Christine Brown Mayer
January 1, 1923-January 3, 2013
Christine passed away after a brief illness two days before her 90th birthday. Born in Dundee, Scotland, she came to Thunday Bay, Ontario as a war bride. She soon came to love her new country. Scotland was always in her heart though, and fortunately she was able to visit quite ofen and see her family. After a challenging but greatly loved life of farming near Kakabeka Falls for numerous years, she retired to Courtenay with her husband Henry Mayer. They enjoyed camping, golfing, and gardening together and were active volunteers with the Courtenay Legion and Korean War Veterans Association. Cooking was a shared interest and Christine wrote a popular recipe column for several years. After Henry’s death in 2002, she then moved to Campbell River to be nearer to her family. She spent the last three years enjoying the kindess of the very special staff of Ironwood Place.
She was predeceased by her ever missed husband, Henry Mayer, parents, William and Jessie Peters, and her brothers John Peters (Jennie) and Bill Peters (Helen).
Christine is survived by daughter Sandra Ohlinger(Hadley), son Greg Brown (Lynn), much loved grandchildren: Dana Davis(Wes Schmidt), Paul Ohlinger(Amanda) and Carla Nielsen (Todd) as well as by great-grandchildren: Rhys Davis, Carly Davis, Jenna Ohlinger, Kianna Ohlinger, Sophia Nielsen and Layla Nielsen. Also her dear sisters; Jessie Svendsen (Chris) of Newmarket, Ontario and Sandra Boe (Ranald) of Dundee, Scotland. Nephew and nieces are fondly remembered.
A memorial service will be held at St Peter’s Anglican Church on Friday, January 11 at 1:00p.m.
Officiated by the Reverend Cannon Dr. Blair Haggart.
“I see you standing in a field, young, with the sun on your face, a slight breeze in your hair, long departed dogs departed at your feet, smiling, as the cattle slowly approach you by the fence.”
My mother, I thought then as now, is so beautiful.