Obituary of Christopher Montgomery
Early On October 12th, Christopher Robert David Montgomery passed away in his Oshawa home; just eight weeks after receiving a devastating diagnosis of Glioblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer. Chris was Born on February 15, 1956 at St Michael’s hospital in Toronto.
A loving husband of 43 years to Christine, son of Bruce and the late Roberta Montgomery. Devoted Father to Colleen, Patrick, Emily, Michael. Much loved grandfather to Connor, Keira, Owen, Victoria, Olivia, and Oscar. Brother to Susan, Brian, Michael and Cathy. Brother-In-Law to Daniel, Heather, Patti and Michael. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, as well as great-nieces and nephews.
Chris retired from Durham Catholic District School Board in 2019 after 31 years of service. He taught English at Dennis O’Connor and retired as the President OECTA Secondary. He was a lifelong coach, a passionate educator and confidante; a deeply cherished friend.
It was a privilege and honour to be able to offer a sanctuary of love and comfort to Chris during his last weeks. The family expresses gratitude for the prayers and extraordinary support from neighbors and friends. A special thank you for the compassionate care provided by Dr. Kevin Workentin and nurses (Elaine, Jane, Mary).
Visitation will be held on Monday October 18th at DeStefano Funeral Home (9:30 am – 12:00 pm) with the funeral mass afterwards (1pm at Holy Cross Church, Simcoe Street in Oshawa). Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
Due to COVID capacity restrictions, the funeral mass is limited and capacity of the Chuch has been met, however visitation is open.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to
Glioblastoma Foundation (glioblastoomafoundation.org)
Brain Cancer Canada (https://braincancercanada.ca/)
Canadian Association for Parish Nursing Ministry
Holy Cross Oshawa Parish Renovation Fund
I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing. Herman Melville / Moby-Dick