Christopher Lee Charles Hanley, 25, of St Stephen, NB. was taken away from us unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
A loving son, partner, father, brother, grandson and uncle, he is survived by his parents, Mike Hanley and Anna Booth, partner, Katie Defazio, sons, Dreyden and Gunner Hanley, siblings, Angela Hanley (Dustin), Jonathan Hanley (Tonisha), half siblings, Mike Hanley and Erika Dudley and family, niece, Ayvaeh Hanley, nephews, Ayvree, Turner and Thomas Hanley, grandmother, Bonnie Fairweather (Charlie), great grandmother, Effie Smith, in-laws, Dan and Donita Defazio, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is also survived by his special friends/pit crew, Steve Fulton and Richard Leavitt and all his racing family.
Christopher was predeceased by his grandfather, Kenneth Smith, grandmother, Marion Smith, Papa, Duane Turner, grandparents, William and Kathleen Booth.
Chris was born and raised in St Stephen, NB. He was the youngest of his siblings. In his younger years he was a little daredevil, a force to be reckoned with: he carried this on to his later years as well. He had many jobs over the years, from running his own taxi, driving transport and most recently his towing business, all of them kept him behind the wheel (his favorite spot).
Christopher was a young man with an old soul, a man of his word with a big heart and a friend to everyone. If he said he was going to do something, boy he would do it! He was the biggest family man anyone could ever imagine, family was his ALL, especially his two sons, that he enjoyed spending his time with. You could always find Chris spending time with his family and friends.
Chris was a vehicle man from a very young age. He had many vehicles over the years that he "drove the wheels off", but none compared to the love he had for his jet black and green #71 Monte Carlo street stock car. "If you ain’t first you’re last" he’d say.
He raced faithfully at Speedway 660 and was street stock champion of 2019. His family never missed a race and were always there to cheer him on, especially his son Dreyden, who was extremely proud of his Dad. When Chris wasn’t working on the truck, he could be found towing vehicles, working in the garage with his Dad and crew or helping others with their cars. This was his passion. He would have given the shirt off his back if he knew it would help someone. If you ever met him, he was the type of person to leave a big impression, whether it would be good or bad, you would never forget him.
Christopher will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.
Resting at The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St Stephen, NB. from where the funeral service will be held on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 2 PM. Due to Covid 19 regulations, there will be limited seating for the funeral service, if you are unable to get a seat at the funeral home, everyone is welcome to attend the interment at Upper Mills Cemetery, Upper Mills, NB. at 3 PM.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, September 20, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. We ask that social distancing should be practiced and use of a mask while in the funeral home is required.
For those who wish, donations in memory of Chris may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca.