October 10, 1960 –
October 18, 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Christine on Saturday October 18, 2008. She was born on October 10, 1960 in Ocean Falls BC and passed away at Vancouver General Hospital after a short battle with cancer.
She is survived by her daughters: Erica and Maya Mitsuhashi, former husband Ken Mitsuhashi, loving companion David Johns, parents Barbara and Ray Smith, brother Glen Smith (Angela), and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She grew up and attended school in Campbell River. She went on to U.B.C., receiving her degree in linguistics. She spent four years in Japan teaching English. Christine married Kenji and returned to Canada where they made their home in Richmond. After working several years in E.S.L she earned her masters degree.
No funeral service as requested, but a Memorial Service will be held at the Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road Richmond at 1:30p.m. on Saturday November 1, 2008.
No flowers please, but donations made in Christine’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society. The English Language Institute of U.B.C. will be sponsoring a bursary in Christine’s name to help E.L.I. teachers attend educational conferences.