On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, with enduring courage, Christopher passed peacefully away in the loving arms of his wife Hilda, sons Christopher and James and sister Catherine.
Predeceased by his parents John D’Arcy and Patricia Gracia Dunn, brother Jeffrey (Sonya) and mother-in-law Mary Wakeham. Leaving to mourn his wife Hilda, sons Christopher and James, sister Catherine, father-in-law James Wakeham, brother-in-law Tony (Patricia) Wakeham and their children Christopher and Stephanie, brother-in-law Robert Coutts (Catherine) and their children Lauren, Kathleen and Emily, nieces who he mentored and inspired.
Chris was a senior member of the Department of Political Science, MUN. A dedicated teacher, Chris ranks among Canada’s foremost scholars in the study of public policy and public administration. His many books and articles influenced Canadian political thought, leaving a lasting mark on his students, colleagues, the University, and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Chris shared his life’s journey with his soulmate Hilda. Two free spirits, they were anchored by their mutual love and devotion to their children. A doting father, he used his brilliant mind and gentle ways to teach his sons compassion, honesty and empathy.
Chris’s deep and abiding faith allowed him to meet God with such dignity and peace, that if only for a time, he delayed the sting of grief for those who stood guard at his side.
Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Thursday, November 9 from 7 – 9 p.m. and Friday, November 10 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Mass to take place at St. Pius X Church, Smithville Crescent on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Private interment to follow at the Father McGettigan Cemetery in Southeast, Placentia. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations may be made to Development and Peace, 622 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 2B4.
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