|Birth: ||Dec. 1, 1981|
|Death: ||Aug. 6, 2005|
Chris was born in Puyallup, Wash., and moved with his family to Paso Robles, California when he was nine years old. While in high school Chris started as a paid call firefighter at Station 33 at Heritage Ranch in Paso Robles. After graduating from high school in 2000, Chris attended and graduated from Allan Hancock Fire Academy in Santa Maria and subsequently completed three years as a seasonal firefighter in Riverside County, Calif. He completed HAZMAT training and served on the HAZMAT team at Station 81 in Palm Springs and other locations as a full time firefighter. Recently, Chris was transferred to Station 88 in Moreno Valley where he served as a firefighter II. Chris' love and passion for firefighting is exemplified by the numerous certifications he achieved throughout his career.
Chris had an interest in photography and served as the yearbook photographer and editor in high school. His greatest love however, was extreme sports. Chris was an avid waterboard, snowboard, and motorcycle enthusiast. When he was not on duty with CDF he worked for the ski patrol at Big Bear and rode his dirt bikes in the summer. Chris learned to play hockey (he was a goalie) before arriving in California and played in several leagues including the high school league in Paso Robles. For the past four years he played hockey in the Firefighter Olympics for both L.A. and Riverside Counties.
Firefighter Canton is survived by his wife, Kathryn. They were newlyweds who were married on February 6, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Chris is also survived his parents, Paul and Mary Kanton of Paso Robles; sister, Heather Alspach and husband, Michael, and their son Blake of Paso Robles; Grandmother Betty Sharber of Paso Robles; Uncle Pete Kanton, and wife Carol and their daughter Ashley of Scottsdale, Ariz; Uncle Robert Sharber and wife Linda, and their son Jason and daughter Jana of Eugene, Ore; Great Aunt Bessie Georgouses of Santa Cruz, Calif. From Mission Viejo: Linda Motts mother-in-law; Tim Motts, Father-in-law; Janelle Thompson, sister-in-law and husband Casey; Michael, Jeff and Tim Motts, brothers-in-laws.
Paso Robles District Cemetery
San Luis Obispo County
Created by: Austin Hayes
Record added: Aug 09, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11504044