KOWALEWSKI, Christopher
January 25, 2022

April 5, 1953 – January 25, 2022

It is with great sadness and a broken heart that we announce the sudden passing of Christopher Kowalewski at the age of 68 from complications of a lung infection. Chris was a loving, caring husband and best friend to Lynn Ouellette for 27 years. He was an attentive and loving brother to Anna Kowalewski. Beloved son of the late Margaret Mary Kowalewski (Dewhurst) (2014) and late Edmund Kowalewski (1999). Son-in-law to René Ouellette and Joan Ouellette (Brewer). Brother-in-law to Danny Ouellette (Sylvie Rock) and sisters-in-law Shirley Ouellette (Alain Lacroix) and Gail Ouellette (Adrien Gruslin).  Uncle to Martin Ouellette and Isabelle Ouellette (Philippe-Alexandre Cloutier). Great-uncle to Gabrielle, Emma, Zoélie and Charles-Émile. Godfather to Andrew Dupuis and long-time buddy to many best friends.

Lung cancer survivor for 10 years, he faced many health adversities with great courage and tolerance. Chris had an immensely generous and caring heart, he was always willing to help anyone in need. He had a very creative mind and he was known for his famous witty imagination. He was a master of practical jokes, he had a great sense of humour and he appreciated a good laugh.  Chris was retired from Concordia University where he worked as a glassblower. He was passionate about golf and Scotland, he loved children and he always made sure they had fun when visiting. He also loved his dogs and cats as well as all animals. He appreciated and admired the subtle beauty that nature provided.  He was an artist at heart with an engineer mindset which gave him the ability and talent to fix anything and to do so very meticulously.

Chris will be tremendously missed by everyone who knew him. A private last goodbye has been held in his honour. ‘Sadly, life goes on without you but you will live forever in our hearts and memories.’

❤️❤️ ❤️XOX

In memory of Chris, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society – Quebec Division


Gerdy’s Rescues and Adoptions would be welcomed.



8 responses

  1. Carolyn Ward

    February 17, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Lynn, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  2. Rachel Hogue

    February 17, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Chère Lynn, je viens d’apprendre le décès de Chris et je suis très peinée de son départ. Je sais combien il était ton meilleur ami, un bon époux, un amoureux des animaux, un talent artistique et un bel amoureux. Mes condoléances à toi chère amie xx

  3. Joseph Morena

    February 18, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Grateful for the time we spent together !
    He left a great impression on this earth !

  4. Francine Paquin

    February 19, 2022 at 10:05 am

    To my dear friend Lynn and her family, I wish to express, my sincere condolences.
    I knew Chris on both a professional and a personal basis. At l’UQAM, he was a master glassblower and constantly came up with incredibly constructive repairs and fabrications. His excellent glassblowing qualities were well known thought all the Universities.
    On a personal note, I came to discover a gentle, caring and immensely witted man. On could say that there were few things that this fellow could not do. But was most important to me, is that in his presence he dedicated all of himself in a conversation. And would always have some smart opinion or comment about every subject.
    I admired his constant battle with lung cancer. He fought the odds because he had an utmost will to live. I shall miss you. You are truly an inspiration to me.

  5. Francine & Huguette

    February 19, 2022 at 10:09 am

    DEar Lynn, From Huguette and I( Francine) please accept our sincere condolances. And pass on the message to hos family also. His immense love of life, golf and nature will be something that will remain in our hearts. Please know Lynn, that we will be in touch soon to share memories of this special and unique man he was.

  6. Guy Trépanier

    February 20, 2022 at 9:30 am

    Lily Anne et moi avons été fort attristé d’apprendre le départ de Chris qui laisse Lynn dans un grand deuil. Nous avons eu le bonheur de connaître Chris comme un voisin formidable, généreux, attentif, toujours prêt à aider et partager.
    Nos conversations impromptues étaient toujours fort agréables.
    Sympathisons grandement avec Lynn et tous ceux qui ont eu le privilège de partager sa vie!!!

  7. Murielle Mailloux

    February 20, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    Mes sincères condoléances. Toute une chaleureuse lumière t,entouré ainsi que tes proches. Prend soin de toi.

  8. Carolyne

    February 24, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Dear Lynn, our sincere condolences for your loss. John and I will remember Chris for his great kindness. Know are only few houses away, if you need anything please do not hesitate. Bin courage ma belle. John & Caro xx


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