November 14, 1952 – March, 2013
It is with heavy hearts, to announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Chris is survived by his wife Cathie (Hodgins), sons, Wesley (Chantelle) and Bradley (Stephanie), daughters, Trish (Rob), Tynisha (Jeremy). His grandchildren, Cole, Lily, Phoenix, Ethyn, Gabe, Zechariah, Michaiah and Jadon.
He was a brother to Katherine (Barrie), Karen (Paul), Gail and Doug. An uncle to Kelly, Alexis, Shey and Reilly. Chris’s furry friends, Teala and Peeka will also miss him deeply.
Chris is preceded in death by his father and mother, Arthur Douglas Collingwood (1985) and Zoe Collingwood (1989) and his mother-in-law, Joy Hodgins (2006).
Chris was born in Kingston, Ontario. His early childhood was hopping between Army bases across Canada. In 1961, the family finally settled in Vernon, when Doug Sr. was posted to the Vernon Army Camp. The family settled in the Coldstream and spent the next 25+ years at the “Collingwood homestead” on Aberdeen Road. Chris graduated from Vernon Senior Secondary in 1971. After high school, Chris spent many years in the construction industry. His interests were many. His most favorite was riding his Harley with Cathie and friends, over many roads across Canada and the U.S.
Chris was blessed with many friends. Some had gone before him, which affected him deeply. His ability to work thru his losses gave him the strength to develop stronger bonds with his friends of today. The family wishes to thank Paul, Ken and Fill, and Mike there for Chris during his final days.
A celebration of life will be held at the Army & Navy Club April 20th, 2:00 pm. A potluck & dance to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to the Vernon SPCA.
A Memorial Ride will be scheduled at a later date.
And, by the way Chris, you were right –
“It is, what it is”