December 23, 1927 – March 25, 2021
It is with a sense of peace that we announce the passing of our mom, Chris Buitenhuis. Predeceased by her husband, Carl, in 1980, she is survived by her daughters, Susan (Mark) Addy and Wendy (Frank) Fast; grandchildren, Jessica (Mitch) Kester, Trevor Fast, Chris Addy, and Michael Addy; great grandchildren, Brooklyn and Carson Kester.
Chris was born in Sasbach, Germany in December of 1927 and moved with her family to Canada when she was 2 years old. They settled in New Liskeard, Ontario where the family led a challenging life on the farm.
Chris graduated from nursing school in 1951 and, after several temporary positions in Alberta, moved to Port Alberni. She met Carl and they married in 1956 when she quit nursing to raise their two daughters. Chris fulfilled her life with volunteering and her many craft projects. She spent many hours visiting and helping elderly friends and she knot hundreds of teddy bears for abused children at the Children’s Hospital.
Chris also found great comfort and friendship at Cedar Grove Reform Church.
We would like to extend a special thank you to Michelle, John, and Rinnie for their care and friendship in Mom’s later years. We would also like to thank the wonderful staff and volunteers at Ty Watson House for making Mom’s last days as comfortable and peaceful as possible.
Due to Covid Restrictions, services will be held at a later date.
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesmemorial.ca
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