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Nick and Kylie Fuad on 12 July, 2022 at 12:06pm

Chris worked as our web designer for the last nearly ten years. He was smart and kind and his laugh on our video meetings would reverberate through the office. Everyone would know when he was on a video call. We are heartbroken at his sudden loss and send all our love to Antigone and the kids and all his family. Such a huge loss of a fabulous man.

Justin, Belinda, Mikayla, Amelia & Zeke Horne on 12 July, 2022 at 11:51am

Thinking of you all at this time - and really sorry and disappointed that we couldn't be there in person today.

Chris was an incredible person, bursting with life and love. Was always welcoming, up for a chat, genuinely interested in who he was talking with and always keen to learn more about them.

Going to miss the random moments of catching up with him at random Bukka life moments. Going to miss his laugh and sense of humour, but happy to have the memories of his life intersecting with ours.

Louise McLEOD on 12 July, 2022 at 10:13am

Funny, generous, cynical, outrageous, beautiful , that welcoming big smile, the loud laugh, and open heart. The amalgam of things that made Chris. The love, loss, disappointment, success, delight in his family. The good things that he would share, his delight in beautiful things and people. The pleasure in both the simple things and the ridiculous things. The sly observations. The uncontrollable laughter. Always alert to ways of improving things - communication, friendships, life. What a loss. What a gift you were.

Allen Neirinckx on 12 July, 2022 at 8:41am

Dear Antigone, Sebastian, Christian and Psephony, Martin, Maggie, Theo and your families, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and hope to be in the online service along with many others.
I was at another funeral on Friday and thought afterwards what verse would I like to have at my funeral when the day comes. Something rather obscure came to mind, Hosea 2:15,
“Then I will give her her vineyards from there,
And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope.
And she will respond there as in the days of her youth,
As in the day when she went up from the land of Egypt.”
The first half of the second line looks back to Joshua 7 & 8 and who you trust and rely upon, self or God. It also looks at what and where your treasure is (Matt 6:19,20). The second half looks forward to Jesus (John 10:7) and the hope that we have in Him 1 Cor 13:13.

Andrew Lorien on 11 July, 2022 at 11:40pm

Chris lived closer to the curtain that separates this world from the other than anybody I have ever known. He appeared in people's lives at the most profound moments - death, divorce, bankruptcy. There was a time in my life when if Chris showed up I wondered who was in trouble. So many people's closest brush with death happened with Chris, and so many of them were saved by him - either physically carrying them out, or bringing them through with hope and laughter. He saved Steve from suicide at least three times, before Steve moved far enough away. So many impossible improbably spiritually profound things happened when Chris was there, only he knew all the stories.

In the 90s he was the first responder at so many car accidents that he did the St Johns Ambulance course and started carrying a first aid kit. Who would have thought it would happen to him.

Valentina Avramides on 11 July, 2022 at 10:41pm

To dearest Antigone, Sebastian, Christian and Persephone, my heartfelt condolences and love for the sad passing of your beloved partner and father. He touched so many hearts and uplifted those who were lucky enough to know him through the greatness of his spirit and vision. Chris was a rare human whose spirit lives on through your love, memories and smiles.

I am grateful to have known him even for a short time.

All my love and healing light to you
Valentina

“Peace, my heart, let the time for the parting be sweet.

Let it not be a death but completeness.
Let love melt into memory and pain into songs.

Let the flight through the sky end in the folding of the wings over the nest.

Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night.

Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and say your last words in silence.

I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light your way.”

Peace My Heart by Rabindranath Tagore

Gabrielle Morgan on 11 July, 2022 at 10:06pm

Dear Maggie, Martin and Theo,
My thoughts are with you and I am so sorry I cannot be at the funeral tomorrow. I have to be tested for Covid as not well after being in close contact with visitors who have gone down with Covid. My heart goes out to you all as we mourn Christopher. Just before Christopher died, I came
across these words that seem fitting now.
"Weep not my wife and children dear,
I am not dead, but sleeping here.
I was not yours, but Christ's alone,
He loved me most and took me home."
May Christopher rest in peace. He is in God' hands now, and I will
pray for his soul. I send my love and condolences to you all.
Gabrielle.

Gabrielle Morgan on 11 July, 2022 at 10:06pm

Dear Maggie, Martin and Theo,
My thoughts are with you and I am so sorry I cannot be at the funeral tomorrow. I have to be tested for Covid as not well after being in close contact with visitors who have gone down with Covid. My heart goes out to you all as we mourn Christopher. Just before Christopher died, I came
across these words that seem fitting now.
"Weep not my wife and children dear,
I am not dead, but sleeping here.
I was not yours, but Christ's alone,
He loved me most and took me home."
May Christopher rest in peace. He is in God' hands now, and I will
pray for his soul. I send my love and condolences to you all.
Gabrielle.

AlisonChivers on 11 July, 2022 at 9:42pm

Chris was always up for an adventure. This was a ski trip to Blue Lake with his flatmate Steve, from Dulwich Hill.

Gabrielle Morgan on 11 July, 2022 at 9:41pm

Dear Antigone, Sebastian, Christian and Persephone, my heartfelt sympathy to you all. Words cannot express how sad I feel at the loss of Christopher in your lives. He will remain in our memories as a special
and talented man who I know loved you all with all his heart. Now he sleeps in God's hands and only time will lessen the grief you all feel. I
send you my love, and prayers that you are given strength to cope with the heartbreak you feel and the courage you will need to plan your pathway ahead. Gabrielle. xxx

Anne, Ian and Jenni (Reid) AKA the Cousins on 11 July, 2022 at 6:34am

Dearest Antigone, Sebastian, Christian, Persephone, Maggie, Martin, Theo and families,
We are so very sorry we are not able to be there to offer our love, supportive shoulders, great big bear hugs and condolences in person, but do know we are with you in spirit - in far off places (Anne & Jenni) and in COVID quarantine (Ian).
It was with great shock and sadness that we heard this untimely news. Chris, despite the physical distance, was a central part of our lives: not only as a member or our family but as a true friend. He leaves many happy memories, echoes of great big joyous belly laughs, and a model for what decent, beautiful humanity looks like.
Wrap yourselves in the love offered and all the good feelings that Chris inspired.
xoxoxo

Chris Giving a Birthday Greeting on 11 July, 2022 at 5:42am

Chris delivered a personalized greeting to his youngest cousin Jenni on the occasion of her 21st birthday.
Indicative of Chris's natural talent with improvisation, delivery and humour.
June 1993

Richard and Suzanne Black on 10 July, 2022 at 5:17pm

Dear Maggie, Martin and Theo, we can’t even begin to imagine the sadness you must be feeling. You are so very much in our thoughts and prayers as you say your farewells. Chris was such a wonderful guy, a real character, and one in a million! We are so glad we had him in our lives. Praying that the peace that comes only from God is very real for you all. With all our love, Richard and Suzanne xxx

Clare Johnston on 4 July, 2022 at 9:42am

Dear Antigone, Sebastian, Christian and Psephony, words are not enough to say how sad it is that Chris, your dad, has gone too soon. I know we did not have enough time with him, and had hoped that we could, but as life takes turns that we can't forsee, we must hold precious to what we have. Your daddy will dance with his mum and dad, and laugh his big, joyous laugh, and will look out for you all from his place amongst the stars. He will always be in our hearts and we will look for his star and think about him.

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