Charles Lucian Henning Gosling
Tue, 06/23/2020 - 1:35pm caleb
Charles Lucian Henning Gosling, M.D. left this world on June 17, 2020 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Born on April 4, 1944 in Kalkaska, Michigan to the late Harry and Phyllis Gosling.
Charles loved life in Northern Michigan. After medical school, he returned to serve the communities that created him. He also loved nature and the water. An avid sailor, he sailed every Wednesday until 2019. Many folks learned how to sail under his tutelage and picked up his love for our waters.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Meaghan Gosling (Ben Ahlborn) of Windsor, California; April Gosling (Ryan Parsons) of Longmont, Colorado, and William (Rae) Gosling of Grayling, Michigan; his grandchildren, Atticus & Calliope Gosling and Alexandra & Lillie Ahlborn; his siblings, Arthur (Betty) Gosling, Sue Horrom, Nancy Gosling, Burt (Judi) Gosling, and Frederick (Kathy) Gosling. He is also survived by his four stepdaughters, Cindy Merchand, Kelly (Mike) Malmborg, Tammy (Dan) Dewey, & Shelly (Bruce) Little; their six children, Jeffrey, Mason, James, Marianne, Jana, & Garrett; and their nine grandchildren, Laela, Rory, Luke, Hannah, Evelyn, Kristin, Abby, Remy, & Ada.
Finally, he is survived by every baby he delivered, every family he cared for, and every life he touched.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha, his parents, and his brother, Philip.
An advocate for radical acceptance, his motto was, Be excellent to each other.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Doctors Without Borders and the Parkinson’s Foundation.