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Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel

75 Church Street, St. Catharines, ON

OBITUARY

John Alexander Christie

March 28, 1939August 31, 2019
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John Christie passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 31st, 2019 in his 81st year, at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

Family and friends will remember John from St. Catharines Collegiate to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories.

John grew up the only child of Edith (Smith) and Orville Christie (predeceased) on Edmond Street, St. Catharines.

John attended Central Public School and graduated from St. Catharines Collegiate where he excelled in track and football, eventually obtaining a football scholarship and playing for the Alabama Crimson Tide under coach BEAR BRYANT.

St. Catharines Collegiate is also where he met the love of his life Norma Entwistle. They dated from the time they were fourteen, and fifteen years of age and never looked back. They were together for 65 years, wed on December 21st, 1963 and had four children.

John will be remembered as a loving husband and a doting, protective father. He pushed himself to the end and expected his children to do the same.

John’s favourite pastimes were gardening, reading, playing with his dog Tara, golf, and watching Alabama win the national title every year.

John will be missed by his children, Andrew (Tracey) Christie, Robyn Christie (Ray), and Emma (Mike predeceased) Williams and Mary Alexandra Maclean (predeceased) (Campbell). His Grandchildren Samantha (Travis) Jeffray; Alexander (Ashley), Matthew, and Tristan Christie; Carolyn, Camryn, Lauryn Maclean and Brynn and Mark Williams and his great-granddaughter Atlee Jeffray.

The family will be remembering John at HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL; 75 Church Street, St. Catharines (905-684-6346) on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 from 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, located next door to Hulse & English on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Lincoln County Humane Society.

The family would like to thank all of the Doctors and staff at the St. Catharines General Hospital. As well, a special thank you to nurse Tim and Shelly for their overwhelming care and support for our father and our family.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2019

Memories

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Terry Reid

September 4, 2019

As a charter member of the Edmund St. gang, I was very sorry to hear about John. My condolences to all the family. Some memories.. Mrs. Christie wouldn’t let the other kids play with John’s toys but we managed to have fun anyway. When John went to Central I stayed at Alexandra, then we moved but reconnected at the Collegiate. John was our big star and when we won the Red Feather tournament we all went across the ditch for something called a pizza and my first Miller. I also met John years later when I worked for Manpower. My memory is that he had a ready smile and a great sense of humour.
Every time the Tide is on I will think of John.
Terry

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Biography

John Christie passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 31st, 2019 in his 81st year, at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

Family and friends will remember John from St. Catharines Collegiate to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories.

John grew up the only child of Edith (Smith) and Orville Christie (predeceased) on Edmond Street, St. Catharines.

John attended Central Public School and graduated from St. Catharines Collegiate where he excelled in track and football, eventually obtaining a football scholarship and playing for the Alabama Crimson Tide under coach BEAR BRYANT.

St. Catharines Collegiate is also where he met the love of his life Norma Entwistle. They dated from the time they were fourteen, and fifteen years of age and never looked back. They were together for 65 years, wed on December 21st, 1963 and had four children.

John will be remembered as a loving husband and a doting, protective father. He pushed himself to the end and expected his children to do the same.

John’s favourite pastimes were gardening, reading, playing with his dog Tara, golf, and watching Alabama win the national title every year.

John will be missed by his children, Andrew (Tracey) Christie, Robyn Christie (Ray), and Emma (Mike predeceased) Williams and Mary Alexandra Maclean (predeceased) (Campbell). His Grandchildren Samantha (Travis) Jeffray; Alexander (Ashley), Matthew, and Tristan Christie; Carolyn, Camryn, Lauryn Maclean and Brynn and Mark Williams and his great-granddaughter Atlee Jeffray.

The family will be remembering John at HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL; 75 Church Street, St. Catharines (905-684-6346) on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 from 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, located next door to Hulse & English on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Lincoln County Humane Society.

The family would like to thank all of the Doctors and staff at the St. Catharines General Hospital. As well, a special thank you to nurse Tim and Shelly for their overwhelming care and support for our father and our family.