THOMAS, Christopher (Chris)
June 7, 1948 – Salisbury, England
February 21, 2014 - Calgary, AB
After a hard fought battle with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, it is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Christopher (Chris) Thomas QC at the Foothills Country Hospice on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the age of 65 years. Chris enjoyed a forty year career in law and volunteerism which started in 1972 and ended upon his retirement as a partner in McLeod Law in 2011. Chris enjoyed his volunteering which included Legal Guidance, Uncles at Large, VRRI, the
Special Olympics, Willow Park Community, many positions within Calgary Foundation, Canadian Bar Association, and Wills and Estates Section. Chris enjoyed golfing at Willow Park, riding his retro Kawasaki, fly fishing, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. Chris leaves to mourn, his wife Wendy; his sons Tyler
(Aimee) and Lucas; grandchildren, Peyton, Bronwyn, Colton and Eva; his brother Brian (Heather); nephews, Chris and Devon;
sisters-in-law, Donna Smith (Jim) and Carolyn Cowan; and mother-in-law Anne Cowan. Chris was predeceased by his father Ted in 1976; mother Muriel in in 2009; and father-in-law George Cowan in 1993.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chris' name
may be made to Lymphoma Research c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 or Foothills Country Hospice Society, Box 274, Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A5. In living memory of
Chris Thomas, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Feb. 24 to Feb. 26, 2014