It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dear Mother (Mutti) and Grandmother (Nana/Oma), Christine, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at the age of 93 years. Christa Luise Marion Kamm was born on October 22, 1929 in Hamburg, Germany. During the war years, her family endured many hardships, including the loss of her father, uncle and grandfather. Christine immigrated to Canada in 1954, putting roots down in Moose Jaw where she raised five beautiful children.
She loved classical music and going to the opera, and attended secretarial school. Our mother had a strong work ethic and because she was exceptional with the English language, she worked as a translator for the British Embassy and later as a stenographer. Chris and her loving husband Ray formed a great team on many business ventures, including a construction company, an ice cream parlor, a video store, and the Big Muddy Inn Hotel in Bengough, SK.
Some of Christine’s favorite passions included cooking and baking, which resulted in many recipes appearing in cooking columns in local papers. She always enjoyed her strong coffee, crossword puzzles and numerous magazines. She loved family gatherings, fishing trips, spending time in the garden and visits from her grandchildren/great grandchildren.
Our Mom will always be remembered for her great sense of humor. She claimed to be “sharp as a tack” and often reminded her children “you can’t pull the wool over my eyes.” Although she kept us in line with a stern hand, she always had a gentle touch when we needed it.
Christine was predeceased by her parents Klara Vanek and Hans Kamm; brother Reinhard Vanek; husband Ray and her grandchildren Luke, Ryan, and Camryn. Christine will be forever missed by her children Humphrey (Alice) Hill, Oliver (Cathy) Hill, Sarah Hallett, Maureen (Terry) Nestor, Clayton (Leah) Beauchesne; Grandchildren: Jess, Karissa (Alex), Madeline (Taylor), Laura (Bryson), Jayne (Josh), Bret (Ulri), Tess (Connor), Alex; Great-grandchildren: Jordan, Caelyn, Bentley, Harley, Jayden, Luca, Olivia, Stella; German relatives Sonja, Oliver, Natascha, Nina and families; and sister-in-law Maureen Beauchesne and family.
We thank the staff at William Booth Special Care Home, and all others who have helped care for her over the years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Canada. A Private Family Service will take place at a later date. “Wir Lieben Dich”