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CHRISTIANS, Carmel Leah

January 1, 1958 – Windsor, ON
October 16, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Carmel Christians of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the age of 55 years.

Carmel was employed by the Ford Motor Company for over thirty years. She enjoyed bingo, bowling, golf and jazzercise.

Carmel is survived by her son Cory Christians and his fiancé Kayla Kirkpatrick; step-son Michael Christians; a grandson Jarrett Christians; her mother Doris Robillard; sister and brother-in-law Simone and Gerard Levesque; two brothers and sisters-in-law Marc and Danielle Robillard and Richard and Diane Robillard and several nieces, nephews, a great-nephew and friends. She was predeceased by her father Roland Robillard.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Carmel Christians, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. John Williamson :

    Cory having taught you for several years in classes, as a ta, and as a RAP student I was always impressed with how closely your mom followed your progress and how deeply she cared about you and how much her dedication, along with your own efforts, paid off in a successful school career for you. Having met Carmel several times myself I could see how both of you possessed the same zest for life, work ethic and personable nature. I am so sorry for your sudden loss. I know your mom was very proud of you.

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Carm through Jazzercise and I was very saddened to hear of her passing.
    Find strength through those you love and embrace their comfort.

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  3. I send my deepest sympathy and condolences to all of Carmel’s loved ones. Although I knew her only a little bit, her sweet nature and friendliness were apparent to all who had the opportunity to meet her. May she rest in eternal peace.

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  4. Deepest condolences, you will be missed Carm. Gaz

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  5. Nellie Sandfly :

    My deepest condolences to your family on you great loss. Carm was a kind, happy and wonderful lady that was loved by everyone who knew her. I was very happy and privilaged to have worked with Carm the last 7 years. I will sure miss Carm and she will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Rick and Mary Drouillard :

    To Richard and Simone: We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Keep safe. We love you. Safe trip home. The Drouillards Rick, Mary and Stella.

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  7. I do not know you, Cory, but my heart has been broken by this week’s events and had to say my deepest sympathy to you. A mother is so important in the life of a son – the relationship is not one that will ever replicate. I know, my son and I have an irreplaceable bond. Sink yourself into your memories – they will sustain you. I heard a great quote for life and attitude – maybe it will help a little. Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be.
    I am deeply sorry for your loss.

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  8. Gary and Gina Armstrong :

    Dearest Cory and Kayla,
    Our prayers and condolences go out to both of you. We are here for you and we grieve like you do … my friendship with your mother is one I will never have again. She was an angel in life and will be in heaven. Love you both .

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  9. Wes & Virginia Grout :

    Dearest Cory & Kayla,

    Our hearts are broken as we are all grieving.

    My memories of your Mom is of a kind and loving person who always was there for you. She was very proud of you, and when Kayla came into your life Carm welcomed her with loving open arms.

    Your Mom & I spent lots of quality time together. Carm’s love for people was so very clear to me. Our last conversations ended with, “Love You.” I will miss her dearly.

    We are always here for you. We love you both.

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  10. Rick and Mary Drouillard :

    Dear Cory and Kayla:
    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Mom was a beautiful person. Her smile and laughter will echo in our hearts forever. We will miss her. The Drouillard Family
    Rick, Mary and Stella

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  11. Claudette and Marvin :

    Carmel you have been taken away from us so suddenly but all the amazing memories I have of you and us girls growing up will stay with me forever. To aunt Doris and family please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time and I am here for you if you need anything at all. All our love

    Claudette and Marvin Ouellette

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  12. Henry & Barb Grieve :

    Cory, Simone & Richard — Words cannot express our sadness & sorrow in the tragic loss of your most precious Mom & Sister. Cam was such a kind hearted, compassionate, hard working, fun loving person who always brightened the world of those around her — once you met her – you could never forget her!! And even though it has been some time since we last saw or spoke with her – each memory recalled of Cam brings smiles and laughter as we remember her love for life, her fearless attitude, and her awesome personality!
    We wish with all our hearts that we could be there to help you through this most difficult time – We wish we knew the right words to say…. the right thing to do…. Please know that we are keeping you and your families close in thought & prayer and because God’s love for you is even greater than our love for you, HE comes to be with you now – Especially now.
    Love & Hugs
    Henry & Barb Grieve

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  13. Wes & Virginia Grout :

    Dearest Cory & Kayla
    Our hearts are broken, we are all going through grieving for your Mom.

    My memories of your Mom is of a kind & loving person who always was there for you. She was very proud of you & when Kayla came into your life Carm welcomed her with loving open arms.

    Your Mom & I spent lots of quality time together. Carm’s love for people was so very clear to me. Our last conversations ended with “love you”. The one that I will never forget was just before Thanksgiving. I will miss her dearly. I lost a best friend.

    Cory, we are always here for you. We love you both.

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  14. Carmel a young man graces this earth he is in your image and your legacy he is Cory god bless you

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  15. To Cory,No words can express your sadness just know your mommy will never be forgotton .
    and she’ll always be loved and in my heart
    My deepest sympathy
    Debbie

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  16. Barbara Schwab :

    From a person you do not know ,my heartfelt condolences .This is such a tragic story.Its especially sad for Cory and Kayla since it should be a very happy time in their lives.Very bitter sweet.I am sure in the weeks that follow it will be a nice memory of the time Cory spent with his mother on the road trip. No one can take away happy memories of special times.She sounded like a wonderful mother.
    Also to the rest of the family ,my sympathy.Especially to Carmel’s mother.
    Very sincerely
    Barbara Schwab

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  17. It is hard to express words for the loss you have suffered. Carm had a smile for everyone and it was a joy to be in her company. There is a hole in our hearts. She will be sadly missed. Deepest condolences to the rest of the family,

    Sincerely,

    Pat Pepe

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  18. Jennifer Doering :

    May you be comforted by many memories and the pride your mom had for you. Your mom made me laugh every time we got together. She was the reason we called our team the Laughing Ladies. We didn’t bowl all that well but we sure had a lot of laughs.

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  19. Roger and Sheila Baillargeon :

    Our Deepest Sympathies Cory, Kayla, Aunt Doris and all the Robillard Family.
    ” Always a smile, instead of a frown,
always a hand, when one is down.
Always true, thoughtful and kind,
wonderful memories she left behind.”
    You are in our Thoughts and Prayers
    Roger and Sheila Baillargeon and Family
    Amherstburg, Ontario

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  20. To the son and family of Carmel Christians. We send our love to you Cory on the passing of your Mother. Our hearts are with you. You don’t know us, but we are praying for you. May the good Lord bless and keep you in his loving care.
    Cecil and Joan Nettnay

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  21. maggie and dave trimble :

    To Cory and the Robillard families; we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time

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  22. maggie and dave trimble :

    To Cory and the Robillard families: We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

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  23. Corry and Kayla:

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss. Our prayers are with both.

    Dat and Elissa Nguyen

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  24. Lise Levesque and Jean-Francois Gauthier :

    Dear Cory and Kayla,

    My sympathies to the both of you. `Ma tante` Cam was a wonderful woman- full of energy and laughter. Her smile was contagious. I always got excited and enjoyed very much when she came to visit. She will be missed. We loved her all very much. We will always be there for you.

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  25. Roger and Sheila Baillargeon :

    Our Deepest Sympathy Cory, Kayla, Aunt Doris and the Robillard Family
    “Always a smile, never a frown, always a hand when someone was down. A mother, sister and friend so thoughtful, loving and kind, a beautiful memory she left behind. If she could have spoken before she died, these are the words she would have replied, “This life for me is passing fast, I love you all to the very last, cry not for me but courage take, love each other for my sake.”
    In our thoughts and prayers
    Roger and Sheila Baillargeon
    Amherstburg, Ontario

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  26. Cory, your mom was the casue of much much laughter, and will be greatly missed. My 6 years of working with her are filled with wonderful memories. You and your fiance have my deepest condolences. I will miss her.

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  27. Cory and Kayla,

    I am thinking of you both at this difficult time. “Ma tante” Cam was lots of fun. I know that I always referred to her as the “wild aunt”. I loved when she came to Windsor to visit and I know that it made my mom very happy too. I will miss her very much. I

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  28. Marc L. D'Hont :

    So sorry to hear of your loss! So tragic!.. I worked with Carm at Advantage Ford for a year and enjoyed working with her. She was always upbeat and smiling. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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  29. Queensland Community Association :

    Dear Cory and Kayla,

    Our prayers and condolences go out to both of you!

    Q.C.A.

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  30. Theresa Stoner :

    Omg it’s so hard to believe she’s gone. I’m so sorry Cory and Kayla. I am going to miss her terribly. I loved her so much. When we were together 2 months ago she held my grandson for several hours. I joked and said soon you’ll be a grandma. She said no way. I’m too young to be a grandma.
    I love you Cory. And RIP Aunty Carm.
    Love always. Theresa

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