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Christopher Allison Southin
January 3, 1942 ~ August 5, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Christopher Allison Southin following complications with Aplastic anemia. Chris is survived by his wife Margaret (Peggy) of 56 years, his son Michael (Lani) of 100 Mile House, daughter Stephanie Henry (Derek) of Fort Nelson, his four wonderful grandsons, Aidan, Mac, Taggart & Rowan, brother Roger (Sheila) of Nanaimo, special cousins, Sandra Haynes, Denise Duckworth & Leslie McVicar and many nieces and nephews.
Chris was born to Christopher & Elizabeth Southin in Chemainus, B.C. on January 3, 1942. He was a student of the first graduating class of Chemainus High School in 1963. He received his B.A. from the University of Victoria and taught one year at Ladysmith High School before joining the Federal Government in Labour Market Services for a 32 year career. He lived throughout B.C. during his career and had the opportunity to live in Cairo, Egypt for one and a half years before retiring in Peachland.
Chris joined the Ladysmith Air Cadets as a youth and while a university student he joined the RCAF Reserves of which he was a proud officer. He trained in Centralia and served in RCAF Station Winnipeg; Goose Bay, Labrador and 4 Wing Baden-Baden, Germany. It was during those years that Chris got his pilot’s license and quickly developed a passion for flying and airplanes. Chris was an active member of the Peachland Rotary Club and was an Assistant Governor for Area 5 for three years. Chris loved the outdoors, hunting with his family and buddies, fishing with his brother, camping, canoeing the Bowron Lakes with his friend Bob and again with his daughter. Skiing with his buddies was also a special time for him. Chris was known for his wonderful vegetable gardens of which he shared with his family, friends and neighbours. Chris and Peggy loved to travel during their retirement which took them to over 30 countries. Chris had a strong love for his family, especially his children and grandchildren and had a deep faith in God.