“With shattered hearts, the family and friends of Christopher Hyndman are mourning the loss of our cherished “beautiful boy,” reads the opening line of the designer’s obituary featured in The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail.
"With his lifelong partner Steven Sabados, Christopher shared an extraordinary 27 year adventure of laughter, fun, professional success but above all else, a magical unbending love.
In Christopher’s world, beauty could be found everywhere. In the perfume of ocean air, in the cut of a suit, the construction of a high Louboutin heel, the harmonious design of a room or a simple meal prepared from scratch by Steven.
Those who knew him best understood these truths.
Christopher’s charisma, his curiosity, wicked wit and that dazzling smile — lit up rooms, elevated heavy hearts and because he and Steven understood, together, they had a profound influence and impact on so many, Christopher was always seeking to understand better, the complexities of our human existence. Nothing gave him greater pleasure than knowing he had, in some way, shifted someone’s life for the better, changed a rigid point of view, or showed a struggling teenager in some remote town somewhere in Canada, that being LGBTQ was cause for celebration and pride.
During his too short life, Christopher was our blazing comet, our Fire Horse. Now we know his fire and its power has not been extinguished.
For all of us who knew and loved him dearly, Christopher is with us in heart and spirit; now and forever.”
It goes on to announce that a public memorial will be scheduled at a later date for fans and friends to join together to remember the star. The family also states that in lieu of flowers, “donations to The Red Door or The Tommy Sexton Shelter would be deeply appreciated."