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May 4, 1972 — August 8, 2020

Chris Anagnostopoulos passed suddenly on Saturday, August 8, 2020. He is survived by his wife Jenny, sons Dimitrios and Aristidis, daughter Anastasia, parents Aristidis & Argyro, as well as his brother Mike, and extended family in Vancouver, Victoria and Greece.

Chris was born in Victoria on May 4, 1972, and relocated to Kelowna, BC in 1996 where he started what became his life’s work as an entrepreneur. He was adored by his staff and customers. Kelowna became his new home where he settled and started his family. Chris will always be remembered for his contagious smile, the one-liners that had everyone laughing, and  the way he was eager to help and support anyone who entered his life. He loved every single person and dedicated his whole life to his family, friends, co-workers, and anyone he did business with. He enjoyed outdoor activities such as pickle ball, hunting, quadding, smelt fishing, crab fishing and camping with his family & friends. “Go habs go” forever & always.

A Funeral Service will be held to honour Chris, due to the current pandemic restrictions it will be by invitation only, however the family would like to invite all who would like to pay their respects to join by livestream on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm. To view the Livestream click on the link below.

In lieu of flowers, gifts, etc, we would like everyone to donate to jumpstart, a great opportunity for Chris to continue helping those in need, by helping low income kids have the chance to pursue hockey and all sports. Link: jumpstart.canadiantire.ca

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  • Symon Caverly says:

    Jenny, Aris & Family,
    Very sorry to hear of your loss. I always looked forward to Chris’s big smile and sense of humour. He had a big personality and an even bigger heart. My thoughts are with you.

  • Dallas Nisbet says:

    Sad to hear this . I grew up in View Royal with Chris. Always playing street hockey. Great guy. Rest in peace my friend. Those days will stay with us forever.

  • Dave says:

    Very saddened to hear about Chris and his tragic death! A kind soul with a big heart and a smile to match! RIP my friend. Until we meet again!

  • Deb Fitzsimons (Walton) says:

    Dimitrios – I’m so sad to be reading this. I think about you often my fellow Canadian and I pray for all of you.

  • Earl & Coreen says:

    Jenny & family, as you go through this most difficult time
    always know that our love is with you

  • Redlick’s says:

    So sorry for your loss. Chris was such a happy friendly guy and will be greatly missed.

  • Nick Sintichakis says:

    Our sincere condolences to you, your family and your friends. Sending love and prayers during this extremely difficult time.

  • Rick,Mary & Family says:

    Our heartfelt Condolences to Jenny and Family. We are saddened by the sudden loss of Chris. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You

  • Jason Doucet says:

    Chris was one of the best. Always happy. Always there to help. I will miss him so much.

    • Wayne Russell says:

      Jenny, Dimitri, Aris, Anastasia and Family. We are very sad to hear the news about Chris. We have such
      Great memories of Chris and we will always cherish the time our family’s spent together. Please accept our heart felt condolences. Wayne, Janice, Liam and Emma Russell.

  • Petroula Panos says:

    Dearest Jenny we are saddened to hear of your loss. May his memory be eternal and may God give you strength ❤️

  • Heather says:

    Love and prayers sent to you all

  • Susanne Ambrose says:

    I am so sorry about Chris passing. Chris was a childhood friend of mine from View Royal. Rest In Peace friend

  • Larry fontaine says:

    I first met Chris in 1998 when we worked together on a school in the Westside. Chris was first class in his trade. As the years went on his daughter Anastasia and my daughter Cheyenne spent many days competing in soccer; those were great memories; Chris was always all about family. We truly lost a good soul. My heart goes out to the family.

  • Wendy says:

    I met Chris and his wife For the first time this summer at Woody Lake . I’m still in disbelief that this has happened. My deepest sympathy goes to his family and all who knew and loved him.

    • Dimitrios Bountas says:

      We can not find words to express our sorrow and greef.Chistos will always be remembered in our hearts and souls.. Our deepest condolences to all the family .

  • Doug and Lisa Haftner says:

    An amazing man and an amazing family. All our love and support to you all.

  • Jerami Kennedy says:

    So sorry for your loss. Very sad. RIP

  • Kevin & Linda says:

    We are deeply saddened to hear this news. We enjoyed many laughs over our lunch get-togethers. He was a great guy and a hard worker. He will be missed!!!!

  • Christine Mccarthy (Petrini) says:

    I have known Chris and his family from their years before moving to Kelowna, we were neighbors on Jedburgh Road we have many great memories of road hockey games and lots of fun. Even though Chris moved to Kelowna he always kept in touch, my Dad Harold who passed 10 years ago adored Chris and his brother Mike as did myself, my husband Ed and our son Eddy. We missed having them just up the street. Our condolences to the whole family during this most difficult time. Hold your memories close and let’s all remember the amazing man many called their friend and those in his family that we ao lucky to call him son, husband, father
    We will always remember the wonderful memories of Chris the biggest Habs fan.

  • Dave Vitkauskas says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Words seem so inadequate for this, but know that Chris was a true gentleman and brought a smile to everyone he met. I am glad to have known him and will think of him often. We shared lunch when he was in Victoria a few months ago often; so like him to call unexpectedly and want to catch up after a few years!. I miss my friend, and I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Barbara Moraitis says:

    I am so sad for all of you at this time. This is a terrible loss . When I remember Chris I think of his sense of humor and laugh and friendly nature. . My deepest condolences to his family.

  • Brenda Park (Brenda's Blueprinting Inc.) says:

    Sorry for the loss of a great person, Will miss his visits at the store, his smiling and outgoing personality. Wishing the very best to the family. My little guardian angle will look after him..

  • Helen Raptis says:

    We are saddened by your loss of Christos. We pray that you have strength during this terrible time. Sincerely, the Raptis family of Victoria.

  • Irene Klitiris says:

    To Jenny & family
    We are sending you our condolences. We are saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Irene, Panagiotis and family

  • Kretsi Xanthi says:

    I don’t have words to express my sorrow and my pain for my cousin Chris. I wish I could be there for the funeral and im sending my deepest condolences to my uncle and to my aunt and the rest of the family. Chris will always be in our hearts and minds for his kindness, his laugh and all the memories we have experienced together when we were but children in our grandmother’s homestead in Greece. I love you all and I will never forget him.

  • Jim Koutougos says:

    To the whole Anagnostopoulos family, I send you my most sincere condolences on the loss of Chris. He was an amazing person who I will never forget. We shared many great times in our younger years and all of those memories I will cherish forever. Rest in peace my friend, until we meet again.

  • Markos and Kornilia says:

    We met chris and jenny when the firsts chat was born. Such a beautiful way, back to years. The the came to Greece and become our best friends. Since then every summer creates lovely memories. We never forget you chris. And the summers won’t be the sames again. Love for ever for your smile and joy you gace to us. We did not expect you to broke our hurts. Jenny kids, ve strong and please dont stop visiting us. So deeply sorry…

  • Taki Niketas says:

    The Niketas family are sad to hear the loss of Chris are hearts ache for all of you !!
    May his memory be eternal !!
    We all

  • Martha Tsahtsarlis . says:

    Kalo Taxidi Xristo mou ! May God keep you in his arms safe and Happy !
    We will always Love you and thinking of you ! We will miss you !

  • Marie Baynton says:

    Dear Jenny and Aris, I can’t even begin to understand the depth of your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Marie and Greg

  • George and Vicki Ghinis says:

    Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of Christos.
    As time goes by you may find comfort in the memories of all that made him so special Sincere Condolences to all the family

  • T. Morrison says:

    To the entire Anagnostopoulos family, I’d like to send my deepest condolences. As a neighbour, who grew up next to you, Chris was such a great kid growing up and a phenomenal adult. Thoughts are with you all during this sad time.

  • Randy Lachmuth says:

    My deepest condolences to Chris’ family. My work relationship with Chris was professional but always had a good laugh together. He was very proud of his family and spoke of Greece often.
    He will be missed by all.
    Randy Lachmuth

  • Vickie Raptis says:

    We are so very saddened by this. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Wishing you strength to get through this trying time. He will never be forgotten! Sincerely, the Priftakis (Raptis) family of Toronto.

  • Bobby Virk says:

    I grew up with Chris in Victoria and have such fond memories of our times together. To hear the news of his sudden passing is disheartening, it seems like yesterday we were playing road hockey with all the boys. To Mr. and Mrs. Anagnostopoulos, I am so grateful to you both for raising such a kind soul and honorable man. To Mike, I always respected how Chris was a big brother to you and I tried to emulate the same relationship that he shared with you to my little brother. To Jenny and the kids, I embrace the great memories that I shared with Chris. I look back on the advice he shared with me and he was always right. I am proud of the family that he has raised. He has always been the same Chris since we met in Grade 3. Chris and I talked a few times over the years but it was not enough, but no matter what, we always picked up where we left off. The nicknames we had, the adventures, the hockey and the laughs are days that I miss, and talking about them always leaves a smile on my face.
    I’m very saddened by your loss. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Sumner Dunn says:

    I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. Chris was an amazing person who always made time for anyone who asked. He gave great advice and was always encouraging. When he answered his phone, you could tell he was smiling on the other end. Chris was a good mentor for me as I learned the industry and how to find my way in it. He will be sorely missed. ~Sumner Dunn

  • Dinoysia(Penny)Nikolopoulos says:

    To Jenny and Family,
    I am so saddened to hear about your families loss. Sending our condolences to you and your family. 🙏

  • Chrysoula Katsigiannis says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will always cherish the time we spent together in Milia and Nafpaktos. We will never forget how happy Chris was and the nice conversations we had about growing up in Victoria. May he rest in peace.

  • Marni & Scott says:

    Jenny, we’re so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you, Aris, Anastasia, Dimitri and the rest of your family. Scott & Marni

  • James Morgan says:

    My condolences to all, Chris was a great friend all through Jr and Sr high. I have many fond memories of great adventures we embarked upon and the great hockey rivalry we had. Chris was a great friend and a great person all around. You will be missed my friend, Rest In Peace Buddy…

  • Ida says:

    Condolences to you dear Sia and family. So sad!

  • Dixon Ward Sr says:

    To Jen and all your family, we send our deepest prayers and condolences. We have shared many great days and the rink and on road trips. We are richer having known Chris. He was a great man.

  • Eleni Lambrakou says:

    Dear Chris,
    We feel so blessed to have met you last year. What a wonderful time we had. Beautiful relatives inside and out!! You and Jenny have such a special place in our hearts. Until we meet again my friend..
    Eleni, Konstantine and Emmanuel.

  • Viv, Rick & Luke says:

    We are so sad to hear the loss of Chris, our deepest condolences to you and your family. Chris was such a nice guy, funny and his sunshine personality and smile. He will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Giovanna Giurgevich and family says:

    T0 Anagnostopoulos family, we are so sorry to hear of your unexpected loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

  • Julie and Nick Kamaretsos says:

    Dear Family
    We are filled with sadness to hear of Chris’s passing. . We had the previlege of watching Chris grow up. He was a happy loveable individual that always put a smile on our faces. He loved his parents and Mike so much. . He was a loving and caring son and brother. Then came his wife Jenny who he absolutely loved and adored. It was so sweet! He was a good father who glowed when speaking of his children. Keep all your memories of him in your heart and he’ll be with you always. He will be missed but never forgotten.
    With love always
    Julie and Nick

  • Amy Hunka says:

    Dear Anagnostopoulos family, I am so sorry for your loss. He truly was a great man. I wish you the best as time goes on.

  • Gail and Gord Thompson says:

    Jenny and Family. Although Gord and I did not know You all very well, You both where alway out front of your house with beautiful smiles on your face with a kind word or a wave. Our Son (Greg) and daughter-in-law ( Jenny ) Thompson where very happy to have wonderful ,kind and funny neighbours. Chris has left lasting memories for our kids. God Bless you all at this difficult time.

  • Lori Chase says:

    Dear Jenny, I’m so saddened to hear the news of Chris’s passing. I’ve often thought of you and Chris and the kids over the years. Sending my sincerest condolences, love, and prayers to all of you. xoxo
    Lori Chase (Deachman)

  • Tracy McMurray says:

    To the Anagnostopolous Family,
    I am thinking of you all during this very difficult time. This is such a tragedy.
    The memories of our child hood, as neighbourhood friends riding our bikes for hours, playing baseball in our yard, playing with hot wheels cars in the sandbox, watching Chris and his Brother Mike playing hockey on our street(CAR!!!) are flooding back to me. Even as teenagers we were always there for one another. We would walk home together from school until he got his license. Then he would ask me if I needed a ride.

    We have since seen each other get married to our loves and seen each other have our own families. We always have been there for each other. Last month we had an chance to visit in Kelowna.

    I will treasure the time and memories we had together. I am so blessed that I had the privilege to call Chris my friend!
    I will forever miss you Chris!

  • Mario Emond says:

    My sincerest condolences to Chris’s family and friends. Very sorry to hear of such a loss. Chris was not only a great contractor, he was also a good man. The world lost a great person. He will be missed but never forgotten.

  • Darren Forbes says:

    Dear Jenny and family,
    Words can’t express the sorrow we feel with the passing of Chris. He was an amazing friend that will never be forgotten. His kind heart and infectious smile made the world a better place.
    Love you buddy!
    The Forbes Family

  • Nick Veroutis says:

    Dear Jenny and your beautiful family,
    Our deepest and sincere condolences for this tremendous loss. You are in our hearts and may god help you cross this extremely difficult time!
    Truly with lots of love,
    Cousins Nick, Anna-Maria, Peter and Matthew (from Montreal) xox

  • Tyson Breton says:

    My heart goes out to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that will make this hurt any less but know you have love surrounding you. Lean in to the support around you to help you through this difficult time. You will get through this. Hugs to everyone, love you guys.

  • David Hallonquist says:

    The Okanagan Building Industry has lost a remarkable son.

  • Nick and Tasia Panos says:

    Dear Jenny and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tough time. A tremendous loss but his memory will last an eternity.
    Sending lots of love, Nick Tasia George and Demitra Panos

  • Peter Koutougos says:

    I am so sad to learn about Chris’s passing. I will never forget the great memories that I have of Chris growing up in Victoria. RIP Chris, until we meet again.

  • Georgina Nikolopoulos says:

    Dear Jenny and family, We are very sadden to hear about the loss of this amazing and wonderful human being. It didn’t matter how much time had past since we had seen each other, but we always remembered his infectious smile and genuine personality that filled the room. Sending lots of love prayers to you and your family. Love Thea George Georgina Nikolopoulos and family

  • Thanasis says:

    Dear friend and brother Christos,
    Your tragedy brought darkness and sadness in our souls. You should know that we loved you, love you and will not stop doing so for the rest of our lives. You were a very happy and warm person, always with a smiling face. We will remember you as a beautiful memory. Gone but never forgotten. Rest in peace Christara.
    From Grigoritika, all of Bertsias family…

  • Kevin McMurray says:

    To the Anagnostopolous Family,
    I would like to send you my heartfelt condolences for such a great loss. I am deeply saddened by the loss of my long time friend. We had so many great times together and I will treasure those memories.
    I will miss hearing his laugh and negative Canuck remarks. I was blessed to call Chris my friend.
    “GO HABS GO!!!”

  • Tasey Bocolas says:

    Dear Jenny and the entire Anagnostopoulos family,
    We are so saddened by Chris’s death, and I know there isn’t much to say that will bring much comfort at this time. Please know you are all in our thoughts and have warm memories of a very friendly and kind man.
    Tasey and family

  • Ron and Sandi Morrison says:

    We were stunned to hear of Chris’s passing. Our hearts go out to all of you. May your memories of Chris bring you comfort during this difficult time in your life.

  • Zoitsa & Dino Petropoulos says:

    Jenny, Dimitri and family – we are so saddened and sorry to hear of the sudden loss you are facing. Our deepest condolences and love your way. We are thinking of you as you navigate this extremely difficult time. May you find some light in the memories you hold. Lots of love always, Dino & Zoitsa

  • Doug and Rhonda Campbell says:

    Prayers, and condolences to all family and friends of Chris! Such a great man! Chris, Mike, Ang, and Ariz lived across the street from us on Jedburgh Road until Chris’ and then the rest moved to Kelowna. We were privileged to meet Jenny and some of the kids before all were in Kelowna. Chris’ fame for watching and playing hockey played out on the ongoing street hockey with many kids and adults. The fig trees that still stand and flourish cause me to reflect the family and memories. Chris was so peaceful, friendly, and hospitable to all he was around. May your memories hold strong and the pain of your great loss subside in time. The world has been a better place with his presence as a friend, son, father, and spouse! May Chris now be in different and glorified peace in Heaven as we miss him here in Earth.

  • Chris Chown says:

    My most sincere condolonces to all of you. I consider it a very special priviledge to have known Chris when he worked in Victoria and will miss him forever. An upstanding individula on every front and a credit to his generation.

  • Kim Tompkins says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. I knew Chris many many years ago and can still remember his smiling face and love for you and the family. He was such a gentleman then and according to everyone sharing their thoughts here, he remained a gentlemen always. Chris was quick with a smile and always happy to help whenever needed. He will be missed.

  • Dimitris and Katerina Mavrikos says:

    We were so deeply saddened to hear of Chris’s very sudden passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Thankfully, you have so many wonderful memories of Chris to help ease the pain of his loss.

  • Brenda and Rick Siebert says:

    So sorry for your loss, Chris always had a big smile and so friendly. He will be missed by many. Our condolences to his family . Rick and Brenda Siebert

  • Maria saab says:

    My condolences

  • Maria tsonis says:

    My condolences

  • Alcorn family says:

    Anagnostopoulos family
    We are saddened to learn of the tragic loss of this dedicated family man, and wish you all strength and healing. Sincerest condolences.

  • Dan Thiessen says:

    I just heard of Chris’s passing. It was always a pleasure doing business with Chris. My thoughts to the family.
    Dan Thiessen West Kelowna Construction Ltd.

  • Bob Posadovsky says:

    Our deepest sorry to the family for your loss of Chris who was also our great friend……he left us at the prime of his life,we will miss him so much
    Bob Posadovsky (painter)
    Jozef Legierski (painter)

  • Gregory Bitgood says:

    Dear Jenny,
    Just saw Chris’s obituary. I am so sorry to hear this. You and the kids have my prayers and support. Peace my sister.

  • Blaine Moore says:

    My most sincere condolences to you and your family. Chris was an amazing person and he will be sorely missed.
    Blaine Moore

  • Scott Landry says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Chris was always such a positive person. I will miss his lighthearted character. You have been very blessed to have been touched by such a great person.

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