Christopher Stetson Look 3rd of Edgartown died peacefully on April 14 with his loved ones by his side. He was 67.

After many years of battling cancer and undergoing two stem cell transplants, he had become a survivor and was blessed with 15 more years of life. Sadly, because of the many health complications that come with being a cancer survivor, and after fighting for so long, his body was done fighting.

Chris was born on Oct. 24, 1954 to Christopher (Huck) Stetson Look Jr. and Marjorie Hope Searle Look, who were both multi-generational Islanders. Growing up with his parents and four siblings in a small Edgartown house and then “vacationing” to an even smaller house on Chappaquiddick, the family became close. Growing up on the Vineyard, he was always immersed in all that the Island had to offer, from its wild shores to its deep woods.

He always looked back proudly on his days of football glory, playing alongside his brothers at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, which he graduated from in 1973. His love of football never stopped. Anytime the Pats were playing, he watched, saying “what I would have done . . . ” Fishing and, later, hunting, were a huge part of his life. Working on the swordfishing boats in the 1970s was something he always spoke so fondly of. It was a huge part of building much of the foundation of the hard-working, determined man Chris was.

He met his future wife, Leslie Hanson Look, during a pool game battle at The Lampost. There was always a debate about who won that game. His blue eyes captured her heart and until the end they held their brightness. He relentlessly pursued her, highlighting his attributes of persistence and stubbornness. They married on May 24, 1980 at The Island Country Club Inn. In the next few years, they had two beautiful children together.

One of Chris’s many talents was construction. He built two houses where he, Leslie and his children resided. He had many jobs through the years: working on the Chappy Ferry, oil burner services, carpentry and his own handyman business. He started the Vineyard branch of Invisible Fence in the 1990s and had run it ever since. A member of the Portuguese American Club for years, he was proud of his Portuguese heritage, as well as his Mayflower descendance.

Chris and Leslie shared a love of golf, which they discovered together. He held the record for the longest tee shot at Farm Neck Golf Club for many years. He was a huge part of originating a fishing tournament for Camp Jabberwocky in the 1990s. He always loved teaching his many skills to his children and anyone who was ready to learn.

He was a family man and truly had the best sense of humor and the biggest heart. He was strong physically and in his convictions. He showed his true strength in his fight to survive any obstacles that came his way. He loved so fiercely. If he knew you, he loved you, and that love was strong.

Chris was predeceased by his father Christopher (Huck) Stetson Look Jr., his mother Marjorie Hope Searle Look, and his brothers William (Huck) Look and David Look.

He is survived by his wife Leslie Hanson Look; daughter Cassidy Look Jackson and her husband Anthony Jackson; son Christopher Stetson Look 4th and his partner Alexandra Pratt; and his beloved sidekick of a dog Izzy. He is also survived by his sister Diana Butynski and her husband Jack, and their children Lucas and his wife Emily, Seth and his wife Theresa, and Kaitlyn Leber and her husband Casey; his sister Joyce Look and her son Jacob Murphy; his nephews Nathan Costa and Matthew Look; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and others in the big, beautiful family that he was part of.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Agricultural Hall on Saturday, April 30 at 3 p.m. There will be potluck — Chris’s favorite, of course — after the service.

Donations can be made to Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group or Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard.