Annie Christie MacDonald, our beloved Chrissy, passed peacefully away on November 14th after almost 92 extraordinary years.
Many left this earth before her, including her husband Gordon, her brother-in-law David, and most of their bridge club. All were constant companions in our lives. We miss them all.
Left with fond and loving memories her daughter Marjorie, her sons Gord and Sandy, and their partners Doug (Munn), Sandra and Kevin (Angel) as well as her grandchildren of whom she was so proud Thomas, Sarah and her oldest grandchild Alexandra who coined ‘‘Chrissy’’ which now seems to have always been her name.
She was a mother, grandmother and friend to all those she considered our family. Chrissy made this a big group and it included Alec, Nancy, Sandy, Heather, Harry, and Peter Hickman, Anne Williams, the Murrays and the Chisholm’s. She loved her sister Betty fiercely and her children Jennifer, Greg and Jeff who were like her own.
Many others were important to her. Many were her students. They sought her counsel, or were given it whether they asked for it or not.
Chrissy was a force of nature. She loved life to the fullest along with the people around her. She loved her garden and she loved to cook. Her chocolate chip cookies were legendary. Every party was the “best party ever”.
Chrissy showed us how to enjoy life, how to bring beauty into our homes and how to fill our lives with friends and companionship. We hope that we are wise enough to accept these extraordinary gifts.
Thank you to all the staff at Kenny’s Pond for their care and compassion.
As per her wish cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.