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SEXSMITH, Christopher Todd

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, the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region, Suite #400, 105 – 12th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A1 Telephone: (403) 297–1700,, 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.

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  1. Carrie Ridgley Peters

    My deepest condolences to you all.

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  2. I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Chris. I was lucky enough to get to know Chris while we worked together in Kelowna and as well in Toronto. His sharp wip and smile made your day as he always had a comment that made you laugh. I remember him as having a real zest for life and being a very special someone you just liked being around.

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  3. Laurie Vandasselaar

    You were one of a kind Chris. I will always remember your laugh, smile and the many memories we shared years ago. You will always be remembered To Wes, Kim, Tina, Kelly and the rest of the family – stay strong.

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  4. Words cannot express the sadness we feel hoping hearing the news about Chris ..
    Many good years spent with him and his family .. I can still hear him laugh, he had a way of making anything funny ..
    He will be missed by so many people ..
    Much love to all his family ..
    We Love You Chris .. be safe in your travels with Tony .. I know you guys are reeking havoc somewhere out there ..

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  5. Samantha Glasford

    I had the pleasure of working with Chris in Toronto for a few years he was so charismatic and had the ability to light up a room and keep everyone laughing.
    He will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
    Gone too soon.
    Thoughts and prayers with your family at this difficult time.

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  6. Teresa Pearson (Edwards)

    My condolences to the family of Chris, they lived a couple of doors away and grew up with my kids in Cranbrook.

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  7. Brian/Val Sexsmith

    Wes and family we really don’t know what to say..we are reeling with shock on this sad news. Think of those fun times you had together as a family nothing can take those memories away. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs Val and Brian

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  8. Andrew “Hutch” Hutchison

    I was so very saddened to hear the news of my friend Chris’ passing. I had the great pleasure to get to know him playing hockey together here in Toronto for many wonderful years. He was a fantastic person, friend and teammate. He brought a smile to my face every time I saw him. He brought a smile to all our faces. He always showed such quick wit, thoughtfulness, intelligence, humour and all of the great things good people bring to those around them. I am so glad I got to know my good friend Chris and to share time with him. He’d brighten every room he walked into. Such fond memories of the times that I had the lucky enough chance to spend around him.

    My condolences, thoughts and prayers to the all his family and countless friends, my heart goes out to all of you. I count myself very lucky to have known Chris. He will surely be fondly thought of and missed and kept close to my heart.

    God speed my friend. Thanks for being such a good one!

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  9. Elfio Colaguori

    I had the privilege of working with Chris for many years at Premdor/Masonite. He always put a smile on peoples faces and was, more often than not, the centre of attention due to his ability to engage a crowd. He had an uncanny ability to make everyone around him feel better regardless of how their day was going.

    The world took a good man far too early. He will be missed by so many people, myself included.

    My thoughts and prayers are with his surviving family.

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  10. Sheila Hextall

    Sorry to hear about Chris. Brian gave me a call this afternoon and mentioned Chris. Condolences to you and your family Wes.

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