August 7, 1973 – Cranbrook, British Columbia
May 24, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with profound sadness that the family of Christopher Todd Sexsmith announce his passing on May 24, 2019.
Chris was born in Cranbrook, BC, on August 7, 1973 to Wes and Terri Sexsmith. Chris grew up playing hockey in Cranbrook where he formed some amazing friendships and found a love for the game that included both playing and coaching. After graduating Chris moved to Kelowna where he started his career in sales – his gift of gab and his ability to relate to people earned him the opportunity to relocate to Toronto. Go Raptors! With continued advancement Chris spent many years travelling around North America. Chris had the uncanny ability to walk into a room full of strangers and bring them together with a joke and a story.
In 2009 Chris decided to move to Calgary to be closer to family. The years following allowed us to create some great memories: The annual summer family vacation which often included the “Sexsmith Olympics” where he dominated in horseshoes and beer pong; and celebrating many special occasions sitting around the kitchen table with his family until the wee hours of the morning, sharing stories and laughs and the mandatory playing of Ra Ra Rasputin “Sexsmith’s Unite.” Chris loved to play games whether it was a game of cards, a round of darts, or the family board game, you could count him in. He also had a passion for cooking and loved to showcase his culinary aptitude. His specialties included his “Sexsmith Burgers” and anything with seafood.
Chris is survived by his father Wes; sisters Tina (Craig), Kelly (Chris), and Kim (Mark); nieces and nephews Alyssa, Brendan, Brooke, Carson, Jackson, Sullivan, and Frankie; as well as a large extended family.
He was predeceased by his mother Terri; brother Michael; and grandparents Harold and Eileen Sexsmith, and Ted and Mae Lewthwaite.
Chris will be sadly missed but fondly and forever remembered.
Please join us at the Cranbrook Golf Club (2700 2 Street S, Cranbrook, BC) on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come share your memories, laughs and a few toasts.
If friends so desire, tributes in Chris’ memory may be made directly to the Canadian Ankylosing Spondylitis Association Telephone: (705) 715-2162 www.spondylitis.ca/get-involved/donate/, the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region, Suite #400, 105 – 12th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A1 Telephone: (403) 297–1700, www.cmha.calgary.ab.ca, or your favourite animal rescue group.
In living memory of Chris Sexsmith, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences