Obit: CHRISTIE, Thelma V

Monday, February 7, 2005 The Halifax Herald Limited


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CHRISTIE, Thelma V. - 89, died in Amherst on February 5, 2005. Born May 24, 1915, she was a daughter of Jonathan L. Grose and Edith Louise Grose. At a young age she moved with her mother and stepfather Waldo Hartsook to Eston, Saskatchewan. After completing her public school education in Eston, she trained as a nurse at the Toronto General Hospital. Upon receiving her R.N. she worked as a nurse in a mission hospital in Twillingate, NL. In 1939 she enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy as a nursing sister and was stationed at Cornwallis, North Sydney and Halifax. In 1945, following her discharge from the Canadian Navy, she married Charles B. Christie and they moved to Amherst. Thelma was an active member of her community. She was involved with the Highland View Hospital Auxiliary, and a former member of the Amherst Golf Club and the Amherst Curling Club. Thelma is survived by her sons, David H. Christie, Amherst; Paul S. Christie, Halifax; grandchildren, Julie, Allison, Alex and Maeghan; her brother, Gerald O. Hartsook; her sister, Hazel Thompson, both of Eston, Sask. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, and a brother, Cecil W. Hartsook. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst on Wednesday, February 9, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Byron Corkum officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cumberland Regional Health Foundation or a charity of your choice. www.campbellsfh.com

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