Our hearts are breaking as we announce the passing of our own country classic, Christiaan (Chris) Gerardus Joris. Beloved father of Kevin Christian (Jody) and Craig Christian (Vicky). Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 30 years Wendy (nee Stocker). Cherished grandfather to Abby, Kalley, Emma and Ava. Honorary grandfather to Kyle (Katie), T.J (Lindsay) and Shawn Leyten. Honorary great grandfather to Aubrey, Henley, Oaklynn and Kollyns Leyten. Sadly, missed by brothers Tony (Ila), Fred, Ted (Jean), Tien (Jane), Joe (Deb) and sisters Kathy (Alphonse) Verheyen, Teresa (Cor) Vanderheyden, Mary (Martin) Vanderydt, Jo-Ann (Rudy) VanHooydonk, Maggie (Frank) Mosher and Elsie (John) Timmers. Dearly missed by brother in law Kevin (Lynn) Stocker. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family members, friends and coworkers.
Chris was a special Ringette Grandpa and loved spending time with his grandchildren. You could always see Chris cruising in his blue convertible. He was a bulldozer operator extraordinaire for over 50 years, but he just couldn’t bulldoze this cancer down.
A special thank you to all the Doctors, Nurses and staff on 2South at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on March 6, 2022 from 12:00-3:00pm. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences may be made at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com
Registration is required in order to attend. To register, please call the funeral home (519-245-1023) or click on the link below.