“Chuck” Vytautas Kazimieras Laugalys

September 8, 1946 - August 31, 2020

Funeral Details:

The story of Vytautas Kazimieras Laugalys (Chuck) is a bountiful one. In a small displaced person’s camp in Germany, Chuck was born on September 8th, 1946, to the late Zigmantas and Jadwyga. For the first four years of his life, Chuck stayed in Germany with his mother. Zigmantas had emigrated to Canada first, hoping to work and find a home for his little family. In 1950, Chuck finally emigrated to Canada aboard the SS Cunard with his mother, landing in Halifax. Shortly after their arrival, the Laugalys moved to Hamilton, settling into a small home with an empty attic. Chuck used to start off his childhood stories with tales of creeping like a mouse across the creaking floorboards. He feared that if he were to wake the landlords, they might have felt angered enough to throw them into the lonely midnight streets.

As the years dwindled on, Zigmantas started his stone masonry business in Cambridge called Angel Stone. This provided Chuck with a whole new array of stories. Going to school to work with his father, creating strong hands and mind that would later in life help lift his family into the proud Laugalys they are today.

At the age of sixteen, ignorantly thinking he would remain an only child, his brother Edvardas Zigmantas Laugalys (Ed) was born. Chuck loved his brother, despite telling him he was adopted or hanging him by his feet over the stairway banisters. Even if he tried to hide it behind the burly mask, he liked to wear.

With adventures and heroics on his back, Chuck went on to build a horse farm. He would ride in competitions and give lessons to children. Parents of those children used to complain that their kids would be covered in "green boogers" after each class. Chuck would tell them, "my horses are aware that the children are beginners. They are teasing them until they become adequate riders."

Chuck soon found love with Margaret (Peg) and had his first two children, Erica and Krista. They were married for twenty-three years before Peg passed away. In hopes of mending his broken heart, he returned to work a day later, desperately trying to continue his work and provide for his young girls.

In 1995, Chuck met his second wife, Cheryl. After only three dates, they were engaged and married that same year. He went on to have two more children with her, Claudia and Harrison. As the years of love, friendship, and family grew, so did his legacy.

He lived to hunt and provide for his family while showcasing his endless stream of love for his dogs. He was a dedicated man who later sold his farm and went into the banking world where he earned himself an executive position. When he learned what he could from banks, he went on to construction until he retired at seventy.

He taught his family that hard work and self-discipline will always lead them to achieve their goals. He made them promise to live life without regrets, be there for each other, and treat anyone they met with kindness and love. He was proud of who his children became as he watched them grow until his last day. Talking about his children were his favourite stories.

Chuck will forever be in his family’s hearts and in the hearts of those he has shared his life with for seventy-three years. He is survived by his wife Cheryl, his children Erica (Stuart), Krista, Claudia, and Harrison, brother Ed and his wife Marg, niece Brenda (Sonya), nephew Scott, his Uncle Tony and Aunt Liuda, as well as all of his cousins.

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9 Condolences
  • May Watson
    Posted on: Saturday, September 5, 2020 Reply

    My condolences to all.

  • Melissa Hallman
    Posted on: Saturday, September 5, 2020 Reply

    Although I never met Chuck, I see what a wonderful man he was. My heart goes out to you Cheryl, your family and loved ones. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray that you would have a peace that passes all understanding. xo

  • Dave Flynn
    Posted on: Saturday, September 5, 2020 Reply

    The family Of Chuck please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Until we meet again Rest in peace Chuck.

  • Lorraine Larmond
    Posted on: Saturday, September 5, 2020 Reply

    Cheryl and family. My deepest condolences at the loss of your husband, dad and best friend. Cherish the memories and be all he would want you to be. Xo

  • Marilyn Ramsay
    Posted on: Saturday, September 5, 2020 Reply

    Sending our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    ❤️Kevin & Marilyn Ramsay

  • Beverley MacNaughton
    Posted on: Saturday, September 5, 2020 Reply

    Cheryl, my condolences to you and your family! You are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

  • Marilyn Wilson
    Posted on: Sunday, September 6, 2020 Reply

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Ken & Marilyn.

  • Patti Dookie
    Posted on: Sunday, September 6, 2020 Reply

    Dear Cheryl: I am sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. I pray that Chuck can rest in peace until you are all together again.

  • Rosanne Cochrane
    Posted on: Monday, September 7, 2020 Reply

    Ed and Marg, although I only met your brother on rare occasion My deepest condolences go out to you and the family.
    Although it is always difficult after a family members passing I pray that in time you all will find peace and comfort in knowing that Chuck is in the arms of our Heavenly Father and his spirit will always be with you.
    My prayers are with you all.

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