January 23, 1921- Cham, Switzerland
December 27, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Theodore Christen passed away peacefully on Friday December 27, 2013 at the age of 92 years.
Ted was born in Switzerland and immigrated to Canada (Rockyford) where he married Marianne and raised his family. Ted was a farmer, a beekeeper and worked at the feed mill during the winter months. After retirement he moved to Calgary and continued to do what he loved: growing a garden, his raspberries and apple trees kept him very busy.
His passions were hunting, his bees and his work for the church. Ted had an easy going personality, his kindness and generosity shone through in his smile.
Ted is survived by Marianne; his four beautiful children, Barbara (David) Desmarais, Thomas (Lila) Christen, Joanne (Barry) Gerbrandt and Susan (Peter) Rehak; his thirteen grandchildren, David (Kiera) Desmarais, Clint Christen, Ryan Desmarais, Eric Christen, Tavis Christen, Jaylin Rehak, Keenan Rehak, Ainsley (Pat) Smith, Chelsi Campbell, Shelby-Rae Campbell, Dilcia Baires, Dylan Baires and Savannah Anderson; his two great-grandchildren, Jessica and London Desmarais. He is also survived by three brothers, three sisters and other family in Switzerland.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Ted Christen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences