Obit: HEPPER, Christine Elizabeth [LETCHER]

Christine Elizabeth (Letcher) Hepper
AMHERST - Christine Elizabeth (Letcher) Hepper, 96, of Amherst passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 at Gables Lodge in Amherst. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late William Thomas and Carolyn Jean (Mattinson) Letcher.Christine was a graduate of Amherst Regional High School. Following her graduation she attended Teachers College in Truro where she received her teaching diploma. During the war years, she worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia in Amherst. She spent several years teaching in various Nova Scotia schools. Following her marriage to her husband, Emil, in 1962 Christine moved to Marysville, British Columbia, where she resided for 25 years, returning to Nova Scotia after Emil's passing. Being an avid gardener, she took great joy in watching things grow. Fishing was one of her great loves, catching many large trout and salmon in the BC waters. Her many interests included knitting, needlepoint, samp collecting, photography, music and crafts. Christine thoroughly enjoyed travelling, visiting many parts of Canada as well as other parts of the world. Her lodges, Eastern Star, Pythian Sisters, Rebekahs, and Nomads meant a great deal to her and she remained very active in them until the last couple of years, holding various offices. Christine was a valued member of the "Travellers" music group for 20 years, brining joy to the many residents in the nursing homes that the group visited. She will be sadly missed by all and fondly remembered by her loving sister, Patricia Parker of Amherst; special nieces (whom she considered "just like daughters"), Carolyn (Larry) McCormick of Springhill and Melissa (John) MacDonald of Amherst; as well as several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. Christine was predeceased by her husband, Emil; sister, Dorothy in infancy and brother in law, Douglas Parker. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends were invited to a time of visitation on Saturday, Dec. 27 from 1-2 p.m., followed immediately by a funeral service at Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst, (667-9906) with Rev. Bruce Lloyd officiating. Family flowers only please. Donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.
[Sunday 28-December-2008 The Amherst Daily news, on-line, Amherst NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2009-01-03]

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