Raven-Charles Thomas “Chuck” of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, May 9th, 2015, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 74th year. Dearly loved husband and best friend for 44 years of Elizabeth “Liz” (Knight) Raven and loved father of Andrew and his wife Janette Raven of Ottawa and Philip and his wife Janene Raven of St. Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Simon and Elizabeth Raven. Dear brother of Mary Jane and her husband Jon Dawson of Barrie. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Chuck was born in St. Thomas on November 24, 1941, the son of the late Forbes and Mary (Owen) Raven. He was a retired Chartered Accountant and owned Raven and Company. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario. Chuck was a long time member of Knox Presbyterian Church and former Board Member. He also was a member of the St. Thomas Kiwanis Club for many years. Chuck served on the Board of Alma College and Fanshawe College. He was a member of the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club and the St. Thomas Curling Club and was a member of St. David’s Masonic Lodge #302 A.F. and A.M.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The service to celebrate Chuck’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church , 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Cremation has taken place, with private interment of ashes to follow the service. Flowers gratefully declined, with donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com