SAUNDERS, ChristinePosted: April 23rd, 2020
1921 – 2020
Christine Saunders of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Victor Saunders, passed away gently and peacefully on April 19, 2020, at the age of 98.
Chris lived a full life, rich in love. She and Vic were married in 1945 and celebrated 70 wonderful years together. She put her whole heart into caring for her family and was happiest when the family was together.
She also cultivated deep and lasting friendships. She and Vic enjoyed a rich social life, and especially loved entertaining in their home, playing cards with friends, golfing, and travelling.
As an active member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, she was a warm and gracious presence, and she enjoyed many years with the women’s group and Creative Fingers.
A woman of natural poise and dignity, Chris accepted with quiet strength her husband’s illness and death in 2016, as well as the challenges of her vision loss and dementia. Throughout her life, people were touched by her genuine kindness and appreciative spirit.
We are deeply grateful for the compassionate care over the past two years by the staff of Good Samaritan Society West Highlands Centre and then, briefly, at St Therese Villa; she was also blessed by the friendship of Terry Nowlin.
Chris will be lovingly remembered by her children Doug (Barb), Jim (Katie), and Carolyn (Dan) Ethier; her grandchildren Curt (Tammy), Jill (Greg) Walkey, Chad (Kristy) Billyard, Tom Speakman, Sarah (Darryl) Kooiker, Arlen Speakman, Ben (Laura) Ethier, Sarah Ethier; her nine great-grandchildren; plus many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents Konrad and Anna Adolph; sisters Mary, Emma, and Martha, all of Winnipeg, and brother Edward of Mississauga.
A private Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery with Reverend Kathy Calkins officiating.
As expressions of remembrance, donations may be made to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Memorial Fund, 2406 11 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 0K8; or to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 1202 2 Ave S #40, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.
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My condolences to Jim and family with the passing of your mother. God bless.
My sympathies to you and your family, Carolyn. Your mother was a kind and gracious lady.