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Florence May BORTHWICK
Père : Norman BORTHWICK
Mère : Annie SMITHSON
Décès le : 2004-12-12
Parution : 2005-01-20
Paru dans : The Recorder & Times, Brockville, ON

Florence Christie, 91 Florence May Christie, 91, died December 12 at Brockville General Hospital. She was born December 14, 1912 in Toronto, Ont., to Norman Borthwick and his wife, the former Annie Smithson. One of seven children, she was raised and educated in the Guelph, Ont. area and worked there for a time. She married Gordon "Slim" Christie in Guelph on October 23, 1937, and they lived there until her husband joined the armed forces. She followed him to the West Coast where she lived and worked in Nanaimo, B.C., while he was overseas. Upon his return they relocated to Brockville, where Mr. Christie took a position at Stetson's until it closed and he retired. They had one daughter, Patricia. After her birth they moved to the village of Lyn and purchased a house. Mrs. Christie worked for many years as an employee and supervisor at Burnbrae Farms, in Lyn, where she made many friends, including her best friend Dolores MacKay. She retired from Burnbrae Farms in 1977 and for the next two years travelled with her husband before his death on February 6, 1979. From then on her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren, Crystal and Shawn, who spent many a summer holiday with her. She also enjoyed travelling and took her grandchildren with her on several occasions, during which they had many memorable and happy times together. She sold her house in Lyn and moved back to Brockville in 1987. Her other interests were talking to and visiting her many friends, as well as knitting and crocheting for herself and family. She also enjoyed spending time with her great-granddaughter, Tanzey. She is survived by daughter Patricia Christie, of Bright, Ont., granddaughter Crystal and great-granddaughter Tanzey of Ottawa, and grandson Shawn of Brockville. She is also survived by one sister, Clara, of Kitchener, and one brother, Charles, of Sarnia. She was predeceased by brothers Oscar and Robert and sisters Dorthy and Pat. A graveside service was held December 14 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland. Rev. Stan Riley, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 96 padre, officiated. Memorial donations were directed to the Children's Wish Foundation and Hospice of Providence Palliative Care. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Barclay Funeral Home, Brockville. Published in Section b, page 7 in the Thursday, January 20, 2005 edition of the Brockville Recorder & Times. Posted 4:38:28 PM Thursday, January 20, 2005.

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