Christian's Story

LINCOLNVILLE - Christian Mark Bryant was granted his angel wings on March 30th 2015, following a long battle with cancer. His final days were spent surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Christian's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. He had big, beautiful hazel colored eyes that held a depth of knowledge and understanding that is hard to put into words. Many described him as "an old soul." His playful grin captured the hearts of many. Even on some of his harder days, Christian wore his larger than life smile. He taught us all to appreciate the precious moments of life and to smile even when our hearts are breaking.

During the many stages of Christian's illness, he always possessed strength, perseverance, and an ability to overcome incredible odds and physical challenges. With his courage he led us to believe that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories. He could spend hours playing with his "Thomas" trains and watching his favorite shows while cuddling close to those he loved so much. He absolutely loved music! From early on he would get up and dance and you would always hear him singing along to his favorite songs and TV shows. While living in San Diego, Christian had the opportunity to experience some gorgeous days at the beach and never wanted to leave. He loved splashing in the waves and playing with his trucks in the sand. Christian had also become an expert at Mario Kart in his few short years.

With Christian's passing we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated. Although we will miss him every day, especially his silly little voice and beautiful smile, he will forever remain in our hearts. Through his teachings about life, we were able to create wonderful memories and it has been a privilege to be his parents. We are so thankful Christian's sister Arianna met her brother so she can hold dear the memory of his gentle spirit.

Christian is survived by his loving parents, Christopher and Jensen Bryant of Lincolnville; sister Arianna Bryant; paternal grandmother Patricia Schade of Belmont; maternal grandmother Sandra Hayes of Winterport; paternal grandfather Charles Bryant of Indianapolis Indiana; maternal grandfather Mart Pizana of Petaluma California; uncles Alexander and Max Bryant of Belmont; Sonny and Dante Pizana of Petaluma California; aunts Keira and Tari Hayes of Winterport and Biddeford; Morgan and Jordan Pizana of Petaluma California. Christian is also survived by his wonderful great grandparents, many caring great aunts and uncles, special cousins and dear family friends.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather Mark Schade.

There will be a memorial service for Christian at the Faith Temple Church of God, 193 Lincolnville Ave, Belfast, Maine on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 1pm, with a celebration of his life to follow at the Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial St, Belfast, Maine. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave, Belfast, Maine 04915.
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