Christopher Ainsley, age 62, of Wilmette. He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years, Mary Beth nee Phillips, their adoring daughters, Juliet and Lily, his daughter Philippa and Johan Warodell and son, Matthew, and grandchildren, Hugo and Lucy Warodell. He cherished his role as son, brother, uncle, godfather and was a wonderful friend to so many who relied on his wisdom and kind generosities. Christopher Ainsley opened his arms to everyone he met and enjoyed exploring small towns to big cities to countries around the world. Christopher, with his genteel British way, loved being a family man. He was a devoted friend and mentor, and a clever, successful businessman. A born leader with strong Christian values, he turned around many a company as Chief Executive Officer. He believed in his employees and supported his teams and colleagues in every way possible. Due to Covid-19, the Funeral Mass is private. To access the livestream link of the Mass at Old St. Patrick's Church, visit Christopher's obituary page on donnelllanfuneral.com
Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Old St. Patrick's Church, Christ Church, Oxford, or The USA American Friends (all of which have online donation portals embedded on Christopher's donnellanfuneral.com
obituary page). Info: (847)675-1990.
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jan. 20, 2021.