It is with deep sadness we announce that our dad and grandpa, Chris Christiansen, passed away peacefully in Nanaimo, B.C. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at the age of 88.
He will be greatly missed by his children, John (Mary), Marianne, and Walt (Julia); grandchildren, Mark (Rhian), Scott (Tina), Tyler, and Zac; and great-grandchildren, Makayla, Hannah, Theo, and Hayden.
He also is survived by his brother, Walter, of Fort Frances, Ont.; brother-in-law, Louie (Maureen) Corrado and sister-in-law, Christine Corrado; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Chris was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Florence, in 2007; his parents, John and Anna; and 11 brothers and sisters.
Born May 17, 1925 and raised in Fort Frances, Ont., Chris grew up enjoying time with family and a love for sports, particularly hockey, playing Junior at the age of 14.
In 1941, Chris moved to Rossland, B.C. and began working at Cominco. Over a 40-year period at Cominco, Chris was an exceptional citizen who loved his job and worked hard as a plumber, pipefitter, and millwright.
It was at Cominco that Chris and Florence met, marrying in 1944.
A devoted husband and father, Chris always demonstrated an infinite love for his family. His greatest enjoyment in life came from spending time at family gatherings and watching his children and grandchildren play sports.
He also enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and his early-morning golf games with his buddy, Al Dixon, as well as many happy summers with family and friends at Christina Lake.
As per his request, there will be no funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the B.C. Cancer Society or the B.C. Arthritis Society would be appreciated.