In Loving Memory of

Charles Thomas Schandl

1959 - 2018

Obituary of Charles Thomas Schandl

SCHANDL, Charles “Chuck”

Surrounded by his loving family, Chuck passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, at the age of 58. Chuck will be lovingly remembered by his wife Teresa Atherton; his mother Dr. Eva Schandl; his sisters Theresa Schandl, Catherine Schandl; and by his children, Charles Schandl (Christine Corso), Jason Schandl (Emma Fisher-Cobb), Nicole Schandl (Jordan Deschamps), Ian Schandl Kestle; and also by his dogs Scout and Harley. Chuck was passionate about Rugby. He was a member of the NOBS and XL Rugby Clubs. More importantly he will be remembered for his love of cooking and for bringing his family and friends together to enjoy many home cooked meals. A special thank you to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Dr. Mason and his team at Princess Margaret Hospital and the Palliative Care team at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, for their compassionate care and support. In accordance with Chuck’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A Celebration of Chuck’s Life will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 12p.m. at Teresa and Chuck’s home, followed by beer and snacks at the King’s Arms Pub, 323 Church Street, Oakville from 2-4p.m. Please come dressed in casual attire, and wear your rugby jersey if you have one! In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Burlington Centaur’s Women’s Rugby Club or to Princess Margaret’s The Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Tumor Centre.

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5 years ago

Marie are Charles Jason and Nicole’s grandparents. So sorry for them to lose their Dad. Way back then———— we had many a great time with Chuck at our summer home in East Orleans at Cape Cod. RIP Chuck

Rose and David Silva
5 years ago

Theresa, we are both so saddened to hear of your loss. Your brother sounds like a wonderful man – wish we’d had the pleasure of meeting him. You and your family are in our thoughts. Warm hugs, Rose and David.

Cathy Murphy
5 years ago

Theresa and Family:

Your friends and colleagues at the Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce Toronto have you in our thoughts. The board and management send deepest condolences.

Rob McDonnell Chair
Cathy Murphy Executive Director

The Donnelly’s
5 years ago

Saddened to hear of the loss of your brother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Darlene, Diarmuid, Claire and Emma

Jessica Robertson
5 years ago

Jessica Robertson pledged to donate to Princess Margaret’s The Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Tumor Centre

5 years ago

Although I haven’t known Chuck for a long period of time, his character has left an impression on me. I will from now on, have another perspective on food. Food not only nourishes our body but also should be shared with family and friends and for this reason, the quality should never be less than the best! Thanks Chuck!

Dear Teresa, Schandl family and friends,
Sending you all my condolences and prayers.

Cathy Schandl, M.Ed.
5 years ago

Chuck obtained a BSc in Mathematics from Dalhousie University, studied and played rugby at Lancaster University for a year, and also studied Management at McGill University. He was an active force in the Insurance industry for decades, which included working at the executive level in the U.S. and helping to build a successful Ontario audit company. I will miss my brother, his wit, and his brilliant mind.

David Sheppard
5 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. Chuck and I worked together at CNS in Vancouver, and I immediately gained enormous respect for his fine mind and sense of humour.
He had great stories about travel, family, and of course, rugby, and we had great conversations.
Although we did not get together over the last few years, I will remember him always as a fine man and a good friend.

Laurence Gillespie
5 years ago

Was so saddened to hear of Charles’s untimely passing. Although I had not seen him since our student days, he struck me then as a young man of great promise, destined for great things, and that impression never faded. He was so well-rounded. His considerable athleticism was marched by a formidable intellect and a wicked sense of humour. He also had great talent as a raconteur, his tales of his annual family road trips to the U.S. made them sound like Marco Polo expeditions. He was always up for adventure and was so much fun to be with. I deeply enjoyed our conversations, even when Charles corrected me on points of military history on which I proved to be sadly mistaken. Much of the history-reading I have undertaken since then (and it’s been a lot) has been with an eye to better equipping me for my next conversation with Charles, which sadly never happened.

I will miss so much about Charles. He was a great friend and a generous host, so dynamic and energetic, such fun to spend time with, and one that always challenged you to be your intellectual best. I know I will not meet his like again. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones and all those who were privileged enough to be his friends. He left us far too soon.


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