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Dr. Christopher Paul Cole M.D.

May 21, 2022

Unexpectedly on May 21, 2022, Dr. Christopher Paul Cole passed away at the age of 62. Christopher is survived by his wife Catherine Cole.  Loving father to Kevin Cole (Ashley), Conrad Cole (Daniella), Cory Cole (Alessandra). Step-father to Spencer Poultney and Madison Poultney. Also loved by his grandchildren Violet and Emerson.  Survived by his siblings, Kathy Prince (Reg), Jennifer Cole-Quinn and Geoffrey Cole (Susan). Predeceased by his parents, Paul and Rita Jane Cole. Remembered also by Katherine Bridge, the mother of his children. Christopher’s dedication to his family, his patients, his team and all who knew him was unparalleled. His kindness, compassion and warm-hearted commitment truly made a difference in the lives of his patients and all who were touched by him. Ever the seeker, his passion for spiritual truth on this journey of life led his way. Dr. Cole has been laid to rest in a private family service. A public celebration of Christopher’s life will be announced at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association in Christopher’s memory.

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My condolences, my heart aches for you all. Stay strong❤️

~ Lindsay Swaine

We cannot express the sadness we felt learning of Chris' passing. Our memories of Chris will be of a fun-loving, caring person who was always interested in the well-being and adventures of our family. He was a great supporter of our junior racquetball program and was always willing to help out to ensure all of the kids were having fun and being given opportunities to experience a sporting life within racquetball. Chris was a big part of our racquetball family and will always be remembered with love and a smile. Kevin, Conrad & Cory, our hearts hurt mostly for you and your families at this time. Please know that you are all part of our family and we will be there for anything you may need. Stay strong and continue to enjoy life with a smile. You 3 boys have contagious smiles and I hope you continue to spread those smiles to everyone! Sending love and hugs to you all.

~ Terry & Carolyn Nelson

Cole family, I know the sting when a father passes away unexpectedly, I have no words, but I do have many memories and shared smiles with Chris. It is very unnatural to not be able to freely share a hug or an embrace when we lose a loved one, but I look forward to being able to break some bread and share a smile when we can. My condolences to the Cole family.

~ Bob Lickers

Dear Kevin, Conrad and Cory, my most sincere condolences to you boys, men now. My goodness how time flies! I remember the fun shenanigans that always ensued while babysitting you guys. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace in the kingdom of heaven, may he shine down brightly upon you like a thousand stars in the night sky. Much love sent your way.

~ Ashlie Hawkins

My condolences to Dr. Cole Family upon learning of his unexpected passing. When our family moved to Belle River in 1989, he was our Family Physician. He was so kind and as long as you had questions for him , he made sure you understood whatever the conversation was before you left. These are very sad and difficult times in your lives to go through at this moment but his memory will live on through his family and patients. We will miss him dearly.

~ Suzanne Leach

Kevin we are so very sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

~ Julie and Martin Bates

My deepest condolences to the family, friends, staff and to all who were fortunate enough to have met Chris. He was such a real down-to-earth man and will be missed. Chris, I finally found that CBC feature did of you back in January and thought it would be nice to share with others that may be inspired when you said “ you cant not do it”.

~ Bryan Peel

Dear Kevin, Conrad and Cory- Our hearts our sad, while yours are broken. We will keep you in our thoughts, and are sending you our love. Wilf, Glee, Grant and Winston

~ Fortowsky family

We all all sad to here of Christopher's passing. Wonderful man.

~ Mike Lanoue

I was losing my hair, Doctor cole and the Cole Clinic took me in showed me the ropes. Its been great.

~ Jonathan Glover

We knew Dr Cole for a short time only but remember his kindness. May he rest in peace. Our deepest condolences to his family and loved one. Phull family

~ Tal Phull

My wife Judy and I only knew Dr. Cole and family through the early years when our children played minor hockey together. They were fond memories and enjoyable times. Our sincere condolences to your family. I pray God's peace and comfort will rest upon you over the weeks, months and years ahead.

~ Rev Phillip Rutledge

A donation has been made to Canadian Mental Health Association. Message from the donator: Geoff and Susan and the Cole Family We are so very sorry for the loss of Chris. Our deepest condolences to all of you. Thinking of you.

~ Alan and Kim Enns

Ashley and Kevin, our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.❣❣

~ Shelley Maynard

My condolences to the family. I will always treasure the stories of heading over to his place with Kevin during our university years for dinner. He was a kind and generous person. Thoughts are prayers are with you all.

~ Nathan Bracken

My condolences to dr. Coles family.. I didn’t know him very well but every time he came to my restaurant he brightened my day !! He always took the time and was interested in my life and family… he was a true gentleman.. he will be missed..

~ Julie bracken

Dearest Chris and family, You will always hold a special place in my mind body and soul. Our friendship was such a gift in my life and you taught me so much about being in life fully and lovingly. Your wisdom and kindness were a constant and the times we shared I will never forget. Your boyish enthusiasm for embracing life and all it's mysteries were magical. You loved play as much as the hard work and service you brought to so many. Our times spent on the lake enjoying all the various water sports brought me much joy ( windsurfing is a lot harder than it looks ). As a father you lead the way with kindness and compassion to raise three strong and wonderful boys that must have brought you joy in each day, as you watched them emerge as men. A better father they could not have hoped for and a better friend I couldn't ask for myself. You have left us all so much better for your presence and pleasure of your company and love. You are light and love and my heart is breaking along with your family and friends that we will never have the pleasure of your blessed company. The healing must begin as we all absorb this new reality and meet it with fellowship and compassion. Goodbye for now my dearest friend, I will see you again in heaven to continue our wonder filled conversations. Much love David

~ David Teel

We were very saddened to hear of Chris’ passing. Our deepest condolences to his family and our thoughts are with all of you.

~ Robert Poultney and Paula Fernandes

My deepest condolences to the family, Kate and children my heart ❤️ goes to you! A great loss to the community, the most compassionate man I ever met who made a difference in everyone’s lives including mine! Rest In Peace my dear friend, your legacy lives on, you will never be forgotten! Your spirit lives on ❤️❤️❤️ You will be missed!

~ Tanya Stankovic

Dear Cole and Warren extended families - There are no adequate words to express how sad I feel for your heartbreaking loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and pray that you will somehow manage together to get through the days and months ahead. The Chris that your Uncle Pat and I knew was a wonderful human being and will be missed by so many. My sincerest sympathy, Aunt Eleanor

~ Eleanor Gignac-Warren

Kevin, and family, so sorry to hear of your loss, sincere condolences, Jim & Pat McDonnell

~ Jim McDonnell

Our condolences go out to all family members we are sad to hear about your loss of your loved one

~ Deb Bob Armstrong & Hazel Hogan

Condolences to all of Chris’s family and friends. Adventurous, always excitement in his soul and a touch of ADD. Quite a mix of many good things. Rest In Peace cousin.

~ Paul Fleischer

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