Once Met, Never Forgotten
Christopher Ian Chiu was quietly set free of his five-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), on October 31, 2016. He was surrounded by family and friends and now is at peace.
Christopher was born on June 28, 1979 in Toronto to Alex and Alicia Chiu and big sister Cherrie-Marie. The family has lived in Markham since 1981 where Christopher attended Mother Teresa Catholic School and Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy. He graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts with a specialization in photography.
A photographer, entrepreneur and an avid sportsman, Christopher will be remembered for his zest for life, energy, love of sports and his devotion to Toronto’s sports teams. He never lost faith in the Toronto Maple Leafs, enjoyed cheering on the Raptors and most especially, his childhood team, the Toronto Blue Jays.
There is a saying that ALS affects only good people. Christopher was just that. He had the perfect mix of athleticism and creativity, strength and sensitivity. Christopher was incredibly loving and loved by many.
Christopher is survived by his parents, Alex and Alicia Chiu, sister Cherrie-Marie and their beloved family dog Griffey. He will never be forgotten by 26 cousins. Family was Christopher’s life and at the end of his ALS struggle, family is what gave him joy.
Christopher believed in the need for ALS research so much that he selflessly donated his brain and spinal cord. Please join him in making ALS history by donating to ALS Double Play’s campaign for ALS research.