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Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West, Oshawa, ON

OBITUARY

Christopher "Kris" John Walmsley

5 June , 19629 June , 2019

WALMSLEY, Christopher "Kris" John

After a brief and courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sorrow to announce the passing of Christopher (Kris) Walmsley on June 9th, 2019, in his 58th year. Kris was predeceased by his parents, Aldith Walmsley (nee Burley) and John (Jack) Walmsley of Oshawa, Ontario and brother-in-law David Barnes of View Lake. Sadly he leaves behind his beloved wife Lisa (nee Barnes), stepson Dawson Jones, brother Michael (Jackie Fraser), sister-in-law Sally Lloyd (Doug Lloyd), sister-in-law Dolly Barnes, Aunt Sharon (nee Burley), many cousins, friends, and his beloved rescue cat Otis.

Kris was an outdoor Sales rep for CCS Industrials since February 2010. Prior to working for CCS, he worked for the family business of Walmsley – Judd. He was a remarkable, unique, kind person who was always genuinely concerned for others. Like his father, he loved music and golf. He was also very passionate about the environment, civil rights and freedom - admiring the likes of Martin Luther King and Ernesto "Che" Guevara, to name a few. He made many friends with co-workers and clients over the years, and has sustained friendships with many from his grade and high school (Donovan Collegiate) days. He loved travelling, the Chicago Blackhawks, going to concerts, taking long dog walks, and random road trips in search of hidden gems, with Lisa.

Lastly, a huge shout out to the staff on 4E and 2N at Ajax Hospital, for their kindness and support, facilitating Lisa and Kris's marriage within days of receiving the devastating prognosis.

Visitation will be held June 21, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME - 847 King St. W. Oshawa (905-721-1234) followed by a service at 3:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation, 580 Harwood Ave South Ajax, ON L1S 2J4 or to AVA (Action Volunteers for Animals, via CanadaHelps.org).

Services

21 June

Memorial Visitation

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King St. W.
Oshawa, ON L1J 2L4

21 June

Memorial Service

3:00 pm

Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King St. W.
Oshawa, ON L1J 2L4

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Christopher "Kris" John Walmsley

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Wendy Murphy

16 June 2019

So sad to hear the news - great guy, kind and funny. Great memories of fun times in Oshawa on weekends and camping.

We will miss you. Lisa, my thoughts are with you and the family.

Wendy

Colleen DiLauro

15 June 2019

Kris,
you were one of the kindest, gentlest, supportive and caring people that I have had the Honor to call my friend
I was Always greeted with a bigger than life smile, a warm embrace and grand welcoming
You’re were a great conversationalist - I truly enjoyed our conversations
You’re love of great music and life and for Lisa are just a short list of things I recall of you
You will live forever in my heart
RIP eternally my dear friend
You will be missed ❤️

Beth Butcher-Game

14 June 2019

A true gentleman who genuinely cared about everyone he knew. I will always remember your infectious smile, constant head movements, and hand gestures. Always so much fun to be around. My condolences to your family and friends. Kris, you were one of a kind! You will be missed by many! RIP Kris.

Bonnie Partridge (Wanyura)

14 June 2019

My deepest condolences Lisa. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Be kind to yourself in the days ahead. Rest in peace Kris.

Leslee Wilson

14 June 2019

Wow so hard to believe. My deepest condolences. Memories about you and my brother Scott Wilson the golfing days as young men. Oshawa course will never be the same. Way to young

Susi Scott

14 June 2019

Ahhhh Kris, you are so missed. Where do I start? Always a kind word, inquiring about my mom, or my kids, with such true sincerity. I always loved your kindness, your smile, your humbleness, your gentleness, your sense of adventure, your love for our Lisa. From Cuba, to Jamaica, to Sauble Beach (to name a few), so many precious memories were made. But one place for sure, will never be the same without you, and that's Exhaustville. We will continue to play your favourite Motown music, in your honour, forever after. Rest peacefully, my beautiful, spirited friend xoxo

Brad Carr

14 June 2019

Chris was the caring person that we all want to become in life, every time we spoke he would always ask how my parents and kids were. He just had this intense zest for life most people will never enjoy and can remember how excited he became when telling a particularly funny happening. Hands moving, smiling, and his face expressions were priceless, it makes me smile just thinking of it. Kris with a K will be sadly missed by the the staff at CCS, he was one of a kind.

Deborah Shoniker ( Farrow)

13 June 2019

So sorry for your loss.. Chris always had a smile. Gone way too soon.... R.I.P. Chris. Thoughts and prayers with the family. Debbie S.

Kim Brewster

13 June 2019

One of the kindest people ever, a true gentleman who always greeted you with a smile. Bless his very big heart. Wishing good memories and comfort to his loved ones and the many friends who will miss him.

Kevin Upton

13 June 2019

Incredibly sad day. I’m sure going to miss you Walms. I will think of you often remembering our memories and good times while we spent the better part of 40+ years together!! Not to mention the great Keewatin Killers road hockey team!!
RIP Walms

FROM THE FAMILY