Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, Canton, MA 02021
Christopher M. Heap

Christopher Michael Heap of New Bedford, formerly of Canton passed away February 13th at home surrounded by love and light. Chris was born in Norwood, grew up in Canton and played youth hockey. Chris graduated from Canton High School and Franklin Pierce University where he was a star player on the hockey teams and studied Graphic Design. After graduating he worked in the printing business for many years. An avid hockey fan he fulfilled a dream of coaching with his brother Richard and accompanied his team to a tournament in Lake Placid, NY.
Chris has fought cancer since 2018, but did not let it define him. He cherished every day and had a “can do” attitude and thanked God every morning and night. He had the most infectious and robust laugh and had a way of putting people at ease. Chris was also extremely generous and selfless and was incredibly thoughtful.
Chris was a huge New England Sports fan and loved “his” Bruins and enjoyed many games growing up with his parent’s season’s tickets and as an adult. He also loved the Patriots, Celtics, and the Red Sox (some years).
Chris and Kristine adopted a Cat, Winston, in 2018 and a dog, Stella, in 2020. He spent many a day at the local dog park with Stella where he made many friends along the way.
Chris was predeceased by his parents Mary (Payne) & Richard Heap. He is survived by his loving wife Kristine A. (Foley). Chris was the brother of Tracey Connolly and her husband Kevin of Canton, Patty E. Ciolfi and her husband Larry of Plymouth, Richard T. Heap Jr. and his former wife Mindy of Dorchester, and Joseph P. Heap and his wife Hellen of FL.
Uncle of Matthew Connolly and Christina Tobon and her huisband Diego and their beautiful girls Sophia and Mila, Christopher & Sara, Ciolfi, Grace Rainer and her husband Alex and their baby Hattie, Travis, Talisha, Tristin, Richie and his wife Tara, and Joseph Heap Jr. Also survived by his Mother in law Ruth Ann Colye of Bass River.
Funeral Mass at St. Oscar Romero Church, Canton Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm. Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St. Canton Saturday prior to the mass from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Burial private.
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Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home
455 Washington St.
Canton, MA USA 02021