March 18, 1943 – June 17, 2017
With deepest sorrow we hear that Comrade Charles Boylan passed away peacefully on June 17 just before 11:00 pm. Charles died with his beloved partner Donna at his side. His children and close comrades and friends were with him throughout the day.
Charles spent his last days in the Cottage Hospice in East Vancouver close to his childhood home.
With our deepest social love and affection we send our condolences to his family and close Comrades and friends.
Charles lived life to the fullest under all conditions and circumstances. To the very end he continued communicating directly with the literally hundreds of people with whom he lived, worked and shared weal and woe, cementing the unity of the people around a modern nation-building project. He dedicated his entire life to the emancipation of the working class and to ending colonial injustice and making Canada a zone for peace.
Charles made his Party, Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), proud and will be truly missed.