While on class trips in elementary school, he'd take photographs of scenery.Marie Christian told Pique, "'what he was doing was really showing me the world as he saw it,' said Marie.

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The bright, outgoing pair then moved on to Whistler, British Columbia, where they were hired at Whistler Blackcomb.

David was immediately excited about the new job, which would begin at the start of ski season in October.

Every year the family goes to Sybil Point to remember Mick Christian, 'and now David Christian,' said Marie.

She's extending an invite to David's Whistler friends to be part of that event a year from now." Case Details Name/age: David Christian, 27 Hometown: Ireland Residence: Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada College: Selkirk College Last Seen: 03/17/12, Merlin's Bar, British Columbia, Canada Physical Description: 6'3," 210 pounds Recovered: 03/21/12, Horstman Creek at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course.

He took a course in Ski Area Management at Selkirk College and earned his third diploma.

But he never gave up his love of travel, and enjoyed travelling the globe to places like Australia and New Zealand during the off season or in his spare time.

"Men would never let a girl walk home alone--I know David wouldn't," she said.

"But men (don't do the same) for each other," she said.

Christian’s 18-year-old cousin, Caitlin Sampson told the Province that her cousin, "was a really nice guy.” She added that the “gentle giant” was "the happiest guy — happy to be alive.” Services for David Christian are planned to be held in Ireland.

According to Pique News Magazine, Marie Christian "plans to hold onto his ashes until they can be spread at Sybil Point [where] his father's ashes were scattered.

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