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In Memory of

Charlie P. Roux

February 7, 1943 - June 5, 2015

Obituary


Charles Roux, 72

Yarmouth - Charles Phillip Roux, 72, of Yarmouth, died Friday June 5, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Portland. He was born in Portland on February 7, 1943, the oldest of three sons of Janice (Simmons) and C. Charles Roux. Charlie graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School where he played on the basketball team. He enlisted in the US Air Force and was sent to Yale University to become a linguist and was then stationed in Taiwan.

Charlie met the love his life, Nancy Curtis, on a blind date while on...

Charles Roux, 72

Yarmouth - Charles Phillip Roux, 72, of Yarmouth, died Friday June 5, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Portland. He was born in Portland on February 7, 1943, the oldest of three sons of Janice (Simmons) and C. Charles Roux. Charlie graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School where he played on the basketball team. He enlisted in the US Air Force and was sent to Yale University to become a linguist and was then stationed in Taiwan.

Charlie met the love his life, Nancy Curtis, on a blind date while on leave. Unbeknownst to Charlie, his father proposed to Nancy on one knee and with a ring in hand, on his behalf. Nancy later called Charlie to inform him they were engaged. (Sometimes, parents do know best for their children.) They would have celebrated 48 years this June 17th.

Charlie's entire career was in banking. He started with Sun Savings in Portland and 33 years later retired as an executive vice-president with TD Bank. He enjoyed reading, especially about Civil War history, golf and hunting. He, along with few friends, owned a special camp they named "Seldom Inn" in Kingsbury, ME. He was a member of the Lions Club, an ATV club in Bingham and a longtime member of The Construction Golf League.

Charlie will be remembered for being a wonderful father and grandfather who readily shared with those in need, be it learning to play golf, or the go to guy for someone to listen and give a bit of wisdom, he was always ready to help and always with a smile on his face. His family and the friendships he made were a big part of who he was.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Roux of Yarmouth; his son Charles Roux and his wife Stephanie and their daughter Abigail of Auburn; his daughter Danielle Pare and her husband Raymond and their children Kathryn and Braden of North Yarmouth; his son Christian Roux and his wife Katelyn and their daughter Lilah of Falmouth; his brother Paul D. Roux and his wife Susan of Yarmouth; his brother Thomas Roux and his wife Deborah of Yarmouth; as well as seven nieces and nephews.

A time of gathering and celebration of Charlie's life will be held on Friday June 12 from 5 - 7 PM at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth with a brief service at 7 PM. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Charlie's life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

The family would greatly appreciate contributions in Charlie's memory for lymphoma research to: Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 US Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105