Peacefully, on March 14, 2018, with her family at her side, in her own home. Loving wife of Douglas, beloved mother of Gregory (Julie), Ian (Linda), Beth (Matthew). Adoring and devoted “Nan” to Sara, Lauren, Roland, Victor and Hillary Christine. Dear daughter of Arthur & Beatrice Cramm and daughter-in-law of Alec & Maysie Moores. Sister of Barbara (Richard) and Edgar (Karen). Sister-in-law of Darroch (Nancy) and David (Norma). Kind Aunt to her nieces and nephews, Janna, Carl, Andrew, Neal, Craig, Joanne, Paul and Gail. Also, many kind and caring friends and other family members will miss and fondly remember Chris.
Chris met Douglas in July, 1967 and from then to now, over 50 years, they shared a wonderful and happy life together. Their children and grandchildren brought immense joy and happiness to Chris. She was always a source of guidance and support to her family through her life. As the family shared many special occasions over the years, Chris, as Mother and Nan, was the fulcrum around which those events rotated.
Chris attended Acadia University and graduated from Memorial and Dalhousie Universities. She taught school for a brief period before she began her family. She was very active in her community in various organizations and youth groups. She was a founding member of the CBN Figure Skating Club, President of the NL Figure Skating Association and a Director of Skate Canada. Chris was a very creative person and had real flair for doing things in unique ways. She loved making cards for special occasions for her family and friends and took great pleasure in assembling her own beautiful scrapbooks – she spent many happy hours doing so. “The Paperie” store, which she started with her niece Janna, provided many of her friends with an opportunity to create their own special memories. Chris loved to entertain her family and friends, both at home and at Ocean Pond, and made sure that nothing was left undone to ensure the success of those occasions.
From very early in their marriage, and often with their children, Chris & Doug travelled to many different parts of the world. Chris was adventurous, and she truly loved to see and explore new places. From the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, to the Great Wall of China and the Western Wall of Jerusalem, along with numerous stops in between, they journeyed and were very happy doing so. However, her two favourite places on earth were Hilton Head Island, in South Carolina, and the family’s cabin at Ocean Pond. All the times she spent there with her family and friends brought Chris great joy and contentment.
Chris was a remarkable woman and possessed a beautiful spirit. She was dedicated and devoted to her family. She was a kind, caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was also a true and loyal friend to those whom she met on the road of her life.
The family wishes to express sincere gratitude and thanks to their many friends who were so kind and considerate to Chris during her illness. Donations in her memory may be made to the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, 300 Prince Philip Dr., St. John’s, NL, A1B 3V6, or online at cancercarefoundation.nf.ca. Visitation to be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, Freshwater Road on Thursday, March 15 from 2:00 – 5:00 and 7:00 – 9:00, and Friday, March 16 from 2:00 – 5:00 and 7:00 – 9:00. Funeral to be held at Wesley United Church, Patrick Street, on Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Parish Hall.
“I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the way,
of happy times and laughing
times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who
grieve, to dry before the sun,
Of happy memories that I leave.
When life is done.”
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Wesley United Church, Patrick Street
Reception to follow at the Parish Hall.