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BISSETT, Christine Anne (nee Sinton)

July 11, 1938 – November 4, 2011

Christine Bissett born to a pioneer family in Regina, Saskatchewan on July 11, 1938, passed away in Calgary, Alberta on November 4, 2011, following a lengthy illness with lung cancer.

Chris is survived by Dick, her beloved husband of 51 years; her dear children, Bob (Wendy) Bissett; Barb (Russ) Brown; cherished grandchildren, Jessica, Alex, Kendra and Matthew, of Calgary and Canmore, Alberta. Chris had a special loving bond with her family and will be missed dearly by her siblings, Sheila (Russ) Dixon, Calgary; Bob (Terry) Sinton, Barrie, Ontario; Judy Hickson, Medicine Hat; her in-laws, Jane Simms, Oakland, Maryland; and Carl (Sue) Bissett, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Chris was blessed to have been supported for the last two years by close nieces and nephews, Howie (Toni) Dixon, Calgary; Tine (Clive) Johnson, Vancouver; Doug (Kelly) Dixon, Vancouver; Jane (Michael) Gyorkos, Medicine Hat; Paul Hickson, Medicine Hat; Paula Sinton, Toronto; David Foster, Toronto; Wes (Liz) Bissett, Baltimore, Maryland.

Chris was predeceased by her parents, Bill and Kathleen Sinton; brothers-in-law, Clive Hickson and Jim Simms; nephews, Tom Sinton; Jimmy Simms and Bill Hickson.

Chris attended elementary school in Saskatchewan and graduated from Luther College High School in Regina. Before her marriage to Dick, she attended the Calgary General Hospital School of Nursing, always continuing her honours standing. Chris was active in the communities in which she resided, including Dallas, Texas; Coleville, Saskatchewan; Consort, Alberta; and Calgary. She participated in numerous groups, often serving in executive positions. For over 25 years, Chris was an integral part of the management team of the family oil and gas, engineering and consulting firm.

We will remember Chris for her love of family; unending generosity; loyalty; friendship; fabulous memory; love of the prairies and desert; patience, strength of character and sense of humour.

The family is grateful to the medical staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic who allowed Chris to face her cancer journey with strength and dignity. A celebration of Chris’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

Donations to the charity of one’s choice will be appreciated by Chris’s family.

In living memory of Chris Bissett, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Jane & Michael Gyorkos :

    Thinking of you and sending our love,
    Jane and Michael

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  2. Dave Humphreys :

    My condolences go out to Dick and the entire Bissett family. I am sure Chris will be sadly missed by you all. Chris was a Beautiful person…….

    Take care

    Dave

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  3. TerryLynn, Susan and Wayne Doddridge :

    Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Chris was a beautiful woman and a great friend to our Mom and Dad. She will be sadly missed by all.

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  4. Jessica Andrew (Sinton/Widdershoven) :

    Sending my love and well wishes. Autie Chris was a gift to everyone who was lucky enough to know her. Our love to you all. Jess, Angus, Kyle, Caitlin and Emily

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  5. TRISH WIDDERSHOVEN :

    Auntie Chris was an amazing lady and one of my role models….a happy family a successful business woman in a mostly mans world….and always her family come first…bur fun was part of the plan too….my thoughts and prayers are with Dick and the kids….I will make a pecan pie Dick if you decide you want and island visit…we would love to have you….love ya… Trish and family

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  6. Maurice & Shelley Titley :

    The sorrow that is yours, is a sorrow to us, too. We send our deepest, heartfelt sympathy.

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  7. Rich and Bettylou Schultz :

    Our thoughts and prayers to Dick and family. Enjoy the love and memories she left to you all.
    Rich and Bettylou.
    Coleville,Sk

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  8. Bob/Maureen Sumner :

    To The Bissett Family
    Our condolences to you. Chris was a lovely charming lady and it was my pleasure to have met her. She certainly will be missed.
    Sincerely,
    Bob/Maureen Sumner

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  9. Jan Nikiforuk :

    My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the Bissett family. Chris was a lady I admired a great deal. I know she will be dearly missed.
    Sincerely,
    Jan Nikiforuk

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  10. Peter Christie :

    Dear Dick & family: I am sorry for your loss.

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  11. Dear Dick & family,

    Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the service this Saturday, but I want to offer my sincere condolences for your loss.

    Jake Harp

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  12. Barry Opdyke & Michael Bowe :

    You can count yourself lucky to have a friend like Chris. She always made us feel more like family rather than just friends. To know Chris was to love her. Our lives and this world was a much better place for having her in it. We will carry memories of her with us always. A measure of a person is how they lived their life, how they loved and were loved in return. Chris lived life well and was loved by many. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to Dick and the entire family.

    Rest in peace Chris, you will forever be part of the fabric of our lives. May angels sing you sweetly to your rest.

    Barry & Michael

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  13. Ed and Jeri Strickland :

    Dick, our sincere condolences to you and all of your family.
    With respect,
    Ed and Jeri Strickland

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  14. Barb & Russ, Alex & Matthew & Dick

    I was so surprised & sorry to learn of your mom’s/wife’s passing. She was a great wife, mom and especially loved being a grandma. She will be greatly missed. Thinking of you all at this time.
    Love always Barb & Cheryl , Neil, Cindy & Lori & Ed & Quinn, Will, & Rhys

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  15. Claude Painchaud :

    Dear Bissett family,
    I am sorry for your loss. Chris was a wonderful lady.

    My condolences,
    Claude Painchaud

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  16. Dick, we are truly saddened by Christines death and express our greatest sympathy to you and your family. She was so wonderful to the both of us and we will always remember her lovely presence. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Joanne & Jack Lieu

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  17. Zenon Pylypec and Sherri Schroeder :

    Your passion for red ink and red wine won’t be forgotten.

    We will miss you “Grandma” Chris. You always made us feel like part of the family.

    Respectfully,
    Zenon and Sherri

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  18. To Dick & the Bissett Family
    We were saddened to hear of the passing of your dear Chris. Our condolences and sympathies go out to you. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her
    Cal & Marion Oughton

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  19. To Dick & the Bissett Family
    We were saddened to hear of the passing of your dear Chris — Our condolences and sympathies go out to you all. She will be missed by all who knew her.

    Cal & Marion Oughton

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  20. Ray and Beth (Bonney) Zell :

    Dear Dick and Family,

    It was a great shock to read Saturday’s paper and find that Chris has passed away.

    I have such fond memories of working for you, Dick, and of knowing Chris. I always admired her as she was such a beautiful and classy lady, always so caring and kind.

    We remember so many years ago having lunch with the two of you. You two made such a great couple and such a great partnership over so many years.

    We are sad and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Love,
    Ray and Beth Zell

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  21. Ken and Lorraine Weller :

    Our sincere sympathies to you, Dick and family, in the loss of Chris. May her many good deeds and great love of all of you comfort you always.

    Ken and Lorraine Weller

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  22. A wonderful wonderful lady and an incredible role model..I will miss her dearly. All our love to you dear cousins and Uncle Dick. Thinking of you. x Paula

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  23. Paulette Tessier-Biggar :

    What I remember most about Chris was how truly intelligent, strong, diplomatic, loyal, and witty she was, how lucky we all were to have spent any time with this amazing person

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  24. Matthew Brown :

    Grandma you were a loving and caring person I love you soooooooo… much. It will never be the same without you. You will be greatly missed by me, grandpa, Alex, Barb and Russ. You made this world go round. I will never froget you love Pork chop(Matt).

    Love your grandson Matt (AKA. Pork chop)
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  25. Marilyn (Kerley) Maruk :

    I am so sorry for you Dick, Bob and Barb. Chris was a very dear friend to me as are all of you. Even though we lost touch, the memory of her wit, love and caring will live forever in my heart.

    Marilyn

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  26. Merna Anderberg-Jacklin :

    Dick – my deepest concolences to you and your family – you and Chris had a deep impact on my life and that of my family – I will always value knowing both of you and particulaly the time we knew one another through Dale Carnegie. Mom and I think and speak of both of you often – and laugh at the times we shared and the special relationship we developed over those few years –

    Merna Anderberg-Jacklin (Creamer)

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