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CHRISTIE, Janet “Jan” Elizabeth (nee Ablett)

May 21, 1948 – November 23, 2011

With deep sadness we announce the passing of Jan who fought a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She leaves her loving husband and best friend Wayne Christie of Priddis. They shared many happy years travelling, golfing and sharing an abundance of friends.

Jan had a dry wit that emerged in many poems. She will be fondly remembered for the poems she composed for the golfing ladies at Priddis. Jan was a devoted and committed elementary school teacher for nearly thirty years. She proudly created the “Christie Way”; the kids knew exactly what to do and they loved the structure. Jan was a loyal and true friend who had a wonderful manner and ability to develop long lasting friendships. She touched the hearts of many people and developed many special friends over the last eleven winters spent in Tucson.

Jan is survived by her loving husband Wayne; her mother Megan Ablett; her brothers, John (Patricia), Jeff (Sharon) and James (Patti); and sister Judy (Les); as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Jan’s Life will be held at Red Deer Lake United Church (West on Highway #22x past Spruce Meadows) on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Jan Christie, 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. Dear Wayne,
    You have our very deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved wife and best friend Jan. She struggled courageously for so many years. You will miss her terribly and we wish that the love and memories you have will sustain you in your loss.
    Our thoughts are with you.

    Susan and Mo

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  2. Fred and Lynn Rescanski :

    Dear Wayne,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Jan . We will always remember the good times in Chaparral and think of her as we look at the paintings that are hung in our house. May the joys you shared help to comfort you at this time. We will be thinking of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love Fred and Lynn Rescanski

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  3. Hello Wayne,

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories comfort you at this sad time. Thinking of you in your sadness. Take care of yourself.

    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Daphne & Pat Feeney

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  4. Joan & Al Mayer :

    Dear Wayne
    So sorry to read of Jan’s passing. We send our deepest sympahty.
    Take care

    Joan and Allan

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  5. My deepest sympathy to Wayne and family.
    I know Jan fought a long a courageous battle. I hope your fond memories will help you through this time of sorrow.
    With fond memories of Jan and condolences to Jan’s family, Alma Cote

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  6. Dale and Bob Timoffee :

    Wayne – What a hard couple of weeks you and Jan have had. You have both been so strong for the last few years of Jan’s courageous battle. She was an amazing woman and will be very, very much missed at Priddis.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Love Bob and Dale

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  7. Elizabeth Spencer :

    Dear Wayne,
    I am sorry for your loss. We all have wonderful memories of Jan.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Elizabeth

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  8. Julia & Bob Burne :

    Wayne our thoughts are with you.

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  9. John & Rosemarie Treutz :

    Dear Wayne. We are sorry to hear of your loss of Jan. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. John & Rosemarie Treutz

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  10. Colleen Middlebrooks :

    My deepest sympathies on your loss of Jan. You both shared a lot of memories. Strength will carry you thru the upcoming days, years.

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  11. Don and Joanne Rostad :

    Hi Wayne,
    I was sorry to hear about Jan. She was a wonderful woman and she left us all with many fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Take Care Don and Joanne

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  12. Dear Wayne,
    I am very sorry to learn of Jan’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.
    Phil Cram

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  13. bob and barbara sadownick :

    Please know we are thinking of you in this time of trouble and pain.

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  14. Lyanne and Thomas Wong :

    Wayne, so sorry to hear of your precious loss. Even though we have known Jan not too long she had left us with wonderful memories of a fun and caring friend. We will miss her. Our condolences to you and family.
    Lyanne and Thomas

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  15. Elva Henderson :

    Jan was a good friend and colleague. I worked with her at Connaught Community School. I have great memories of the time spent with Jan and the children during those years. My sincere condolences to you and her family.
    Elva Henderson

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  16. Joanne Alexander :

    Dear Wayne,
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jan’s passing. She was such a wonderful person and I was so happy to have known her and to have been a part of her life…and yours… for a period of time. It brings back memories of the good times we shared from the time I knew her as Jan Ablett when we taught together at the same school.

    My heartfelt condolences go to you at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  17. Connie & Steve Rosenstein :

    Dear Wayne:

    So sorry to hear about Jan’s passing. She was a fantastic educator and friend to so many. Our heartfelt condolences.
    Connie & Steve

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  18. Ian & Jennifer Tittle :

    Hi Wayne

    Very sorry to hear about Jan. We’ll be thinking of you through this difficult time

    Ian and Jennifer

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  19. Harry and Merrilyn Reid :

    Wayne, may your memories of all the good times with Jan help you through the bad. Jan had a warm, generous spirit that left a mark on many. We will miss her.

    Harry and Merrilyn Reid

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  20. Dear Wayne,

    I was sorry to read of Jan’s passing and would like to express my sympathy on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and Jan’s family.

    Vi Dancek

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  21. Jan was an integral part of ladies’ golf at Priddis for longer than I’ve been a member there (more than 17 years). She was always there with help when needed – pictures and decorations for our washrooms and member/guest tournaments, skits for closing meetings, poems and songs for many occasions. She set a good example for the rest of us gals – good humour and positive attitude despite golfing in pain at times. We will remember her with fondness.

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  22. Dear Wayne

    We were so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. Murray and I send our heartfelt condolences to you. I have a small painting that Jan did in our house here in Tucson and I think of her when I look at it. Our thoughts are with you.

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  23. Paul and I were sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. She was a special lady with a great sense of humor and the courage to speak her mind. She will be missed by many at Priddis.

    Our thoughts are with you.
    Jan Dunlop and Paul Bourdon

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  24. Eva and Dave Welsh :

    We are so sorry to hear about Jan- she was s fighter and dealt with life the “Christie Way”. I worked with Jan as part of the administative team at Banting and Best School. It was a pleasure and privilege to have worked with her. B&B was a challenging school but Jan’s enthusiasm, postive outlook and extensive knowledge and understanding of child development and learning helped keep everyone (teachers and students) working as a team toward our goal of creating one of the best learning environments in any school in Calgary. Eva Welsh

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  25. Ellen & Tom Beale :

    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Tom and Ellen Beale.

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  26. Gaylord Grundy :

    Wayne,

    I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of Jan. Although I will be unable to attend the service please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. A donation in memory of Jan has been made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. With deepest sympathy, Gaylord

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  27. Carol and Curtis Paproski :

    Wayne,

    Just heard about Jan. Please accept our sincere condolences. She was a vibrant person who made life at “Sam” positive. May your memories give you strength.

    Carol & Curt
    Courtenay BC

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