KELLER – Christine Ann

Date of Birth: October 3, 1967

Date of Death: December 25, 2018

With heavy hearts the family of Christine Ann Keller announces her sudden passing on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 at the age of 51.
Christine was born on Oct. 3, 1967 in Yorkton, Sask., to Stanley and Jane (nee Lipus) Keller. She started her education in Willowbrook and graduated from high school in Yorkton. She continued her education to become a hairdresser and an accountant/bookkeeper.
Christine was blessed with four wonderful children whom she loved more than anything — Nicole and Melissa Karapita (their dad, Ralph) and Cassidy and Teagen Hollinger (their dad, Trevor). Her children were her entire world. Christine kept herself busy by driving her children to their extracurricular activities, whether it was dance, volleyball, hockey, baseball or in whatever they were involved.
Christine also enjoyed having a large vegetable garden so that she would have plenty of vegetables to can and share with all her family members and friends. She spent many hours taking care of the numerous flowerbeds around the yard and the mini jungle inside the house. Christine also enjoyed taking care of the cows and the various animals on the farm. In more recent years, she also enjoyed hunting so she could make jerky and sausage to share with everyone she encountered.
Christine was always armed with her trusty haircutting bag to give a haircut to anyone, anywhere, if they needed. She spent countless hours volunteering her time for any organization or club that was important to her or her children. Christine enjoyed spending time and having fun with her family and friends for any occasion. She was a loving daughter, sister, auntie, godmother, niece and friend. Her radiant smile and laughter will be remembered by everyone.
Christine passed away alongside her son, Teagen, and her partner, John Bellegarde.
She was predeceased by her father, Stanley Keller.
Christine is survived by her three daughters, Nicole, Melissa and Cassidy; her mother, Jane Keller; sisters and brothers, Liz (Frank) Willburn of 150 Mile House, B.C., Clarence (Sheila) Keller of the Willowbrook, Sask., area, Mervin (Nicole) Keller of Willowbrook, Sask., and Marie (Stacy) Pawliw of Willowbrook, Sask.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
We will always carry her memory within our hearts.
A celebration of Christine’s life was held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at the Horizon Credit Union Centre, Melville, with Brenda Zelko officiating. Sheila Keller and Wayne Lipus provided the eulogy, and Edward Willburn was the urnbearer. Music selections included, “Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran, “I Will Remember You” by Sarah McLachlan, “When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley and “You’ll Be There” by George Strait.
Memorial donations may be made to the Balcarres Minor Hockey Association or to the SPCA.
Arrangements were entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Melville.