Chad Christy death, obituary: Chad Christy whistler cause of death

Chad Christy death, obituary: Chad Christy whistler cause of death was a cardiac event while mountain biking in British Columbia, Canada. He was only 54 years old.

Chad Christy death, obituary: Chad Christy whistler cause of death

A Breckenridge man and founder of Great Western Lodging, Chad Christy death happened October 27, 2019.

He was mountain biking on a trail near Wedgemount Lake, just north of Whistler Mountain, when he suffered a cardiac event.

Christy received medical assistance from witnesses and emergency responders on scene but he sadly didn’t survive.

Please say a prayer for his grieving mother, brothers – Joel, Colby and Erik, family and loved ones.

Chad Christy death, obituary: Chad Christy whistler cause of death

Christy was born in Berea, Ohio, but grew up in Columbia, Maryland, with his mother and three brothers. Biking was a way of life for Christy right from his early years.

When he was just a teenager, he went pro as a BMX rider traveling around the country to compete. By 16 years old, he was operating his own bike shop out of the family home.

Christy attended the University of Maryland but dropped out to pursue bigger passions, like surfing. He took off for a small town called Waves in North Carolina, where he integrated himself into the community at the Hatteras Island Surf Shop. 1986, he moved to Summit County.

After a few years working as a carpenter and handyman, Chad Christy decided to start his own business and founded Great Western Lodging in 1997, a property and rental management company based out of Breckenridge. The company was successful and is still up and running today.

2016 however, Christy left to enjoy his retirement.

Christy was a proud uncle to eight nephews and two nieces and doting parent to his two dogs, a pair of border collie German shepherd mixes named Axle and Rufus.

Chad Christy funeral:

Chad Christy’s family wouldn’t be holding a traditional service for him. His remains will be cremated and his ashes spread on Peak 10 in the spring when the mountain flowers bloom — next to his old dogs, Juno and Ranger.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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