Remembering Chris Floutin
In Memory of Chris Floutin March 25, 1966 – June 1, 2020
It is with sadness that the North Country Painting family mourns the passing of one of its own. On June 1, 2020, Chris Floutin, one of our valued craftsman painters left this world to enter eternal life. His earthly life was cut short by an untimely death from cancer. Our prayers and heartfelt sympathies go out to Chris’s mom, Helen, as well as his family and friends.
Chris spent the last 10 years of his painting career here at North Country and his fine skills as a top-level painter, his professional demeanor, and the pride he took in his work were a major part of our company’s success for this past decade.
Chris was well-liked by his fellow workers and his talents were appreciated by the people for whom he worked. He was a steady, dependable employee - always at the jobsite 10 minutes early and ready to begin his day. You could always count on him doing the right job – neat, clean, and meticulous. His cut in lines on interiors were par-excellence. He had all the traits of a fine craftsman. When he corrected some uneven trim lines left by a previous painter, he would use his skills to make it right – as his family would say, he “Floutinized “ it!
Our customers were pleased to have him work in their home because he was a true professional and they often left him on his own to do the job because he was trustworthy and they were grateful for the respect he had for their property and belongings.
John, his boss, appreciated that he was a calming influence when things got frazzled as they can from time to time with scheduling issues and deadlines. Chris would often tell him, “This too shall pass. It’ll be alright.” They were often just the words John needed to hear.
Joe remembers once when he was at home sick with a bad cold and Chris brought him a container of homemade chicken soup to heat up. He said, “You’ll feel better once you eat this.” And Joe did!! A kind act that Joe will always remember.
Chris Floutin will be sorely missed, not only for the way he beautified homes with his painting talent, but also for the fine and thoughtful man he was. God be with you, Chris. May you rest in peace now and forever.