September 3, 2016 - 8:22pm
Chris, back in 2007 when you were sick as a dog on chemo, your Mother brought over a Burning Bush that was divided from her garden in Cobourg. While you were laying incapacitated in the car, we planted it. What a spectacular bush it has turned out to be, every autumn the leaves turn a spectacular fiery red (it's nature's equivalent of "Fireball"). It has thrived over the last decade, getting so big that it's growing into my tall grass, which in turn is smothering your Bush... so today I went out with string to pull the tall grass away to let your Burning Bush grow in peace. Something else that I have left neglected is this wonderful "chrismanseyisawesome.com" Guestbook. Over the last five years Spam posts have taken over, flooding out all the nice memories (although something tells me that you don't mind being covered in porn & Viagara advertising). So just as I tamed the grass, I've tamed your guestbook... To ensure that it never happens again, I've pulled the plug on automated posts (sorry, spammers!) but people can still submit a post via the "E-mail Guestbook" link. I went through the past 10 years of posts on your Facebook wall and copied many of them over to here, to create a secondary archive. I'll try to make an annual visit to Facebook to add new posts for you. This guestbook (despite being such an antiquated concept) isn't going anywhere. I can't believe the golf tournament had such a successful nine year run! I'm so proud when I go by the Cobourg Hospital to think of the impact that your legacy has had on the palliative care unit. I remember standing with you in the gardens of the hospital and we were comparing pain medicine... like yourself I was have having trouble sleeping due to pain in my spine. It's kind of crazy how just as your cancer horror was ending, mine was beginning. I wish I had your companionship now as you were such a strong & cool cancer patient. I visit your bench often and reflect... the black marble can be toasty warm, even on cold days. You'll be happy to know that I've taken a bunch of stones from the beach below (despite all the signs warning me not to) and brought them back to my garden... Between those rocks and the Burning Bush, your spirit is thriving in Toronto and reminding me everyday of what a wonderful friend you are.
September 1, 2016 - 12:45am
Hey buddy. Just thinking of you. Raised the Fireball and toasted you with Joe at the post-camp party just a week ago. Always in our hearts. xo
August 31, 2016 - 8:47am
I remember the day like it was yesterday, but in reality its been 9 years. There has been so much that has happened. Some good, some not so good, some adventures and some boring stuff to be truthful. But in those 9 years you have been in our hearts and in our thoughts everyday. Not one of us has forgotten you. On August 31, 2007 I lost you to cancer... We held hands and gave kisses as we said our say goodbye. I whispered I love you, I know that my words were the last thing you heard and that loved was what you felt. You are loved and cherished. I am so lucky to have been in your life and know your love. You have helped me learn and grow and understand what it truly means to love with everything you've got. I miss you and love you... until we meet again. Love you Chris Mansey
August 31, 2016 - 10:05am
9 years later and I still get emotional today. I am so grateful that you were part of my family for the time that you were. You made such an impression from the very beginning and it was the hardest thing in the world for my sister to lose you. I'm not gonna lie it killed me, too. But in all this sadness you brought my sister and I together and I thank you for it. Gone but never forgotten, Chris Mansey
August 28, 2016 - 9:31am
Well it's finally here and it's all about a legend. Today marks the 9th and final Chris Mansey Memorial Golf Tournament. After 9 years family and friends will have raised over $100,000.00. I can not begin to express what this day means to me. Here's to sunshine AGAIN, laughs and fun. Lets make some money and send this off with a bang. Cheers to you pal!
July 2, 2016 - 7:53pm
Some traditions need to stay alive, and having an OV on Canada Day weekend is one of them!
December 4, 2015 - 7:53pm
Went to the back of the liquor cabinet and found this beauty... look like we might need some more after tonight... lol!! Mr. Chris Mansey thank you so much for your words of wisdom. I will have one in your honour!
November 2, 2015 - 7:52pm
Wow... I cant believe that 12 years ago today, we randomly came across each other outside an Agros game. I knew you were all kinds of awesome from the moment you spoke to me. November 2, 2003 I got to meet one of the greatest loves of my life. 💕❤️ xo
August 31, 2015 - 7:52pm
AC/DC tonight! In 2003 we saw this band together for the first time, and tonight on a day that we miss you more than usual, we will see them again to celebrate you Chris Mansey!
August 31, 2015 - 7:52pm
8 years ago already? It seems so long ago... yet I remember our last visit with you like it was yesterday! You asked when I was gonna pop out that kid! Though they never met you, our kids still pray for "Daddy's friend Chris, who is up in Heaven" all the time! Miss you and cheers to you Mr. Mansey!!!
August 31, 2015 - 7:52pm
It's been 8 years and I'm so grateful that I had the privilege of knowing you. Miss you, love you. RIP Chris Mansey
August 23, 2015 - 7:51pm
Well pal, friends and family gathered in your memory today and they blew me away once again. Just shy of $12,000.00 will be donated to Palliative Care at Northumberland Hills Hospital in your memory. Thanks for watching over us and giving us great weather for the 8th year in a row. Cheers to you my friend!
August 23, 2015 - 7:30am
Hey pal, today is the 8th annual golf tournament in your memory. We've got some great prizes again and more great people coming to participate. Looks like you're going to give us great weather again. Wish we could play one more round together. Missing you like crazy.
July 29, 2015 - 7:51pm
Happy 8th Birthday Jacob, you came racing in to this world a month early and never slowed down. Not a day goes by you don't make me shake my head and laugh at something you say or do. Or how appropriate it is that you're named after the guy holding you, and you're just like him.
December 21, 2014 - 7:51pm
Happy birthday buddy. Skip, skip, skip around those fluffy clouds. Miss you. xo
December 21, 2014 - 7:50pm
Happy Birthday old friend! Yes, yes I know I'm older than you (as you always reminded me) but it's only by 17 days... lol. I miss you tons Chris. Thinking of you always!!!
December 21, 2014 - 7:50pm
Hey buddy Happy Birthday, miss you like crazy. The boys talk about you all the time. I'm sure you have the Fireball and the OV flowing today!
August 31, 2014 - 7:50pm
7 years... Seems like yesterday we said goodbye. You are always with in my heart. xo. Until we meet again. ❤️
May 18, 2014 - 7:50pm
Hard to believe it was 12 years ago this crew stood with me as I married my best friend. Think it may have been even colder that day then today.
December 21, 2013 - 7:49pm
Hey Buddy, I'm sure you're having a big bash up there, and laughing as we get dumped on with ice. Its been a interesting year, but whenever missing you I just need to look at the boys.
September 2, 2013 - 7:49pm
Hey buddy, just wanted to let you know that when we do prayers every night that Jordan prays for daddy's friend up in Heaven. Miss you!
August 24, 2013 - 7:49pm
Hey Pal, Tomorrow is year 6. Who knew you'd still be this popular. $60K so far, and we're only going to grow that number tomorrow. I could not think of a better person to be raising money in honor of, just wish you were here with me. Please look out for us tomorrow, give us great weather again and watch as we share many memories of the legend we call MAMBO. Love ya bro
May 18, 2013 - 7:49pm
11 years ago today, we stood shoulder to shoulder at the front of the church. It was one of the greatest days of my life and so glad I shared it with you. Not a day goes by I don't think of you, and wonder what you would think of the kids. Thanks for all the memories miss ya buddy.
December 21, 2012 - 7:47pm
Tigh De Gazon
Happy birthday old friend. Thanks for controlling the fates and putting a good word for us all with the man upstairs to keep the world spinning.
October 4, 2012 - 11:00am
Everything science has taught me, and continues to teach me, strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death. Nothing disappears without a trace.
August 31, 2012 - 7:46pm
It has never been easy remembering that morning when I walked into your room to say goodbye for the last time. As you looked at me and said "til next time" I didn't know it would be so far away. We shared so much over our years of friendship and I'd give anything to see your name pop up on my phone again. You truly were a one of a kind friend. Thanks for walking tall with me pal. Love you lots and miss you everyday.
August 31, 2012 - 7:46pm
It has been 5 years ago today that we said our last goodbyes. You held my hand and I whispered I love you. I know that the last words that you heard were mine. Not a day goes by without me thinking about you and missing you. You left this place but I know that you didn't leave us... any of us. You are here with us and laughing at us when stupid happens and smiling at us when we are joyful, sharing in our sadness and pain and helping us through it all. Because that is who you are, and that is who we love and miss. I know that you have had hand in bringing me to the place that I am in now. And I thank you for that. I thank you for loving me and teaching me strength, compassion and unconditional love. Some people may never know unconditional love and I have been blessed to have it twice. Thank you Chris. With so much love I thank you. You are still the best of me. I love you and I will carry you with me forever. Melissa xo
August 31, 2012 - 7:46pm
It may be 5 years since we last spoke but I haven't forgotten our good times, silly jokes and everything else that we shared over the years. Last night I told my boyfriend about the time you scared the bejeezus out of me hiding under the blankets on the couch back when we lived on Doncaster. I'm starting to get some grey hairs popping and I'm pretty sure they're from that night. Thanks for being such an amazing friend in the too short time that you were here. We all miss you & love you lots!
August 31, 2012 - 7:46pm
Five years... where has the time gone! Its hard to believe it has been that long since I have seen you last; so many things have happened that I wish you could have been here to be a part of. Even though you aren't here in person, I know you are always with us one way or another, there is not a single day that goes by where you are not in my thoughts. I miss you so much, here's to an endless supply of OV today as I am sure many will be drank in your honour! Thanks for being the person you were and such a special person to me and our family, you are greatly missed! Love you lots!
August 26, 2012 - 7:45pm
Hey buddy another great day on the course in your memory. Miss you everyday, wish you could see what the boys have grown into in person. I know you are looking over them and they ask about you all the time. Love you man
August 24, 2012 - 7:45pm
Hey Pal, Your golf tournament is in a couple of days. Please let the sun shine down again. Our numbers are a little low this year, but I am expecting another amazing day. Your friends and family really know how to pull things off in your honor. I'm hoping we can crack the 60K total which would really be awesome. We've got some wicked prizes once again this year. I miss you like crazy pal. Until we meet again...
December 21, 2011 - 7:44pm
May the OV's be cold and never ending. Happy birthday Chris. I hope you are celebrating it where ever you are and know that we all wish that you could be here with us. I love you and miss you and think about you everyday.
December 20, 2011 - 7:44pm
I wanted to call you today to say I love you, but your old number is no longer in service. I tried the operator, she said "Sorry I have no number for you." I tried to go to your house, but you don't live there anymore. The post office has no forwarding address. I guess Heaven is just too far away. I love you, I miss you. You are in my heart always. Loved ones gone, but not forgotten. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Buddy!
August 30, 2011 - 7:43pm
Another fantastic tourney, in your honour!!! We're definitely thinking of you and missing you!
July 13, 2011 - 7:43pm
Hey Chris, just going through all my emails and found some of yours... miss you buddy! Hope you're staying out of trouble ;) your pic popped up so I wanted to say 'Hi' and that we all miss you... HUGS!!!
May 5, 2011 - 7:43pm
Hey hun, I managed to raise $1,250 for Camp Ooch, and I ran it in 44 minutes and 48 seconds! xo
August 31, 2010 - 7:43pm
Three years ago we may have said goodbye for the last time, but since then the memories have been ever lasting. Your friendship with others created a special bond for many. Each year the support behind your name grows longer. There will be many OV's in your honour tonight and I will spill one just for you. Theres been many times I just needed to talk. Missing you like crazy
August 31, 2010 - 7:42pm
Miss you buddy, I can't believe it's been 3 years.
August 30, 2010 - 9:16pm
Cheers pal. We raised $15,000.00 this year in your memory. We'd give it all back to spend just another day with you though. You touch so many people and never even got charged. Chris made so many of us rally together for such a great cause and none of us could think of a better way to spend a day than raising money in your memory. Cheers to another round of OV my good friend. In my thoughts all the time.
August 30, 2010 - 7:42pm
Wow... what a great day yesterday! Tons of fun, drinks & money raised... you would have been proud! We miss you and think of you all the time! xo
August 29, 2010 - 7:42pm
Hey buddy thanks for watching over us and making for a great day. Everyone had a great time and lots of laughs. We miss you everyday. Ray wants me to tell you he had lots of fun playing!
August 7, 2010 - 7:42pm
I think about you always and carry you with me in my heart and in my soul. You are greatly missed.
June 10, 2010 - 7:41pm
Facebook told me we hadn't talked in a while. True enough. But just because we aren't talking it doesn't mean you're far from my thoughts. Can still hear your voice so clearly in my head... remembering the drive that we shared going up to camp. I'll always be grateful for that quality time - just the two of us and the highway. Miss you.
June 9, 2010 - 7:41pm
Hey man just wanted to say 'Hi' and tell you I miss you. Wish I could tell you everything your boys have been up to you. I know one thing giving Jacob the first name of Chris after you was bang on, we see so much of you in him.
December 22, 2009 - 7:41pm
Hey Babe! Thinking about you lots over the last few days... we miss you big time! Chad poured a scotch and we told Ayden all about her uncle Chris. You guys would have loved each other! :) xox
December 21, 2009 - 7:41pm
Happy birthday mister! Miss you tons. You'd be pleased to know that your devil ornament is sitting proudly on my tree (shame we broke the testicle!) AND Spidey is alive & well. I'm taking good care of him, even got him a new pot & everything.
December 21, 2009 - 7:40pm
Tigh De Gazon
Gone but absolutely never forgotten, your memories live on in the family and friends that continue to send you messages all year long. You've touched and left a lasting impression on as many lives as I could ever hope to do in my years; yours were ended too soon and before I could ever truly get to know you as well as I would've liked. You have a lifelong footprint on the heart of one of my dearest friends and in a way that none other will ever get close to stepping into. On this day I wish you not just the happiest of birthday, but a HUGE thank you for doing what so many fail to do... living life to the fullest through and through! Happy 33rd Chris, your legacy continues...
December 21, 2009 - 7:40pm
Happy Birthday Pal. Wish we were together to share a few cocktails. Miss you tonnes. P.S. I really hope I've been a good boy so Panty Clause will make a visit!
December 21, 2009 - 7:40pm
To quote a line from John Mayer - "I love you more than songs can say" I love you and miss you. Happy birthday and I will have a drink for you tonight. OV's all around!
December 21, 2009 - 7:40pm
Hey buddy, Happy Birthday man. Miss you tons... so many times I want to pick up the phone to tell you what the boys are up to. They miss their Uncle Chris.
December 20, 2009 - 7:39pm
Anna Clare Sorbera
A membership to "Wino's Rule" never expires. Take care...
September 5, 2009 - 7:39pm
Wow, that is pretty impressive. You and the rest of the gang did another teriffic job running the tourney. Can't wait till next year... I'll make sure that I take the shot from 100 yards out if there is a tie next year, so your brother can't screw it up!! LOL
September 4, 2009 - 7:39pm
Over 10 grand to the hospital in your memory bud. You'll continue to live on through us forever. Miss you pal.
August 30, 2009 - 7:38pm
Hey Chris, a lot of money was raised today in your name... you should be proud of the great family & friends that you have that love you! I heard it was a chilly day on the course, but they do it all for you! We miss you!
July 27, 2009 - 7:38pm
Hey buddy, we had the boys birthday party on Sunday. It started to rain and Ray told me that it was your way of teasing him. He talks about his Uncle Chris all the time. Elisa told me when they were out in Newfoundland that he picked a bunch flowers and threw them in the ocean so you could see them when you looked down and know they were for you. Miss you man, I can't wait for the golf tourny.
July 5, 2009 - 7:38pm
Hi Chris... hope you don't mind but I brought both you and Miranda with me in Spirit when I went to BC these last few days :) It was awesome times!!! Thanks for joining us :)
June 9, 2009 - 5:39pm
I have just recieved confirmation that we will be giving away a new car this year should someone get a hole in one. Also some of the prizes for the silent are, but not limited to: West Jet flight voucher for two. Good anywhere West Jet flies (some limitations), One year membership to Goodlife Fitness, Set of custom made Cobra Irons, and a couple of gift baskets. The raffle table prizes are starting to come in and are looking pretty good. If you can help out with prizes let me know, I'll take whatever I can get. As more items come in we'll post. Thanks, Ryan
June 8, 2009 - 1:58pm
Well folks it's getting closer and closer. The 2nd Annual golf tournament is just around the corner and this years event is looking to be even better. We have many exciting prizes already donated for both the raffle table and the auction. Stay tuned here and to the group on facebook for all the details on the prizes. Please contact myself or Dave for more information. Forms are also available online. We can still use more prizes, so if you know anyone thatI can contact or if you can donate one please contact me. Ryan
May 15, 2009 - 9:21am
I hope that when I pass away someone makes me a bitchin' website too.
December 23, 2008 - 7:38pm
I'm a day late but Happy Birthday! Had a little Xmas gathering last night & we had a toast for ya. Miss you!
November 25, 2008 - 8:01pm
Hi Chris; Well if you are looking down on me (and I hope you do from time to time) you know that I finally took the plunge and got married this month. I just wanted to write & remind you of how often I think of you and how much love I still have in my heart for you. You mean so much to me. Even if it was a high school love - it was a lifetime friendship that will never be forgotten. It’s funny, because getting married made me reflect on all sorts of things including my time shared with you and the lessons we taught each other along the way. You were very generous with your love and made it easy to love & trust you in return. Although our relationship ended long ago and we both went on to have other relationships - the love you shared with me made me a better person. I hope that I was able to offer you half of what you gave to me. I wish that you were still here making new memories, but there was another plan in place. At least I know that when you left you were loved and gave love, which is what so many of us are striving for. I have been lucky enough to find love again & he is a wonderful man. His goofy sense of humour and big heart remind me of you. Thanks again for loving me and allowing me to love you back. Always & Forever, Sara (Whelpley) Andrews
November 22, 2008 - 7:37pm
Hey pal, we sure could use you right now. Just so you know Christopher Jacob is now wearing your toque... don't know what that says either you have a small head or he has a big one!
November 14, 2008 - 1:33pm
On November 13, 2008 the proceeds from The Chris Mansey Memorial Golf Tournament were donated to Northumberland Hills Hospital, Palliative Care Unit. A cheque for $5,000.00 was handed over in Chris' honour. The hospital will be placing a plaque with Chris' name on there donors board. Thank you to all of Chris' family and friends for making his memory a lasting one. Keep up the great work. See you all next year at the tournament.
October 23, 2008 - 7:37pm
Hey Chris wanted to say 'hi' and let you know that we're buying a house together. Got the colours picked for the outside. Nothing too crazy, or else it would have cost us quite a bit of money. Miss ya bud. Miss your jokes too. I could sure use them these last few days. Come visit sometime. You'd love the mountains!!!!!
September 9, 2008 - 6:39pm
I just want to say that I was the little girl neighbour who lived down the street from Chris. I can clearly remember him playing basketball late into the evenings. I especially remember him teaching me how to shoot my first basket. I remember watching him play basketball for hours up the road, and he seemed like such an older brother. I loved his energy, and his positivity. I have very good memories of the Mansey family, and they continue to travel with me all the way over here in Germany. Chris, your energy and great spirit live on. Thank you for always being present. Love, Gillian
September 9, 2008 - 4:23pm
I was sad to hear about Chris passing last year. Sorry I could not get in touch sooner. Seb gave me a sight that I coud not open. I remember Lorraine calling Chris "Button", he certainly looked like a cute one when he was little. Take care.
September 4, 2008 - 7:02pm
Well Folks, the total is in and if my counting is correct it appears as though we raised $3,700 at the first annual Chris Mansey Golf Classic. Thank you again to all the participants, it truly was a great day. I look forward to making this an every year event and making it bigger and bigger.
P.S. Don't forget to pencil in August 30 2009 as next years date is already booked.
September 2, 2008 - 7:37pm
Hey Chris, we had a FANTASTIC time at your tournament yesterday. I think many of your friends had some beers in your honour... including my husband! It was a great day and we were so happy to raise money for the hospital. We know that you'd be proud! We also went and saw your bench this afternoon. WOW... what a view. You've got quite the view buddy! Thanks for a great day yesterday... we missed you a lot! Hugs. Love the Randalls!
September 1, 2008 - 3:57pm
Hey Buddy, Thanks for the sunshine yesterday, it was an incredible day of golf and laughter, you would be proud.
September 1, 2008 - 7:37pm
I visited your bench today. It looks like the kind of place a couple of kids could sit, chat and drink a flask of Jagermeister or a large Mountain Dew and Rum. I think you'd like it.
August 30, 2008 - 7:36pm
Anna Clare Sorbera
Hey Chris. Winos rule is strong as ever and membership is forever!
August 25, 2008 - 12:32pm
For those interested the bench that was purchased in Chris' memory is now set up and in place located in the east end of Cobourg in Look Out Park. Please enjoy. Ryan
August 25, 2008 - 7:36pm
Hey Pal, the bench we bought for you was set up last week. I haven't made it there yet, but when I do, I'm bringing the OV. We've got some good numbers for your tournament, can't wait. See ya on the 19th, or my luck in the rough.
August 23, 2008 - 7:36pm
Chris, don't know if you're aware but there is a big golf tourney next weekend in your honour. My golf game is in the tank, so anything you could do to help me out would be greatly appreciated. Everytime I'm out on the course I can't help but think about that time at Indian Wells when you tossed Chad's wedge into that pond... probably one of the funniest things I've ever seen on a golf course. I know that we go way back, and I can't put into words how much you are missed. Thinking of you always. Jay
August 23, 2008 - 7:36pm
I miss you, I can't believe that its almost been a year.
August 18, 2008 - 7:35pm
Hey Sunshine... just finished another amazing session at camp. Finished up with the post-camp social and of course, some Fireball. You were definitely there in spirit. The legend of Fireball is as strong as ever. Miss you... xoxo
July 17, 2008 - 6:15pm
To say that Chris meant a lot to many people is such an understatement. Chris is doing what only the most special kind of person can do - continue to teach us so much about life and love even after he's physically gone. You're on my mind Chris. oxo - Amanda
July 8, 2008 - 7:35pm
Hey Chris, I saw you were online again! I know you're always checking your Facebook account!!! NO ONE can stay away from Facebook!!! We missed you this Canada Day weekend in the 'Burg! Don't worry we took the kids to the Fiddle for lunch... we have to teach them young!! Miss ya!
June 30, 2008 - 7:35pm
Miss you lots! remembering the fun we had a few years ago at the James Joyce. Wish I could rewind time to see you.
June 22, 2008 - 1:28am
Hello everyone, as most of you know there is a golf tournament in Chris's memory on August 31, 2008. If you wish to attend, but not golf, please contact me as we may need some people to tend to some holes. Also we are trying to get the cost from the course on attending for only the meal, those details to follow. When completing your forms can you please make the cheques payable to: CHRIS MANSEY MEMORIAL FUND, not the Mambo Classic. All the other information will remain the same. Your completed package can be sent to: Mambo Classic C/O.... as it appears on the form. Any further questions don't hessitate to contact Dave or Myself. As details become available, we will post updates. Hope to see you all there! Ryan
June 3, 2008 - 7:35pm
Hey there buddy.... wish you were here so I could hear your words of wisdom. Miss you tons. Say 'Hi' to my Abuelito Lelo if you see him. Gonna do my best to visit Toronto when I come down even if it means taking the Greyhound... lol. So it looks like I'm going to do a career change. I'm looking at Nutrition. I also came from from BC for Rob's laser eye surgery. It went super well. Next place I'm moving is there. A close friend who is in the military is flying me to England and Spain courtesy of the military. Really missin' ya bud these days. Still don't get why at times. But anyhow. I'm sending a huge hug to you up there! We're all thinking of you and honestly you have one of the greatest women I have ever met. So hugs to you both. :)
May 30, 2008 - 7:34pm
The Randalls in front of the orangutan statue. This statue actually reminds us of our dear friend, Chris Mansey, who has an awesome picture with this statue. We miss you Chris!
May 12, 2008 - 7:34pm
Hi there handsome! I just wanted you to know that last weekend I ran in a 10km run for Camp Ooch! It was a blast and I know I'll do more of them. Thinking of you.
March 15, 2008 - 3:05pm
Chris and I crossed paths briefly when I was a (bad) Junior Wrestler at CDCI East. Although we were never close friends, or even kept touch after I left the school, Chris was never any less than a great guy whenever he was around. Full of laughter and kind words is how I remember him. I can see from all of these touching tributes that he didn't change since I saw him last. My sympathies to all who have lost such a wonderful friend.
December 24, 2007 - 7:33pm
We had a few drinks and shared a few laughs and memories. We all wished you a very happy birthday. Miss you, love you babe.
December 22, 2007 - 2:25am
Today Chris would have been 31. We miss not having him here to celebrate. Thinking of you always. Thanks for the update of the pictures.
Mom, Dad, Michelle, Kevin, Mack, Valerie, Kyla, and Brynne.
December 21, 2007 - 7:32pm
Happy Birthday Buddy, I know you've probably had a few OV's by now, miss you.
December 1, 2007 - 4:29am
Just wanted to drop a note and say that I think this website is so great, and you are awesome friends for keeping Chris' memory alive. My prayers have been with your family and friends Chris, and I am so glad to have known and worked with you... will never forget when I got caught red-handed by you trying on a new jacket we got in. ; ) I love seeing the pics and updates, thank you! : )
November 16, 2007 - 7:56pm
I hope I can help you and your friends by helping Jeff H with your guest book. The photos on your site show how much you meant to so many of your friends and family.
November 9, 2007 - 7:32pm
Hi Sunshine. It's that WAC time of year. You should be up at camp with us. But I know you're keeping our campers up there laughing all the time. We miss you like crazy and think about you all the time. Keep sending that beautiful weather up to camp, okay? xoxo
October 6, 2007 - 3:42am
In May 2001, I arrived in Toronto from far away and knowing little to nobody. Thank you for becoming my friend. Thank you for showing me around. Thank you for telling me I didnt have to catch the subway from Bloor to Spadina. Thank you for explaning the rules of Ice Hockey. Thank you for long chats with too many drinks. In May 2007 , We got to meet up again. This time we had new friends to introduce eachother to. Your Melissa and my Alex. I had such a great time that night and way too many bellinis. I am sorry that as time passed by I never got to send you that picture we took that night. This morning I found out that I had missed my chance to reiterate how happy I was to have caught up with you again and to have met Melissa. Thank you for continuing our friendship even though we are on opposite sides of the world. The emails, and occassional phone calls, I always loved to hear from you. I am sorry I never got the chance to show you Australia. I will do you a deal. Anytime your looking down on the world, join me for a walk with your spirit and I will be more than happy to show you my beautiful land I always told you about. I promise it wont take up to much of your time as I am sure wherever you are, you keep busy looking over many of your friends and family. I am blessed that I met you and even though we couldn't catch up even once a year. I feel honoured to have had you and will continue to have you as my friend. Reading all your friends & familys messages confirmed at what an awesome person you are. All my love your aussie friend, Jennx
September 29, 2007 - 7:32pm
I miss you buddy. It's crazy because I keep thinking "Hey, I haven't spoken to Chris in a while". And I almost reach for the phone. I'm gald I had the honour of being your friend these past 10 years. As the first friend I made since moving to Toronto, you've been a rock for me. Hopefully you've taught me the skills by now to make in this city without you. It won't be the same, you will be missed, but I can only hope you're in a better place. Pain-free, set free. You'll always be a part of me buddy, and thanks for everything!
September 28, 2007 - 4:54pm
Chris Mansey IS awesome. LIB xo
September 25, 2007 - 7:40pm
Susan J. Tredree
Dearest Chris, I am a tad speechless at the moment since I would have liked to have said theses words to you face to face. I came across the "Chris Mansey is Awesome" website in August and was thinking of words to write to you in an email, unfortunately "doing things later" did actually become "too late". Chris, although we met in high school and lost touch following university, you were always welcoming conversation when we'd run into each other be it at the pub or while I'm visiting grandparents etc. Your sporty nature was appreciated as I remember your dedication to wrestling as well as you wearing the field hockey skirt when we would play the rugby team - that made the season be not so terrible! I also thank you for your surprise call wishing me Merry Christmas many many years ago!! Partying with you ringing in the New Year at your place in Toronto (again many years ago) was an experience, and I remember you saying something along the lines of 'finding a good catch' as your resolution!!! From the pictures posted and briefly meeting Melissa at the Cat & Fiddle last year, you caught a good one!! I'm happy to know that you spent the last several years loving life, as you always were one with great humour, a lasting smile and all in all, one awesome spirit! If you could do me a favour while you are up above, please say hi to my grandpa for me!!! You will continue to remain in my memory Chris and thanks for the ones I do have of you :)
September 21, 2007 - 6:18pm
We all miss ya man, I am bringing the Booker t-shirt to the office that says Can you dig it sucka on it. WE love ya and miss ya man. Cant wait 'til we meet again!
September 20, 2007 - 4:12pm
Wow. When you move far away and don't get to see most of your friends from "home", sometimes news doesn't get to you right away. When I found out about Chris today, I really didn't know what to think. Chris, I had a lot of great times with you, both in high school and after. You always had a great attitude, a big smile and were a lot of fun to be around. Rest in Peace, pal. -Rich
September 19, 2007 - 12:31pm
All of these messages are so beautiful and confirm what the pictures show... a young man full of life and love that was taken much too soon. My heart goes out to Chris' family and Melissa especially. I have known Melissa most of her life and I cannot imagine the pain of losing a soul mate. As it is said..."It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all" and I'm sure everyone who knew and loved Chris would agree. Stay strong and take care. My thoughts and prayers are with Melissa, Chris' family and friends....
September 16, 2007 - 7:07pm
RIP Chris - Our thoughts are with you, your friends and family at this crazy time. You will be missed. Stephanie and Stephen Williams
September 16, 2007 - 12:55pm
As I read the beautiful words you all have written about Chris it just confirms for me what I have always known, Chris had this special way of touching you and leaving a lasting impression on your heart. Chris was a part of my life...a part of my family, for over 15 years. He taught me so much...the importance of friendship, compassion, laughter! He taught me that you can never go backwards, only forwards..one step at a time. I know that in all of you, with his family and with Melissa, Chris's legacy will live on in the love and memories we all share. I know that for my lifetime and for generations to come his love and laughter...and crazy beautiful soul will be a bright and shining example of how to live and love! Thanks my friend for touching me with your love! I will miss you!!
September 16, 2007 - 12:30pm
Kim and Stu Fenner
To Chris's family Although we never met you we did have the chance to meet your wonderful son. He had such a positive direction in life. He use to come to the hospital to visit Shane whenever he had a chance. He was quite like Shane full of personality and always making people happy. He would light up a room and make you somehow forget all the bad that may have happened that day. I could go on forever but won't. I take great peace knowing that Chris and Shane are together in heaven now and will and will rock it together again. We thank you so much for having such a wonderful son and us having the pleasure to have know him. Kim and Stu Fenner
September 16, 2007 - 5:42am
I was one of the palliative care nurses who had the privilege of caring for Chris during the final weeks of his life, and you were all in my thoughts today (Saturday) as you celebrated his life. I have enjoyed reading your tributes (I'm back in work on nights) and even though I only knew Chris for a very short time, like so many of you have mentioned, his love of life, his kindness, and strength of personality shone through the pain and difficulty he endured. Thank you to the person(s) who put this webpage together so everyone who has been touched by this remarkably strong man can share their memories. To Chris's family and to Melissa, I am thinking of you ~
September 16, 2007 - 7:32pm
Hey Buddy, well it was one hell of a party yesterday and well into this morning. The Fiddle started rock'n around 3-3:30 and didn't stop till they locked the doors. Your OV was gone around 10pm I heard they had like ten cases or something. The D.P.'s flowed all night Michelle even did one I think she probably would've even beat you. Well buddy I miss you like crazy and Ray keeps wanting to see you, until that day comes I love you man.
September 15, 2007 - 7:31pm
Chris, big day for you today. It will be the huge party that you always wanted. You are an important man, I'm honoured to be part of the service.
September 15, 2007 - 9:56pm
Wow, today was hard. But it was also great to see the church full of those who love you and who you touched. You will be missed and always loved.
September 15, 2007 - 2:45pm
Spent many summers playing soccer with Chris even wrestled in high school with him. Truly one of a kind and although I only knew Chris in high school i can truly say he was one of the most friendly people you could ever meet... A memory that stands out about Chris is back in high school on a wrestling trip he had been practicing a defencive move and decided to use it in a match that day, and when he did he actually ended up dislocating his opponents arm... I remember Chris being more upset and hurt than the poor guy who's arm had been hurt.... CHRIS NOT ONLY WAS AWESOME BUT HE ROCKED, I'm truly sorry to see him go. God Bless him, his family and friends through this time...
September 15, 2007 - 12:38pm
Although we only met each other three times (twice through golf), it didn't take long to realize that you are truely one hell of a guy. Sorry I couldn't make it today but my heart goes out to your friends and especially your family.
September 15, 2007 - 11:27am
Nicki Hansen (Cane)
A beautiful soul. It is an honour to have known Chris. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
September 15, 2007 - 8:38am
Chris played in my pool league and will be sadly missed. I know Chris as a very optimistic and strong person; he was funny and saw the sunny side to everthing. His preserverance and fight to survive was like no other. He never did complain and enjoyed every moment that life offered him. He was simply an amazing guy and I will miss seeing his smiling face and positive outlook. To my freind Chris - may God keep you safe. Anna
September 14, 2007 - 11:24pm
Vania A. Gomez
Chris I wish I could be there tomorrow to be with everyone that loved you as much as I did. You will be missed like crazy. Your memory will live on forever. You are truly the one and only Chris Mansey and no one will ever come close to how awesome you were and will always be! You Rock!!!! To Chris' and Melissa's family and friends I send my love esp tomorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. XOXO
September 14, 2007 - 6:14pm
To everyone attending the memorial service tomorrow in Cobourg: Some of us will be heading to the Cat and Fiddle pub later on Saturday (possibly evening) to have a few OV's in Chris' honour and share some of our favourite "Mansey"/"Mambo" stories.
September 13, 2007 - 9:05pm
It was good knowing you. I wish the sea hadn't kept me away.... Till another day my friend.
September 13, 2007 - 12:12am
Chris and I were roommates about 7 years ago in what could honestly be best described as a Three's Company episode come true. I have so many great memories from that time, Chris was a funny and caring man. He even brought me back Mickey Mouse ears when he went to Disney World - personalized too! My heart goes out to Melissa and Chris' family, your loss is unimaginable.
September 10, 2007 - 11:21pm
Chris may your beautiful soul rest in peace... my prayers are with you
September 8, 2007 - 8:51am
I will misss him dearly. I never forgot about you all this years and I'll never forget you now.Chris was a kind and loving person who always wanted to make people laugh. P.S. Chris, I still have that GUESS key chain you gave me when you left yorkdale
September 8, 2007 - 12:18am
In my dreams, my thoughts and prayers... I miss you...
September 7, 2007 - 10:31pm
I miss you and I love you always. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
September 7, 2007 - 2:15pm
There's only one Mambo in the world and glad I got to meet him!! Slim :)
September 7, 2007 - 3:01am
I miss you, you 're beautiful....
September 6, 2007 - 11:04pm
I worked with Chris at Guess many years ago and we tried to meet up once or twice a year to chat. He was on my mind all summer and I feel horrible that I never had a chance to say goodbye now that I've heard the news. The last time we met for lunch he told me about a girl he had started dating and who I now know was with him until the end. I remember how happy he was when he talked about her and his other friends. Chris was an amazing, kind hearted, funny, generous and loving man. We had the best times working together at Guess. He was a great friend and he will be very missed :) My love goes out to his friends and family as well.
September 6, 2007 - 9:00pm
I met Chris at Grange Park, with his doggie Isa about 3 or so years ago. Chris was such a sweet, kind person, who always wore a smile on his face. I was in total shock today when I learned of Chris' passing. I still can't believe it! Life just isn't fair! Chris will be sorely missed by all!! To Chris' family and Melissa, please accept our heartfelt sympathy! Tawny, Wayne & Oakley RIP Chris we'll miss you and Isa at the park!
September 6, 2007 - 12:28am
Chris and I met through Chad. I cannot tell you how often Chris would have me peeing my pants laughing or feeling on top of the world after a gigantic hug. He was truly a beautiful fun playful spirit. We had a special friendship...special in that we would not see each other very often but when we did hang out we had amazing conversations about life, meaning, philosophy, love, dreams ..all the good stuff. He use to call me his informal counselor or 'confession friend'...and the last time we got to talk he told me all about how much he loved his friends and how lucky he felt to have the life he had. He also raved about you Melissa...and how much he adored you and how much you brought to his life. You meant the world to him. Wherever you are Chris, I hope that you are no longer in pain and are back being your playful, loving self watching over us and remaining close to us all in spirit. All my love goes out to everyone... Lets all try to live on in a way that would make him proud.
September 5, 2007 - 11:14pm
Vania A. Gomez
Chris what can I say. You were and will always be an amazing guy in our hearts, minds, and spirit. You brought joy and laughter to all those around you. We met dancing at a bar in Toronto around 1997/1998. It was us and my nursing student friends visitng Toronto from Ottawa. I still remember also there were some Electric Circus dancers prancing about. But Chris (as we all know how Chris was just Chris) was able to show his slick moves and out do them all. Lol. I still say I was the better dancer though Chris and you said hi to me first...lol...sorry buddy. You will be so missed and the memories shall remain with me forver. Thank you for inviting me into your life and that of Melissa's and all those who loved you as much as I did. I will miss you like crazy Chris. BIG HUGS to you in Heaven!!! And a big hug to everyone who knew him too!!!!!!
September 5, 2007 - 10:00pm
Chris and I use to work together at Guess on Queen..then he would visit me with his big black puppy!!! sending my love Terese
September 5, 2007 - 9:39pm
I worked with Chris at guess i am so shocked to find out he passed away, he was a great, caring & funny guy. He made all of us who worked at Guess Yorkdale back in the day laugh! He will be missed, my condolences go out to the family.
September 5, 2007 - 6:20pm
Well I tried to think of a few words to say here, I even tried to make up words that didn't really exist, but Chris was the true master of making up words as he went along. So I'll keep it pretty simple... I miss ya buddy... you were great friend. You left me with some awesome memories...
September 5, 2007 - 2:29pm
Chris grew up down the road from me on Coronation Cres., and we played many many seasons (seemingly endless ones) of soccer together. Chris was never anything other than gracious, loving and kind, to say nothing of his immense capacity for a good time. Chris, you will be well and truly missed.
September 5, 2007 - 1:19pm
Been thinking about you lately, and I'm gonna carry what I can of you about me for awhile, if that's okay with you? Take care, my man, and we'll talk soon.
September 5, 2007 - 9:14am
I would like to say thank everyone for joining this group. I know it means alot to my sister that you a. all joined the group and b. you are all here for her. Thanks so much.
September 4, 2007 - 10:14pm
I'm glad I got the chance to get to know you, even for a short time. I hope that I was as good a listening ear as you were for me. Keep fighting from up there. You will be greatly missed!
September 4, 2007 - 5:02pm
You will be thought of always. Wish I had of seen you again. Always thought the world of you. Love ya Dana
September 4, 2007 - 4:09pm
A single sincere prayer moves heaven. Chris, I pray you find peace, love and happiness in that which awaits us all.
September 4, 2007 - 2:34pm
I went to the same highschool as Chris, around then he was just another cool guy. The fun really started when we worked together post-highschool at Taco Bell... Like any another rite of passage, the crappy job you work before you give a crap and are still a teenager can generate some of the most unforgettable moments, and best laughs ever. I lost touch with Chris after leaving the Bell and Cobourg. I am sad to hear he is gone, and happy that this page is here with all the photos of good times, and all his friends paying tribute. Thanks,
September 4, 2007 - 12:47pm
Chris and I met in high school and then went our own ways to find fame and futune. Luckily we both ended up downtown Toronto a few years later and have been turnin' this motha out ever since. Who needs fame when I've had the fortune of partyin' with Chris for the last 7 years. Love ya buddy!
September 4, 2007 - 11:49am
I had not seen Chris in almost 3 years. I am sad to hear of his passing and blessed to have met him. He was a true gentleman and a great soul.
September 4, 2007 - 11:46am
I worked with Chris back around 2000-2003. All I can say is that he is one of the softest, kindest, most genuine souls I've ever met - and shit SO freaking funny! Prayers and thoughts to family and friends.
September 4, 2007 - 10:26am
Kara Kozlowski Milner
I've only known Chris for a few years, but in that time it really became clear what an amazing person he really was. I feel honoured to have known him, and I love hearing all the stories about him, and how he has touched so many people with his sense of humour, charm... and well his overall love of life. Please, keep the stories coming and post pics!! Chris Mansey IS awesome!!
September 4, 2007 - 8:44am
Kelly Sturzenegger Turnbull
I went to public school & high school with Chris. I haven't seen Chris in quite awhile, but when I see the great photos of him over the past few years it truly brings a smile to my face and I will always remember his uplifting personality! My heart goes out this family and friends during this time.
September 4, 2007 - 8:06am
To sum you up in one word was not easy, but if I had to, "solid," would be my word of choice. Miss you bro.
September 4, 2007 - 1:02am
30 years with us was nowhere near enough but I'm so happy to have had you in my life for the majority of them. I miss you so much!!!
September 3, 2007 - 9:39pm
Gods speed my friend. You're an inspiration to us all.
September 3, 2007 - 9:02pm
Hello all, hope everyone is doing alright.
Sorry to hear about your loss Melissa, and everybody else. I knew yourself and Chris through Rocky and I have to say that though I didn't know Chris that well, he was a kind and amazing person to be around. God Bless
September 3, 2007 - 6:36pm
Rest in Peace Chris....We all loved and you will be missed
September 2, 2007 - 3:39pm
Tobias M. Knor
Like all great people in this world, your time was cut short. I thank you for being part of my life... I am very blessed to have known such a great man... your spirit and kindness will live through your friends and family. I will see you, when my time is up. Love Tobias
September 1, 2007 - 7:13pm
Vania A. Gomez
Chris, What can I say but you were one of my bestest friends ever! I still say you talked to me first on the dance floor years ago and I still am the better dancer..ha ha ha. Chris you'll always be in my heart and I will always love you like family. There will never be another"Chris" like you! Melissa thank you for being in Chris' life. You are the best thing that could have happened to him. Cigars and the Gatineau Hills!!!! I'm glad you got to see my favourite place in the world. :p Know that you will always have a place in my heart and we will all miss you dearly. Thank you for the wonderful memories and inviting me into your life and introducing me to Melissa and everyone else who loves you as much as I do. My lil' buddy and one of my bestest friends I love you and I'll miss you and we'll all meet again someday. xoxo Your friend always and forever, Vania aka "the better dancer"... Oh and don't forget I still am 17 days older than you!!!!! That's something I used to tease Chris about... we found it funny.
September 1, 2007 - 6:21pm
Chris, You were sorely missed at Scott's wedding, everyone wishes that you could have been there! I'm glad that I had the chance to say good bye to you at the Cobourg Hospital. You are one of my best friends and had one of the greatest personalities....even when at the hospital you were still joking around and that is something that I will always remember about you. You loved life, and I'm glad to have met you and shared so many special memories. Love you, Jay
September 1, 2007 - 1:46am
Babe, I'm not sure what to say... My heart aches... I miss you so much. It's wierd to think you are no longer with us. But I know you are in a better place looking down on all of us... out of pain. I'm so glad to have met you and to have had you in my life. I'll never forget the fun times we've had. You're an amazing man and had such a will to live and I know you fought to the end. You will never be forgotten and for ever be in my heart. I love you lots... RIP buddy. Your friend forever. Vita - We'll meet again! xxoo
September 1, 2007 - 12:35am
Tigh De Gazon
Thank you for allowing me to cross paths with you and I know that now you are safe, comfortable, pain-free, and at peace. I promise you that I will take the best care of Melissa!!! May you continue to touch the lives of those you are with now as you did when you were with us. Peace, love, and respect my dear friend... see you in time. P.S. My thoughts, prayers, and most sincere regards go out to everyone here that is a friend and/or loved one of Chris Mansey!!!
September 1, 2007 - 12:32am
Tigh De Gazon
Through good times and bad never has there been someone with such love, laughter, compassion, and so many more positive qualities that you willingly display and give to so many, even when incapable or should I say, not at your best. It's sad that we as people usually only express how much someone means to us when we no longer have the chance to say it TO them; I guess times like this really make us reflect on where we've been and whom we've been there with. We take life for granted but for someone like you, you lived everyday to its fullest because you saw no reason to do otherwise. THAT IS REMARKABLE!!! If I can continue to go on and give half as much as you did on a daily basis I will be a rich man...
September 1, 2007 - 12:31am
Lauren Page Russell
Love Love Love. You will be missed. xoxoxoxoxoxo
September 1, 2007 - 12:25am
Tigh De Gazon
Chris my man! I could sit here and write forever, part of me feels like doing so. I guess I'll just write until this thing won't let me, then maybe I'll start a new message... we'll see. I wish I had more opportunities to become better friends with you, get to know you as a person and the man that completely and utterly swept away my dearest friend Melissa, brought so much joy to her life, took care of her so immensely, more than any man before her. I wish that bad things never happened to good people and from what I know of you and the few times I spent in your presence I can honestly say that you are a fantastic person. From reading the brief comments so far on this wall it's obvious that you've touched the lives of so many and that you are incredibly loved and will be missed even more, if such a thing is possible. I have heard only good things about you and witnessed the same...
August 31, 2007 - 6:41pm
We miss you and will think of you every day. Love you
August 31, 2007 - 6:07pm
I will miss you every single day that passes by and always be thankful that I had the pleasure of having you as part of my life! I will love you forever!
August 31, 2007 - 6:05pm
RIP Chris...I don't really know what to write because the pain of losing you is just setting in right now.....All I can say is that we love you and our memories of the times spent with you will be cherished forever. Love Travis , Katelyn, Fiona , Kara and Jamie Milner
August 31, 2007 - 5:42pmm
Hey buddy you'll always be with me everytime I look at the two boys and tell them stories of there uncle chris Love you man
August 31, 2007 - 3:45pm
DC's forever. love you, miss you.
August 31, 2007 - 2:59pm
You will be truly missed my friend... Fireball and hugs forever. Love Sue xo
August 31, 2007 - 2:21pm
RIP Chris. We love you and know that you are in a better place.
August 31, 2007 - 2:20pm
Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed!!
August 31, 2007 - 12:57pm
Chris, we know you'll be taken care of where you are now! Love you!
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