Margaret Christine Fellows (née Tripp)
was born in Swift Current SK on September 23, 1920 and passed away peacefully on January 3, 2013 at the Creek Way Village nursing home in Burlington ON after a long struggle with Alzheimer's.
Christine was predeceased by her parents, William Arthur Tripp and Janet Ross Tripp, and her two sisters, Isobel Reiner (2003) and Barbara Mary (1916). She was also predeceased by her much loved and cherished husband, George Maurice Fellows in 1985, and her special grandson, Matthew James Fellows in 1992.
Christine leaves behind her three sons (and daughters-in-law), William Maurice (Anita), Robert James (Linda), and Brian John (Kathy). Christine was a very loving and proud grandmother to her grandchildren (and spouses), Joanne Baxter (and husband Philip Baxter), Robert Fellows (and wife Andrea Fellows), Cora Fellows, Nicole Fellows and Michael Fellows, as well as to her three great grandchildren, Alice Fellows and Sarah and Liam Baxter.
Christine was very proud of her family's United Empire Loyalist history, as well as her Scottish roots. Family was her number one priority and she loved to tell people about her sons and their families. Her stories about her childhood on the prairies, her parents and siblings, and her large extended family were legendary and have provided the family with a rich history to cherish. As a grandmother, she played endless games and read countless stories to all of the children. She encouraged and loved each of them unconditionally.
She was an excellent bridge player and won many tournaments. She played the piano, having qualified with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Dogs were always a key part of her life. Her first dog was Paddy, an Irish setter. She loved to dance and listen to music. She enjoyed going to church and singing hymns. She loved to look at old photographs and talk about her family.
Christine was a long-standing member of the United Church in Pointe-Claire, QC, and in Byron, London and Burlington, ON. She leaves behind many friends in the church and in the community.
A private family memorial service has been held. Internment of Christine's ashes will take place at the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens cemetery in London, ON at a later date.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer's Society or the Children's Wish Foundation.
Saturday January 12, 2013
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