OBITUARY

Christy Henwood

December 30, 1982March 30, 2021

Christy's Eulogy as given by Tara Loosbrock

Christy Marie Dimler, now Henwood was born on December 30th, 1982, a third daughter for Larry & Ann Dimler. Finally the little blondie that my mom wanted.

Christy went to school in Broadview and had a normal and happy childhood around this area, playing with friends and family and helping on the farm. She made some very special lifelong friends. She loved to goof around, be silly and laugh.

After graduating high school she attended Siast in Regina for office education course. We were roommates until she moved to Edmonton. She was happy in Edmonton, had a few different office jobs, a beautiful home. I often visited. Our brother Braden moved in with her while apprenticing to be an electrician and died in a tragic accident.

Losing Braden broke Christy, she struggled for so many years with emotional pain. As an older sibling you feel this need to protect your younger one. I know this feeling very well. I wanted to save my little sister from all this too. God is the only one who can truly save us.

Christy moved back to Regina in 2010, and continued to work as an administrative assistant at various offices.

Christy always wished to be a wife and mother. She met Lucas Henwood, the love of her life and married him in October of 2018. On December 29, 2019 her baby girl Rylee was born a month early, which was one day before Christy's 37th birthday. Christy said she was blessed with the best gift ever.

Soon after this we learned her cancer was back and not just as a tiny spot on her leg this time, it was in her brain and spine. Christy needed emergency surgery when Rylee was only weeks old. The cancer in her back had caused a fracture causing spinal cord compression. Christy put on a brave face and fought so hard, endured radiation and targeted therapy, traveled to Arizona for intense treatments in hopes of a cure. Instead it only bought us more time. We continued to pray for a miracle. We see now that Christy making it for all of Rylee's firsts was the miracle. I am grateful that she at least got to experience some of the joys of motherhood. Thank you for your love, prayers and even financial support on this journey. Now Christy is free. She fought so hard. Her strength and determination inspired many. I don't understand why it had to be this way. What I do know is that she is free of cancer and pain and with Jesus, and also Braden again. These things give me peace.

What I will miss the most is her kindness, sweetness and understanding. Also her laugh, sweet notes and messages. I wish we had more time. I wish as Rylee grows she would have actual memories of her sweet mama. We will need your help in passing on your memories of Christy and her legacy to Rylee so that she will feel like she knew her mommy.

Christy loved God. She has several journals with inspirational words of encouragement, prayers and verses in her home. We will cherish them, use them and hold them close.

This is one of her sweet notes that she wrote about our Dad on Father’s Day: “Happy Father's Day to the best Dad God could give. Thank you for working so hard to provide for us and still always making time to spend with us. You've encouraged & supported us. Thanks for the values you've taught me. Patience & kindness & heart for God & love you give. Appreciate your funny sense of humor :) you can always make us laugh, even Rylee laughs & smiles her cute little face when Grandpa is around. I love you very much. Have a great day💞”

Christy is now with Jesus and reunited with our loved ones who went before her.

Christy was predeceased by Grandparents - John & Victoria Dimler and Alex & Elizabeth Kaczmar, Brother - Braden Dimler, numerous Aunts & Uncles.

She is survived by her husband Lucas Henwood and daughter Rylee Henwood; father and mother, Larry and Ann Dimler; sisters Shantelle (Mark) Klein, and Tara (Bret) Loosbrock; nieces Jaden & Kaylee Klein; nephews Dane & Seth Loosbrock. Also numerous aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. In Christy’s words from her journal: “I’m grateful that I gave birth to a healthy beautiful girl Rylee. She brings me a lot of joy and look forward to my life raising her and teaching her the word of the Lord and living in His Holy Spirit guidance everyday. Thank you for my parents who have brought me into this world and still look after me and help raise our family to be healthy and God serving. Trusting in Jesus who died for our sins and gave us eternal life so all of us will be together forever in this life and in eternity.”

Rest In Peace my sister, my forever friend, until we will be together again. A little bit of my sister will always live in me.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

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  • Interment

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Kim Halliday

April 2, 2021

Christy is the most strongest woman I know. I will cherish the memories I have with her. I first met Christy at Bible camp and we have been friends ever since. I know I always looked forward to comming to grenfell to visit and at the farm we would spend alot of time outside downstairs just being silly. I even remember always making a cake for Larry when I came down. All the coffees at the Cafe trips to Whitewood and the lake to dances even going to st Hubbard's with a bunch of people. I'm so glad that I got to visit Christy in oct/Nov when we ran into eachother at the hospital. She is such a strong women and so proud to be a mom and wife.. Christy you will be missed by so many. I love you and I am so happy that you are free from pain and are with God and we will meet again. Until then my friend rest easy. My condolences to all the family. May God give you strength.

Shery and Harvey Duke

April 2, 2021

With heartfelt sympathy we send our sincere condolences in the loss of your daughter, Christy. May God comfort you in your grief and sorrow.

Shirley Falls

April 1, 2021

Christy my beautiful kind and loving friend. I am so sorry you lost your courageous battle. I will cherish all of those memories we shared forever in my heart. Your beautiful spirit will live on in your sweet Rylee. Thinking of all your family today as they celebrate your life.
Love you my dear friend ❤️

Rich Harries

March 31, 2021

I hadn’t seen Christy in a long time but have great memories of the endless hours we spent together in Grenfell in our teens hanging out with friends. I can’t remember a time when she wasn’t smiling and I don’t ever remember her not being a great friend. I’m so sorry to hear this news and will be thinking about her family during this difficult time. I wish I could be there to help celebrate Christy’s life with you.

Kimberly Csudom

March 31, 2021

Christy you were an amazing friend, mother and wife. You were always understanding, and there for anyone. I’ll cherish the short time we had going on our outings, planning your future and making plans for Rylee. I’ll miss your random sweet messages, you could always put a smile on anyone’s face. Your positive attitude even through everything was amazing. I’ll forever miss you and be grateful for the time we had. As you would text “sweet dreams sweet pea” forever in my heart I love you

Leslie McGhie

March 31, 2021

My deepest sympathies - please know you are in my thoughts and prayers 💞

April Veidenheimer

March 31, 2021

Christy was kind, loving, helpful and generous. She had the brightest smile and her laugh was the kind that no matter if you thought the joke was funny or not, you’d laugh with her anyway. I have many memories of Christy throughout our childhood and adult years. Some of the best were camp, youth retreats, and hanging out at her farm. My fondest memory recently was when I met Christy’s little angel Rylee. Christy was so proud of Rylee and her face would radiate
love and happiness when she talked about her. I am grateful I got to call Christy a friend and that I have these memories to cherish. Rest easy Christy. Love you.

Bob & Brenda Trithart

March 31, 2021

To All of Christy’s Family;
Our most sincere condolences to each of you on Christy’s passing from this world to be with her Lord and saviour.
As friends we were and still are blessed to share many memories of Christy.
This journey on earth is filled with much heart ache but our Heavenly Father has such a bigger plan and purpose for each of us. As you walk through this time of grief, may God be your strength and peace now and always.

Sincerely
Bobby & Brenda Trithart

RoseAnne Weger

March 31, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families. RoseAnne and Ed Weger.

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9 months

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9 months

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Sweet sisters - Tara, Christy & Shantelle

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1 year old

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2 years old

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Kaczmar cousins

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April and Christy friends since they were born

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Helping mom wash saskatoons

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