In Memory

Darlene Christie (Sonmor)

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07/27/12 12:54 AM #1    

Pam Stegeman (De Kock)

I admire Darlene for her strength and courage in her fight against her illness.  She and I spent a few weeks together at the cancer clinic and lodge during our treatments in Dec., 1999 and Jan., 2000, in Kelowna.  I tried to keep in contact with her after we had finished our treatments, but we lost touch.  I would like to know if anyone could possibly fill me in on Darlene from about 2002 onwards until her death.  This is the first that I knew of her passing.

If I may quote from the 1964 LVR Yearbook, The Mountaineer,  a write-up about Darlene (no photo) on Page 65, in the Graduates section :

"Darlene Christie-"Imagination is more important than knowledge."  Darlene works at Coventry's and hopes to travel in the near future.  She is a going concern who loves life, except school life."

May you be playing with your Grandchildren wherever you are!

Rest in Peace, Darlene.


Pam LVR '64.

11/02/12 07:20 AM #2    

John Christie

I was shocked to see Darlene was gone. Cancer is an insidious disease which I too have had 4 times (lung,prostate, eyelid,  forehead melanoma. 3 of those are a result of Agent Orange herbicide exposure while in Vietnam with the U.S. Marines. I worked with Darlene at Coventry's Flower Shop as I was the after school delivery driver for several years. George Benwell was also there and Shirley. We had a great group and a lot of laughs.

Darlene and I were not related. May you always have fair winds and following seas on your heavenly journey. You are missed and gone far too soon.

John Christie

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