Christopher David Gower-Rees, an early member of the BC Nautical Residents Association, died suddenly aboard his boat, Gratitude, on August 20th in Port Townsend, Washington. Chris was born April 27th, 1944 in Salisbury, UK, son of Diana and David Gower-Rees. He is survived by his sister, Diana Ellis, of Queensville, Ontario. A spreading of Chris’ ashes ceremony took place at the Ogden Point breakwater on Tuesday, September 11, followed by a celebration of his life at the Church of Truth, Victoria. Donations to Chris’s “Gratitude Fund” may be made in care of The Victoria Foundation, Suite 109-645 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1G2, 250-381-5532.
Fair winds and following seas, Chris.
Thank you for posting this notice on your association’s website regarding Christopher, my brother. His sudden departure is still a stunning reality. It is nice to know that he was involved in so many activities and had made many friends. Diana (aka Poppet)
I met Chris when I was in Dominican Republic a few years ago and I am in total shock of Chris’s passing. He was a very nice man, a pleasure to have met him.