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Monday December 17, 2012

June 1952 December 2012
Chris Wartman passed away peacefully in his home on Friday evening December 14, 2012, surrounded by family. With constant optimism and determination, Chris courageously battled leukemia, and although his physical body eventually failed him, his spirit forever remains strong. His zest for life and infectious sense of humour will always be remembered by Chris' family and friends. He had a positive impact on everyone he met. Born in Kingston, Chris completed his undergrad at UWO, and worked at Canadian General Electric in Toronto, then graduated with a law degree from Queen's University. He moved to Mississauga where he worked at Camco, and was Senior Counsel for Canada Post for over 20 years before opening his own law firm. Loving husband, best friend and life partner to Kathryn Wartman - as well as dedicated and loving father of three children: Joshua, Paul, and Casey - Chris always fully expressed his love for his family and friends. He will be happily remembered by mother, Norma Wartman of Napanee (Robert deceased), sisters Carol Mackillop (Bill) and Charlotte VanLeeuwen (Atul Swarup), and brothers Paul (deceased) and Colin (Brenda), as well as many nieces and nephews. Chris loved savouring a robust Malbec, listening to his favourite Bill Evans jazz CD, and sharing in the life adventures of his children. He was most happy spending time with his family at home in Mississauga and watching sailboats race down by the cottage on the Bay of Quinte. With the wind behind your sails; off you go...From your family: We love you, Lion. The family will receive friends at Turner and Porter Funeral Home, Peel Street Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga, on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m., and at Wartman Funeral Home, 448 Camden Rd., Napanee, on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. Cremation followed by interment at Riverside Cemetery, Napanee. Donations by cheque to the Credit Valley Hospital, Oncology Unit will be remembered with appreciation by the family.

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