Chase Andrew Kraynick was born in Yorkton, SK on March 29th, 2005, the eldest child of Clint and Rachel Kraynick, a big brother to Cooper. Some of Chase’s favourite things were riding his green bike and playing farming with Cooper. He loved the farm, and couldn’t wait to be with his Dad, riding on all the machinery, watering the cows, picking mushrooms, feeding chickens and looking after his and Cooper’s pumpkin patch. His most recent pride and joy was a slingshot. He always looked forward to times when he could visit with his cousins, and have play dates with his friends. He loved music, and was involved with hockey, baseball and swimming. He enjoyed fishing and was so proud of the first fish he caught. Chase couldn’t wait to show his parents the latest craft or project he had done in daycare, nursery school and kindergarten. He also loved to help his mom when she baked. Chase was especially looking forward to living on their new farm. He had a great imagination and spent countless hours playing with Cooper, climbing trees, fences and bales. Every evening after bath time, was snuggle time with Mom, Dad and Cooper, reading books and eating snacks. Chase was suddenly taken from us in a tragic farming accident on May 24, 2011. He was only 6 years old.
In 2011, the Canora Junior Elementary School took on the task of spreading the idea within the community that it only takes one person to make a difference. They taught their students the concept of “Paying it Forward” and handed out Pay it Forward cards to each students asking them to think about ways to use them. Chase was only 6 years old when he came home with his card and he was constantly thinking of ways he could make a difference. Whether it was shoveling the neighbor’s driveway in the winter or opening doors for others, Chase’s heart was so full of love and goodness to share. The lesson our family learned was that no matter how young or old, rich or poor, everyone has something to give. When he passed away we handed out these cards to all the people who attended his funeral and still do till this day as a reminder of who Chase really was.. a loving little boy with so much to offer. We are asking that you take the time to use these cards to pay forward all the love, good thoughts, generosity and kindness for others in Chase’s memory. Please show this in your actions and deeds to support someone else who may need it.
Download a copy of the updated Chase Kraynick Pay It Forward Card.
Can you think of 3 things that you can do for someone or something that they normally would not be able to do for themselves?
We Challenge You to Make a Difference!!