Charlie passed away peacefully at The Village at Mill Creek, Kelowna, B.C. on June 27, 2010 at the age of 94 years. He was predeceased by his first wife Laura Bannister (Hockman), in 1974, and his two brothers Herbert and Thomas Bannister. Charlie is lovingly remembered by his wife Elsie, seven children, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, eight step-children, 21 step grandchildren, six step great grandchildren, as well as his two brothers James and John (Jeanine) Bannister. Charlie was born in Bingley, A.B. to Laura and Arthur Bannister, he lived in Armstrong, Salmon Arm and Kelowna.
A Funeral Service was held on Friday, July 2nd, 2010 at 1:30 P.M. in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, B.C. Interment was at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday July 5, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 865 Bernard Ave., Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 6P6. Many thanks to all the caregivers for their untiring compassion and care during Charlie’s illness. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.