Kris Owen Altomonte
December 24th, 1984 – July 2, 2016
It is with great sorrow that we announce the accidental death of Kris Altomonte in Cochrane Alberta at the age of 31.
He is survived by his infant daughter, Sammilyn, mother Dana Johnsen, sister Samantha Altomonte, stepfather Mark Makwich, brother Eric Altomonte, girlfriend Sara Brown, grandparents and other extended family, and many, many close friends.
Kris was born in Grande Cache, Alberta, and grew up primarily in the south Okanagan. He had worked in the oil business in northern Alberta as a pipe insulator and rope access professional. He enjoyed his work and looked forward to obtaining more rope access tickets.
Kris had recently made Cochrane, Alberta his family home.
Kris was a lively, free spirit with a great sense of humor, generous to a fault with an unforgettable smile and infectious laugh. To be Kris’s family or friend, you knew he would stand up for you, make you laugh till it hurt and keep you on your toes. Sometimes gullibility got the better of him, but he would laugh it off and chalk it up to another lesson. Kris enjoyed cooking up nice meals and baking banana bread.
He would not shy away from challenges and enjoyed a good adrenaline rush or friendly competition. He truly enjoyed life. Our lives are less with his absence.
Kris left us far too soon, leaving holes in our hearts. A Celebration of Kris’ Life will be held in the Penticton area, details to be posted on Facebook. His cremated remains will be used to nourish a new tree.