In Memory of Christopher J. Saunders

SAUNDERS, Christopher John

Born February 1, 1985 passed away suddenly on April 22, 2020 from complications with diabetes at his home in Oshawa at 35 years of age. Beloved son of Kathy & Brian, brother of Brant (Crystal). Grandson of Murray Dunn, Edith Dunn (deceased), Harry & Anne Saunders (deceased). Nephew of Pat Dunn, Steven Dunn, George Saunders (Laurie), Jennifer Isaac (George) and Michael Saunders (Debbie).

He will be dearly missed by his loving family including all of his cousins, cherished friends and his favourite roommate Goose. Chris was hard working, driven and had a fantastic sense of humour. He will be remembered fondly by his co-workers and friends at Apple where his dedication and contribution were unmatched.

Immediate family service to be held and recorded at Morris Funeral Chapel. Please visit Morris Funeral Chapel’s Facebook page to view the Live Feed on Saturday May 2nd at 1:00 P.M. A celebration of Chris’s life to follow at a later date.

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Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
July 28, 2020, 4:39 p.m. Jenny MacKinnon Diabetes Canada $75.00
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Jenny Ellis MacKinnon and Family
May 16, 2020, 9:32 a.m. Anonymous Diabetes Canada $50.00
Dear Brian & Kathy and family, Our sincerest sympathies in the loss of Chris. We send you comfort and strength at this difficult time.
May 14, 2020, 10:11 a.m. Kathryn Walker Diabetes Canada $50.00
So saddened to hear of Christopher's far too early passing. He was a wonderful human being and will be greatly missed. Belle Brown (Apple)
May 5, 2020, 10:17 a.m. Dufferin Concrete Diabetes Canada $250.00
Condolences to the Saunders family from Dufferin Concrete
May 4, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Jerusha Donegan Diabetes Canada $150.00
May 4, 2020, 4:26 p.m. Nancy Flintoff Diabetes Canada $35.00
Thinking about you.
May 3, 2020, 6:41 p.m. Jason Martin Diabetes Canada $100.00
Gonna miss you like crazy Saunders. Love ya. Jay Martin and Mary MacDonald
May 2, 2020, 1:52 p.m. June Quinlan Diabetes Canada $25.00
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. June and Garnet
May 2, 2020, 1:41 p.m. Aggie Stopka Diabetes Canada $50.00
May 2, 2020, 11:06 a.m. Adrienne and Cory Burns Diabetes Canada $50.00
May 2, 2020, 8:46 a.m. Marlene Froats Diabetes Canada $150.00
We are heart broken over the loss of Christopher. Chris was always easy going and fun to be around. We always think that there will be time.
May 1, 2020, 11:27 p.m. nick roch Diabetes Canada $50.00
from nick and kayla and maggie
May 1, 2020, 8:40 p.m. Jason Emond Diabetes Canada $50.00
May 1, 2020, 11:53 a.m. Sheena Li Diabetes Canada $25.00
Thank you for believing in me and for being a light in this world for so many others. You are greatly missed, Chris.
May 1, 2020, 11:53 a.m. Sheena Li Diabetes Canada $25.00
Thank you for believing in me and for being a light in this world for so many others. We miss you, Chris.
May 1, 2020, 11:39 a.m. Mark Merovitch Diabetes Canada $50.00
May 1, 2020, 11:14 a.m. Rodney Syer Diabetes Canada $200.00
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time
April 30, 2020, 9:50 p.m. Ellen Logan Diabetes Canada $25.00
Thinking of you both. Ellen Logan
April 30, 2020, 8:57 p.m. Grandpa Murray Diabetes Canada $100.00
We will miss and love you always, from Grandpa.
April 30, 2020, 8:14 p.m. Dhruven Patel Diabetes Canada $75.00
April 30, 2020, 3:30 p.m. JUSTIN SAUNDERS Diabetes Canada $250.00
Chris left the world far too soon. We miss you, we love you. Until we meet again cuz! Rest In Peace. Love Justin and Kerry Saunders
April 30, 2020, 12:17 p.m. Vahid Hashemi Diabetes Canada $25.00
My prayers are with you and you family.
April 30, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Barbara Sayfy Diabetes Canada $25.00
April 30, 2020, 10:19 a.m. Anonymous Diabetes Canada $50.00
April 29, 2020, 9:20 p.m. Zhiying Zhang Diabetes Canada $100.00
I miss you so much, Chris. Your impact on me, and many others, will last and make this world a better place.
April 29, 2020, 9:10 p.m. Emily Reid Diabetes Canada $100.00
Chris had the best smile and sense of humour. He was a wonderful friend and a great guy, he will be missed dearly. Emily and Paul Reid
April 29, 2020, 8:24 p.m. Celine Vo Diabetes Canada $100.00
Chris, We will miss you dearly. Thanks for being an important of our life. We keep you in our hearts. Celine, Sylvain, Nina
April 29, 2020, 4:46 p.m. John Coyle Diabetes Canada $100.00
Chris was such a wonderful person to work with, caring, thoughtful and always entertaining. We are all better for having known him.
April 29, 2020, 4:06 p.m. Anonymous Diabetes Canada $50.00
April 29, 2020, 3:13 p.m. John Trimble Diabetes Canada $25.00
So sorry for your loss. John and Vicki
April 29, 2020, 12:52 p.m. Marietta Kapuscinski Diabetes Canada $25.00
Brian, Kathy and family So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ?
April 29, 2020, 12:34 p.m. Laila Razban Diabetes Canada $50.00
I will always remember Chris, as a humble, genuine and noble man. Thanks for everything you have done for me. You'll be greatly missed.
April 29, 2020, 10:16 a.m. Catharine Martin Diabetes Canada $40.00
Grant & Cathy Martin
April 29, 2020, 3:41 a.m. Heather Kean Diabetes Canada $40.00
The world & your family has lost a kind & genuine human. Thank you for creating a space to celebrate his life & pay his kindness forward
April 29, 2020, 12:25 a.m. Michael Kieselstein Diabetes Canada $50.00
April 28, 2020, 11:35 p.m. Marc Stevens Diabetes Canada $50.00
April 28, 2020, 10:50 p.m. Xia Vanisouvong Diabetes Canada $100.00
April 28, 2020, 9:39 p.m. Maxmillian Moon Diabetes Canada $100.00
To the man that gave his heart to many while expecting nothing in return. I will never forget the lessons you’ve taught me. Miss You.
April 28, 2020, 7:57 p.m. Zahra Kherani Diabetes Canada $50.00
Saunders was a wonderful leader - he was honest, genuine, and one of a kind. I felt safe on closing shift with him. I will miss you <3
April 28, 2020, 7:55 p.m. Elnaz Abedi Diabetes Canada $25.00
We are going to miss you a lot Chris. Thank you for always supporting us and being such an amazing mentor to me.
April 28, 2020, 7:25 p.m. Stavros Kougioumtzis Diabetes Canada $50.00
Rest In Peace Chris, you had a positive influence on my life and although we were only in touch by phone and text, I’ll miss you.
April 28, 2020, 6:22 p.m. Angela Chen Diabetes Canada $25.00
A beloved leader, mentor and friend. Your soul was always so bright and kind. Thank you for everything. You’ll forever be in our hearts.
April 28, 2020, 6:17 p.m. Jeremy Little Diabetes Canada $50.00
Chris will always be remembered fondly. Rest in Peace, Cousin. Love the Littles.
April 28, 2020, 5:48 p.m. John Westerveld Diabetes Canada $100.00
Our condolences on your loss... Lynda Bowie-Collins John Westerveld
April 28, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Devyesh Devanand Diabetes Canada $200.00
Chris will be greatly missed and was a pleasure to work with. Our deepest sympathies to the Saunders family and Goose.
April 28, 2020, 4:55 p.m. Anonymous Diabetes Canada $50.00
Chris, we will miss you so much. You have brought so much joy and laughter into all of our lives. Thank you.
April 28, 2020, 4:35 p.m. Alexandra Marroccoli Diabetes Canada $25.00
Chris was empathetic, welcoming and always humble. He helped us grow, made us feel safe, and will be so deeply missed. <3
April 28, 2020, 3:55 p.m. Jonathan Chen Diabetes Canada $50.00
Chris was an amazing mentor. I will never forget the impact he had on my journey. He will be missed.
April 28, 2020, 3:23 p.m. James Koutrakos Diabetes Canada $50.00
An amazing individual who always looked out for others. A role model and a friend. I will miss him.
April 28, 2020, 2:57 p.m. Cherry Ng Diabetes Canada $25.00
Thank you Chris for being such an amazing mentor. Rest In Peace Chris.
April 28, 2020, 2:46 p.m. Hazel Cuevas Diabetes Canada $100.00
My heart goes out to all of Chris’ loved ones. He left the world a brighter place and so many of us are better people because of him.
April 28, 2020, 2:14 p.m. Farishta Lila Diabetes Canada $25.00
<3
April 28, 2020, 1:50 p.m. Terry Yeung Diabetes Canada $50.00
Working with Chris was the best. He had this ability to make everything better. Rest In Peace Chris.
April 28, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Lolly Luck Diabetes Canada $15.00
Memories of Chris will ring strong in my heart & memory for years. Saunders really changed the lives of many at Apple. Amazing man.. RIP.
April 28, 2020, 12:53 p.m. Rhyan Rodrigues Diabetes Canada $200.00
Chris was a true inspiration; the type of person you strive to be at work & as an individual. Sending my prayers to the Saunders family.
April 28, 2020, 10:50 a.m. Ken & Addy Mountjoy Diabetes Canada $50.00
Dear Kathy, Brian & Family: We are so sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts, our hearts and our prayers.
April 28, 2020, 9:30 a.m. Anonymous Diabetes Canada $25.00
Kathy and Brian, our hearts are with you .Supporting you from afar Jo-Anne and Carl Copeland
April 27, 2020, 11:43 p.m. Anonymous Diabetes Canada $200.00
April 27, 2020, 11:19 p.m. Suzy Burgum Diabetes Canada $100.00
The world was a better place because Chris was in it - genuinely kind and always going out of his way to help others. He is already missed.
April 27, 2020, 9:24 p.m. Joshua Shephard Diabetes Canada $100.00
The world lost a wonderful person. We have some amazing memories that I'll always remember. Love you and miss you pal... Josh and Ali
April 27, 2020, 8:46 p.m. Kourtney Holmes Diabetes Canada $50.00
April 27, 2020, 8:22 p.m. Lesley Bodnar Diabetes Canada $200.00
Kathy, Brian, Brant and Crystal. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and the entire Saunders family during this difficult time.
April 27, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Dean Priore Diabetes Canada $200.00
It was a pleasure to know and work alongside Chris. He was always thoughtful, caring and putting others first. I’ll miss our chats.
April 27, 2020, 7:48 p.m. Connor Forrest Diabetes Canada $15.00
April 27, 2020, 7:24 p.m. Ofelia Haroutunian Diabetes Canada $100.00
Chris thank you for all the amazing memories! You will forever be missed! My prayers to your entire family ! Love you forever. Ofie.
April 27, 2020, 6:28 p.m. Daniel Colangelo Diabetes Canada $25.00
Thank you for all the amazing moments you shared with me as a mentor and friend. You will be missed pal. All my prayers to the Saunders.
April 27, 2020, 5:48 p.m. Bryan Maloney Diabetes Canada $200.00
A good man has left us. Chris made this world better and my heart aches for everyone who loves and misses him. In his memory joy lives on.
April 27, 2020, 5:43 p.m. Tracie Penfound Diabetes Canada $200.00
In fond memory of this beautiful person! With love and hope for a cure one day. Xoxo
April 27, 2020, 5:28 p.m. Anonymous Diabetes Canada $50.00
Kathy and Brian, words fail me in this time of your deep sorrow.Please know Stan and I are holding you and Brant in our hearts .Vera Anne
April 27, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Michael Stewart Diabetes Canada $300.00
Love you and miss you always brother
April 27, 2020, 4:15 p.m. Nirrsan Navaratnerajah Diabetes Canada $25.00
Thank you so much Saunders for being such an amazing mentor, kind individual and such an genuine human being. You will be dearly missed.
April 27, 2020, 4:11 p.m. Michael Rusnak Diabetes Canada $100.00
April 27, 2020, 3:58 p.m. Albert Liberman Diabetes Canada $36.00
Chris will be greatly missed. Albert from UCM. R.I.P. Chris
April 27, 2020, 3:46 p.m. Justin Archambault Diabetes Canada $100.00
Our hearts go out to Brian, Kathy, Brant and Crystal. With love from Stephanie Archambault, Justin & Mesty Archambault, Avy & Nika.
April 27, 2020, 3:15 p.m. Jessica Mitchell-Williams Diabetes Canada $20.00
Thank-you for genuinely caring for people. When my mom passed away as my mentor you showed me compassion. You will me missed. Xoxo!
April 27, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Terence Cheong Diabetes Canada $100.00
May his soul Rest In Peace.
April 27, 2020, 3:05 p.m. Ives Chu Diabetes Canada $25.00
Thank you for everything that you have done. You helped us grow and become better personally & professionally. We will always remember.
April 27, 2020, 3:02 p.m. Bonnie Crawford Diabetes Canada $100.00
We are here for the entire Saunders family in any way we can help. May angels give you the strength to get through this most difficult time knowing y
April 27, 2020, 2:27 p.m. Jessica Coscarelli Diabetes Canada $30.00
April 27, 2020, 2:12 p.m. Anonymous Diabetes Canada $100.00
Chris was an outstanding and deeply caring person. It was a pleasure and honour to have met and worked with him. I will deeply miss him.
April 27, 2020, 2:12 p.m. David Munro Diabetes Canada $25.00
My condolences to the Saunders family. Chris was a wonderful mentor and a truly caring person.
April 27, 2020, 2:10 p.m. Anonymous Diabetes Canada $25.00
April 27, 2020, 2:08 p.m. Anna Bedrosian Diabetes Canada $25.00
My deepest condolences to the Saunders family. Thankful to have witnessed his genuine kindness and support for people.
April 27, 2020, 2:06 p.m. Anonymous Diabetes Canada $20.00
April 27, 2020, 2:04 p.m. Cody Laughlin Diabetes Canada $25.00
You were a great mentor and leader. Thanks chris ????
April 27, 2020, 1:56 p.m. Romi Chakraborty Diabetes Canada $20.00
Thank for everything Chris! Your guidance and support helped me grow as a person both and professionally and personally.
April 27, 2020, 1:55 p.m. Cadeau Rodness Diabetes Canada $25.00
He was a mentor a friend someone I could turn to for anything. He will be beyond missed but his memory will never ever be forgotten.
April 27, 2020, 1:51 p.m. David Trimble Diabetes Canada $200.00
Our thoughts are with you.
April 27, 2020, 11:57 a.m. Glenda and Ray Johnson -Los Diabetes Canada $25.00
Our heart is breaking for the family. Want to extend our deepest sympathies .
April 27, 2020, 11:56 a.m. Anonymous Diabetes Canada $40.00
April 27, 2020, 11:18 a.m. Danielle Thom Diabetes Canada $100.00
You will be forever missed Saunders ??
April 27, 2020, 10:44 a.m. Angela Penfound Diabetes Canada $150.00
You’ll be so very missed in this world, Chris. We’re sending our deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time.
April 27, 2020, 9:54 a.m. Ian Trimble Diabetes Canada $100.00
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
April 27, 2020, 8:53 a.m. Shannon Mathieu Diabetes Canada $50.00
April 27, 2020, 12:07 a.m. Michelle Farnoush Diabetes Canada $150.00
To the OSPS gang...We miss you Chris. Prayers and sincere condolences for all your friends and family. -Michelle Farnoush
April 26, 2020, 9:34 p.m. Jesse Archer Diabetes Canada $100.00
I’ll never forget all of our great times growing up together, miss you so much Chris
April 26, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Emily MacLeod Diabetes Canada $100.00
From Emily and Jessica MacLeod
April 26, 2020, 8:51 p.m. Kayla Dunn Diabetes Canada $50.00
From Steve & Kayla??
April 26, 2020, 8:50 p.m. Jordan Stoklosa Diabetes Canada $200.00
It all started with mustard running down my arm the first time I came over for dinner when we were kids. You’ll never be forgotten.
April 26, 2020, 8:28 p.m. Janet Mulder Diabetes Canada $100.00
Kathy , Brian and Family Lori and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our love. Janet Mulder and Lori Allin
April 26, 2020, 8:16 p.m. Bill & Arlene Ritchie Diabetes Canada $50.00
Sincere condolences from Bill & Arlene Ritchie
April 26, 2020, 7:30 p.m. Robert Roth Diabetes Canada $250.00
He Changed my life and didnt even know it. He will be missed
April 26, 2020, 7:18 p.m. Jason Griffin Diabetes Canada $200.00
I couldn't have asked for a better friend growing up. So many memories I will cherish forever. Chris lives on in our hearts.
April 26, 2020, 7:04 p.m. Bill Ballik Diabetes Canada $100.00
Chris was a wonderful man. I'm so sorry for your loss.
April 26, 2020, 6:53 p.m. Amanda Dolstra Diabetes Canada $50.00
Chris was such a wonderful person. He will be missed.
April 26, 2020, 6:45 p.m. Sarah Draper Diabetes Canada $100.00
I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
April 26, 2020, 6:41 p.m. Lee & Cailin Patterson Diabetes Canada $50.00
Miss you buddy
April 26, 2020, 6:24 p.m. Amy Sharpe Diabetes Canada $100.00
Dear Saunders Family, We were so saddened to hear about Chris. We had so many amazing memories together. Sending all of our love to you!
April 26, 2020, 4:52 p.m. Jocelyne Fowler Diabetes Canada $50.00
So sorry for your loss Kathy, Brian, Brant and Crystal. Love Jocelyne and Bill
April 26, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Michael Trimble Diabetes Canada $100.00
Sending our love to all the Saunders family and friends. The Trimble’s