January 22, 1941– June 17, 2010
Charlie Forst beloved life partner of Roberta “Robby” of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, June 17 2010 at the age of 69 years.
Charlie was born in Dusseldorf, Germany. At the age of twenty he immigrated first to the United States and then to Canada where he became a citizen. He lived in Toronto, and then in Montreal where in 1975 he met Robby, the woman who remained his partner and life mate for nearly thirty five years. Charlie had numerous careers and countless adventures. He was an entrepreneur extraordinaire. Always self employed he designed and built beautiful custom homes, he renovated the Mac Cosham warehouse in Calgary and opened the lower levels as Charlie’s Restaurant and Bar in the 1980’s. In the 1990’s after two years of travelling, Charlie and Robby started frozen yogurt franchises in Germany. He was a man ahead of his time in many ways. He saw challenges as opportunities and was never afraid to take a chance. To Robby he was everything, best friend, lover, advisor, comedian. His loyalty, generosity, honesty, integrity endeared him to many friends as well. He loved adventure; sky diving, auto racing, skiing, rollerblading and biking. He loved music of all types from classical to Dixieland Jazz to Pink Floyd. All of these traits formed the incredible spirit of Charlie, and it was this spirit that kept him so strong during the last six months in his courageous battle with cancer
At Charlie’s request there will be no funeral service. Countless thanks to his remarkable caregivers on the Alberta Health Services palliative home care team and Comcare Health Services. Words cannot express all you did. Heartfelt thanks also to Dr. Jean Rawling and to staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre
In living memory of Charlie Forst, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences