Christopher Ainsley
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.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
23
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
Livestream - donnelllanfuneral.com
Funeral services provided by:
DONNELLAN FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES
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Sad to hear of Christopher´s passing sending my sincere condolences to all his family. I always enjoyed a visit from Christopher to ShopperTrak UK office, he was always extremely personable and a wonderful person. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Sheila Flynn
January 23, 2021
Shoppertrak Family
January 22, 2021
My family and I send our deepest condolences to Christopher's family. At work Christopher set high standards and worked with his colleagues to meet and exceed expectations. He counseled me to be a better professional and opened opportunities that have had a lasting, positive impact on me. For that I will always be grateful. Even after we stopped working at the same company in 2016, we kept in touch, and he provided counsel. He was one-of-a-kind and will be missed.
Brian Simpson
January 20, 2021
My sincerest condolences to the Ainsley family. I´m very sad to hear of Christopher´s passing. May he Rest In Peace.
Will Ziegler
January 20, 2021
Mary Beth and family I am deeply sadden by the passing of Christopher. He was an awesome and phenomenal man who I found to be an amazing employer and friend. He truly will be missed. I am glad that I was able to meet you, Juliet, and Lily
Dorothy Geralds
January 20, 2021
Christopher and I became great friends while being CEO of ShopperTrak. We both had shared common like for Marching Bands and Magic. I always looked so forward to Mary Beth, Juliet and Lily visiting Willis Tower so that I could showcase a bit of Magic for them. He will never be forgotten.
Gregory Miller
January 20, 2021
May Christopher Rest In Peace. Sending my sincerest condolences to the entire family.
Amy Javed
January 20, 2021
Mary Beth, Juliet, Lily, Philippa and Mathew, please accept my sincerest condolences on Christopher's passing. He and I spent many hours discussing our business and we shared a common commitment to our families and excellence in business. He will be missed. Praying for you all. Dante Natale
Dante Natale
January 20, 2021
A wonderful person to be around. My heartfelt condolences to the family
Justin
January 20, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Christopher´s passing. Our deepest sympathies are with his family and we remember him fondly as a devoted father. We had so many happy memories of the kids in Lower School or from Science Olympiad. We hope Christopher is at peace now. We are keeping you and him in our prayers.
Leslie & Dale Andren
January 19, 2021