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Christopher Neil Wood

June 8, 1951 - November 2, 2021

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Chris passed away at home after suffering with cancer and also having a stroke. He showed amazing strength and perseverance through it all.

He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, the third of five children of Fred and Irene Wood. They moved to Alberta when he was a young child and settled in the Red Deer area. Chris was always passionate about cars, he bought and sold many over the years. He was part of a pit crew that raced funny cars and dragsters in the early 1970’s. He started working in an engine machine shop while still a teenager and it became his only career. He went on to own his own shop and loved building engines for anything from “Motorcycles to Caterpillars” as he would always say.

In 1975 he met Kim who was very impressed that he drove a Corvette! They were married in May of 1976. They had two children, Neil in 1980 and Heather in 1982. The family enjoyed camping, boating, golfing and sharing Chris’s love of water skiing. He was still loving it last year at the age of 69! He was always wanting to be at Lake Koocanusa, it was his “Happy Place”. Chris also enjoyed snow skiing with the family and started the kids on top of the hill at a very young age.

He will always be remembered as being very committed to whatever he was working on and never gave up. He always worked on the job until it was finished including rebuilding an engine with his granddaughter earlier this year.

Chris will be greatly missed by his wife of 45 years Kim, son Neil Wood (Stacy), daughter Heather Davis (Pete), grandchildren Jaelyn and Rylan Wood and Kaylee, Alyssa, Dylan and Tyler Davis. Brother Dan Wood (Sheryle), sisters Linda Edgar, Karen Malsbury (Bob), Myrna Watson (Rory) and brother-in-law Gary Ebner (Barb), and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

There will be no service at this time but we will have a Celebration Of Life for Chis in the summer of 2022.  In memory of Chris, the family would appreciate donations to be made to:  The Cranbrook Bucks Education Fund at info@cranbrookbucks.ca or The Canadian Cancer Society.

 

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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Teresa Halladay
Relation: Friends

Kim, our thoughts are with you and your family during this time of loss. Chris was an awesome guy and we value the friendship we had with ❤ Teresa and Dave

From: Barry and gwen cupples
Relation: Friends

Our deepest condolence Kim and family

From: Barb, Gary, Cory, and Geoff
Relation: family

Whether cruising in that El Camino you always wanted, relaxing on a Pontoon listening to the tunes or maybe carving up the morning glass – Here Chris you will be truly missed.

From: carol stewart
Relation: Neighbor next door

Kim my heartfelt condolence to you and the family .. I will for sure miss having chats with Chris in the yard over the fence .. Carol

From: Peter and Wendy Van De Weyer
Relation: fellow Engine Rebuilder

So very sorry for your loss…..

From: Aline LeBel
Relation: Neighbour - two doors down

Chris was so busy! I loved the energy he brought to the neighbourhood. My condolences, Kim.

From: Shannon Stewart
Relation: worked with his wife

Condolences Kim to you and your family at this time – thinking of you all

From: R. David Manarey
Relation: Neighbor

I’m so sorry to hear of Chris’s passing, I enjoyed talking to Chris on his dog walk’s, Gwen and I (David) express our sorrow and condolences to Chris’s Wife, Chris, and their family.

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Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

The Canadian Cancer Society, #202 – 105 9th Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC  V1C 2M1

Cranbrook Bucks at info@cranbrookbucks.ca

 

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