Chris Molcan

Chris Molcan

December 15, 1974 – May 30, 2024

It is with a profound sense of loss and sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, dad, and son, Chris Molcan. After bravely enduring 14 months of colon cancer, he passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family; wife, Tanya, children Ri and Parker, and mom, Jackie Maydanski. Chris is also survived by his cousin Dawn Molcan of Thunder Bay, as well as numerous aunts and uncles. The Achtemichuks have always been family to Chris, and in the last few months it meant everything to him to exchange phone calls, texts, and in person visits with Pat, Linda, Mark and Greig. Chris was born on December 15, 1974, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and his family relocated to Calgary shortly after in 1975.

He had great memories of growing up in Rundle with lifelong friends, Mark and Greig, and the rest of the neighbourhood friends. Some of his favourite memories from those days include remote control cars, the horsey park, go-kart building, Expo 86, and trips to Pigeon Lake with the Achtemichuk family. Chris graduated from James Fowler High School in 1992. He flourished on the football team, loving the camaraderie, connections and friendships that were made. All you can eat at Pizza Hut with the team, pregame meals at school, and calling all of his teachers by their first names (which they must have loved) were all highlights.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Calgary in 1998, Chris went from part-time Produce Clerk at Calgary Co-op to HR manager, and then Produce Manager. After he received his CFP from Mount Royal University in 2006, Chris left Co-op to begin a successful career in insurance, beginning at Hub Financial, moving to RBC Insurance, Sun Life, Marsh Canada, and for the last 11 years, Insurance Advisory Group Inc. Tanya and Chris began dating in 1997 and married in 2000. We celebrated our 24th anniversary in April. When our children Ri and Parker were born, Chris couldn’t have been happier. He loved nothing more than being with the kids, no matter what they were doing. Yardwork, homework, movies, vacations, cooking and baking, Chris just wanted to be near them. They will always know how important they are to him. We enjoyed numerous family holidays; spending hours on the beach in Hawaii and discovering turkey legs aren’t as good as we thought they would be in Disneyland. We had years of fun in our trailer at Shuswap Lake and when I suggested we needed something bigger, Chris had a cabin built. It was his goal to make his wife and children happy, and every decision he made was based on how it would affect the three people who were most important to him.

If a problem arose, it was his mission to fix it. His loyalty and love for us was immense. He encouraged Ri and Parker and tried to guide them, frequently telling them “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right!” – Henry Ford (But really Stewie Griffin.) Chris made friends wherever he went. He laughed easily and was always ready with a funny or witty comment. He was larger than life. We take comfort in knowing Chris is no longer in pain and is free of suffering. He will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.