Charles R. Tidd

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Charles R. Tidd, age 86, of Cumming and Amelia Island, Fla., said his final goodbye Sept. 8, 2015.
Charlie was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Following his discharge from the Navy, his career spanned 37 years with Insurance Company of North America (INA)/Cigna. After retiring he started a new career, volunteering with the National Pond Society helping build a garden at Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, was a founding member of the Georgia Garden Railway Society and was certified as a Forsyth County Master Gardener, volunteering hundreds of hours in education and community gardens projects. In addition to landscaping their property, Charlie and his wife constructed ponds and a Garden Railway which was featured on PBS's "Gardening in Georgia", DIY TV, in several publications and on numerous Garden Tours and visited by persons throughout the U.S. as well as several foreign countries.
He was an accomplished woodworker and enjoyed camping, boating and fishing with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Baltes Tidd; and children, Charlie Tidd (Dawn), Beth Devaney (John), David Tidd, Mark Tidd (Tina), Allison Tidd Williams, and Eric Tidd (Kate); grandchildren, Chad Tidd (Reagan), Nathan Tidd (Allison), Meghan Cavin (Matthew), Jack Smith, Mark Smith (Megan Stueck), Luke Tidd (Haruka Matsumoto), Brandy Tidd Blue, Evan Tidd, Zoe Tidd, and Sidney Tidd; as well as 10 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. in the McDonald and Son Funeral Home Chapel. The family invites guests to a reception immediately
following the service.
If you would like to honor his memory, you may make a donation to a nonprofit organization of your choice.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Forsyth County News from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12, 2015
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