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BALFE, Christina Elizabeth

May 21, 1947 – February 28, 2012

Surrounded by her family, Christina Elizabeth Balfe passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 following a brief stay in Chinook Hospice after a long battle with cancer at the age of 64 years.

Christina trained and practiced as an RN in the UK before coming to Canada in 1982 with her family. She is survived by her husband Jim, daughter and son-in-law Carrie and Ryan Knievel; granddaughters Abigail and Chloe; daughter and son-in-law Hannah and Reid Cavanagh. She is also survived by her sisters, Bonnie Pearce, Susan Griffin (Terry), and Jean Landrie (Rob), brother Mike Pearce and step brother Jim Brewer also brother and sister-in-law Ann Lowe (Joe), and Patrick Balfe. Christina will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews, and their children, and the many children she cared for in her years of operating a day home.

A gathering of friends will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Floral tributes may be sent to the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through

The family would like to express it’s sincerest thanks to Dr. Vacy-Lyle, the medical staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the home care nurses and doctors and the staff at Chinook Hospice who cared for mom with such compassion.

In living memory of Christina Balfe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Dianne, Doug, Andrew and Kyle Noakes :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Auntie Chris was a very special person to us and we will miss her dearly.

    Dianne and Doug,
    Andrew and Kyle

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  2. Stuart and Becky Kennard :

    Jim, Carrie and Hannah

    So sorry aboout the passing of a wonderful woman. Chris had a heart of gold and loved everyone especially children. We will miss her, and remember her always. We will keep you all in our prayers. Love Stuart and Becky

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  3. Rhonda Roney :

    Dear Jim, Carrie, Ryan, Abigail, Chloe, Hannah and Reid,
    I wish I had the right words to say that would help you through this sad time. But these are the words in my heart- I am So Sorry to have read about the passing of your wife, mother and grandmother. She was a kind and caring person. May she be free from suffering and pain. My Deepest and Most Sincere Sympathy.
    Rhonda Roney

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  4. Nicole Galloway :

    Jim, Carrie, Hannah,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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  5. Keltie Haugli :

    I want to send my deepest sympathy to all of Chrissy’s family. I enjoyed our afternoon chats as I dropped off Amanda after school. She was a very lovely lady and will be remembered fondly.

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  6. Jim & Sylvie Jamison :

    Hello Jim and Family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy for your loss of Chris.
    We had the pleasure of meeting her with you several years ago…she was an incredible woman! Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
    Take care, Jim
    Jim & Sylvie Jamison

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  7. David Clarke :

    Jim, on behalf of your many friends at work, I want to express our condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

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  8. Ann Joe and Mari :

    Chris came into our lives when I was just 16 and became my sister in law. She was around at the death of our father and the birth of my son. her nephew Robert. She reamained a constant source of support and contact when the family moved to Canada. She will be very much missed, sorry we couldnt make up for lost ,You will alwys be remembered . Deepest Condolenses to my brother Jim, Carrie and Hannah,Abigail and Chloe, Ryan and Reide sisters Susie ,Bonnie, Jean, Nephew Mike and Cathy and the boys, and all extended family and friends Our thoughts are with You XXX

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  9. Julie and Dorian :

    Dear Jim, Carrie, Hannah and families, sending our love and deepest heartfelt sympathy at this terribly sad time.
    I was a young child, living in Pillgwenlly – Wales, when cousin Jim and Chris came to bid their farewell before leaving for Canada. Even as a child I could feel the love and kindness that Chris generated. A wonderful soul, whose light will shine eternal.
    Thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers. Love & Light, Julie and Dorian xx

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