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Born: Dec 20, 1938

Date of Passing: Jan 11, 2020

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December 20, 1938 - January 11, 2020

A very special man peacefully passed away, surrounded by loved ones, on January 11, 2020.
Chris was born on December 20, 1938, to Nora and Walter Monk in East Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia.
His memory will forever be cherished by his sisters, Geline, Sheila, Virgina, and brothers, Charles and Duncan, all in Nova Scotia.
At the age of 18, he joined the Armed Forces and ended up in Manitoba with the RCHA for three years. Chris was always looking for something different and better. Well, he found it. Chris and Mabel married in 1959 and he started a new career with the pulp and paper industry from which he never really retired. But without a doubt, the most important thing in Chris' life was his family. We will miss his stories, advice and unconditional love and will cherish the memories of him in our hearts forever. Chris' greatest love was family and probably fishing, hunting and sitting around with the boys at the Legion.
Chris will be lovingly remembered by his wife Mabel, and his chosen family, Fred, Ken, David, Gerald, Freda, Arlene and Pam, and their spouses, numerous nieces and nephews, with a special mention to his nephews, Jon and Trevor Norquay; and niece Amanda Norquay, which he held dear to his heart.
On behalf of our family, we extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. Venter and all the nurses and staff for their caring and compassion given to Chris at the Stonewall Hospital.
At Chris' request there will be no formal funeral service at this time. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be in the Veteran's section of the Stonewall Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Chris' memory to Parkinson Canada, 7 - 414 West Mount Dr., Winnipeg, MB R2J 1P2.

To all, thank you for sharing our sorrow.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Two years have passed and it still feels like yesterday. We love you and all still miss you very much, and hope you are resting peacefully in Heaven. - Posted by: pam norquay (sister in/law like a daughter) on: Dec 20, 2021

  • Chris is 9 years older but we both grew up in East Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia, attended the same church, went to the same schools, my family knew his family. He left a young man to make his way in the world. It is nice to know that he lived a good and happy life with good friends. Sincere sympathy to Mabel. - Posted by: Bernadette Monk (Cousin) on: Jan 22, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences Mabel and family. I am the daughter of Jack Alexander and I just wanted to say I am so sorry for your loss. Dad always had great stories of the times they worked together and their friendship outside of work. May your fond memories keep his spirit close at this hard time. Melissa - Posted by: Melissa Seadon(nee Alexander) (aquaintance) on: Jan 20, 2020

  • It was a pleasure to join in @ the Stonewall legion at noon time @ the B / S table chatting about everything from oranges - apples to sports with Chris & his buddies. Will miss him, our thoughts & prayers are with Mabel & family. - Posted by: Kenneth Ellchuk (Friend) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • I have know Chris from The Pas days and the Union. He was a great guy. My sincere condolences to Mable and the family. Rest In Peace Chris. - Posted by: Jan Malanowich (Friend) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Sad to hear of Chris’ passing, my condolences to Mabel and family. Chris was a great person and advisor. I have many stories and memories of Chris. He always had solutions or resolves to some pretty difficult decision. Mostly enjoyed golfing with him and his sense of humor. Chris will sadly be missed by all of us. God bless and Rest In Peace my old friend Paul H. Groleau - Posted by: Paul H. Groleau (Friend, union brother) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathy to you Mabel on the loss of your beloved Chris. Colin & Darleen - Posted by: Colin & Darleen Cameron (Friend) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Mabel and family; Please accept my condolences for the loss of Chris. I was shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. He and I fought many good battles together in the labour movement and the welfare of working people was always uppermost in his mind. Too often good friends drift away in retirement and unfortunately that is what has happened here. I just know the world got a little bit darker without Chris' bright light. I am thinking of you all at this difficult time. - Posted by: Susan Hart-Kulbaba (friend) on: Jan 18, 2020

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