Christiane Leigh Maygard

On Friday morning, November 5th at Hospice House, our beautiful Christy passed into eternity. Her husband Luke was by her side. She had a quiet strength, a deep faith and a heart full of love that touched the lives of all who knew her, even for the briefest time. Christy was 26 years old. Christy is survived by so many who loved her. She will be forever remembered and missed by her husband Luke, her parents Ron and Judy Sedge, her sister Kelsey (Chris) Nudd, her sweet niece Olivia Leigh, Luke’s parents Kim and Randi Maygard, her sisters-in-law Amanda (Eli and Blake) and Stacey (Delilah), her Grandpa and Grandma Melsness of Kelowna, her Grandpa and Grandma Ruark of Armstrong, her Nana Millie of Cowichan Bay, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Christy was born and grew up in Vernon with her sister, Kelsey. She graduated from Kalamalka Secondary in 2002 and continued her education at UBCO where she graduated with her Bachelor of Business Administration and began her accounting career with KPMG. Christy married her husband, Luke, in 2007 and they settled in Salmon Arm. They shared a deep sense of love for their faith, their families and their friends and Luke’s love for Christy only grew stronger through her illness. They say there is a connection between Math and Music and maybe that’s true because Christy excelled at both. She loved playing the piano and had a beautiful voice. Her specialty was harmony and many people whom she had sung with said that ‘she made them sound good’, inconspicuously, in the background, her talent allowed them to shine. Christy’s skill in math likely mirrored that of a musician. Whether it was notes or numbers, Christy had the ability to see the big picture and knew how to get there. In December 2009 Christy passed her accounting exam on the first try and in May 2010 earned her C.A. designation. We are grateful for every day we had with Christy and are especially grateful to the Hospice House family who treated her with compassion and dignity and dedicated themselves to making her comfort their first concern. A Celebration of Christy’s Life will be held at the Vernon Alliance Church (2601 43 Avenue, Vernon BC) at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday November 13, 2010. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to make a donation to the North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4) or to School District #22 Vernon (1401 15 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 8S8) where a memorial Bursary is being established in Christy’s name.

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