Chris joins his beloved wife, Cornelia, of over 60 years (August 2016).
He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Sandra, son, Paul, daughter-in-law, Bridgid and grandson, Andrew.
Chris was born in Bogdanci, Macedonia the youngest of five children of the late George and Sophia Lokoff.
Chris immigrated to Canada after WWII and like many Macedonians of that era, entered the restaurant business. It was there he met Cornelia, a new arrival to Canada from the Netherlands, where he helped her gain confidence in her new surroundings.
Through dedication, hard work and very long hours, the pair became extremely successful entrepreneurs. In addition to his personal achievements, Chris was most proud of and dedicated to his family. Known as Dedo Risto, he supported and often visited his family in Macedonia.
His values of hard work, honesty and integrity were instilled upon his children who have gone on to enjoy successful careers. Chris loved all things living. He kept his garden in immaculate condition. He was proud of his tomatoes, which he grew in great quantities and shared with friends and family. He was also devoted to his pet cockatiel, Coco, who will surely miss riding on Chris' shoulder.
The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital for their tireless care.
Very special thanks and our gratitude to Vins, Yuki and Meli for their kind support which allowed Chris to stay in his home.
Friends may call on Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd., on Wednesday, July 11th from 4:30-7:00 p.m. A service will take place at 6:00 p.m.