Born on June 11th, 1911, in Elgin, North Dakota, Christine Chouinard passed away on July 16th, 2009, at the age of 98 years. Mother of 8, Grandmother of 29, Great Grandmother of 54 and Great, Great Grandmother of 37, Christine came from a family of 15 children. She was predeceased by eight of her siblings, Emma Farko, Martha Wegner, Alice Laviolette, Pauline Shulldes, Amanda Singer, Sid Werner, Fred Werner, Albert Werner, and is survived by Carl Werner, Art Werner, Adeline LeBlanc, Annie Singer, Dinah Gatzke and Edith Kelly. Survived by all 8 of her children, Art Chouinard (Nellie), Alice Whitecotton (Smoke), Florence Boring, Margaret Foisy (Edwin), Grace Paul, June Viret, Margie Lukat (Emil), and Ethel Sauer (Harry). Christine was also predeceased by daughter-in-law, Pearl Chouinard and 4 sons-in-law, Gene Hawkins, Armand Paul, Ami Viret and Ed Boring.
Christine was married on July 17th, 1927 to Pete Chouinard and together they raised their 8 children until Pete passed away at age 65 on December 31st, 1971. After spending years alone in her cabin at Richlands, Christine met up with her old friend, Paul Remillard and together they moved to Lumby, until Paul passed away on November 15th, 1992.
Christine’s legacy will forever be her family. She loved her children, her home (especially the Puckett Place) and the Bible. She spent years cooking at logging camps and making friends and she also loved a good visit, knitting, crocheting and home life.
Special thanks to the staff at Noric House for their untiring care and help, and to all of Christine’s friends who made her life so fulfilling. Although she will be dearly missed, Christine had a full and blessed life and we are all thankful for everything she gave us.
There’s never been a purer heart, than that of my dear Mother
Whose love and care go on and on, far beyond all others
Friends are made by folks like me, or perhaps by many others
But at journey’s end, we will always find
Only God can give us Mothers.
Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, July 21, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cherryville Community Hall with Pastor Terry McComb officiating. Interment followed at Richlands Community Cemetery in Cherryville.