Date Deceased: 10-11-2015
Cause of Death: Heart disease
Survived By: Partner Jody, daughters Jessica, Pascal, & Isabelle
I learned yesterday from Tom Van Dyke (class of 92) that our class mate and friend Chris Archibald died on Sunday October 11 of an apparent heart attack. He is survived by his partner Jody and three daughters Jessica, Pascal and Isabelle. Chris had long recognized a familial history for elevated cholesterol and in recent years struggled with a polyneuropathy which he thought was cause by medications to reduce cholesterol. I most recently saw him last year after he approached me about taking his daughter Pascal on a spay and neuter project in Mexico and to allow her to volunteer at my clinic..to see if she might like to pursue a career in animal health. She had a great time but recently wrote us a thank you note to say she was pursuing writing and environmental technology. When we last talked, Chris was in a good space in his life and shared with Margie and I that night over dinner, his many trials, tribulations and joys in life. He was to me a very decent person, who went through many ups and downs in his life with a smile and an ability to laugh at it all. He will be missed. Can you pass this message onto our other classmates, I seem to have emails for only a few in our class. Hope you are all well and that you count your blessings daily.