In Loving Memory of Guy Christian
On November 12th, 2021, the world lost an incredible man. Guy was a father, grandfather, loving partner, brother, and good friend to many. He died peacefully in his home next to his companion Liz, due to liver cancer and complications from diabetes. He was 74.
Guy is mourned by his loving partner, Liz Ditchburn, whom he adored and called affectionately “senorita”. For the last 12 years, they shared a love that many people can only hope for. From travelling the world, to wining and dining and cross-Canada road trips with their faithful dog Jacques, they built a fulfilling and happy life together. Liz cared greatly for Guy up until his final moments in this world and was holding his hand when he passed away peacefully at home. Liz has four beautiful children, Jennifer, Tannia, Robbie and Lisa who Guy loved immensely. They all cared deeply for Guy and spoke with such appreciation that these two found each other later in life.
Guy was a proud and loving father to his children James, Daniel, Nicholas, Melissa and their partners Erin, Yvonne and James. Despite being from two separate relationships, the siblings always consider themselves brothers and sister. As a grandfather he was generous and devoted to making time for his grandkids and attending as many sporting events as possible. Thankfully, he had many wonderful moments with his cherished grandkids, Oliver, Jocelyn, Tilia and Cedar.
Up to his last day, he praised the mantra of celebrating life, not mourning it. Guy believed in enjoying every moment we have on this earth. We encourage everyone reading this message to do just that, as that is what our family will always cherish about him. Here was one of his favourite quotes that he kept in the front room.
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddhist quote on Life and Death.
He will be missed by all those who had the opportunity to meet him and be in his wonderful presence.
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