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Christina Douglas, late of Weyburn, SK passed away August 13, 2013, at the age of 96 years.
Chrissie was predeceased by her husband, Albert Douglas; parents, William and Jessie MacDonald; sisters, Nina Patterson, Rhoda Forseth; brother William MacDonald.
Chrissie is survived by her sons: Ross, Bruce (Carol-Lee Eckhardt), Owen (Donalda), Eric (Linda); sister Alice Miller; brother-in-law Murray Douglas, sisters- in-law Yvonne and Fran Douglas, 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and 24 nieces and nephews.
Throughout her life Chrissie involved herself in many community activities. She served on 4H Club booth committees, McTaggart Hall committees, Prairie View Community Club, Queen Elizabeth Home & School, president, historian and catering committees for the Knox Presbyterian Church Women.
She was a member of the Sir Frederick Haultain Chapter of the IODE, ECHO Magazine secretary, and served on the IODE's Provincial Executive for five years. Sir Frederick's hat is in the IODE section of the Weyburn Museum.
She took a Floral Design course in Olds, Alberta in 1971 and worked in the Floral Arts Shop on 3rd St. in Weyburn.
She served on the Weyburn Arts Council, Canada Week Discovery Train committee, Weyburn Diamond 73 committee, and compiled Weyburn City's 75-Year History Book.
Chrissie's personal interests have included painting, ceramics, brush & ink artwork, calligraphy, horticulture, and of course her award winning back yard flower and perennial garden.
For most of her life she sewed all her own clothes and was a member of the Priscilla Club, a Weyburn women's sewing group.
At various times in her life she enjoyed skating, curling, bowling, cross country skiing, and most of all, dancing.
Chrissie also had a brief encounter with the Canadian Political Scene. Her husband Albert (Ab) was the MP for Assiniboia from 1968 until his untimely death in 1971. This was the beginning of the Trudeau era. Albert and Chrissie hosted a Trudeau visit to their farm north of McTaggart.
Chrissie was also well traveled having returned to Scotland to visit relatives six times; attended the silver broom in Switzerland; a farm & ranch tour of Fiji, Australia, NZ Hawaii, Tahiti; and a Holy Land tour that covered Germany, Rome, Palestine, Jerusalem Holy Land including Oberammergau. She also spent several winters in Arizona where she became friends with Gertie Minor Roger, author of 'Lady Rancher' and composer of the poem below:
Donít grieve for me -For I have shared the happiness that life can bringDonít grieve for me -
I'm here today to speak on behalf of my family, in celebration of Chrissie's life. Chris was our friend. We can't remember when we didn't know her. Growing up Chris and Ab figured prominently in our lives, not only were they neighbours, but they were great friends of our parents. Whenever there was a need, Chris was there for us. She was present in our lives at our weddings, showers and other celebrations, and always willing to lend a hand when the need arose.
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed and ever dear.
The tide recedes, but leaves behind bright sea shells on the sand.
RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel