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Chris Jeffers

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CHRISTOPHER RICHARD JEFFERS

November 24, 1984 – March 22, 2024

With great sadness the family announces the untimely passing of our beloved son. 


Christopher was predeceased by his Grandparents, Marlene and Ian Murray and Darlene and Congdon Jeffers. Left to cherish his memory are parents, Cindy Matview (Michael) and Ross Jeffers (Jenny); sisters, Sarah, Stefania (Brent), Rachel (Graeme), Jessica, Erica, and Grace; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews.


Chris was born at Misericordia General Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he lived his best life. In his younger years he participated in Special Olympics and had a curious affinity to sports, more as a motivated fan than participant; was an avid movie enthusiast and still today has an extensive personal collection of VHS movies. Chris loved music, was a celebrated dance virtuoso and the life of every party he attended. His circle of friends had no boundaries as Chris welcomed all into his life, albeit on his terms. He also loved nothing more than a good road trip, whether to the gas station or across the country.


Chris attended Grant Park High School where he graduated in 2005. After graduation Chris left the family home and settled into a Community Residence where he enjoyed his time hanging with his roommates. Now that he had found his people Chris’ peer group broadened through opportunity to build lifelong friendships, none as strong as the bond between Chris and his BFF Greg. Together they went to movies, sporting events, adventures throughout Canada and the US and endless meals and car rides. During his career at Norshel Inc he thrived through his bonds with coworkers and new friends. Socialization was Chris’ everything and he was a true man with a plan, who once dialed in was strong in his conviction and virtually unstoppable. His fearless approach to life allowed Chris to meet every challenge head on with fierce tenacity and determination. 


The family wishes to thank the EMTs, staff at St Boniface Emergency and ICU for their thoughtful care and guidance. 


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Manitoba Down Syndrome Society or a charity of your choice.


Celebration of Life will take place Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Please click here to view the livestream service.


When faced with challenging decisions ask yourself WWCD (what would Chris do) 

there is no wrong answer


Chris' family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.

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Memories, Stories and Condolences

 

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04 avr.

My deepest condolences to the Jeffers family.

Comfort and consolation to all of you.

I meet your family when Chris was a little guy and we were neighbours in Dover Place.

Cindy and I exchanged caring for our children. Your son and my daughter.

Christopher was an immense joy to be with while I cared for him.

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05 avr.
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My name is Carol

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02 avr.

My sincere

condolences to the Jeffers family.

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02 avr.

So sad to hear about my man Chris. We worked together at Lions Gate Daycare and then a couple of years later at Grant Park High . We always had a blast when I was lucky enough to hang with him. He really left really left his mark with me and a classic Chris memory/story comes up often and I do not hesitate to share one wherever I am and whoever I am with. Much love and respect Chris. It is a lesser planet in your absence.

Mark H

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I’m sorry I missed you after the service today, was really looking forward to a hang.

Cheers,

Ross

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I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Chris. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. and I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Chris was a wonderful person who touched the lives of many with his kindness and warmth. His presence will be greatly missed, but his memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family as you navigate this loss.


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My sincerest condolences to the Jeffers family. I hope you can find comfort in remembering what a wonderful young man he was and the joy he shared with those who were fortunate enough to meet him.


Sandra McKay

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30 mars

With our sincere sympathies to all of you as you remember your beloved family member, Chris. Dorcas and Kirk

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29 mars

A beautiful tribute to a special guy taken way too soon. Deepest sympathy to all his family and friends. Joan & Keith

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29 mars

We are very sorry for everyone’s loss, our deepest condolences 💐 🙏🙏🙏

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