Chic was the 4th of 7 children born to William “Bill” and Evva Henderson in Golden, BC. He remained in Golden until the early 70’s at which time, he and his brother Bruce expanded their existing logging business to include heavy equipment hauling, operating as Hendersons’ Heavy Hauling, out of Cranbrook, BC. Through many long hours and much hard work their business continued to thrive until its sale in 1975.
Chic spent the rest of his career with Finning Caterpillar in Cranbrook, Terrace, and Prince George B.C. where at the age of 65 he retired as Manager of Used Equipment in the Prince George Division.
Upon retirement, Chic and Kay returned to Cranbrook and enjoyed countless years of golf in the summer and curling in the winter.
Chic is survived by his wife Kathleen “Kay” Henderson, daughters: Debbie Girvin (Bob), Bev Murdoch (Gerry) and Wendy Koralewicz (Shawn), grandchildren: Chad Girvin (Jennifer), Scott Girvin, Kristen Knight (Brad), Brad Murdoch (MacKenzie), Michelle Jaffray (Jason), Lindsay Lansing (Kurt), Todd Koralewicz (Elyse), brother Bill Henderson, and sisters: Kay Soles, Louise Jackson and Maxine Romano, great grandchildren: Ariel, Chase, Rylie, Jaya, Ruby, Kennedy, Jaxon, Emsley, Brooklyn, Rowan, Nash, Logan, Ty and Nate.
Chic was sadly predeceased by granddaughter Kari Girvin and brothers Bruce and Harold “Hub” Henderson.
Chic was admired by all and a friend to many, he will be missed.
A memorial service for Chic will be held at McPherson’s Funeral Home in Cranbrook (2200 – 2nd Street South) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 11:00 am. His Internment will be at a later date at the Henderson plot in the Town of Golden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to the Palliative Care at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook.