Bonneau Charles-Henri (1929-2009)* ref.277

Photo Charles-Henri Bonneau Source :

  • Année et lieu de naissance : 16 août1929 à St-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, QC
  • Année et lieu du décès :  23 avril, 2009, Floride, USA
  • Nom du père :  Bonneau Antoine (1896-1970)
  • Nom de la mère :  Blais Léa 
  • Profession :  US army, Sommelier et maitre d’hotel, agent de sécurité 
  • Épouse :  Cox Evelyn
  • Mariage : 22 juin 1970, Broward Florida USA

Texte provenant de l’avis de décès : 


Bonneau, Charles, 79, of Oakland Park, died Thursday, April 23, 2009. Charles worked in Montreal, then Bermuda, and came to the States by having someone sign for him. The U.S. Army wanted him and said he must join or return to Canada. Wanting to stay and live in the United States, he joined the Army for 3 years and left as a Sergeant, and achieved his American citizenship. Charles then began his career in the Restaurant and Hotel Industry, beginning as a dishwasher, busboy, to Wine Captain and then, Maitre'd. He worked in some of the most prestigious hotel establishments, Waldorf Astoria of New York, Washington, Green Briar Hotel, WV, Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale, Marriot Harbor Beach in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton Hotel in Boca Raton. Charles also worked as dining room manager, and taught gourmet cooking classes each week at Boca Pointe Country Club in Boca Raton. At age 42, he went back to college and got his BBA degree in Hotel/Restaurant management, graduating Cum Laude while working a full time job. He was awarded the Presidential Citation from Marriot Corporation for Extraordinary Achievement and the award of Commitment to Quality Service and Guest Satisfaction. Charles was an asset to any place he worked, with his warm smile and friendly nature. He then became manager of Kaloa Beach Resort, in Port of Prince, Haiti, for 1 1/2 years, where only French was spoken. He was a member of the Sommelier Guild, from its inception, in 1965, to the present position as president. The Sommelier went to Europe, visiting the wine regions of Germany and France, as well as the vineyards of California. In 1965, Charles developed prostate cancer while working at the Marriot Harbor Beach Hotel and left there soon after. He eventually went to work at the Regency Tower, Fort Lauderdale Beach several years as a security guard. He never missed a day and worked a double shift when asked. Charles loved and enjoyed working with people. He was a very rare, wonderful man; anyone who knew him is a better person for knowing him. He was the first child in a family of 11 siblings born to Leah and Antoine Bonneau, both parents have passed away. Three sisters and one brother now reside in Montmagny, Canada. Charles was a member of the Ralliement des Famille Bonneau for several years, since it was started. All Bonneau's from France and throughout Europe and the United States travel to Canada each year for a big weekend celebration. Charles was married to Evelyn for 38 1/2 years, has one stepson, Mike, who resides in Tullahoma, Tennessee, and one grandson, Michael Charles Relva who lives in Warren Michigan. Charles was a lifetime member of Bally Fitness Club and went 2-3 times a week. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Oakland Park for 10 years and served as an usher on Sundays with his welcome smile and good morning to all. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church Oakland Park, 801 NE34th Court, Oakland Park on Saturday, May 2nd at 11:00 A.M. Phone 954-564-0461. Charles was my beloved husband and soul mate. I will miss that wonderful smile and laugh, and all the wonderful qualities that made him a great person. Also his thanks and praise for all the dinners I cooked for him, he was very considerate. Arrangements entrusted to Kalis-McIntee Funeral & Cremation Center, Wilton Manors, FL. 

Published by Sun-Sentinel on Apr. 29, 2009.

Tampa Bay Times , 24 novembre 1974

Charles-Henri et sa femme Candy (Evelyne), dans les années 1970

Recherches : Louise Bonneau (1969 -    )*

© Louise Bonneau 2021