By your wife Carrie, with whom you created a beautiful family, a great business, an amazingly complicated, perfectly imperfect life, full of joy and so much love.
By your children, Reid and Lauren, for whom your tremendous patience and gentle guidance combined with your generous spirit helped to form into wonderful humans.
By your parents, Lee, Alan, Michael and Ines, the people who contributed in so many ways to allow the world to experience the wonderful presence of you.
By your siblings, Paul, Lesley and Jackie, for whom you set a tremendous example.
By your extended family, for your inclusive warmth and kindness.
By your Abbot family, past, present and future, your experience and leadership helped so many to grow and find their paths.
By the hundreds you counselled, clients and family members, who benefitted from your wise words of experience and support through some of life's most difficult challenges.
By the recovery community, where your many years of dedication, fellowship and service provided strength and hope.
By your friends, for whom you created memorable experiences through food, music and love.
By the bodies of water that you quietly and serenely graced in search of peace and comfort, and may you remain there always.
Chris sat on the selection committee for the Simon Wood Foundation and worked as a counsellor at Toronto’s Renascent, both causes were very near to his heart.
For those inclined, donations can be made in Chris' honour to the Simon Wood Foundation or Renascent, please visit the links below if you wish.