Gollan, Christopher Brian

October 29, 1975 – January 31, 2020
at the age of 44 years

Celebration of Christopher’s life will be held on February 16, 2020 at 3:00pm at Silver Creek Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1509 Salmon River Rd, Salmon Arm, B.C.

With fond memories and love, the family of Christopher Brian Gollan sadly announce his passing.  
After a short and fierce battle with cancer, Christopher passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on January 31, 2020 at the age of 44 years old.
Christopher was born October 29, 1975 in Salmon Arm, B.C. to Brian and Shannon Gollan. He lived in Dawson Creek, Killam and Edmonton, Alberta, Tomslake, Victoria, Vernon, Vancouver, Barriere and Kelowna, B.C. He enjoyed his final years living and working in Silver Creek.
Christopher was always a quiet boy and from a very young age, he always wanted to go to work with his dad, donning his hard hat and lunch box. As he grew older, he became a protective older brother and loved his two sisters, April and Faithe, dearly.  
One of Christopher’s highlights in high school was an exchange trip to Japan. While he did not complete high school as a boy, he was very proud to achieve the requirements for Adult Graduation and completed it with Honours in April of 2017.
Kind and considerate as a boy, Christopher grew into a man who strove to please others and always tried to ensure things were well for those around him.
The one thing Christopher was most proud of in his life was having his daughter Emma. Born in 2002, he stated “she was so perfect”. Christopher and Emma enjoyed many happy times and precious memories over the years. His focus whether together or apart always held her in the highest regard and consideration. He deeply loved his daughter and was always so proud of her.
Christopher was a talented torch on roofer, heavy equipment operator and most recently dangerous tree removal as well as a member of the Christian Labour Association. He also spent a few years living and working at the Mitchell Cattle Co. Wherever Chris worked, his references were outstanding, comments like he can accomplish double the work of any man. Honest, caring, loyal and extremely hard working. He loved Harleys, learning to play the guitar and dogs. He was most at home in the outdoors, whether working, fishing, camping or kayaking.
Christopher knew one speed – full ahead. He tackled life and work with both his inner and outer strength and always expressed a keen sense of humour. He was well liked by all who met him, sociable, polite and kept his struggles to himself. He did not like saying goodbye but ended each conversation with “Bye for now” which indicated that he knew he would see you soon.
Bye for now Christopher………
Christopher leaves to mourn his parents Brian and Susan Gollan, mother Shannon Pohl, daughter Emma April Marie Gollan, sister Faithe (Julien) Picault, niece Sopie, nephew Louis, brother Nathan (Jacqueline) Gollan, grandparents John and Carol Netterfield, Baba Annabel, many aunties and uncles and numerous cousins. He will also be dearly missed by companion Jeanne Marshall, best friend and boss, Jonathon Morrison and many others who considered Christopher a part of their family.
Christopher was predeceased by his sister April Dawn Gollan, grandpa Bud Brekkas, grandparents Roderick and Dorothy Gollan, father Rick Pohl and nephew Gabriel.  
Special thanks to Dr. Shoesmith and palliative care nurse Alison, for their excellence in care ethics shown to Christopher and his family.
Celebration of Christopher’s life will be held on February 16, 2020 at 3:00pm at Silver Creek Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1509 Salmon River Rd, Salmon Arm, B.C.
If so desired, memorial donations can be made to a trust account held at Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union, 250-832-8011 – ‘in memory of Christopher Gollan’ account to be used for his daughter Emma’s post secondary education. 

10 Comments

  1. My heart is breaking for you Brian and Susan. And his precious little daughter, oh there just are no words. Thank you for sharing his beautiful write up post that makes a person feel like they knew him. Thanking of you all so much Love and so many prayers!

  2. My heart breaks with sadness for your loss, but I know you are all comforted that he is with Jesus in heaven now and will be your Angel above from now on. Love to you all Gollan family!
    Hugs Brian, Sue, and Emma

  3. Our deepest condolences to the whole family. May he rest in peace. Robert and Mary Gollan

  4. Dear Susan, Brian, Emma and Family,

    I am so saddened to hear of your loss of Christopher. He sounds like he grew into a wonderful man and father. He has left you and this life far to soon Please know I am thinking of you and will say a prayer for Christopher and all of you.
    Sincerely,

    Cindy Olsen
    Dawson Creek

  5. Dear Shannon,

    I just heard of the passing of your son Christopher. I am terribly sorry to hear that once again you are experiencing a terrible loss. I have read Christopher’s obituary and that he grew into a wonderful man and father. Please know I am thinking of you and your family and will say a prayer for Christopher and all of you. My sincere condolences❤️

  6. Dear Brian & Sue,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I hope your memories will bring you some comfort in the days and years to come.

  7. Brian, Sue, Nathan,Emma,Shannon and Faithe and family,
    It is with Deep sadness that Chris has been taken so young.. Hold his memories close, he will always be with you in heart.
    When I think of Chris, I will always see the adorable little boy that loved to fish…. standing there in the yard holding this little trout, so proud and pleased with himself… It feels like only yesterday… Rest In Peace nephew xo
    Aunty Dena

  8. Auch a loss..I met Chris 3 years ago..he was such a kind and caring soul..He will be truly missed..R I P my friend..

  9. It was with great sadness that we learned of Chris’s passing .You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time . Sincere condolences Phyllis ,Sean and Jordan Kupser

  10. So sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. Praying for you all. Remember the good times to help you through this time of sadness.

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