Fr Charles Cheverie Interviews

In March of 2017 Amy Bylhouwer sat down with Father Charles (Charlie) Cheverie to record a series of interviews about his life, faith, and his time at UPEI.

Father Charlie Cheverie (1932 - 2019)

Born in Charlottetown on September 19, 1932, he was the son of Charles and Clara (Austin) Cheverie. As a child, he attended Queens Square School, before moving on to Saint Dunstan’s University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. A talented athlete, Father Charlie was a member of both the hockey and rugby teams during his school years. While studying at Saint Dunstan’s, he was a member of the Canadian Officer’s Training Corps, and later served as a summer military chaplain.

After his ordination in 1957, Father Charlie began his graduate studies in biology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he earned a Master of Science and PhD.

A professor of biology, Father Charlie began teaching at Saint Dunstan’s University in 1962, where he stayed until 1969. From there, he taught at the University of Prince Edward Island from 1969 to 1997, where he also served as chaplain from 1998 to 2011.

An avid musician, Father Charlie led the Queens County chapter of PEI Fiddlers for over twenty years, fostering the love of music in the young and old alike.