HOUGHTALING Charles Valentine Charles (Chuck) was born in Prince George, BC on February 14, 1926 and passed away in hospital on November 26, 2013 at age 87. He is survived by two daughters and one son, Yvonne (Corey Peltz), Cathy (Lorne) Eckhart , Randy (Kathy) Houghtaling. Six grandchildren, Shana (Mark) Sotola, Brent (Samantha) Eckhart, Nick (Mel) Houghtaling, Jennifer (Ben) Houghtaling Smith, Jeff (Kristin) Houghtaling, Rebecca Houghtaling. Seven great grandchildren, Bryanna and Kaelyn Eckhart, Hannah, Layla and Charlotte Houghtaling, Avery and Kadence Smith. One sister Anita (Jack) Haight in Dawson Creek, BC. Many nephews, nieces, cousins. Predeceased by his wife Helen, brothers John and Don. Charles served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII
. He was a member of the Freemasons/Shriners. With his brother John, he established the Houghtaling subdivision on the Hart Highway and Houghtaling Brothers Sawmill in Buckhorn. Charles also worked for the CN Railway and the Northern Hardware with his friend Donn Moffat. Charles and his wife Helen enjoyed retirement in the Blackwater Punchaw Lake area at their Houghtaling Lake Ranch. Throughout work and retirement they made many friends. Charles was a grandson of K.A. and Ellen Houghtaling who settled in Central Fort George 100 years ago. The family of Charles would like to thank the nurses at the hospital for their excellent care. No funeral by request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Prince George Hospice or charity of your choice.