Obituary


Christopher John Turner

July 27, 1948 – February 5, 2018

 

With sadness we share the peaceful passing of Christopher John Turner on February 5, 2018. His battle with cancer was bravely fought with a good spirit and strong support from his two sons Aaron, Evan and his loving partner Anne Marie Comeau. Mourned also by former wife Marilyn Hobbs, brothers; Robin (Ivi), Ian (Maria), Geoffrey & sister Stephanie (Dexter). Revered by parents in spiritu Dorothy Strong Gauvin, William John McRae Turner RNC & step father Dr William Henry Gauvin CC.

Christopher’s career at Champlain College Lennoxville, spanned many years with communications support/teaching, mentoring and life guidance in the community and beyond. An avid woodworker, boat builder, with his attention to detail apparent in his 28’ Herreshoff Rosinati- Moragh II and his delightful models sloops. Amateur military historian, able to recount passionately stories in ways that engaged us in deeper reflection. Always active in walking, cycling, boating, cross country skiing he remains a spry example of aging gracefully to us.

Visitation at Cass funeral home in Sherbrooke, Quebec, 3006 College street (Lennoxville) on Friday, Feb. 16th from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 17th from 9-10:30 a.m.  Celebration of Life funeral service to take place on Saturday, Feb. 17th at St. George’s Church 84 Queen St. Sherbrooke (Quebec) at 10:45 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Canadian Cancer Society are encouraged.

Special thanks for the excellent care provided by the Palliative Home Care Unit.