It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the passing of our dearest Christopher at the age of 23 years.
Born in Kamloops December 22, 1983, he lived most of his life in Barriere, BC on the family’s small cattle ranch.
He graduated high school in 2001, then attended UCC where he took his Retail Meat Processing training.
He lived in Edmonton for just over a year, working for Canada Safeway and for Badger Daylighting until he returned last summer to Barriere.
He had recently been attending TRU, where he was considering a career in social work.
Chris always had a huge smile for everyone. He was a big ‘Teddy Bear’ of a man who wrapped you up with his frequent hugs, and his physical size was only matched by the size of his heart.
He was wonderful with children, and was known to them as “Uncle Big Mac”. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a quick wit that kept us all laughing. He loved comedy, and would often quote favorite comedians and lines from funny movies that he’d watched.
His infectious laugh would quickly have a whole room laughing, even when we didn’t know what he was laughing about!
Chris was part of a large extended family, and was always happiest when all of us were together to celebrate holidays and special events. His fun loving and joking nature made him a favorite with the many, many people who were his friends.
He loved playing crib, rugby, hunting, fishing, video games, but his biggest love was getting together with family and friends.
Chris was predeceased by his grandparents Ron Carson, Wally MacDougall & Kit MacDougall, and Uncle Grant Carson. He is survived by his parents Ken & LaVerne, his brother Steven, and his sister Katelyn. He also leaves many happy memories with Grandma Mary Carson, Florence (Frank) DeBodt, Jean (Glen) Cochran, Jane (Steve) Edgar; Joan, Tom, Megan & Jillian Omasta; Glenda, D’Arcy and Hannah Feller; Scott, Raeann, Warren & Aaron MacDougall; Debbie, Dennis & Miranda Luison; Glen & Jamie-Lee Carson; Trevor, Kathy, Jarrett, Justin, and Skye Carson. He will also be missed by a huge group of friends too numerous to list……he was a very lucky man to have been blessed with so many good friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice in Christopher’s memory.