TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - The family of Charlie Francis announces with great sadness that Charlie passed away peacefully today at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. He was 61. He was surrounded by famiy and friends at the time of his passing. He is survived by his wife Ange Coon, son James, brother Barry and his wife Fiona, sister-in-law Lori Coon and brothers-in-law Brad and Philip. Funeral arrangements will be handled by the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel in Toronto. Details will be announced.