It is with heavy hearts that the motionball for Special Olympics family shares the news of Chris Pilkey’s passing.
Chris’ family writes that he lived in the fast lane, and died in the fast lane, doing what he loved. He was the most loving, spontaneous, and adventurous person and lived life to the fullest even when there were challenges in his path. He had the most contagious laugh and brightened any room he walked into.
Chris recently adopted the mantra “Fortune Favours the Bold.” For those unfamiliar with the expression, it means that Fortuna, the Goddess of Luck, is more likely to help those who bravely go after what they want. Certainly, Chris did exactly that and always encouraged us to do the same.
Chris also had a true passion for supporting others, especially those with intellectual disabilities, participating annually at the motionball Marathon of Sport Hamilton alongside his Uncle Brian, a local Special Olympics athlete. The energy and spirit he brought to this event each year as Team Captain of the Scottish Nobles made it an exciting and memorable day for so many and that spirit will continue to live on for many years to come!
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests sending memorial contributions to motionball through the Special Olympics Canada Foundation in Chris’ name. In his memory, Chris will continue to support Special Olympics sport programs across the country so that individuals with intellectual disabilities can lead happier, healthier lives.
On behalf of the entire motionball family, we extend our deepest condolences to Chris’ family and friends. Chris will be greatly missed and his spirit will live on through all those he has impacted. His light will live on.