With great sadness in our hearts, we are writing to inform you that Charles (Chuck) Walker has died at the age of 96. He passed away peacefully at his home in Vancouver.
In a life filled with rich accomplishments – being a great husband, parent and friend, attaining the rank of Sergeant-Major with the RCAF, and completing two graduate degrees at UBC – Chuck will also be remembered for his vision of a world where all citizens are valued and included, especially people with disabilities like his son Gordon.
You may have heard Chuck and Gordon’s story over the years. We’ve told it hundreds of times because it carries an important message: Relationships have the power to transform people’s lives.
When Chuck asked Gordon the simple question “What would you like to do with your life?”, he encouraged his son to dream without fear of disappointment. In doing so, he inspired countless other families to do the same.
As we take time to remember Chuck for his leadership as one of PLAN’s founding families, we know that his enduring legacy will continue to inspire as we move forward together.
There will be a Remembrance Service for Chuck on Friday, April 13 at 2pm. It will be held at Shannon Oaks, 2526 Waverley Ave., Vancouver.
In lieu of flowers, Chuck’s family asks that you consider making a donation to PLAN.
Please let us know if you have any questions, or if you need more information. We are here to help.
Your friends at PLAN