Kristopher Douglas Yip

June 21, 1975 ~ January 18, 2023 (age 47) 47 Years Old

Kristopher Yip Obituary

On the evening of January 18th, our beloved Kris enjoyed one last ride before his precious loving heart gave out. 
At only 47 years old, Kris leaves behind his mother Nancy Hichok, father Douglas Yip, sister Kim, sons Kieran and Aiden, their mother Shendah Hyll, brother-in-law Charles Brochu, nephews Alex and Henri, in-laws Sue and Aubrey Muirhead, brother-in-laws Damian and Martin, and numerous extended family, friends and team mates around the world.
Kris was born, raised and proudly called Prince George home. From the time he was born, he was the light of our family. His beautiful smile, gentle demeanor and kind heart was apparent from the start and only grew from there, right up until the end. Growing up in the 80s, Kris enjoyed free range of our little Millar Addition neighbourhood with his lifelong friends, getting into all sorts of shenanigans and always having fun. After leaving our neighbourhood school, Kris attended Ron Brent Elementary until Grade 7 and then graduated from Duchess Park Secondary School in 1993. Kris's passion for sports was spawned at a very young age, excelling at everything he tried (from skating to skiing to climbing and beyond). Eventually though, cycling became his focus and his path was set for greatness. Kris may have started with road cycling but by age 47, he had pretty much rode or raced in all disciplines and enjoyed every single one. His achievements in cycling are many, too many to list, but include more than just wins and medals. 
In 1993, Kris became the Junior National Criterium Champion and National Junior Road Champion which were highlights for his family and friends. In 2022, Kris qualified to represent Canada at the UCI Esports World Championships and helped get his teammate to a top ten finish. Always the sportsman and gentleman, Kris never talked of his own accomplishments, only those of others. Kris did, however, shout from the rooftops about his boys. Kieran and Aiden were his pride and joy and relished in all they did and accomplished in their own pursuits. Kris's kindness, gentle manner and endless patience live on in his boys. 
Kris was a hard worker from the day he started at Island Alpine at just 14 years old. After high school, Kris joined the team at TerraPro working outdoors with GPS/GIS technology for many years. Once the boys were born, Shendah (and most others!) preferred Kris keep his feet on the ground rather than in a helicopter, so he moved into another career. In 2008, under the guidance of Aubrey, Kris entered the financial sector as an insurance agent and mutual fund advisor, eventually taking ownership of the business as an Investment Funds Advisor. Ever the professional, he provided excellent client services and created lasting relationships built on trust and transparency. He loved his work and was always available to his clients.
Kris will be remembered in the ways we all thought of him...
... and his most genuine infectious smile.
A champion. An icon.
Ride in Peace Kris.
June 21, 1975 to January 18, 2023
Wake and viewing on Sunday, January 29th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Kris's home #604 - 467 Tabor Boulevard, Prince George
Please park at the Greek Orthodox Church on 5th Avenue and Tabor Blvd.
Celebration of Life on Wednesday, February 1st from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, presentations at 6:00pm
Courtyard by Marriot 900 Brunswick Street, Prince George
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to fund a future junior development cycling program in Kris's name and honour. Please e-mail his sister, Kim Brochu, executor, until we have an account in place,

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January 29, 2023

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February 1, 2023

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