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Chris’ family will be in Visitation Saturday, Dec. 15, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home in Holliston, 854 Washington St. A Memorial Service will follow on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Holliston. My thoughts and prayers are with them — and all of the many friends that Chris touched during his too-brief time with us here in COM.
Thanks for this.
Chris’ Aunt Kit
I didn’t know Chris as a adult only as a child when I was working with his mum but I know what a sense of pride Andy and Bonnie have (I use the present tense deliberately) in their boys.
The day before Chris died, Mike, who works for me and is currently in Brazil, sent me an e-mail to tell me that his teenage son had been riding his bike when he was hit by a truck here in Switzerland. His son was rushed to hospital to undergo surgery but sustained no life-threatening injuries thank God.
I imagine my horror therefore to read that Chris had been involved in such a similar accident half-way across the world only hours later with such unfortunate consequences.
My thoughts are with Chris’s friends and family at this sad time.
My condolences and prayers for the Weigls, his friends and the community. What a terrible tragedy. Chris will certainly be missed by many.
I am so very saddened to hear of Christopher’s passing. I first met him at Ritz Camera in Natick, recognized his talents and later hired him to help us take photographs at the Memorial Day Classic Soccer Tournament in Framingham. He was a very bright and talented photographer who will be missed. Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences go out to Chris’s friends & family.
Chris was such a warm, friendly, and welcoming person. I believe those traits are seriously undervalued in today’s world.
I’ll miss sitting behind you in class, Chris. Your parents raised you right. COM will be a little darker without you.
Chris was in two of my classes this semester. I spent six to eight hours a week with him, yet I regret not knowing him better.
What I do know is that he was a truly kind and caring individual. I keep telling my classmates that it was easy to be jealous of Chris because of his innate talent, but it was so hard to dislike him.
I was looking forward to seeing what great work Chris would bring to the world of photojournalism. My thoughts and prayers go out to Chris’s family and loved ones.
I had the privilege to call Chris my friend in high school. We weren’t best friends, but we were close enough. We hung out with the same crowd, we had the occasional chats on AIM. Three weeks ago I reached back out to Chris on Facebook after a long hiatus in our conversations. We spoke about such menial things, but we had been meaning to meet up since he moved to the city. He was literally the nicest person I have ever met and never had a grudge against anyone. I was in band with him, jazzband, I was honored to attend his Eagle Scout ceremony. Chris was one of a kind and I will honestly miss him with all of my heart. You were a great friend, brother, son, and we all will celebrate your life. Chris, here is to you buddy.
Chris’s potential is evident in his work. Be-in-the-moment photography.
I’m struck by the photographs he took of candidate Mitt Romney campaigning in New Hampshireduring the first weeks of September.
Chris and another new grad student had stopped by my office for credentials- they had been on campus for all of a couple of days(!)
That speaks volumes about initiative, courage, dedication.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family who raised a remarkable young man.
Chris… you were the sweetest kid and the nicest guy. We’re going to miss you so much every day we go without you… fortunately, in the short time we knew you, you gave us so many wonderful memories that we can keep with us always. Thank you for kindness, humor, patience and insight. It was a treat to know you and you were a really great guy. Serenity said she’ll miss you and that she was sad that she had just barely started getting to know you. Your absence is felt, you presence remembered. ~Jazzy
You know how I’ve been jealous that you are not my ambassador, and how I’m jealous of your house. I’ll bring sticky rice and mango. And I forgive you for saying my apartment sucks for parties.
We all love you so much. Truly miss you.
I did not know Chris but I knew his work. We are losing an amazing talent who has left an extraordinary legacy in his photojournalism. My heart aches for his family and friends and I extend my deepest condolences.
Thanks Chris. You inspired me every day.
BU News Service
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Boston University College of Communication and designated for the Christoper Weigl Memorial Fund, which will be used to support the graduate photojournalism program. Donate here.