Chad Allan Synott

August 17th, 2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Chad Allan Synott, 52 years of age on August 17, 2022 in Castlegar, BC. Chad was born in Calgary, Alberta on June 3, 1970 where he lived the first 42 years of his life and formed many lasting friendships that he carried with him to beautiful Castlegar, BC, where the family settled to build their dream home.

Chad is survived by his “dream girl”, wife Carrie Kedge Synott, his two beautiful boys, Mason Synott and Evan Synott, his parents, Larry Synott and Emilie Synott, his brother Darrin Synott, nieces Chantelle Synott and Alyssa Synott, Mother-in-law and Father-in-law Kay Kedge and Bob Kedge, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Chris Kedge and Carolynne Kedge, nieces Katie Kedge and Sofia Kedge as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other loving relatives and friends who were very special to him.  

The Synott family built their cabin at Larch Point in the Windermere Valley in 1980 and had many years of family enjoyment. Growing up, Chad loved going to the cabin with family and friends where mornings started off with stacks of french toast with lots of berries and whipped cream prior to heading out for the day. From there, days were filled with excitement and adventure, whether it was water skiing, tubing, wind surfing, or riding his iron steed into the mountains. The cabin was a second home to Chad (and many of his friends) and was the start of his love affair with the mountains.

Chad graduated from William Aberhart High School in Calgary in 1988, and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Calgary. Chad had many accomplishments as anyone who has seen his resume can attest to. His love of art, music, playing guitar, scuba diving, photography, graphics, safety, and sales in general enabled him to dabble in many areas for work and meet incredible people along the way. His greatest accomplishment, however, is that he was a loving husband and an amazing father who took every opportunity to teach his boys the life skills they will need as they grow into young men. He loved fishing, cars, anything motorized, tinkering around the property and could fix anything you put in front of him (almost anything). This earned him the nickname of MacGyver as he always found a solution to a problem. He dreamed big and he loved unconditionally. He was a big strong teddy bear with a huge heart and dimples that made your heart smile. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Chad will tell you what a fun loving, goofy, funny, witty, caring, generous person he was, and he will be so deeply missed by all that knew him.  

Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Life will be planned for early September, 2022 in Calgary, Alberta. There will also be a local Celebration of Life planned in Castlegar, B.C. for the end of September 2022. Details will be provided as soon as possible.  Kole Roth of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services ™ has been entrusted with arrangements. 

As an expression of sympathy, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Chad’s memory at




I am so very sorry for your loss, Chad was taken from you far too soon. May the love and support of your family, friends and community bring you strength and comfort, Carrie. Thinking of you, Mason and Evan.

Carrie, Mason & Evan: Chad is a beacon of light and happiness. While I'm not close with you both, both your spirits have touched my life. You two are perfect for each other. Both beautiful, kind and happy souls! Any time I bumped into Chad he'd always take time to chat and catch up on how things were going. He's so easy to talk to. I know he's now only listening to you and the boys. To live in the hearts of those we love, is not to die. - Thomas Campbell Sending you comfort and peace

Sincere condolences to you and the boys Carrie. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Cindy Fodor

Carrie, I can't imagine the loss that you are feeling. It broke my heart to hear the news. I have been thinking about you a lot and hope that you are able to feel some small comfort from all the warmth and support that you have around you.

Kerry, and the entire Synott family, I just want to send my deepest sympathies. Chad was an amazing dad, husband and brother. I had the honour of knowing Chad and he was such an amazing human. Kind heart and gentle soul. Heaven is blessed to receive you. I hope that you know how very much you were loved. Sending big hugs and much luv for the entire family. Maureen Frison ❤️❤️❤️❤️

My sincere condolences to family and friends. Many of my fondest memories of teenage fun and shenanigans included Chad. Big smile, hearty laugh, endless energy, artistic talent, can do attitude, kind heart. A magnetic personality all around. I am certain he is not resting in peace but rather Chad’s spirit is dancing, dirt bike riding, boating, fishing, singing, drawing or fixing something. He has left a legacy to those he left behind to not forget to have joy in their lives. For that, I am so grateful Chad

Oh man. I grew up with Darrin and Chad. Went to their BC cabin so many times. Basically, the first time I drove a speed boat and how we got our first dog. Their cabin - it's one of the biggest instigators as to why we moved to our awesome BC lake and ocean country. Chad will be deeply missed by everyone.

Chad we had a lot of good times at William Aberhart High School. Though we were not close friends you always had a joyful smile or hello for me and were always welcoming and fun to be around. I was always amazed at your artistic and creative abilities and your want to share your talents with others. I am not surprised you drew others close over the years, made a family, and were a leader in your community. I will miss you my friend. A

My heart felt sympathy goes out to you, Carrie, Mason, Evan, Larry, Emilie and Darrin on the death of my dear nephew, Chad. May all the fabulous memories of Chad help heal your broken hearts and, in time, bring you peace. My love, thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Carrie and family I am saddened by the news of your loss. Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family. Natalie Handley

Dearest Carrie, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys.

To Chads Parents, his brother, his wife and children I’d like to express how truly wonderful a person Chad was. I met Chad while working at WestJet and because we worked in the same department we became very close. I cannot begin to explain the heaps of laughs I experience because of my friendship with him. As well Chad was a noble man to which I’m deeply saddened his children will no longer be exposed to that part of him. I never got to meet his wife or children but I send you my deepest condolences. My sorry cannot compare to yours. I hope that you find peace in having him in your lives for such a short amount of time. I am so very very sorry. Please take care of each other.

So very sorry Carrie. The few times I was part of gatherings with Chad were always fun. My best memory was the 'silly hat joke ' he used to do for the kids. He went far too soon.

How lucky we were all to have known Chad. Sending strength, love, and healing.

My sincere condolences to both families. I’ve known Chad since elementary school and have many fond memories of him, especially at the family cabin and around Calgary.

My heart goes out to you and the boys, and the whole family Carrie. No matter what he was going through he always seemed very happy, especially being with you and the boys.

So sorry to hear this news. I met Chad back in school and have many fun memories of him. He was one in a million. Thinking of his family.

Carrie. I am so saddened by Chad's death. He and Todd spent their teen years with me and Michelle and their other friends hanging out, singing, laughing, building decks. Oh also bbqueing and eating. I will keep you all in my heart and pray for your courage and resilience in this dark time. May God bless you and keep you. Linda.

Carrie and heartfelt condolences go out to you. Hugs

So sorry to hear. Chad was such a nice fellow. Condolences go out to his family.

Our sincere condolences to the Synott and Kedge families. Wayne Mortin and family

We are so sorry for your loss Carrie and family. Sending hugs and thoughts at this time. We’ll never forget how kind Chad and You all were to us

I'm so heartbroken for you and your boys, Carrie

Sending you love and strength

I met Chad very soon after Todd and I got together back in 1996, and he has been like a family member to me ever since. The many laughs and special moments shared with him over the years are countless and it’s difficult to imagine that I’ll not experience that again with him. He is so incredibly fortunate to have married you Carrie and to have been a dad to your sweet boys. He loved you all so very much. May our precious memories of him never fade, and I will always be here for you to laugh and cry with when we reminisce. Fly free Chadly, we love you and miss you so deeply, and I hope you’re already fishing somewhere ❤️

I worked with Chad when he was employed at AFTI. He was always smiling and happy with big dreams and plans, one of the few people I met with such a positive disposition. My deepest sympathy to the family he leaves behind.

So sorry for you and the boys, I can't imagine what you are going through. He will surely be missed

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