Spr Charles Veilleux (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Charles Veilleux (Ret’d) of St Georges QC at the Centre d'hébergement Champlain-de-l'Assomption on 2 March 2021, at the age of 100 years. Charles was a Royal Canadian Engineer veteran of the Second World War.
Charles enlisted in June 1940 and served as a sapper with the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Engineers. He was injured in an accident while on duty in England in June 1942 and lost his left arm. After returning home to Canada he worked as a Postmaster. Charles joined The War Amps Quebec Branch in 1967 and held the position of National Director, Quebec Branch for more than 20 years. He also served as President of the Quebec Branch.
Charles devoted many years of service to the War Amps Association. He applied the War Amps motto “amputees helping amputees” by sharing his story with the child amputees and their families who he met at Child Amputees (CHAMP) seminars. Charles received the Honorary CHAMP Membership for his tireless work with The War Amps.
The funeral service was celebrated on 20 March at 10:30 am in the church of Saint-François de Beauceville and from there to the parish cemetery. In Memorium donations to the Société Alzheimer Chaudière-Appalaches (440, boul. Vachon Sud C.P.1, Sainte-Marie, Beauce, G6E 3B4) would be appreciated. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home.