In Memory of




Obituary for Christopher Clary Vaters

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden loss of our beloved son, brother, uncle, and father, Christopher Vaters at his home on Monday, April 8th, 2024.

He leaves to mourn his loving family:
Partner: Melissa Slade
Children: Kodi & Ethan Vaters
Parents: Clary & Shelley Vaters
Brothers: Brenden (Jody) Vaters, & Ryan Vaters (Candace Jensen)
Uncles: Danny (Julie) Drodge, Greg (Ann Marie) Drodge, Tim (Cindy) Vaters, & Tony Vaters
Aunts: Phyllis Mutkus, Patsy (Brian) Tomiyama, Lillian (Peter) Hatch, Dulcie Ash, Florence Vaters, Pansy (Alonzo) Frye, & Phyllis Vaters
Nieces: Alydia & Alysha Moriarity, Karlee & Payton Vaters, and Mackaila & Felicia Jensen
Nephew: Baby Ryan Vaters
Fur Baby: Bella

And a large circle of family and friends here in Newfoundland & Alberta…

Predeceased by:
Grandparents: Stanley & Audrey Drodge and George & Lillian Vaters
Uncles: George Vaters, Hayward Vaters, & Elliot “Jake” Vaters
Aunt: Marilyn Vaters

Although our hearts are broken that Christopher left us too early, he will always be remembered by those of us that knew and loved him as a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, and as a devoted father. Christopher always brought us a smile and a laugh to any place and person he was around. We will truly miss you Chris, fly high and don’t give your Nan Drodge too hard of a time up there.

The family will be receiving relatives and friends at Slade’s Funeral Home, 31 Powell Drive, Carbonear on Friday: 3-5 P.M. – 7-9 P.M.

As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted and may be made in his loving memory to the Christopher Vaters Memorial Fund. Email transfers can be sent to :
Password: christopher
Please state in the message section who the donation is for.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 2 P.M from the Edward Slade Memorial Chapel, Carbonear. Interment will follow at Victoria United Cemetery, Victoria.

Condolences may be written to the family at:, on the Memory Wall section of the obituary. For further information please call Slade’s Funeral Home, Carbonear at 596-1212.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Slade’s Funeral Home, serving Carbonear, Upper Island Cove, Bay Roberts, Spaniard’s Bay and surrounding areas.