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Charles Victor Thomas (1894-1941)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, May 16, 1941

Headline: Charles Thomas Found Dead in his Cabin on Sunday Last, 1941

    We regret having to announce the untimely death of Charles Thomas who was found dead in his cabin Sunday morning by William Grant. Death was apparently due to heart trouble.

    Charley was 47 years of age and a Welshman by birth. In his early life he was in the Royal Navy but later forsook the sea and came to Canada. He has been in the Yukon for twenty years or more, being employed at the old Commercial Hotel when that hostelry was in operation here. Like many others in the north he has worked in various capacities and on and off was in the employ of the B. Y. N. Co., for a number of years. He was employed at the local shipyards up to the time of his demise. Possessed of a pleasing disposition he was well regarded by his many chums here.

    The funeral services were held at Christ Church Monday, the Rev. L. G. Chappell officiating. Pallbearers were Messrs. W. Grant, C. Caddy, Shorty Royle, J. Robinson, S. Grant and J. Porter. He leaves a widow to mourn his loss to whom sincerest sympathy is extended.