Visitation for Christopher Gordon Spilak will be offered on Thursday February 18 from 7-8 pm from the chapel of Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium in Yorkton.
A Private Funeral Service for Christopher Spilak, age 36 of Regina, beloved son of Lynn Goldthorpe will be held on Friday February 19, 2021, at 2:00 pm from the chapel at Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium in YorktonYorkton with Shelly Morris officiating.
The service will be live streamed on Christie's Funeral Home website.
Interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Christopher may be made to Diabetes Canada 401-1 Wesley Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4C6 www.diabetes.ca.
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On Saturday, February 13, 2021, Christopher Gordon Spilak, boyfriend, father, son, grandson, brother, nephew, and cousin, passed away suddenly at the Regina General Hospital surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 36 years. Chris was born on March 27, 1984, and raised and spent his childhood in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and then moved on to the Yorkton Regional High School.
Chris was an avid Edmonton Oiler and Saskatchewan Roughrider fan. While he enjoyed watching hockey, he also grew up playing hockey and football for many of his youth years. Chris had several favorite pastimes, which include: watching wrestling with grandpa, fishing, playing catch with a baseball and football, card games and video games.
As most of his friends have shared the last few days, Chris was always up for an adventure and a good time. This included poker games, country music concerts, or an outing at local country bars. It wasn’t hard to pick him out in a crowd as he was often found dancing in his cowboy boots with his long, curly hair slicked back under his cowboy hat.
Chris started his working career at Harvest Meats in Yorkton. However, he spent most of his adult years living in Saskatoon, and the past couple years in Regina. While living in Saskatoon he worked at Pleasure Way as a fabricator during the day, by night he could be found as a bouncer at the Long Branch Bar. In Regina he was employed by Meridian Manufacturing. His hard work paid off in 2020 when he proudly purchased a Mini Cooper.
The last few years of Chris’s life brought about several health trials and tribulations. From a young age Chris was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. While continually managing his lifelong disease, he attended a few diabetes camps at Watrous. In 2016, while living in Saskatoon Chris battled through a severe episode of sepsis. Shortly after, he received the devastating news of kidney failure. He began another battle of dialysis 3 times a week, and was placed on the transplant list. In November of 2020 Chris’s health began to decline, and he was sadly taken from us on February 13, 2021.
Chris was a person who always had a “smart ass” remark, a passion for voicing his opinions and a laugh full of wittiness and sarcasm that left lasting memories. However, he was a caring individual with a big heart. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Lynn (Ralph); grandfather (Gordon); sisters and their children, Kristine (Scott), Emsley, Ryker and Brooks; Brittany (Bronson), Kayden and Kaybree; son, Bailey; girlfriend, Jamie; aunts and uncles and their families Glen (Donna), Lacey (Shane) and Scott (Olivia); Rose, Brandon and Shayla (Sean); Laverne (Gloria), Lisa (Adam), Laura (Damian), and Brent (Jenelle); Brian (Jim); Sheri (Karen), Becky (Sydney), Colby and Sheena. Chris is survived by numerous extended family and friends. Christopher was predeceased by his grandmother, Valerie.
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