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Christine Brekelmans
In Memory of
Christine Marilyn
Brekelmans (Benninger)
1958 - 2018
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Condolence From: Wendy Aitken
Condolence: To Francis, Chris’s family and friends:
I was shocked and saddened to learn of Chris’s sudden passing when I was away. As a fellow volunteer fitness instructor, I know she was well liked by her colleagues and the participants in her classes.
Please accept my sincere condolences.

Friday June 29, 2018
Condolence From: Carol Mitchell
Condolence: Such respect for Chris, a colleague who made me smile even on tough days. We worked together at the Red Cross/Canadian Blood Services and for a brief time shared an office despite being in different departments. Our commiserations were joyful and therapeutic. A wonderful woman. My condolences to her loved ones.
Wednesday June 27, 2018
Condolence From: Heather Palmer
Condolence: Dear Francis, Carl and Jenny,
My condolences to you and your families. During the past five decades you became a part of my life through Chris. Chris and I became close friends in grade 9. She was a true friend; sharing in the happy times and supporting me during difficult times. Chris was a beautiful person on both the outside and inside. I witnessed the love she had for so many people in her life. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. I will cherish our friendship memories until we meet again. God Bless.
Wednesday June 27, 2018
Condolence From: Randy Aitken
Condolence: To Jenny,Bryan & Families:Paula and I were very saddened to have read in the paper about Chris passing away.We remember her as someone who was kind to everybody and carried that through in her retirement years. You are in our thoughts and
prayers at this time.
Randy & Paula Aitken
Chatham on
Tuesday June 26, 2018
Condolence From: Cynthia Ruby-Lewis
Condolence: Just saw and I miss shocked! we were friends in Chatham, enjoyed a cottage vacation and fishing. Re-connected with Chris meeting her husband last fall with hopes of doing again. I cannot imagine the pain of your loss. My prayers are with you all, I met Carl and Jean up at Markdale several times over the past several years. Cynthia Ruby-Lewis and Raymond
Tuesday June 26, 2018
Condolence From: Bonnie Rudd
Condolence: Dear Francis and family
There are people we know and them there are people we treasure. Chris was the most loved treasure we had . Her presence in our lives will always be remembered with happiness and love.
Bonnie Rudd
(part of the Friendship Centre Team)
Monday June 25, 2018
Condolence From: Cathy Ferren
Condolence: May your spirit bless those of us left behind, intercede for us with the Father, and may the Holy Spirit fill the hearts of all who loved you on earth until we meet again. May you walk with Jesus forever.
Monday June 25, 2018
Condolence From: Lloyd and Mary Muir
Condolence: Dear Francis, Carl, Jean and family,
Our sincere condolence in the loss of Christine. We can't imagine how difficult this must be for all of you. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. We met Christine only a few times, one being the auction at our home where Francis acquired Star Trek plates and other times at birthday parties. We know she was a loved member of your family.
Lloyd and Mary Muir
Monday June 25, 2018
Condolence From: Ben enEls Mutsaers
Condolence: Hoi Francis we willen je condoleren met het grote verlies van Christina.
En je heel veel sterkte toewensen de komende moeilijk tijd die er aan zit
te komen.
Ik hoop dat je de kracht kunt vinden om het een plaats te kunnen geven.
Nogmaals heel veel sterkte allemaal.
Monday June 25, 2018
Condolence From: Carolyn Harris
Condolence: With Deepest Sympathy ...I had the priviledge to work with Chris at CBS .Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Sincerely Carolyn Harris
Monday June 25, 2018
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