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Born in Princes Town, Trinidad, Charles Conyette was educated in England. He obtained an engineering degree from Brighton Technical College and a post-graduate degree in public health from Imperial College.
After completing his studies, he returned to his homeland of Trinidad. There, he achieved the highest engineering position in the Public Service of Trinidad. As head of a United Nations team of experts, he was posted to Tobago to repair the ravages of Hurricane Flora. And for several years, Charles worked as Chief Technical Officer in Trinidad and Tobago.
In 1972, he relocated to Canada and obtained a double master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning and Transportation Planning at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. After completing his studies, Charles accepted a position with Northern Affairs in Thompson, Manitoba as Director of Engineering. This involved working with community chiefs and band councils in northern communities to ensure efficient delivery of services.
From 1990 to 2001, Charles lent his expertise as Special Projects Engineer for the Department of Conservation where he assessed proposals for water supply systems and facilities to treat wastewater.
Charles was actively involved in the Caribbean community and served on several cultural boards and committees, including a term as President of the Caribbean Canadian Association of Winnipeg.
His work found him returning to several Caribbean countries with a Canadian International Development Agency initiative to improve and transfer management skills to the Eastern Caribbean. He also delivered several training programs to senior management with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
As an author of several influential published works, Charles delivered key presentations to a wide range of audiences, including the Canadian Geotechnical Society.
Charles peacefully passed away at the Seven Oaks Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He will be deeply missed by his wife Ann, his four children, Paul (Audrey), Michael, Giselle (Desire), and Jacqueline (Brent), along with numerous relatives and friends.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I met Mr. Conyette through his sons. Their house was a loving Christian home, They helped me to see that being a Christian meant that people should be accepted as they were and not judged by what they have physically or spiritually. Over the years of knowing him, we had many discussions and I found him to be a very wise man, His laughter and his wit will greatly missed. - Posted by: Adam Tocci (Family Friend) on: Jan 22, 2021

  • Charles was a giving person as he went through life, trying to make the best of every situation. He gave his best to his family, to his training, to his work, to his country of birth and country of residence. Everywhere he went, he was respected. - Posted by: John Gray (KINSMAN FRIEND) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Dr. Paul My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Knowing precious memories of your time together will get you through this sad time. - Posted by: Marlene Kuleza (Patient of Dr Paul) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. Charles always had a smile and a laugh whenever he came over to our office. While there are no words that can take away your pain, know that those around you have you in their thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Patricia Haight (Miscavish) (Friend) on: Jan 09, 2021

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