could always depend on throughout all the good times and bad.

Thank you for showing so much understanding, respecting the way that I feel.

For doing your best, in your own special way to help make my dreams become real.

Thank you for special family times, for joy that I’ve known as your wife-

And most of all thank you with all my heart for being the love on my life.

My heart is broken in a thousand pieces and I can’t find one piece to bring it back.

Love you forever