October 29, 1975 – January 31, 2020
With fond memories and love, the family of Christopher Brian Gollan sadly announce his passing.
After a short and fierce battle with cancer, Christopher passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on January 31, 2020 at the age of 44 years old.
Christopher was born October 29, 1975 in Salmon Arm, B.C. to Brian and Shannon Gollan. He lived in Dawson Creek, Killam and Edmonton, Alberta, Tomslake, Victoria, Vernon, Vancouver, Barriere and Kelowna, B.C. He enjoyed his final years living and working in Silver Creek.
Christopher was always a quiet boy and from a very young age, he always wanted to go to work with his dad, donning his hard hat and lunch box. As he grew older, he became a protective older brother and loved his two sisters, April and Faithe, dearly.
One of Christopher’s highlights in high school was an exchange trip to Japan. While he did not complete high school as a boy, he was very proud to achieve the requirements for Adult Graduation and completed it with Honours in April of 2017.
Kind and considerate as a boy, Christopher grew into a man who strove to please others and always tried to ensure things were well for those around him.
The one thing Christopher was most proud of in his life was having his daughter Emma. Born in 2002, he stated “she was so perfect”. Christopher and Emma enjoyed many happy times and precious memories over the years. His focus whether together or apart always held her in the highest regard and consideration. He deeply loved his daughter and was always so proud of her.
Christopher was a talented torch on roofer, heavy equipment operator and most recently dangerous tree removal as well as a member of the Christian Labour Association. He also spent a few years living and working at the Mitchell Cattle Co. Wherever Chris worked, his references were outstanding, comments like he can accomplish double the work of any man. Honest, caring, loyal and extremely hard working. He loved Harleys, learning to play the guitar and dogs. He was most at home in the outdoors, whether working, fishing, camping or kayaking.
Christopher knew one speed – full ahead. He tackled life and work with both his inner and outer strength and always expressed a keen sense of humour. He was well liked by all who met him, sociable, polite and kept his struggles to himself. He did not like saying goodbye but ended each conversation with “Bye for now” which indicated that he knew he would see you soon.
Bye for now Christopher………
Christopher leaves to mourn his parents Brian and Susan Gollan, mother Shannon Pohl, daughter Emma April Marie Gollan, sister Faithe (Julien) Picault, niece Sopie, nephew Louis, brother Nathan (Jacqueline) Gollan, grandparents John and Carol Netterfield, Baba Annabel, many aunties and uncles and numerous cousins. He will also be dearly missed by companion Jeanne Marshall, best friend and boss, Jonathon Morrison and many others who considered Christopher a part of their family.
Christopher was predeceased by his sister April Dawn Gollan, grandpa Bud Brekkas, grandparents Roderick and Dorothy Gollan, father Rick Pohl and nephew Gabriel.
Special thanks to Dr. Shoesmith and palliative care nurse Alison, for their excellence in care ethics shown to Christopher and his family.
Celebration of Christopher’s life will be held on February 16, 2020 at 3:00pm at Silver Creek Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1509 Salmon River Rd, Salmon Arm, B.C.
If so desired, memorial donations can be made to a trust account held at Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union, 250-832-8011 – ‘in memory of Christopher Gollan’ account to be used for his daughter Emma’s post secondary education.
Share memories and condolences of Christopher at www.fischersfuneralservices.com
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