Christopher  DEFOORT

Obituary of Christopher David DEFOORT

September 21, 1972 – Wetaskiwin, Alberta
May 20, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Christopher Defoort on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 47 years, at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.

Chris took part in several charity events including donating turkeys to the Calgary Food Bank at Christmas, filling a hamper for a family for Christmas, the Kidney Foundation Bike Ride, and the Calgary Tower Stair Climb. He was an avid gamer, enjoyed reading, and spending time with family. He loved family reunions and driving to the mountains. Chris will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered as our kind, thoughtful, fun-loving and funny gentle giant.

Those we love
Don’t go away
They walk beside us everyday
Unseen, unheard but always near
Still loved, still missed and very dear


Chris is survived by his mother Sharon (Dave) Bourassa, father Grant (Linda) Defoort, sister Suzanne Defoort, foster sister Jo-Anne Dicken (Wade and Elliott Bell), Aunt Edna, Aunt Dea, best friend and cousin Janet, as well as numerous cousins, extended family and friends.

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The family would like to say a special thanks to the staff at both the Rocky View Hospital and the Foothills Hospital/ICU.

In living memory of Christopher Defoort, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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