The Candy Man was Charlie Welch a non alcoholic who’s life had been marked by tragedy. His wife a top notch candy maker on which they established their business was an alcoholic. Her fight against the illness had ended only with her death in the late 1930’s. From agonizing over her plight, Charlie had learned that somewhere, some place, somehow there was an answer to alcoholism. Charlie kept in touch with family and had learned that his wife’s brother Roland M. had found A.A. in Sacramento and had managed to stay sober for 3 years. He asked Roland if he might visit a friend and hopeless alcoholic Charlie B. in Vancouver.