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Christopher Hemmings


Christopher Hemmings

HEMMINGS, Christopher Edward Paul

With heartfelt sorrow, we, the family of Christopher Hemmings, regret to announce his passing on June 7, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with his family at his side.

Born November 17, 1990, in Sydney, he was the son of Tina Hemmings and Cordell Poirier. Christopher resided with and was raised by his maternal grandparents, Edward and Teresita Hemmings at 270 East Broadway, Whitney Pier.

In 2011, Christopher graduated with an honors degree from Sydney Academy. He had a passion for food and music. Sitting on the patio watching the birds eat brought Christopher much enjoyment, as well as riding the big blue bus to the Horizon Achievement Center, where many lasting friendships were formed with residents and staff at MacAulay’s Lane. He touched the lives of many with his big blue eyes and infectious smile.

Christopher is survived by his parents, Tina Hemmings (Blair Phillips) and Cordell Poirier; sister, Cori Marie Hemmings; brothers, Scott Hemmings and Alex Stulnov; maternal grandparents, Edward and Teresita Hemmings; paternal grandmother, Alice Poirier; several aunts, uncles, cousins and his respite caregivers, Linda and Philip Wareham.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Paul Poirier.

Born with cerebral palsy and many other disabilities, Christopher lead a productive life despite these challenges.

A sincere thank you to his family doctor, Dr. Yavarie, as well as Dr. Andrew Lynk, Dr. Philip Curry, Dr. Fashir, Dr. Szabo, and all the homecare workers, with special mention to Bernadette Burke, Maggie MacVicar and Linda Campbell, the handi-trans drivers and all the doctors and nurses who cared for Christopher over the years. There are no words to express how much you are all appreciated.

Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Tuesday June 11, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 11 am, with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment in Eastmount Cemetery.

The family would deeply appreciate memorials in Christopher’s memory be made to the Horizon Achievement Building Fund.

To Christopher

Blessings on you, little man
For you have filled our hearts with joy!
With your wondrous, smiling eyes
You’ve been our angel in disguise.

Now it’s time to let you go
So spread your wings, but forever know
That as time goes by, as it always will,
There’s a place in our hearts only you can fill!

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Service Date
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Service Time
11 a.m.
Service Location
Sydney Memorial Chapel

Tuesday June 11, 2019
Visitation Time
6 - 9 pm
Visitation Location
Sydney Memorial Chapel

Burial Date
June 12, 2019
Burial Time
11 am
Burial Location
Eastmount Cemetery, Whitney Pier

Requested Charity
Horizon Achievement Building Fund