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KEESMAAT, Christopher Steven

Christopher Steven Keesmaat
August 31, 1968- May 3, 2022
With heavy hearts, the family of Chris announce his sudden passing at the age of 53. Son of Ann Keesmaat and the late John Keesmaat. Brother of Lucas, Rebecca (Cameron) and Sarah (Kyle). He leaves behind his two children, Jaymieson (Patrick) and Clinton. Uncle to Brittany, Johnny, Taylor, Asher and Barrett. Chris will be remembered by his long-time friend, Tara, uncles, aunts, cousins and countless friends.
Chris had a sense of humour like no other and lifted the spirits of anyone he spoke to. He was an encourager of good deeds and always called a spade, a spade. Chris was a Jack-of-all-Trades in his own right; proudly having spent most of his working years as an ironworker (Journeyman Ironworker Local 721-Toronto and Local 45-Jersey City, NJ) and also enjoyed cooking, fishing, hunting, canning, music, beekeeping and raising the odd chicken. His family takes great comfort in knowing that his father, grandparents; Arie and Frances Keesmaat, Elizabeth Silversmith and Harry Johnson, cousins;  Daykah, George and Jeff have all welcomed him home. Heaven is so blessed to have you, Christopher, you were one of a kind.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 161 Queen Street, Dunnville on Sunday September 4th from 2:00 to 5:00pm. Donations in his honor can be made to the Southridge Community Church at 201 Glenridge Ave, St. Catharines or any Salvation Army. Online condolences jwhartfuneralhome.com
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45 Comments To "KEESMAAT, Christopher Steven"

#1 Comment By Judy Houser On May 5, 2022 @ 10:59 am

Ann, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our sincere condolences to you and your whole family. Judy & Orlin Houser and family

#2 Comment By Donna Henhawk On May 5, 2022 @ 11:11 am

Oh my my heart is broken!! Chris was one of a kind for sure! So sorry to hear this sad news. My deepest Condolences to My dear cousins Annie , Rebbeca, Luke, and Sarah❤️

#3 Comment By Wade Cachagee and family On May 5, 2022 @ 11:13 am

Condolences to Sarah and family, thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

#4 Comment By Michelle Avery On May 5, 2022 @ 2:45 pm

My heart is heavy reading this. My condolences to the family. I have many fond memories of Chris. He always had a way of making people laugh. He will be missed.

#5 Comment By Rhonda Martin On May 5, 2022 @ 2:59 pm

Sending much love to the family. Chris was truly awesome and he always let me hack on him jokingly. I’m totally saddened to hear of his passing. Much love to his momma and his siblings. 😔🌺💝💯💙💯💙💯

#6 Comment By Paul Lymburner On May 5, 2022 @ 3:06 pm

Sorry to see this. Deepest condolences to you Annie Luke Rebecca and Sarah. Thoughts and Prayers to the family!

#7 Comment By Carmen McDermott On May 5, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

My sincerest condolences go out to you and your family on this saddest of occasions. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and sending you so much love.

#8 Comment By John Anger On May 5, 2022 @ 3:32 pm

Our condolences to Clinton and the rest of the Keesmatt family.

Karen, John and Jay

#9 Comment By Earl Hines On May 5, 2022 @ 4:13 pm

My deepest condolences to your family from my family. My heart aches for you all. Chris was indeed a funny guy and so many memories going to school with him. So so sorry God Bless.

#10 Comment By Tamara Leniew On May 5, 2022 @ 4:40 pm

My heart aches to hear this news. The little brown eyed boy I met in grade 3 is how I best remember this funny guy who loved to laugh.
RIP Chris 💕

#11 Comment By Dave Robins On May 5, 2022 @ 5:31 pm

Chris was quite the character. He always made me laugh. Remembering all the hunting and partying we did together. Until we meet again….rest easy my friend.

#12 Comment By Elizabeth Schmidt Cranston On May 5, 2022 @ 6:22 pm

So very sad to read this, Chris was a great friend for many years sincere hugs and strength to Annie Rebecca Lucas and Sarah,children Jamieson and. Clinton and so many family and Friends whose lives he touched over the years Remember the good times the smiles and laughs I know I will
Love ya buddy
Lizzy and Jim.

#13 Comment By Jennifer Franklin On May 5, 2022 @ 8:20 pm

Ann and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Know that my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. 💜

#14 Comment By Sean and Judy O’Neill. On May 5, 2022 @ 8:39 pm

Ann, so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

#15 Comment By Rod thimas On May 5, 2022 @ 9:19 pm

I have nothing but good memories of Chris and whole family. I’m so sorry Annie, Luke,Rebecca and Sarah. But I’m sure where he is now. He’s got em laughin.

#16 Comment By Sandy Passmore On May 5, 2022 @ 10:03 pm

My deepest condolences to the Family…

#17 Comment By Kathy Townson On May 5, 2022 @ 10:24 pm

We grew up in South Cayuga playing with the Keesmaats. My Mom Gail was sad to hear about Chris, he was such a fun kid and all the teenage girls in South Cayuga had big crushes on him. Our condolences to the entire family. Bill, Kathy, Beth and Gail Townson

#18 Comment By Jan Johnson On May 6, 2022 @ 12:16 am

So sorry to hear about your son Annie ..May he rest Easy now..

#19 Comment By Jesse Anger On May 6, 2022 @ 9:25 am

One time we were driving out to the golden leaf shop, just after dawn – and Chris yelled “look at the deer!” I thought, oh shit, we’re gonna hit a deer, and got freaked out but didn’t see anything. So I yelled “where the f*** is it!?” Chris laughed, pointed out the window, “it’s right there, 200 yards off, on the edge of the field!”

We laughed so hard. Was real sad to hear he passed. But now he’s beyond the edge of the field, and into a whole new pasture. Bless you, brother.

Deep condolences from the Anger family, especially from Paul, Jordon, Morgan, and myself.

#20 Comment By Liz Koster On May 6, 2022 @ 9:55 am

So sad to lose a loved one. I was so sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. My deepest sympathy to the Keesmaat family. Wishing you all peace.

#21 Comment By KAREN GIRLING On May 6, 2022 @ 10:24 am

My condolences to you Ann and family.

#22 Comment By Marjolein Langdinos On May 6, 2022 @ 11:26 am

Dear Ann

So sorry to hear about Chris. We send you our condolences. we think of you, and love you

Marjolein and family

#23 Comment By Charlie and Leona Summerfield On May 6, 2022 @ 12:46 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss Annie. Our deepest condolences to you and all of your family. Prayers and hugs. God bless you and bring you comfort.

#24 Comment By Dave Nelder On May 6, 2022 @ 2:51 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with Chris’s family. He brightened my day every time we met.
He will be missed ❤️❤️

#25 Comment By Melissa Skeoch (NRMH) On May 6, 2022 @ 3:24 pm

To his family and friends, and everyone who loved Chris, my thoughts and sincere condolences are with you. Such a difficult thing with a sudden passing such as this – I wish you healing and fond memories. My hope is that Chris is resting easy and without any pain. Chris had a way about him that was so kind and vulnerable and welcoming, and he could inevitably make me laugh…even when his jokes were less than appropriate!!
I will remember him fondly for a long time. I’m so happy that our paths crossed.

#26 Comment By Barb & Dan Sutcliffe On May 6, 2022 @ 5:52 pm

We always appreciated Chris’ sense of humour and gentle way. Our sincere condolences to the family.

#27 Comment By Amy Van Eyk On May 6, 2022 @ 6:14 pm

I had the pleasure to get to know Chris quite well over the last year. Every time I left his home it was with a smile on my face and a sore stomach from laughing.
Chris had a kindness to him and a personality that won’t soon be forgotten.
Sending condolences to the whole family.

#28 Comment By Fran Henry On May 6, 2022 @ 11:01 pm

Annie, Rebecca, Luke & Sara-Jane, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I send you love and strength at this difficult time. Big hugs. Franny

#29 Comment By Gord & Carolyn Chymko On May 6, 2022 @ 11:15 pm

Annie & Family… Our hearts are broken for all of you. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers at this very sad time.

#30 Comment By Rob Bowden On May 7, 2022 @ 1:46 am

Well Stud. I never thought in a million years we would be here or having this conversation. One big man, One big caring person . One great memory lost of my life.

Rest In Peace Brother

#31 Comment By Stephanie and Kevin Hicks On May 7, 2022 @ 8:40 am

Sending love and comfort to all of you.
Steph, Kevin, Anderson and Garrett

#32 Comment By Laurie Garbutt On May 7, 2022 @ 8:51 am

Rest in peace my ol’ friend

#33 Comment By Chris Tompkins On May 7, 2022 @ 9:26 am

I’m so sorry to hear Chris passed. My condolences to everyone he loved.

#34 Comment By Carolyn Anger On May 7, 2022 @ 10:38 am

I am very sad to hear this news. I have fond and fun memories of Chris from many years ago. My deepest condolences to Clinton and to all of the Keesmatt family.

#35 Comment By Kevin Hanna On May 7, 2022 @ 2:55 pm


#36 Comment By Candee Pascarella On May 7, 2022 @ 3:33 pm

Annie, Luke, Sarah, Rebecca, Jamie and Clint,

I was so sorry to hear of Chris’s passing.

He was a very intelligent young man with the cutest twinkle in his eyes.

My heart goes out to you all.

Candee Pascarella

#37 Comment By Skip and Liz lennox On May 7, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Ann…skip and I would like to send you and your family our deepest condolences on the passing of your son.

#38 Comment By Ruby Williams & Family On May 7, 2022 @ 7:46 pm

To my sister Annie and her family. We are so sorry to hear about your son Chris. Your family here sends our sincere sympathy and condolences – from your sisters Ruby and Ariel, your nieces and nephews, Sweet, Yogi, Deb, Guy, Tim, Darren and Karren and their families. Know that we love you and hope that you find peace and strength with each other. Take care and be safe.

#39 Comment By James Richardson On May 7, 2022 @ 9:51 pm

So sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. Praying for you and your family now, Ann.

#40 Comment By Evonne Edwards On May 8, 2022 @ 11:20 pm

My sincerest condolences, my heart goes out to all Chris’s family and friends.

#41 Comment By Yvonne Dunham On May 10, 2022 @ 4:35 pm

I am so very sorry for your loss…You are all in my thoughts and prayers…❤️

#42 Comment By Chris Sandy On June 23, 2022 @ 9:45 pm

So sorry to hear of Chris’ passing, my condolences to the family, he was truly one of a kind.

#43 Comment By William Vaughan On August 13, 2022 @ 9:15 am

The “ChrisCo Kid” from many moons ago. I still have the half of my $5 dollar bill 30 years later. Oh some good times at the Pioneer Gas Station. Rest in peace my brother.

#44 Comment By Elaine Andrews-Bishop On August 18, 2022 @ 9:06 am

My condolences to you and your family Annie. Thinking of you all with Love♥️

#45 Comment By Beth Rowland On August 18, 2022 @ 1:52 pm

Anne I’m so sorry to hear of your loss.You a d your family are in my thoughts and prayers.