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BLACK, Christa Ingrid

April 5, 1941 – Breslau, Germany
September 7, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the passing of Christa Black, beloved wife of Denton Black of Stavely, on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the age of 77 years.

One of the many ways Christa showed her love was creating beautiful hand knitted outfits for family, friends and to welcome new babies into the world. Christa was an avid golfer; she organized the ladies golf league at Twin Lakes, BC for many years. Transferring her skills to the ladies golf league in Stavely, she organized membership drives, prizes and landscaping improvements on the golf course. She was always actively involved in community events, enjoyed playing in shuffle board tournaments and organizing one of the largest crib tournaments in southern Alberta at the Stavely Golden Age Centre. She was also known for winning tournaments she organized, and feeling guilty for it.

Christa is survived by her loving husband Denton; daughter Debrah and husband Doug Poppe of Calgary; son Arless and wife Jaime Black of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; and daughter Jody Johnston of Chilliwack, BC. Five grandchildren, Jason Poppe of Calgary, Julie Berard of Grand Prairie, Karli Johnston of Chilliwack, BC, Alexandra Black of Calgary and Jacob Johnston of Penticton, BC. Five great-grandchildren, Chance Poppe, Austin Poppe, Damien Berard, Amy-Anne Berard and Bryson Poppe; and one great-great-grandson Hunter Poppe. Sisters, Luise Salm, Goodie Millership and numerous extended family and friends. Christa was predeceased by her sister Dorla Malo.

Live and love….until we meet again.

A memorial service will be held at the Golden Age Centre (5026-50th Avenue, Stavely AB)on Saturday September 29, 2018 from 1:00 4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial tributes can be made directly to the Alberta Hospice and Palliative Care Association, 1245 – 70th Avenue SE, Calgary AB T2H 2X8, Telephone: (403) 206-9938,

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Special thanks to the Palliative Care Unit and Dr. Martin LeBrie at the Foothills Medical Centre for the exceptional care provided to Christa.

In living memory of Christa Black, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. My deepest condolences to your family. I wish I could take your pain away. Much love from my family to yours

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  2. Tracy Bowdige (nee Millership)

    Our hearts go out to you, Uncle Denton, and family. Auntie Key was just that a key to many wonderful memories I hold dear to my heart. She will be sorely missed and much loved. Hugs from Tracy and John Bowdige and family (nee Millership)

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  3. Alfred & Claudette Pelletier

    Thank you for your phone call today, Denton. It is with deep sadness we learn of the passing of Christa. Our condolences and hope to you and your family that you will find comfort in your memories of your life together. We are thankful to have had the opportunity for a coffee and a chat with you both last spring. It is a time of loneliness that will definitely be felt. You have family and friends to help you along the way. May you be comforted as you deal with all there is to work through.

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