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Official Obituary of

Christopher Clifford Carlson

December 24, 1987 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 36) 36 Years Old

Christopher Carlson Obituary

Christopher Clifford Carlson passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at the age of 36. Beloved father of Margaret (Maggie), he will be fondly remembered for his quick wit, sense of adventure, and the joy he brought to those around him.
Chris was born December 24, 1987, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to Cheryl Carlson and James Lewis. He was joined in 1990 by a sister, Rebecca (Becky). Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Rocanville, SK, where Chris attended Rocanville School. When Chris was 9, the family moved back to Saskatoon, and he began attending Lakeridge School.

Chris exhibited his zest for life from an early age as a rambunctious but good-natured child. Many days, Chris could be found herding the neighbourhood children in hide-and-seek or another game he had invented. When at home, Chris and his sister would spend hours imagining adventures with toys, playing video games, and looking after their pet hamsters and cat. Chris loved Lego, comic books, and exploring the internet on the family computer.
Chris attended high school at Walter Murray Collegiate, where he truly came out of his shell. He excelled academically and in many extracurricular activities, from directing one-act plays, to forming garage bands, to playing offensive line on the school football team. In grade 12, Chris led his class as Senior Ring (Student Co-President). It was also during this time that he met and began dating his future wife, Rosemary Mason.

Chris always had a taste for adventure and travel. After high school, this wanderlust took him with Rosemary to London, UK for a year, where he began a career in the software industry. After a short return to Canada, the pair left for Sydney, Australia where they remained for another three years. While overseas, Chris was always looking for new places to explore, visiting over 25 different countries and making many special memories.
Chris and Rosemary returned to Canada in 2015 and settled in Calgary, Alberta near friends and family. Chris felt very much at home in Calgary and loved skiing, hiking, biking, and camping in the nearby mountains. The couple were married on July 11, 2015, and spent over another 7 years together. When they welcomed their daughter, Maggie, on January 25, 2018, Chris took to fatherhood with more enthusiasm than anything else in his life, as an incredible Dad and co-parent. He was the most patient teacher, the silliest joker, and the proudest Dad at the recital. To Maggie, he will always be remembered for the fun they created; they were the best team of garden growers, mushroom hunters, Lego builders, and adorable animal lovers together.  
To his friends, he will be remembered for his knack for bringing people together. From movie nights and video game marathons to road trips and fishing expeditions, Chris was always there. His sharp wit kept everyone laughing and his calm demeanor kept everyone at ease. Chris’ life ended far too soon, but he left his friends and family with memories that will last a lifetime.

He is survived by his daughter Maggie, mother Cheryl (Tim), sister Becky (Jon), step-sisters Lee-Ann (Corey), Mandy (Andrew), and Nikki (David) and grandmother June.

A Memorial Service will be held in Calgary on Friday, March 15, 2024, at 2:00 pm, at The Westin Calgary (downtown). For those unable to attend in person there is a live stream link below or here.

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Memorial Service
March 15, 2024

2:00 PM
Westin Calgary (Downtown)
320 4 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2S6

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