Obituary of Christine Thomas
It is with great sadness that the family of Christine Thomas announces her passing on October 19th, 2018 at the age of 57 years after a short yet courageous battle with cancer.
Christine will be lovingly remembered by her husband Richard Thomas; her daughter Jennifer Rhyason (Corey); her son Jason Thomas; her four sisters, Joanne(Andre), Rose-Marie, Roxanne(Tim)and Sandy-Lynne(Al); as well as many friends and family. Christine was predeceased by her sister; Monique and her beloved dogs.
Christine was born to her mother and father on October 30th, 1960 in North Bay, Ontario where she grew up with her loving sisters. Christine and Richard sealed their love and got married on April 30th, 1983 In North Bay, Ontario. Christine and her loving husband, Richard welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl Jennifer Lee on June 30th, 1984 and completed their family with the birth of a baby boy Jason Paul two years later on August 19th, 1986.
Christine will be forever known for the immense love for her family and especially her two grandchildren; Jace Rhyason and Eva Rhyason. Christine was very artistic and loved to express herself through art and crafting, as well as having a love for clothing and jewelry. Christine and Richard loved to travel and see the world together, spend time with their family and their shared love for their dogs. Christine’s greatest accomplishment in life will forever be that she “raised two of the most incredible children”. Christine’s joy, happiness and love for others has had a long-lasting impression on everyone who met her, whether it be in passing or from her job as a Jewelry Clerk at Treasure’s Jewellers in Bonnyville. Everyone had the same thing to say about Christine, that she “Is absolutely beautiful inside and out”.
A Funeral Service will take place Thursday, October 25th 2018 at the St. Dominics Parish at 1:00pm with refreshments to follow.
*Guests are asked to arrive and be seated by 12:40pm.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that a donation be made on behalf of christine
to the lakeland humane society..
To Be Determined
To Be Determined
My condolences to you Dick Jennifer and Jason and Family. I am so sorry I can’t be there !
You are loved by many Chris . When people met you ,you always left them with a joyful loving feeling . Your the most kind hearted loveable person and you gave that to everyone . Your family and friends , all of us will all miss you dearly . Jason and Jennifer and the grandkids will carry that on, you have installed that in them all . When I left Cold Lake and said my goodbyes you said to me , See you later . So Chris I will miss you and I will see you later. ~Cathy Martin
To Richard, Jennifer and Jason;
It is said that when we don’t know what to say to someone who is grieving, we should simply be honest, speak from the heart and the words will come to us. Well, the words that came to mind when I learned of Christine’s passing were a string of (inappropriate) angry swear words directed at the evil that is cancer. I realize there aren’t any words, polite or otherwise, that can help right now but I felt compelled to express my sympathies out of respect and admiration for Christine. As a mother myself, I believe her greatest concern was for the well-being of her family after she was gone. Therefore, as part of that well-being and your healing journey, I hope you can take comfort and strength in knowing what a fabulous person she was. I truly hope the caring and concern of others helps a little bit in the days to come. ( I also believe Christine would agree with me that the swearing/ cursing thing is a suitable coping mechanism at times!)
With deepest sympathies.
Richard, Jason, Jennifer and family. Mr. & Mrs. Bessette, Joanne, Rose-Marie, Roxanne, Sandy and families:
My heart is broken due to the devastating loss of our dear, sweet Christine. I can only imagine the heartbreak you all feel. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Her gentle spirit will live on in all of you. Cherish all the beautiful memories you have. May she Rest In Peace among the angels in Heaven. xoxo
Richard and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife, mother and grandmother. We only met her once, but a memory we now have to cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and although you are grieving right now you will find peace with time. Cherish each and every memory!
~Dave and Jan Parachoniak