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Obituary: Christine Archibald

Christine Alison Archibald was born July 22, 1986, in Trail, BC.  She died in London, England, on June 3, 2017.  Chrissy was predeceased by her grandfather, Gerry Archibald but is survived by her fiancé, Tyler Ferguson; her parents, Barbara and Gregory; her sisters, Kathryn (Sean) and Caroline (Ty); her Nana, Donna; grandparents, Robert and Lorraine; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Chrissy participated in the Russian Bilingual Program and the Late French Immersion Program while in school. After two years at Selkirk College she moved to Vancouver and graduated with a diploma in International Business Management. She worked for several years in Vancouver before following her heart and enrolling in the Social Work program at Mount Royal University. Her practicum at Alpha House led to work in their shelter responding to issues of addictions and homelessness.

Recently she listened to her heart again, moving to Europe to be with the love of her life, Tyler.  Living in the Netherlands allowed them to make short trips all over Europe where they loved to visit museums, art galleries and restaurants. She was the happiest she had ever been.

Her family and friends will miss her big heart, good nature, girly ways, and quiet courage and determination. Chrissy loved running, cycling, movies, books, makeup, lazy Sundays, musicals, cats and Benny the dog. She valued all of her friends and enjoyed quiet nights and good conversations.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 24th, at the Brilliant Cultural Centre at 1:00 PM; the public is welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers the family asks you to consider making a donation of time or money to an organization in your community that works to improve lives.

“Unable are the loved to die; for love is immortality.” - Emily Dickinson.