Charles Herbert Horrey

Charles Herbert Horrey


On January 1, 2010, Charles Herbert Horrey passed away peacefully, at the age of 91, in the Arrow Lakes Hospital. Born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Charlie came to Nakusp, B.C., at the age of five, with his parents, Frank and Edith Horrey. Charlie and his four sisters grew up and attended school and church in the community. At an early age, Charlie began working for his father in the butcher bakery business, and later in the Rushton Hardware.

Charlie took over the business, renaming it Nakusp Hardware, and running until 1960.

He remained in the hardware business until 1985, working in Calgary and Edmonton for Marshall Wells Ltd., as warehouse manager. After his retirement, he resided in Castlegar for many years before returning to Nakusp in 2006.


Charlie leaves to mourn two sons, Doug (Amy) and Dave (Sharon), a daughter, marilyn (Bob) and daughter-in-law, Cheryl; sisters, Nellie and Lil; and the extended Woldum and Jupp families. Numerous grandchildren,

great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews will miss their grandpa and uncle. Charlie was predeceased by sisters, Edie and Stella, son Bruce,

and Catherine and Alice.


In 2006, Charlie married his childhood friend, Joyce, who brought great joy and happiness to his final years.


If friends and family so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Arrow Lakes Hospital Foundation,

Box 284, Nakusp, B.C. V0G 1R0 or to a charity of their choice. The family would like to thank the staff, nurses

and doctors at the Arrow Lakes Hospital for their loving care.