The lineman from Nova Scotia Power who died on the job Friday is recalled as a man who was well-liked by all. Chris Perks, 35, a fun-loving Taekwondo competitor and instructor with a second-degree black belt and a big heart, was named by Doug Large as his friend.
For more than a decade, Large, the owner of Chimo Taekwondo in Spryfield, has known Perks as a student and friend. On behalf of Perks’ family, he talked with CTV News.
“He poured his heart and soul into his martial arts training, and he put his heart and soul into assisting people. “The amount of enthusiasm he put into every conversation and interaction was incredible,” Large added.
“Over the previous two days, I’ve talked to and heard from a number of individuals, and everyone has the same stories about him.”
Perks was described as a huge person, both physically and mentally, by Large. At Chimo Taekwondo Club, he spent a lot of time working with children.