Charlie Rapsky

1929 - 2021


Rapsky, Charlie

November 11, 1929 – March 17, 2021

In memory of Charlie Rapsky, born at Creighton Mine Nov. 11, 1929 who passed away peacefully with his wife Shirley at his side in Sudbury. Beloved father of Matt (Tamra) of Manitoba and Andrew of North Carolina. Grandfather of Wyatt and Hailey Rose of Manitoba, Hayden and Tristan of North Carolina. Predeceased by his parents Karl and Anne and sister Marilyn of Sudbury.

Painting was his lifetime work, his success as an artist was well known.  Charlie’s art exhibitions started in the 1980’s and were very successful. He was grateful to the people who supported him and, he in return, gave paintings to various charities and events to raise funds. Being a sportsman through life, Charlie loved hockey and football. Flying was a great part of travel for this Artist who flew to the Artic yearly, painting Inuit life as he saw it. Charlie spent decades enjoyably with family and friends at the family fly-in camp at Burwash Lake. He was a man that could be described as a combination of Artist, Painter, Flyer, Sportsman, and passionate student of all of life’s diversity. There will be no visitation or service. Cremation will be at Simple Wishes of the North and internment at the family plot in Civic Cemetery, Sudbury. A celebration of life for the family and friends, to share memories of a man who took all that life offered with zest and enjoyment, will be announced later.

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March 28, 2021 6:18 PM
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Laurie Bell

March 22, 2021 5:39 PM

Charlie will forever live in our memories as his beautiful paintings are displayed in our living room. Being past neighbours, we have shared many wonderful memories-Laurie had the privilege of being given a few painting lessons! Richard went for a trip down memory lane, recalling the exciting plane trips with Charlie. We are very saddened with his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Shirley,Matt, Andrew and their families. XO Laurie and Richard Bell.

Kim and heather Rheault

March 22, 2021 9:43 AM

Gone from our sight, but not from our memories, always special memories of Charly .Hugs to Shirly and family at this sad time.
Kim and heather Rheault

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E. M, "Sally" Aubut

March 20, 2021 6:58 PM

I am very sad to learn that Charlie has left us.  I had lunch with him and Shirley in June of 2018.  We were classmates at SMTS. I visited them when they were still living in Eliot Lake, and reconnected.  While I was down for the 100th anniversay of SMTS, now called Sheridan I found Charlie working with some art students at the old school.  I was the youngest in the class, There are only 2 of us left that were in our class, even in high school Charlie was a "oner"  My condolences to Shirley, gthey were a very loving couple.,  Edna "Sally" Aubut, nee Gatchell.

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March 19, 2021 3:23 PM
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