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Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel

96 West Street, Brantford, ON

OBITUARY

Christopher Shayne Balaga

July 18, 1960July 27, 2020
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It is with great sadness that the family of Christopher Shayne Balaga announces his sudden passing on Monday, July 27, 2020 at the age of 60 years. Chris was born July 18, 1960, and grew up in a home with his parents and five brothers. Chris attended Pauline Johnson high school and loved playing sports. Chris also worked very hard and was proud of his black belt in karate. Chris loved plants and outdoors. He loved spending time with his mom, family, friends, and his cat, Buddy. There was nothing Chris loved more than being a father and grandfather - he was very loving, devoted, and proud. Chris will be lovingly remembered by his sons Aaron (Maggie), and Justin (Becky), and by his grandchildren Amira - Grandpa’s butterfly, Jason and Tyson. Chris will also be forever remembered by his four surviving brothers and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Chris was predeceased by his loving mother Doreen, his father John, and his brother Gary. A visitation for Chris will be held from 12p.m.-2p.m. on Monday, August 3rd, at Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel (96 West St. Brantford), and service for family and close friends to follow. Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery will be scheduled at a later date. “Love you’s much”

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  • Visitation

    Monday, August 3, 2020

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Christopher Shayne Balaga

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Karen McKenzie

August 4, 2020

John, we are so deeply saddened to hear of your brother's passing.
We are thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our thoughts.
sincerely
Karen and Martin McKenzie

Leanna Casler

August 3, 2020

We are heartbroken, and so saddened for the boys on the loss of Chris. He was a proud Dad, Uncle, Brother, Grandpa, Son, and friend. Anyone who knew him, will be forever touched by his laughter, humor, love, and his undeniably infectious smile. His memory will exist all around us.
Love you much. Xo
Leanna, Sarah and Paige

Lisa Simmie

August 2, 2020

We are very sorry for your loss, and are thinking of you all. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.
With deepest sympathy,
Lynda Simmie, Lisa and Tara (Dool's daughter and granddaughters)

Marie Taylor

August 2, 2020

My hearts aches for the family, it was such a shock hearing about Chris, he is now reunited with Doreen.. my love and my grandma (Julie Taylor) you’re all in our thoughts. Rest In Peace Chris

Paul Massey (Balaga)

August 1, 2020

Chrisy was my brother. Growing up, he was one of my biggest protectors and he always had "my back." He was the rambunctious and goofy one of my 5 brothers.
The laughter has now gone silent. Until we meet again.
Paul

Jayne Gray (nee Reid)

August 1, 2020

To the family of Chris, I was so shocked to hear of your father / grandfather / brother's passing. Chris taught me how to roller skate. It was a regular Sunday night date at the Civic Centre when we were teen agers. I would ride my bike to meet Chris at his house where he loved to sit and chat with his mom before we went anywhere. May his memories give you peace. My deepest condolences.
Jayne Gray

Jeff Lentfer

July 31, 2020

To all of Chris family I am totally shocked and saddened by the news of Chris passing way to young may he rip

Margaret Squire

July 30, 2020

Chris has a special place in my heart and hope to see all the family on Monday
My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Jayne Ball

July 28, 2020

I was very saddened to hear of Chris's death. I have known him for 40 plus years and have always been a part of and cherished the whole family. He now gets to reunite with his mom who he missed dearly after her earlier passing this year! Miss you Chris xo
Jayne (Belontz) Ball

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