89 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday October 5, 2019. Beloved wife of the late John (2015) for 64 years. Dear mother of Elsie Cross (Tim), Helga Loechel, Irene Collard (Ken Evans) (the late Dennis 2001). Loving Oma of Lyndsay, Brittany and Shannon. Dear sister-in-law of Maria Gerhardt (the late Konrad). Dear sister-in-law of Barbara Quintus, Eva Lukas, Katharina Loechel, the late Christina Loechel and the late Andreas Loechel and the late Johanna Grotz. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Mom was a woman of style, wit and grace who loved her family deeply. She surrounded herself with things of beauty and was an award winning gardener and a masterful cook and baker. She was the life of the party, forever an optimist and her family's biggest cheerleader. She will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 9:30 am until time of funeral service to celebrate Christine's life at 11 am. Family burial to follow at Erie Memorial Gardens. Pastor Sylvia Swiatoschik officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home or St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.