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Charles Bing

January 2, 1978 — March 13, 2024

Ottawa

It is with profound sadness that we share the sudden passing of Charles (Chuck) Hubert Bing, in the early hours of March 13, 2024. Chuck was 46 years old. His sudden and unexpected passing has left family, friends and all who knew him in shock and feeling a tremendous sense of heartache.

Chuck was born in Montreal on January 2, 1978. His family moved to Ottawa in 1978 where Chuck attended elementary and high school. He graduated from Colonel By Secondary School in 1997 and the University of Ottawa in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours in History. Since graduating, Chuck worked in the IT sector progressing from a recruiter to management. He was employed with AKKodis Ottawa for the past 17 years, working his way up to Sales Director. Chuck was perennially a top Sales Director in North America, earning himself a reputation as hard-working, friendly and easy-going amongst his peers.

Chuck had a very close network of friends who were an important part of his life since elementary school. He grew up with them playing sports and building bonds of friendship that were lifelong. He had many special relationships in all areas of his life. Whether he met friends through work, his children, sports or the neighbourhood, Chuck truly cherished each connection. 

Chuck was also an experienced traveller. As a child and teenager, he visited Taiwan, Japan, Europe and many parts of Canada on family vacations. He spent a year in New Zealand and South Asia after graduating from high school. He was just beginning to share his enjoyment of travel with his children, with a recent trip to the Bahamas.

Chuck was the kind of man who brightened everyone’s outlook by his presence. His smile would light up a room. He loved to laugh and have fun, to tell jokes and fist pump or high five both kids and grown-ups. He had a charisma that drew people to him, and his special way made him an incredible husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend and colleague.

Chuck’s life changed when he met Carly, his wife. It was a match meant to be. They had overlapping circles of friends, but they had never met one another. They met for a drink at Luxe Bistro one evening in 2007. From then forward they were virtually inseparable. Theirs was a unique relationship from the beginning. They built two houses together; they had three beautiful children, and then eleven years after their first meeting, they were married on August 22, 2018. A love story witnessed by their children and undoubtedly something they will always remember.

Chuck was meant to be a father. He was an incredible dad and entirely devoted to his family. There was nothing he would not do for the kids. He instilled in them his love for sports, for music and reading. Chuck grew up playing sports and he continued to run, bike, ski and play hockey as an adult. He turned his passion for sports towards his children, entering them in family runs and skiing with them. He became Charlotte and Sophia’s biggest supporter by attending gymnastic competitions and being the loudest spectator in the stands. Chuck started coaching hockey and baseball with Weston’s teams and loved every moment of it. His children will carry the life lessons of commitment, dedication and perseverance that he helped to instill in them through sports. He was also an avid Formula One, Senators, Blue Jays, World Cup and New York Jets Fan. This is a passion he has passed on to his son Weston.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife Carly Helgason; Daughter Charlotte Bing (age 12); Daughter Sophia Bing (age 10); Son Weston Bing (age 8); Father Peter Bing; Mother Leesha Lin; Twin Sister Christina Bing; Sister Nadia Bing (Matthew Fawcett, Mason Fawcett, Emery Fawcett), In-Laws Carol and Randy Helgason and Sister-In Law Shari Eisler (Greg Eisler, Brynn Eisler, Kale Eisler).

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Chuck’s name to: The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa or The Jump Start Program. 

https://www.bgcottawa.org/donate

The BGC Ottawa provides young people with barrier-free access to the arts, education support, healthy meals and snacks, recreation programs and competitive sports. 

https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/pages/donate

The program is designed to provide families with financial assistance to get children started in a sport or physical activity.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Chuck on Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 2-4 pm at the Anderson Links Golf and Country Club. 

Celebration of Life for Chuck Bing
Saturday, April 6, 2024
2-4 pm (
Casual attire or please join us in wearing your favourite team jersey or sports shirt)
Anderson Links Golf and Country Club
4175 Anderson Road, Ottawa ON K0A 1K0

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