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CHRISTOPHER DARRELL CHAPDELAINE (CHRIS)
Born: Jan 04, 1959
Date of Passing: Jul 02, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
CHRISTOPHER DARRELL CHAPDELAINE
Christopher was predeceased by his infant son Christopher and his parents, Joyce (nee Porte) and Aime LJ Chapdelaine.
Chris will be deeply missed by his extensive family; including his sisters, Jocelyn (Brian) Gardner, and Melody (Allen) Hunnie, cousin Laurent Chapdelaine, business partner TJ Fontaine, longtime partner Leah Rudnick, and countless lifelong friends and business associates.
Chris was born on January 4, 1959 to proud parents, Joyce and Aime Chapdelaine.
Chris was an extremely happy child, with a big smile and infectious laugh that made it easy for friendship, even in the early years.
At an early age, Chris spent many hours in the kitchen helping Mom with the family meals and honing his cooking skills. It was as much about spending quality time with Mom as it was cooking.
As a young boy, one of Chris' favourite pastimes were fishing in Lockport off the banks of the Red River with Grandpa Chapdelaine. Chris, or Admiral as his dad called him, couldn't wait for that phone call from Grandpa.
Never wanting to be too far from water, Chris developed a keen interest in boating, spending his early nautical years at the RMYC before heading north to Lake Winnipeg at Gimli and Winnipeg Beach, all the while amassing an extensive network of friends along the way.
As a result of working closely with his dad at AC Automotive, Chris had a passion for working on anything that rolled. Whether it was customizing one of his many generations of Chevy trucks, building his first chopper in Mom's living room, or detailing his Road King, Chris poured his heart into every turn of the wrench.
Never afraid of hard work, Chris spent many years diamond drilling in Canada's rugged north before eventually settling back in Winnipeg where he spent more than 30 years in the window and door business, ultimately starting his own company CDC Installations in 2005. Attention to quality and detail were instilled in Chris at an early age, and were the cornerstone of his business. A foundation that still exists today.
Throughout his life, Chris celebrated with family and friends and cherished their company. His greatest passions were not material, but the people that surrounded him. Thoughtful, caring, and selfless will be what we remember most when we think of Chris.
We would like to thank E.J. Coutu and Chapel Lawn for their comfort during this time.
Interment will take place at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery on Friday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at Chapel Lawn at 3:00 p.m. Please call 204-885-9715 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to RSVP.
In lieu of flowers, Chris' wishes were to support cousin Laurent's Autism Awareness Riders.
For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 10, 2020
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
The world has lost an amazing person. My condolences to the family. I met Chris as a customer and later I was his. Being in sales I always found a new customer for Chris. We became friends over the past 20 years. I’m so thankful for the chance to meet this fine man. Until we meet again my friend. - Posted by: Craig Gillon (Friend) on: Jul 13, 2020
Chris bought doors from where I worked and I always enjoyed my conversations or visits from him. In my heart he will be deeply missed. All my condolences to his family. Rest in Peace Chris. - Posted by: Gail Tanasychuk (Business Contact) on: Jul 10, 2020
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