Chris passed into the arms of the angels while relaxing on a favourite bench overlooking the ocean,

Charlie our furry boy perched peacefully by his side.  Most beloved cherished soulmate husband to his wife of 30 Years Gabriella (Gaby) Daniel.  Amazing, loving, compassionate father of Crystal (Megan), Ben, Tim, and Toby (Effie).  Proud Grampy/PapaBear to Santana, Ava, Jordan and Alex.  Predeceased by his father John, mum Lorna, and infant sister Penelope.

Chris’s loving heartwarming presence endeared him instantly to everyone who knew him. “Wherever a beautiful soul has been a lasting impression remains.”

Our gentle Chris was loved and admired by so many. His older brother Peter (Betsy) Daniel, Pam (Norm) Wilkinson, Patty (Dickon) Reynolds, sisters-in-law Hilda (Steve), Ellie (Craig), Hermine, Brother-in-law Bob (Kyra).  Nieces and nephews delighted in his stories of camping with the cubs when his sons were young. The pirate marmot tales were increasingly more exciting when put to song.  Chris had a beautiful singing voice. The most memorable occasions featured Chris and sons Ben, Tim and Toby singing and playing together.

Brilliant and engaging from a very young age Chris excelled scholastically and athletically. Chris was the captain of his sports teams (outstanding Rugby player) and always at the top of the class at Glenlyon, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in European History from the University of Victoria, Journeyman Carpentry at BCIT, and Urban Land Economics at UBC.  Chris was an outstanding and valued Project Manager on many high profile projects in Victoria. The Bateman Centre was a fantastic success to name only one.

Chris’s latest job was as the Senior Project Manager overseeing infrastructure upgrades and improvements at Esquimalt Graving Dock…The Biggest Drydock on the west coast of America…quite the Engineering Feat!!!  He loved his work and all the wonderful personnel. Thank you especially to Rod, Galen, Steve, Will and everyone for being so good to my Chris. His laughter and zest for life will live on in our lives forever.  Jesus is with you my Schaatzie.

Celebration of life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated at Diabetes Society.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens



  • Donna Blair

    Thinking of you Gaby and sending love. I met Chris last year when we met up on our way snowshoeing. He seemed like a really nice man and the two of you looked like the perfect pair. I hope the love you felt for each other gives you strength and warmth.

  • Norman and Janice Quin

    We are saddened to hear of Chris’ passing . I enjoyed our brief time working together. Our deepest sympathies to Gaby, family and friends.

  • Andrew Jackson

    Dear Gaby and family, my heartfelt condolences on your loss of Chris. I was shocked to read of his passing in the Times Colonist today. I knew Chris for about 46 years, first meeting him to play rugby together at UVIC in the 70’s. He was a great player and teammate on the field and a gentle giant off the field. Our paths crossed after University in business and I am grateful for the long relationship we had, always enjoying our chats and delving into Chris’ interpretations of the Income Tax rules.

    He was a good friend and he will be missed.

    Andrew Jackson

  • Kevin Poole

    Gaby, Crystal, Ben, Tim and Toby.

    We are so sad to hear of Chris’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and all the Daniel family.
    My school days ( Margaret Jenkins and Glenlyon ), my first apartment and all my adventures spent with Chris are always thought of with a huge smile on my face. Chris and I had some great times together. He was one smart guy, a great athlete, a gentleman and a true friend. He will be missed.

    Kevin & Chrisann Poole

  • Nicola ens

    Sending love and condolences to my dearest Gabby in these hard times. Chris was a energetic and loving presence and he will be dearly missed.

  • Alice Dawson

    We are all so saddened to have lost out dear Uncle Chris. We have such fond memories of Chris from our earliest childhood family gatherings, and will remember his kind and caring presence for years to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family at this time and we love you. Sending hugs and love from Nashville, TN., from the Dawson’s (Steve, Alice, and Casey).

  • Richard Bogensberger


    Our deepest condolences and sympathy are with you all during this sad time.

    I will never forget the first time I had met Chris and told him I was your cousin from Thunder Bay. He was so welcoming and warm, he made me feel like I had known him for years. Please let us know if there is anything we can help with or do. Thinking of you all. All our love,

    Rich, Nicole, Anthony and Dylan Bogensberger. Xoxo

  • Daniela Falk

    Dear Gaby and family
    My deepest codolences to all. These words feel so inadequate but please know that I feel sorrow beyond words. Dear Gaby, I wish l could give you a big hug. I am sorry that I never got to meet your wonderful Chris. I will talk to you soon
    All our love to all.. Dani and Bert. ❤

  • Roy (Cousin), Birdi (Roberta) and Family

    Our deepest condolences, Gaby, and to all of the family. We are so very sad as the world has a big hole without Chris, his enthusiasm, smile, embracing with only-his big bear hug long-distance cousins with warmth and caring. May he rest always in peace, with lots of love,

  • Fran Smith

    My heartfelt condolences to you and all your family and to all the DANIEL Family
    No words can totally describe the loss of Chris. He was a great friend and will forever be missed.

  • Monica Fiederer

    Dear Gaby, I am so very sorry to hear that you have suffered such a tremendous loss. I felt the incredible love, warmth and friendship you and Chris shared when I saw you together.
    My heart aches for you.

  • Pam Wilkinson

    Dear Gaby, Crystal, Ben, Tim and Toby,
    I am so sad to be saying goodbye to my dear younger brother .
    He brought joy to my life from the time I first met him at age eleven.
    He continued to be a wonderful presence in my life.
    My heart reaches out to you at your loss.
    As we grieve together I am sending long distance love from here
    in Courtenay. Norm also sends his deepest condolences.
    Pam (Sister, Sister in law and Aunt )

  • Pat & John

    Dear Daniel family: Such shocking & sad news to hear & learn of Chris’s sudden death on Friday. My heart & thoughts are with every family member!! I can only express my own shock & grief to loose Chris like this!! He was a wonderful, gentle man & great friend. I enjoyed many social visits & fun fun times with him & Gaby. I can’t even start to guess how “big a hole” he leaves in Gaby’s (& Charlie’s) life not to mention everyone else’s, including my own!! Sending my sincere & deepest condolences to the family & all of his many friends!
    Much love, Pat Ens
    My deepest condolences Gaby, I cant imagine all the ways you will miss Chris and all that he brought to your life. I will miss his warmth, his big hugs and jamming guitar with him. I’m glad that you and family members can be together, to support and comfort each other during this incredibly painful time. Our hearts are with all of you and we too will grieve the loss of a big man with a giant heart. With lots of love, John Hayashi

  • Kelly and Bruce

    Gaby and family…you know how much we will miss Chris. Always such a positive pressence in our life. Will miss his music, lunches, his encouragement, friendship and laughter!

  • Amy Bunce

    Dear Aunty Gaby, sending you so much love and prayers at this sad time. I remember Uncle Chris so fondly and will always remember him. Love you. ❤️From Amy and Wyndham and Henry and Wesley

  • Lorna O`Neill

    Pat and I will never forget your first date with Gaby at a Boom Boom punch party and Christmas dance. There was an instant spark between you two and a joy to see love at first sight. Chris was a gentle loving husband, kind thoughtful friend and God loving gentleman.

    May you rest in peace kind and gentle servant.

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