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Born: Nov 22, 1929

Date of Passing: Apr 29, 2020

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November 22, 1929 - April 29, 2020

On April 29, 2020, at age 91, Charlie lost his battle with Mesothelioma. With his wife and family by his side, he said his last goodbyes peacefully.
Charlie was born on a farm near Vibank, Saskatchewan. He moved to Pine Falls in the fall of 1950 to work for the Manitoba Paper Company as a pulpwood cutter and later hired on to work in the Boiler Room Department as a steam engineer, until his retirement in 1989.
He is survived by his lovely wife of 63 years, Christine; three sisters, Katherine (Ed), Gertie (Horst), Anne (Garry); and sister-in-law Shirley (Jim), and many nieces and nephews.
Charlie was the oldest of eight siblings, four of which had predeceased him; brothers, Leo (Ella), Louise (George), Elizabeth (Mike) and Jim. Other family members that predeceased him were his father John, mother Louise, stepmother Rosemarie, baby brother Lawrence and his grandson Joey.
Pine Falls was also where he found the love of his life, Christine (Lesin) and married in 1956. They raised two sons, Don (Terry) and Jim (Joanne) and he was very proud of them. They gave them four grandchildren, Gordon (April), Brian (Amanda), Bill (Theresa), Aimee (David) and Baby Joey (deceased). He is also leaving behind eight great-grandchildren, Ethan, Memphis, Braxton, Abbygail, Louis, Annabelle, Claire and Charlie.
Charlie loved the outdoors and spent many hours hunting and fishing. His hobbies included taxidermy, knifemaking and carving. He would have loved to take his grandchildren and later his great-grandchildren to spend time with him in the outdoors, hoping they would enjoy the wonders of nature the way he did, but time goes by much too fast. He enjoyed watching them grow up and change to young adults over time.
The family wants to say a special thank you to Dr. Bassily, Dr. Clark, Lisa Kemball and all the wonderful home care staff for helping keep Charlie comfortable in the last few months. May God be with you all.
Celebration of Life to be determined at a later date.

SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, Beausejour 204-268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 02, 2020

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • My deepest condolences to Christine and family. Charlie was an inspiration to so many people. - Posted by: Grant cobb (Friend) on: Jun 11, 2020

  • I have known Charlie and Christine for over fifty years. I first met them when I was posted to Powerview out of RCMP training in 1970 and we have been friends ever since. It was with great sadness to learn of his death. He was one of those people I thought would always be there. It was a great honour to have known him and to be able to call him my friend. - Posted by: Brian Sale (Friend) on: May 09, 2020

  • Christine, I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May your wonderful memories of your dear husband sustain you during these difficult times. - Posted by: Colette Carriere (exercise friend) on: May 08, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences Christine, to you and your family. After breaking my arm in 1995, during my rehab, Charlie took me under his wing and guided me through knife making(two knives). The experience and knowledge he shared with me will always be appreciated. I’ve always had respect and admiration for Charlie. He was a mentor for many in the community and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Al and Linda Wilcott - Posted by: Al Wilcott (Friend) on: May 07, 2020

  • I was lucky enough to meet and become friends with Jim and Joanne at a market where Jim was selling his chain saw carvings . My family and his family became very close friend where and at this time the friendship started to extent into Jim meeting my parents and friends and me meeting his parents and friends .The fist time I went to Mr. and Mrs. Neidermayer me and my family were treated like his own kids .We were told to come in and sit down for a tea , no it was past lunch so I was told you could get something that was offered with a little more kick in it if you know what I mean .After talking to Charlie for 5 minutes I new he was a talented and caring person and that my family was blessed to become friends with them. Soon he was telling us stories and then some of his hand made knives came out ,I was blown away at the detail in these knifes and then he showed me his carvings ,if the knives weren't enough. remember sitting and him telling me about the making of these knives and carvings . I am a person that loves hand crafted pieces of art so I sat there like a small school kid listening to him about the process of the making them, just trying to take it all in with so much respect for him for taking the time to explain it all to me. Charlies knives are such pieces of art that I had to buy one ,and let it be known that I don't hunt and never ever wanted a knife . I now have purchased 4 from him . After we became friend I would see Mr. and Mrs. Neidermayer at the carving competitions or the flee market where I would see them waving to me and my family for us to come over to talk , we would walk over for a big hug .I was lucky enough to have a good visit with Jim Joanne and his mom and dad just before the world turned upside down with the virus. I still remember him telling me how he used to hand cut and load the wood in the bush.I am glad that my family got to meet and become friend with all of the Neidermayer family. You are now sitting in the best seat in the house watching everything going on. - Posted by: Todd Jodi Merc Tejaay Gittins (Freinds of family ) on: May 05, 2020

  • My condolences to the entire family. Don & Terry, Gordon & April, Brian & Amanda, my thoughts & prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Cyndi Gifford (friend of son ) on: May 04, 2020

  • Dear Christine, Don,Terry, Jim, Joanne and family, ...Losing someone you love can be the saddest part of life...but Loves lives forever---and may the memories of your love for Charlie shine through the sorrow deep within your heart. Charlie was such a hard worker and anything he undertook was done with precision and perfection. ...As difficult as this time is, may you find comfort in knowing that your loved one will always be with you and the memories you shared will forever be a part of your life. May God give you a tranquil heart and strength... our thoughts and prayers are with you...Love Lucie Papineau-Carlson and Papineau family. - Posted by: Monique Papineau-Lafond (family) on: May 04, 2020

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I had the opportunity of meeting Mr. Niedermayer and his lovely wife through my brother Todd, who adored him. He was a gem of a man and a sweet soul! Blessed to have such a sweet man and get to hear some of his amazing stories. - Posted by: Colleen and Shelby gittins (Friends) on: May 03, 2020

  • Christine Maurice & I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Charlie will be remembered my many people. He was an exceptional man. May he Rest In Peace - Posted by: Chubaty Maurice & Betty (Long time friend) on: May 03, 2020

  • We're sorry to hear about your brother Anne. Cory has told us about his Uncle and how much he cared for him. He was a special person. - Posted by: Angie and Percy Wright (Nephew's parents in law. ) on: May 03, 2020

  • I grew up in Powerview, Mr Neidermeyer, was a great presence in the community, always a hello and a smile. Condolences to the family on behalf of Ernie and I. May God give you peace during this very difficult time. - Posted by: Linda Friesen (Grew up in Powerview) on: May 03, 2020

  • My deep condolence to Christine and all the family. Big loss to the community and the friends Charlie made in the hunting and fishing community. He's left a true legacy that every outdoors enthusiast would love to have. I'll miss our talks we would have about everything, thanks for the wisdom and hospitality you gave freely. Al - Posted by: Allan Actimichuk (Friend) on: May 02, 2020

  • We consider ourselves privileged to have known Charlie. He was a very talented craftsman and artisan and a genuinely nice man. We have one of his knives and treasure it and his memory. Our condolences to the family. - Posted by: Guy & Agathe Lacroix (Friends) on: May 02, 2020

  • My dear Christine, thinking of you at this time and remembering the fun times Percy and I spent with you and Charlie. We always enjoyed our times together and the two guys seemed to get along so well. My thoughts will continue to be with you. Condolences and many blessings to you and your family. May this time bring you closer to one another. - Posted by: Caroline Stevenson (friend) on: May 02, 2020

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