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With much love and warm thoughts, the family of Charles “Charlie” Tarrant would like to share with all those that he knew of his peaceful passing on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at his residence in Fort Frances, Ont.

He lived a very long and colourful life, always on his own terms, reaching the grand old age of 86 years.

Charlie was born on May 2, 1931 in Winnipeg Man. to Stanley and Dorothy Tarrant, and was raised in Gunton, Man. along with several siblings.

He was united in marriage to Margaret Eleanor Main on July 17, 1954 and had two daughters, Debbie and Kim.

In 1961, he moved with Maggie and his girls to Fort Frances to pursue his primary profession as a meat-cutter with Shop Easy Foods, eventually branching out into the restaurant business, owning and operating The Huddle Cafe and Charlie's Drive Inn.

He also ventured into the grocery business, that being Rite Way Foods in McIrvine for a period of time after leaving the restaurant business.

Over the years, he established himself as a larger-than-life local character who was known for his boisterous personality and his zest for life.

Everyone knew or knew about Charlie!

Left to remember him and celebrate his life are his wife, Maggie; daughters, Debbie and Kim (Dave); grandchildren, David (Alana), Holly, Heather (Mike), and Nadine (Nathan); great-grandchildren, Madison, Chase, Zoe, and Bodhi;and his only son by osmosis, Gordie Johnston.

Also surviving are his brothers, Larry and Stanley; sister, Dorothy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Charlie was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Ken, Reg, and Bruce.

Cremation has taken place and at Charlies' request, there will be no service.

Internment will take place next summer at the Victoria Cemetery in Balmoral, Man., where he will be laid to rest alongside his beloved father as per his wishes.

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