Christine Rae Schaak (nee Gammelseter) was born on May 17, 1945, in Winnipeg, MB. She died suddenly at home in Barriere, B.C., on February 26, 2013, at 67 years of age.
Christine leaves behind her soul mate and friend of 46 years, John; sons Jason (Marnie), and Dana of Kamloops, B.C.; brothers Ralph (Dolores) and Robert (Diane) of Winnipeg; sisters Ellen (Terry) and Maureen (Al) of Winnipeg; grandchildren Erik, Kayla, Emily, Nicole, Sanna and Lauren, all of Kamloops, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles all across North America. Christine was predeceased by her father Ralph and her mother Ruth, as well as her infant son, Jason.
After her schooling, Christine worked in the printing business in the Bindery Department back in the ‘Peg’. She came out to Kamloops, B.C., in 1976 with John, and they moved to Surrey in 1982 where she spent her spare time (if any) at the Kinney’s Shoe Store in the Guildford Mall.
Back they went to Kamloops in 1983 to raise their two sons until they left the nest. Then, Christine worked for Liquidation World. In 2008, Christine and John moved to Barriere, making retirement “semi-official.” In Barriere, Christine volunteered with the Thrift Store, she helped at the Flower Shop, and was very active with the Garden Club.
Christine’s family was very important to her, and she earned the distinction for being chosen as the best place for her sons and their friends to go to after school for cookies and snacks on Sandpiper Drive. She was known across the province for having the best “Rum Balls” and “Chocolate Brownies.”
Following cremation, there will be a gathering to pay tribute to Christine Schaak at a later date. Donations would be appreciated in Christine’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3V2.
Condolences may be expressed on-line by visiting www.norththompsonfuneral.com. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Barriere, B.C., telephone 250-672-1999.