Charbonneau, Rocky

CHARBONNEAU, Rocky

1944 - 2022

Rocky Andre Charbonneau, Age 77, of Kirkland Lake, ON, passed away on March 4th, 2022. A private funeral service will be for his immediate family only. The Charbonneau family will be having a celebration of life in June 2022 to honor his life and memories.

Rocky was born in Timmins, ON to Wilfred Charbonneau and Blanche Ducharme on October 21st, 1944. He went to high school at K.L.C.V.I and graduated in 1963. He worked as a highly skilled motor winder for Westinghouse / Siemens for over 50 Years.

In his younger years, he enjoyed exploring which included trips with his friends to Florida and attending the World’s Fair, and watching the Beatles in NYC. Also, he had adventures surfing in California and living a small brief time in Paris, France… well at least until his best friend Dave Garbutt bailed him out with his saved-up wedding money to get home. He also was a skilled performer in waterski kite shows that he demonstrated what an adventurous human being he really was.

He always enjoyed helping people in his later years, if it was to paint a room or fix a door, you could always count on Rocky to lend a helping hand and give a kind smile.

Rocky loved spending time with his grandchildren which always made his inner child shine through. You couldn’t keep him off a trampoline so he could show off his earlier years as an accomplished high school gymnast. 

Family trips to Hawaii had him surfing, zip lining and jumping off cliffs and multiple trips to Disney World that allowed his granddaughters to convince him to go on their favorite rides.

One of his greatest accomplishments was to see his sons grow up and get married. He always made sure to tell them how proud he was of the amazing men they turned out to be. He proved to be the greatest husband and father despite having a very rough childhood.

Lastly was his companion and forever love, Linda. Their loving marriage of 45 years proved the stand of time. They demonstrated their love through our family with cherished memories and absolutely no regrets.

Rocky is survived by his beloved wife, Linda, his children, Mark and Darcy, his daughters-In law, Sandy and Christina & his grandchildren, Ava and Ashlyn as he was better known as G-PA.

Rocky was also survived by his best friends growing up including Dave Garbutt, Sigmund “Ziggy” Wojnas, Keith Wilson, and Ken Roughley.

May the world never forget his smile, tender voice, great humour, kind heart and beautiful soul. We are so blessed to have him as our forever guardian angel, looking over and always protecting us.  

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family

sorry for your loss he was a nice guy

William Valliere, March 7, 2022

Linda and Family

I am so shocked to hear of Rocky's passing and thus so very sorry for your loss.
May all your memories of him help you through this difficult time and know that my thoughts & prayers are with you.
Tammy

Tammy Mazsa, March 7, 2022

Linda and family

Our deepest condolences. Rocky will be missed. His smile and good humour will always be remembered by the Contants. Prayers for you and your family.

Diane M Kenney, March 7, 2022

The family

I remember Rocky from our young days my condolences to the family

Jim Valin, March 7, 2022

Charbonneau families

We have fond memories of coffee hours at Tim Hortons in Kirkland lake. He was always full of joy & goodwill.

Lesia & John little, March 7, 2022

Linda and family

Dear Linda....we were so sorry to hear the sad news about Rocky.Sending you hugs and our sincere condolences.

Irene and Jack Drainville, March 7, 2022

Darcy and family

I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing . You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Shana Bates, March 7, 2022

Linda and Family

Sorry for your loss Linda. Again we give our condolences to a great Neighbour. You guys are the best. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

Fisher Family, March 7, 2022

Lida and family

So sorry for your loss Linda what a shock just talking to him at giant tiger a few weeks he was always greeting uswith a smile and hug. He was great friend Len has known him all his life and Marc and our son Denis are friends our condolences r.i.p Rocky

Len and Michelle Callahan, March 7, 2022

Linda and the Charbonneau Family

We are so sorry to hear the news concerning Rocky. What a great individual to have known! He was always so active, adventuresome, and positive! A real good person with a great family and wonderful friends- he will leave behind many wonderful memories for so many.
Our sincere condolences!
Brian and Gale Hamilton

Brian and Gale Hamilton , March 7, 2022

Linda and family

Linda, We loved watching you and Rocky out for a walk in the evening, deep in conversation and having a laugh. Rocky’s energy and kindness was evident in all he did. Always willing to lend a hand, he helped my family out in so many ways.
Rocky, we will not forget you. See you later, neighbour.
All our love and prayers to your family at this difficult time.
Love Rhonda and Harold Massi

Rhonda Massi, March 7, 2022

Linda and Family

So sorry to hear of Rockys passing. He was a great guy and always joking, very happy man. He was too young. XO

Joanne Mallette, March 7, 2022

Linda and family

Hugs and prayers to you all. Rocky will be missed so much. We are so sad he is gone but he will live in our hearts forever. He always brought a smile to our face and had the best hugs. He was silly and really loved life and his family. We will all miss him beyond words. We love you. XO

Novetsky family , March 7, 2022

Linda and Charbonneau family

Linda,

We are so sorry to hear of Rocky’s passing. He was certainly a very happy go lucky guy with always a smile on his face and a few laughs when you would stop and chat with him.

Our sincere condolences to you and your family and your are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Céline and Andy Condie, March 7, 2022

Linda and family

Rocky always had a smile when I saw him and we always had a great conversation! He was so proud of the boys! I’ll always remember that smile ! I was blessed to have known him!!

Wayne McGinnis , March 7, 2022

Linda Charbonneau

My Deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I will always treasure our trips to Acapulco and hanging out with you two at the pool and in the dining room. RIP Rocky!!!

Norman Harris , March 7, 2022

Linda and family

So sorry to hear of Rocky's passing. We were honoured to get to know Rocky and Linda during there visits to Port Elgin. You will be so missed.

Rick and Fran Hyde, March 7, 2022

Linda and family

Our condolences to you and families!
Rocky will surely be missed by all who knew him !

Steve and Kim Spack, March 7, 2022

Linda and family

My sincere sympathy on the loss of Rocky

Donna Cozac, March 7, 2022

Linda & Family

Our condolences to you and family.
Rocky will surely be missed by all who knew him it was the hi lite of my dads day to go to Tim H with the crowd!

Bruce Morgan & Family

Bruce Clinton Morgan, March 8, 2022

The Charbonneau Family

We are so saddened to hear of Rocky’s passing. May all of your cherished memories comfort you at this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Louise and Bill McCurdy

Louise McCurdy, March 8, 2022

Linda

So sorry and shocked to hear this sad news. Please accept our deepest sympathies to you and your family, thinking of you all xxx Holly sends her love too xxx So pleased to have known such a lovely cousin.

Jazz Rice, March 8, 2022

Linda Charbonneau

Linda, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I saw him in the grocery store not too long ago and we had a chat about his jacket.
He will be missed.

Vivien Clarke, March 8, 2022

Linda and family

Shocked and saddened to hear about Rocky's sudden passing...my sincere condolences to you and your family.
I will miss the chats @ Tim Hortons East we had for many years.
Rocky was a great guy and smiling and always taking time to chat..he will be missed...

Louis Poirier, March 8, 2022

Linda and family

Rocky was family he will be missed…by all of us especially Dave Garbutt.
So very sad for all of you.
Love and hugs Judi Bishop

Judi Bishop Chapman, March 8, 2022

Linda & Family

So sorry hear of the sudden loss f Rocky! He was a wonderful guy, so full of energy and always there to help someone out. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Pat & Lorraine

Pat & Lorraine Kiely, March 8, 2022

Linda & Family

Linda i am saddened to hear of the passing of Rocky !! I hope that all the great times & memories you have will help carry you forward . My prayers & thoughts are with you & the family .
Your friend always

Rob Turcotte xo

Robert Turcotte, March 8, 2022

Linda and Family

We are so sorry and shocked to hear this sad news. Rocky was always ready to help any people in need. He sure will be missed by many. We offer our condolences to the family. May Rocky Rest In Peace.

Peter Sr. and Helen

Peter Sr. and Helen Forcellini, March 8, 2022

Linda and Family

I express my sincere condolences to Linda and family. Rocky was always a smiling, friendly, approachable person.

Whether he was out for a bicycle ride in the summer time, or a winter skate at the Kirkland Lake skating rink, he always had the time and inclination to stop, chat, and share his experiences.

He will be missed.

Stephen Boaro, March 8, 2022

Linda and Family

So very sorry to hear about Rocky.
Always a laugh when we would meet.
RIP
Robert and Barbara

Robert D'Andrea , March 8, 2022

Linda and Family

We are very sorry for the sudden loss of Rocky. May all your memories of love ❤️ and laughter help you through this difficult time.

What we do know, is Rocky will be busy asking everyone their names, where they lived and what they did with their lives. He will be missed by everyone that had the pleasure of meeting him.

Ivan and Kim Wilson , March 8, 2022

Charbeneau Family

I am so sorry to hear about Rocky’s passing. He always had the biggest smile and best personality. You couldn’t help but to feel happy when he was around. Thinking about you all. Hugs

Leanne Mayer , March 8, 2022

Charbonneau Family

It is with shock and great sorrow that I hear about the passing of Rocky. Rocky and I were great friends during our elementary school years and have stayed slightly in touch over the years. While I still live in Calgary, Rocky and Linda and I were.able to meet up briefly on a trip they were on going through Calgary. Rocky hadn't changed a bit. Very sad moment to hear about Rocky

George Tamminen, March 8, 2022

Linda and Family

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Rocky’s passing. The world has lost a bright light!
We always enjoyed our chats as he was passing by our house.
Phil and Sandy

Phil and Sandy Sullivan, March 8, 2022

Linda and Family

Linda
My thoughts are with you and the family
He had an amazing zest for life and was always smiling
He will be missed

Laura French, March 8, 2022

Linda and Sons

We are so saddened to learn of Rocky's passing, we will certainly miss seeing him out walking with you Linda. You and your boys will certainly be lost without him. Stay strong and remember the good times RIP Rocky. Gloria and Willie Semple.

gloria semple, March 8, 2022

Linda and Family

We were shocked to learn that Rocky had passed. Although no words of sympathy can take away your sorrow we hope that memories of your loved one will give you strength and peace.
With deepest sympathy,
Simone and Louise Trahan

Louise Trahan, March 8, 2022

Linda & family

My deepest condolences to you and your family. I will always remember Rocky's smile and seeing both of you at many of our family gatherings since I was a child.
I am so sorry for your loss. Rocky will be missed.

BISHOP LAURIE, March 8, 2022

Linda and family

There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. rocky was an amazing man, he was kind and funny and forever had a smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Dave and Ginette Benoit

Ginette Benoit , March 8, 2022

Linda and family

I'm so glad that I got to talk to you both at the grocery store just the other day. Thinking of you with a very heavy heart.

Cathy McLaughlin, March 8, 2022

Family,

So sorry to learn of Rocky’s passing! He was a fun loving, kind and caring man. He will be missed. RIP Rocky

Heather Taylor Sandrin, March 8, 2022

The Family

Such a huge loss to so many. Rocky was one of those people who was always a pleasure to see and talk with. Seeing Linda and Rocky together always made me smile. I’m deeply saddened. Know that I am thinking of you and keeping you all in my prayers.

Lorraine Forcellini Montague, March 8, 2022

Linda Charbonneau & Family

I am proud to have known Rocky, we were locker “neighbours” in
KLCVI in grade 9
Sincerely
Lyn Evans Lenardon

Carolyn Lenardon, March 8, 2022

Linda and the Charbonneau Faamily

Sorry to ear of Rocky's passing.
RIP

RICK BARKER, March 9, 2022

The Charbonneau Family

Words of sadness cannot express the loss you and your Family are going thru right now....What a shock for everybody that has known Rocky for years, I remember him as far back as Supreme's TV, he was a fixture there, every day and in the later years, seeing him for a chat, mostly down at Pronto or out and about, always doing something for somebody. Cherish all those wonderful memories you two made together, they never die. So sorry for your LOSS.

Judy (Cale) & Rick Gervais, March 9, 2022

Linda & family

So very sorry to hear of Rocky's passing. It certaInly was a bit of a shock as he was such an active person..... always fixing something somewhere.
He certainly leaves behind many great memories.
You are in our thoughts & prayers at this very sad time.*

Al & Raymonde Fong, March 9, 2022

Linda Charbonneau and family

Linda and family, sorry to hear of Rocky's passing. Sending condolences to you and your family. May your loved one rest in peace.

Christina Bivol, March 9, 2022

Rocky's family

Rocky was such a good friend and helpful partner to my father and a comfort and support to our family following my father's death. He will be sadly missed, that's for certain.

Cynthia Summers, March 9, 2022

Charbonneau Family.

Absolutely shocked to hear this said news.
Please accept our Condolences. We have known Rocky for years.
Hold all your memories in your heart, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rest easy Rocky.

Sid and Yvonne Menard, March 9, 2022

Linda Charbonneau

Dear Linda . . . . . allow me to express my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I fondly remember the earliest days of your relationship and often thought how lucky you both were to have found each other. Quite simply . . . . Rocky was a good man. Heart as big as all outdoors, always smiling, always had time to say hello. He will be missed. Michael French

Michael French, March 9, 2022

Linda

Sorry for your loss.

JP Villeneuve, March 10, 2022

Linda and family

If there is an aerial place in the sky I'm sure Rocky will be there. Fond remembrances from the days Rocky would perform his gymnastics at the cadet corps final inspections. He was a pioneer in kiting on water skiis. Always enjoyed bumping into him on our vists to the old hometown.

Paul Filteau, March 10, 2022

Linda and family

Sending our deepest condolences.

CMHA - Kirkland Lake office , March 10, 2022

Linda and family

We are shocked to hear of Rocky's passing .Our deepest condolences to the Charbonneau family and close friends. May your memories fill your hearts during this difficult time. RIP Rocky.

Marcel and Claudette Guilbeault, March 10, 2022

Linda andFamily

So sorry to hear of Rocky’s passing. Such an upbeat person. You have so many great memories that’ll keep him alive in your heart.

Linda Wilson, March 11, 2022

Linda and family

Linda, we were so shocked and sorry to hear of Rocky’s passing. It seemed we were just talking and catching up with you, last summer at the grocery store. I hope all the wonderful memories you have made over the years, will give you comfort and help you through this very difficult time. Let family and friends hold you tight and keep you close. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.
Karren and Jack Klawitter (Webster)

Karren Klawitter, March 11, 2022

The family

My condolences…he was a great guy and will be remembered well by all who knew him…even Uncle Tony liked him….RIP Rocky

Bob Zidar, March 11, 2022

Rocky

Always a smile & a kind word from a true gentleman...RIP Rocky.

George & Wendy Sadoquis, March 12, 2022

Linda and Charbonneau Family

Deepest condolences Linda to you and and your family.
Rocky was always generous and willing help out anyone who needed. He played a big part in starting my career, and will always be grateful for, and never forget.

Barry Surtees, March 12, 2022

Linda and family

Andy and I send our deepest sympathies to you.

Andy & Sharon Quenneville

Sharon Quenneville, March 17, 2022

Linda and Family

I am so shocked to hear the sad news of Rocky’s passing! Always such a vibrant, active, happy guy with a big smile. So friendly. Always made me smile to see you two together because you always looked so happy! All those memories will help you get through this Linda. RIP Rocky

Sylvia Young, March 19, 2022

Linda

Deepest condolences to all of you. Rocky was my cousin.

Carmen

Carmen Jasmin, March 24, 2022

Linda & Family

So sad to hear of Rocky’s passing.

RIP Rocky

Tony Antoniazzi, April 4, 2022

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