We Remember

MCALLISTER, Charles Graham

February 16, 1943 — February 13, 2014

Graham passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. He was a kind, generous, and fun loving man who was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Graham is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 38 years, Sue, his children Ian (Svetlana) and Jennifer (Tony), his sister Sharen and family, and his late sister Wendy’s family. He was the loving grandfather to Evan, James, Adrian and Nicholas.


Born in Vancouver he graduated from Churchill High School and went on to Notre Dame University in Nelson where he received his BA. He then attended UBC Law School and was called to the bar in 1972. Graham practiced law in Surrey, Kamloops, and Kelowna.


Graham met his wife Sue at Whistler in 1973 and they married in England in 1975. Their son Ian was born in Vancouver in 1978 and their daughter Jennifer in Kamloops in 1979. Graham and his family enjoyed spending time together skiing, sailing, hiking, fishing and summers at the family cabin on the Shuswap. Graham and Sue enjoyed travelling with friends and family, and most recently in their fifth wheel.


Graham was an active Mason joining Mount St. Paul Lodge No. 109 in Kamloops. He served as the Worshipful Master of Prince Charles Lodge No. 153 in Kelowna and also District Deputy of District No. 9. Proceeding to the Scottish Rite he became a member of the Lodge of Perfection, The Rose Croix, The Consistory and was bestowed the 33rd Degree. Graham also joined The Royal Order of Scotland.


The family would like to sincerely thank the doctors, nurses, and volunteers who cared for Graham throughout his courageous battle with cancer.


A celebration of Graham’s life will be held at 1pm on March 1st 2014 at St. Paul’s United Church 3131 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers remembrances can be made in Graham’s memory to the BC Cancer Foundation Southern Interior. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”



1pm on March 1st 2014

St. Paul's United Church

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The service for MCALLISTER, Charles Graham is scheduled for 1pm on March 1st 2014 . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Paul's United Church

3131 Lakeshore Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Anthony & Shirley McCarthy says:

    We were saddened to hear about Grahman’s passing. We appreciated his wisdom & advise to us over the years.
    To Sue & family, our deepest sympathies go out to you!
    May Graham rest in peace!

  • Linda & Glenn Robinson says:

    We are deeply saddened by Graham’s passing. He was a such a kind and gentle soul. He has touched the lives of many people and will always hold a place in their hearts. Although Graham was a lawyer….there are NO “lawyer” jokes that could ever be uttered about Graham…he just did his job with the utmost of intelligence, kindness and sincerity….not unlike him in his personal relationships. Condolesences go out to Sue, Ian, Jen and families for the loss of a great & wonderful man. He will be greatly missed by all.

  • Kacy Renneberg says:

    Sorry to hear of Graham’s passing. While I didn’t know him very well I will always remember conveyancing files between Grumpy and Oops. Let your good memories stay close to your heart to let the healing begin.

  • Glen Ridgway says:

    My condolences to family of a great guy and law school buddy.

  • Judy windrem says:

    I was saddened to hear of Grahams passing…we always shared a few good laughs as we were decorating your houses….My thoughts are with you Sue & your family…

  • Carlos Capetillo says:

    I am deeply saddened by Graham’s passing. He was a great and gentle man and an extraordinary Bro:. He will be greatly missed by everyone in our lodge. RIP dear W:.B:. MCallister

  • Jack Harris says:

    So shocked and saddened to hear of Graham’s passing; we go back a long way-to SWC high school where we shared many crazy teen adventures; Graham (“Big Red” then) and I set the record for attempts at passing hs French- then they gifted it to us; so sorry for you Sue, Ian, Jennifer and families. I will always remember his quiet reassuring confidence as a lawyer, a great guy.

  • Paul Devine says:

    Condolences from Fran and I to Sue and family. I have many fond memories of Big Red during and after law school. We were deeply saddened to hear of his passing.

  • Martin & Lisa Strikwerda says:

    We wish to extend our condolences with the passing of Graham to Sue and her family. Even though we were the new neighbours on the street, we felt fortunate to have gotten to know Graham a little bit. We will miss him. We wish Sue and her children and grandchildren comfort and strength now and in the future.

  • Dennis Murray says:

    One of the original members of the Law Class of “71 Big Chill Whistler Weekenders whose presence always lifted the ambience of the thing and added hearty laughs to every occasion.
    One of the good guys. My condolences to his family and many friends. Dennis Murray

  • Ben & Chris Hume says:

    Dear Sue & family, We were so sorry to hear of Graham’s passing. Thinking of you all & remembering a kind & fun loving man with affection.

  • Rick and Christine says:

    We are sadden to hear of Graham passing, may the comfort of memories provide you with courage and strength during this very sad time.

  • Raymond Moffat Hughes says:

    Fine man was Graham, I knew him through the Lodge in Kelowna. Very likeable chap indeed, sad to know how is gone.

    I only found out on Oct 19, 2014 ..Online.

    Line from the movie Braveheart.

    Every man dies, not every man really lives. Graham really lived.

    May he dwell forever with God in the Grand Lodge Above.

    Raymond George Moffat Hughes
    Trail B.C.

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