Chin apparently suffered a heart attack while shovelling snow. Chin was one of the photographers for the popular Facebook page Hell Yeah Prince George, photographing virtually every kind of community event over the past decade or so. He also posted many community photographs to his own Facebook page. He, most recently, photographed the Ness Lake Bible Camp Polar Bear Dip.
“Tonight our community is heartbroken and feeling a sense of disbelief at the loss of this very special person,” said MLA Shirley Bond on her Facebook page. “We send our love to Sue and the entire family and know that Chuck will always be in our hearts and memories, surrounded by the countless images he captured and shared. I feel so very, very sad!”
“Gone is someone who never failed to brighten my day with his wonderful photos, like or comment on my posts and who always made a point of saying hello and giving me a hug when we crossed paths in person,” posted Karin Piche of Wheelin’ Warriors of the North on her Facebook page. “I know I will not be the only one to miss Chuck giving the gift of his time and talent capturing our city’s beauty, it’s residents and many events, including Wheelin’ Warriors of the North team members, events and celebrations over the years!”
Chin retired from his job as an operating engineer at the Intercon Pulp Mill steam plant when he was 55 years old.