Charles
Charles Louis "Charlie" Porteous, a 55 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2011 in San Pedro. Born in Hawaii, Charlie was 60 when he died. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church of Redondo Beach, and a graduate of Mira Costa High School. Charlie was a Professional Musician and a Security Consultant. He enjoyed outdoor exploring, gold-panning, collecting guns and knives, playing electronic computer games, jewelry making, writing in his journal, photography, cruising on his motorcycle, and everything about cars. He also enjoyed all types of music and movies. Charlie is survived by his mother, Ida Porteous of Redondo Beach, CA; daughter, Megan Porteous of Torrance, CA; brother, William Porteous of Victoria, BC; sister, Charlotte Watts of Redondo Beach, CA; granddaughter Jayden; nephews Ian, Shane, and Hunter; great-nephews Logan, Cole, and Brandon; nieces Laura, Emily, and Kellie; and great-nieces Gabby and Eva. He was preceded in death by his wife Karen, and his father, William A. Porteous. A gathering of family & friends will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Wednesday July 13, 2011 from 5 to 9pm. The Memorial Service will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach on Thursday July 14 at 10am. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. Please use this website to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. Check back to view the online video tribute.

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  1. Charles and I were good friends in high school. My happiest time with Charles was the day he and I became “born again” Christians. Christianity became crystal clear and it was a joyous occasion. In 1985 during my first year of evening classes at college, I would stop into Charles’ and Karen’s night club for a beer after class. He was a wonderful person, as was Karen. I have fond memories of Charles’ Mom, Dad and family. I remember the day that Charles’ blind grandmother had catarac surgery and could see what I looked like after having known me for years. It makes my very sad that we will never reconnect on this Earth. It makes me very happy that my friendship with Charles and his family is still with me today as if it was yesterday. Godspeed, Charles.

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