Christopher Hugh Wren

April 1, 1949 - June 23, 2024

In Loving Memory
April 1, 1949 – June 23, 2024

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our husband, dad, and grandpa, Chris, at the age of 75, after a valiant battle with IPF.

Chris was born on April 1, 1949, in Timmins, Ontario to Christopher and Heula Wren. The Wren family settled in Winnipeg, and Chris spent his childhood and adolescent years in the community of Woodhaven. Chris graduated from Silver Heights Collegiate, later graduating from the University of Winnipeg. He went on to receive his CGA designation and worked many years as an accountant/controller. Chris and Lori met in St. James and were married on May 17, 1975. They eventually settled in the community of Charleswood where they raised their three children. Chris was an extremely active and involved father. Evenings and weekends were full of activities such as skating, swimming, sledding, trips to the park and zoo, camping, fishing, and sports. Chris coached all three of his children in various sports and volunteered countless hours to the local community clubs through his role as their coach. Our Dad was always ready to play, teach, love and support us through anything. Chris enjoyed his own hobbies, and was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, and loved to work on his boat. He enjoyed many years of golfing and fishing with his close friends whom he had met and kept since grade school. A special thank you to Jim McLachlan and David Kyle for their friendship to Dad over the years. The greatest joy for Chris came when he became a Grandpa to Kolby and Brody. Grandpa was so incredibly proud of both of them and loved them beyond measure. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for them.

Chris is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lori, his son Christopher (Cailee), daughter Lisa (Dan), daughter Michelle (Paul), and his dear grandchildren, Kolby and Brody Sparrow. Chris is also survived by his sister Kathleen (Dave Hill), brother Jamie (Alice), sister Sue (Rick Thurmeier), cousin Judy Wren, and his nieces and nephews. Chris was predeceased by his parents, Chris and Heula Wren, and first granddaughter Hayley Sparrow.

Our family would like to thank the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service and Unicity Canadian Tire staff for their care and efforts, as well as the emergency room staff at the St. Boniface Hospital, particularly Dr. Ali and Dr. O’Leary for their care and compassion.

Dad, there are not enough words to properly thank you for all that you have done for us. You were the best Dad and Grandpa we could have ever asked for. We will miss you every single day and love you forever. We hope you’re somewhere that the fish are biting.