Crystal Marie Nilsen

November 20, 1981January 21, 2011

NILSEN CRYSTAL November 20th 1981 – January 21st 2011 Crystal is now at peace in the loving arms of her Savior Jesus. This incredible loving young woman will be deeply missed by her father Lorne, mother Barbara and brother Matthew, grandmothers Marie Nilsen and Jacqueline Heinrichs, uncles Stanley and Steve Nilsen, and Geoff Marsh, aunts Kathy Nilsen, Susan Heinrichs, and Kathleen Chase, cousins Mike Nilsen and Jaclyn Nilsen. She was predeceased by her grandfather Knute Nilsen. She touched the lives of all who knew her in an amazing way. We would like to thank Dr. Rupka and Dr. Latham, Jocelyn Reimer Kent and the staff of 2 south and north of Royal Columbian hospital for their loving care and attention to Crystal and our family this past year. A Celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, January 29th 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sardis Community Church, 45625 South Sumas Road, Chilliwack. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Promontory Community Church, Noah’s Ark Children’s Ministry Uganda Fund.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 29, 2011

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Analies Burkland

January 22, 2012

Carrying your love and your memory with me in my every day.
Your presence is missed here, but I know your influence continues to keep you alive in the lives of others.

Miss you so much, but I'll see you again - and that's the most amazing part.
Thanks for watching over us.
Love you always.

Bob Davies

January 19, 2012

You are very much alive in many ways, Crystal.
The influence and impact you had on those around you is a part of who they are ... who they will become ... as you live as a part of each person's history.
You are not just here in memory ... you are alive in the people whose lives you changed for the better.
Some truths about you ....
Yours is a soul of giving ... not taking.
As a teacher, you believed in justice and what was right ... and you treated those who were misdirected with compassion and instilled them with self-worth and a sense of direction.
As a person, you treated those around you with respect and dignity.
You were open and honest and straight forward.
As for now, it is without doubt, that you are an angel ... watching over those who need you.

May 4, 2011

Bob Davies

May 4, 2011

Just a note to let you know that you are very much alive in the hearts of many people, Crystal.
Time is not erasing you.
You're being here is still happening.
Your presence is still strong ...

Florence Rickards

March 1, 2011

Lighting another candle for you, and for those of us still left here on this earth who are thinking about you and missing you.
with all my love,
Your great Aunt Florence

Mike Nilsen

February 6, 2011

I must have sat down to write this, to read this 100's of times, and I can't seem to get past the first two or three sentenaces and then I pause and freeze up and I cant got any further.

I think back to all your adventure's you have had and its clear that this is how you defined your life, you lived each day, as an adventure and now you are going to experience the biggest most exciting adventure that there is.

Your spirit and your grace has touched everyone around you and will continue to touch everyone for years to come. You are and forever missed but you will never be forgotten.

No goodbye's, just good memories and until next time ...

Hugs and Lotsa Love


picture it, Anaheim 1991, two young cousins are standing on the balcony of there hotel room, overlooking the wonder that is Disneyland. Their parents are diligently preparing for a long trip home after what proved to be the most exciting trip ever. Sadend the two cousins beg and plead with their parents not to leave, a fruitless endeavour but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Quietly the two cousins plotted, how to make this happen, how to stay in Disneyland permantley, then it happened, the building shook, the world spun, chairs rocked and tables vibrated, they experienced their first earthquake. In this moment the plotting and the dreaming turned into fright and thus turned into one mission, WE WANNA GO HOME!!!!!!

Those two cousins were Me and Crystal and that is one of my most cherised memories.

Florence Rickards

February 3, 2011

I just wanted to light another Candle for you Crystal and for your mom, dad and brother Mathew.....I know they miss you so very much. I wish I had been able to spend more time with you.....
with love, until we meet again,
your great aunt,

Cheryl Archer

February 2, 2011

Dear Lorne, Barb, and Matthew:

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Crystal and will miss her beautiful smile and warm, generous heart. She was special, and her star will always burn bright.

With love,


Jaclyn Nilsen

January 31, 2011

Dearest Crystal,
You have always and will forever remain as close as a sister, and my very best friend. You leave me with the indelible memories of what a best friend is and should be. You will live in my heart always and when I think of you, I will smile and remember you with love. We shared so much together and I'm forever grateful for the amazing memories we have and your constant and unwavering support. I know that you are one very beautiful angel in heaven now and your heart of gold is glowing brightly. I love you and will miss you deeply. In sadness & with love, Jaclyn

January 31, 2011

Dear Barb
I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of your beautiful daughter, Crystal. My heart goes out to you and your family. Crystal was a sweet, bright, talented little girl and was one of those students that a teacher always remembers so fondly.
Susan Bertoia (Surrey, BC)