JA Snow Funeral Home


Charles John ter Telgte

31 July, 19344 April, 2021
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Charles John ter Telgte, age 86 of Bedford, NS. Born to missionary parents, the late Hendrik and Joy (Mason) ter Telgte, passed away on Easter Sunday – Resurrection Morning, April 4, 2021.

Charles is survived by his wife Alice (Shaw) and sons David (Marlene), and Brian (Beth); also sister Johanna Martin and sister-in-law Ethel Roberts (Horace) and a number of nephews and nieces. In addition, we have been blessed with an extended family of Norman and Ed MacGregor, wives and family, also dearly loved Ashley Binta whom we loved as a granddaughter. He is predeceased by a sister Rose ter Telgte and two siblings, at a young age.

Charles was born in Java Indonesia, spent time in an Indonesian concentration camp during the war, lived a few years after WWII in Holland, before immigrating to Canada in 1949. He attended high school in Montreal. Has lived and worked in Halifax since 1955. Married in 1959 – beloved and treasured husband for 63 years. He retired from Canada Post in 1990.

There will be no public visitation or reception. Funeral service will be held on Saturday April 10, 2021 at 10:00am in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax. Please call the funeral home to register for the service 902.455.0531. If you are unable to attend the service, you can watch the livestream via the funeral home web-site. Family flowers only.

If you wish to make a memorial donation, please consider Full Gospel Church Building Fund, QEII Foundation, Cobequid Center or the VON.

Charlies family wish to express their deepest thanks, appreciation and gratitude to many doctors, nurses and care givers who through many years have given themselves to care for and attend to many serious surgeries and recoveries. You all have a special place in our hearts. Charlie has become known for a time as the “miracle man” around the QEII. He is and will be greatly missed by his wife, family, friends and many acquaintances.

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Lloyd and Irene Ellefsen

10 April 2021

So sorry for your loss of such a kind, humble man whom we knew only briefly but made a lasting impression on us. He was a shining example of God's love, especially in his love for Alice and the family. He will be sadly missed but we have the wonderful hope of meeting again.

David Arthur

9 April 2021

Alice, Brian, David and family:
Charlie was always such an encouragement to us when Robena and I visited. Be assured he is rejoicing in the presence of the one he loved and served so well. I pray you experience the comfort of the Holy Spirit today and in the days to come.

Love you all,
Pastor David Arthur

Cathy Mercer

8 April 2021

Aunt Alice
It is so difficult to put my thoughts into words. It was always interesting to hear about Uncle Charlie's upbringing, his interests, and witnessing his dedication to you. He was a gentle soul, kind to everyone he met and always had a smile on his face. I'm so very sorry for your, David and Brian's loss, and of course, our own.
Sending virtual hugs,

Al & Barb Arsenault

7 April 2021

Alice, you were always so good to Charlie. Al & I were so sorry to here about Charlies passing

Sheila Crowder

7 April 2021

Dear Alice & Family: Sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. He was such a gentleman and a real man of God. May you take comfort in knowing that Charlie is now in heaven with the Lord whom he loved and served. Sending much love and prayers to you and your family.

Jim Underwood

7 April 2021

I first met Charlie when I began to work with Canada Post back in 1975 where I would often see him in the lunchroom with his Bible at lunch time. We enjoyed numerous enjoyable conversations and I was always impressed with Charlie's kind temperament and his consistency with his Christian faith. At that time Charlie was a valued member of the Salvation Army Band and many years later I got to enjoy his trumpet playing at the Full Gospel Church. A wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers to all of Charlie's family. God has you in His Hands and may His peace lift you up in His care.

Douglas Horton

7 April 2021

Aunt Alice. Brian . David. was saddened to hear about Uncle Charlie. He was a great guy with a sense of humor. Loved the time I toured around with him when I went down in 2o18. I learned stories of his life that I never knew. Would have come to support you if if we were allowed. Good to know that you can have so many to his service. It means a lot to have family around to support you during his time. Praying God's peace on you.
With much love Doug

Jake and Wilhelmina Folkertsma

7 April 2021

Our prayers are with you Alice and your family through this time
He loved the Lord and so glad that he is now forever with his Savior.
May the joy of the Lord be your strength.
From Jake and Wilhelmina Folkertsma.

Michael Moore

7 April 2021

Alice, David and Brian (and family), please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of such a gentle soul. Charlie was always such a gentleman and true friend to so many. I will always remember the great times we had together at the Rock Church and on the many day trips we would take with the seniors together when I drove them all over on the church bus.
God bless you all during this difficult time.
Mike and Kristina Moore

Mary Graves

7 April 2021

Alice, David, Brian and family, I am so sorry for your loss, Charlie was such a gentleman and loved the Lord. He is at peace and may your memories keep Charlie close to you each day.