Our beloved mother and grandmother died peacefully August 8, 2019, after a brave battle with cancer. A few months shy of her 79th birthday, Norma has now joined her husband, Dr. Keith Christie and her parents, William and Georgina.
Norma is survived by her children, son Mark, wife Charlene and grandchildren Mikaela, Matisse, and Cole; daughter Lisa, husband Gary and grandson William; and son Stephen, wife Sandra and grandchildren Sara and Alexander.
After growing up in Scotland, Norma left seeking adventure and came to Canada. Shortly after arriving in Winnipeg, Norma met the love of her life Keith and they raised their family here. Norma spent her career employed at the Health Sciences Centre as a lab technician in the cytogenetics department. She was very committed to her work and her co-workers. Even after retiring, she continued to work there on a part-time basis. Norma was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She cared deeply for her family and her greatest joy was spending time with them. Many great days and evenings were spent at the Christie home on Victoria Crescent enjoying the pool, great meals, conversation and family time together. A lover of books and the Arts, Norma enjoyed book clubs and attending the Winnipeg Symphony, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Prairie Theatre Exchange with Keith and friends and family. Always looking to help traveling colleagues and friends, they opened their home to many as they passed through Winnipeg. Keith and Norma were great travelers themselves and visited all seven continents during their years together.
The family would like to thank the many relatives, friends, and colleagues for their visits during her last days. The family would also like to thank all staff at the St. Boniface Hospital, Victoria Hospital Cancer Care, and Riverview Health Centre for their exceptional care.
Flowers are gratefully declined, but if you wish, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society may be made and would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.
She will be greatly missed.