MCpl. CHARLES "CHUCK" MATIRU Passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in Kingston, Ontario in his 33rd year. Cherished partner of Stephanie Taylor. Beloved son of Barbara Matiru (the late Havelock), of Vancouver. Loving brother of David Matiru (Sabrina), Robert Matiru and Zabrina Matiru (Bryan Anderson). 'Uncle Chuck' to Vladi, Gabriel and Dominic. Charles will be lovingly remembered and missed by his extended family Jill Davies and Darrell and Ashley Deline. Charles will forever be remebered by his military comrades as a fallen hero and a brother of the Red Devils. In keeping with Charles' wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Princess of Wales Own Regiment Armouries, 100 Montreal Street, Kingston, on Saturday, January 19th at 3 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in Vancouver at a later date (to be announced). As expressions of sympathy, donations in Charles' memory may be made by cheque to the trust fund in place for Baby Matiru. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME - Township Chapel, 613-546-5150. Sharing Memories online condolences at www.gftompkinstownship.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 18, 2013