This is a celebration of life notice for our son, Christopher Charles Cantlon. Chris passed from this life on April 25th peacefully doing what he loved, gaming.
Chris was the kindest person we have ever known. Today, the numerous messages from friends confirm many others felt the same way. Chris never knew a stranger and never failed to help anyone. Be it time, money, use of his car, anything and everything. It was such a privilege to be his parents.
Chris loved his friends, family and his animals. He loved Belize (just to visit, not to live) and Florida. He never wanted to be cold. Chris was a free spirit, a dreamer, and an entrepreneur above all things. He accomplished so many things in his short life. From conquering dyslexia and migraine headaches to making many wonderful friends even though his anxiety made it extremely difficult for him to meet people. We believe his friends will miss his great smile and laugh more and more as they age. Chris was a great friend to all he met and had many special friends that he loved dearly. A special place in his heart was held by Shari Rogers whom he referred to as his 'second mom." He loved you all.
One of his dearest friends wrote, "Chris was a genuine and caring friend, his mind was far beyond his age. Chris could talk circles about quantum computing, AI, the universe, economics, business and then switch at an instant and talk about the latest YouTube video or Southpark episode. If you wanted to, you could drill down in detail about any subject and Chris could explain it in detail. This was just a glimpse of his brilliant mind. Chris would be so generous with sharing his life, talents and experiences to help others with business and life." Jared Benevente
Many thought he was just a dreamer because the could not see his visions. Ironically, his business relationships extended from Denver to Florida to Texas to Belize and New York. Few knew that he could retire at a young age because of his unique skills. He was not afraid to fail and pursued opportunity after opportunity. Over time his persistence brought success. His tenacity and insightful gifts brought the respect of many in the business community. One of his senior business mentors remarked...you have accomplished more than most 40 year olds. That mentor was 80 years old and worth 100 million dollars.
Chris is survived by this father Roger, mother Vicki, sister Lori and her two daughters, Nicole Anne and Kelly Victoria. These two girls were the apples of his eye and he loved them to the moon and back!! He had so many friends that it is a daunting task to remember all of them. You know who you are and you can smile and remember the good times.
As his mom, I miss him like you cannot imagine. His smile and laugh are quiet now, but I will always feel his hugs around my neck and his kiss on my cheek. He will always live on in my heart. It is said that "only the good die young" and I guess that is true. Even though he didn't want to believe in God, I think that God believed in him and is up the welcoming him with open arms.
A celebration of Chris' life will be held at the Cantlon residence in Boise on May 19, 2018 at 12:00PM. The address is 8401 S. Cole Road. Road construction may be present on Cole Road. If so, please take the Orchard exit off I-84, around the airport on Gowan Road to the light on Pleasant Valley South. Turn right (south) on Pleasant Valley and right (west) on Hollilynn Road to Cole Road. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Vicki at (208) 867-0747.