July 12, 1978 - November 16, 2022
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Christine at the age of 44 years, 4 months, and 4 days, from congestive heart failure, at the Red Deer Hospice Society in Red Deer, AB, with her momma by her side.
Christine was born in Stettler, Alberta, to Rick and Michelle Michalevich and as she would one day say, “was stuck in the middle between two brothers”, Terry and Jamie. She completed the last half of her education in Morrin, went to business school in Calgary, moved to Drumheller where she met and married her first husband John and where she enjoyed waitressing and operating a clothing store. Christine eventually moved to Rocky Mountain House where she met and married her second husband Lyndon, became a stepmom to London, and operated her own little mini farm.
Christine was kind, generous, humorous, stubborn, opinionated, feisty, and ohhhh so strong and courageous. She was our warrior princess. She had beautiful big green eyes, freckles, a soul larger than life, and a smile that would light up a room. First and foremost, Christine loved her family and spending time with them. She also loved: her dogs, her cat; her gypsy horse and donkey; raising chickens, pigs, ducks, and turkeys; cooking and baking, crocheting, crafting, beading, diamond painting; watching movies and tv series, and photography; she took beautiful pictures. She also loved camping at her parents’ acreage in the Rocky Mountains in her newly renovated itty bitty tent trailer.
Christine is survived by her parents, Rick and Michelle, brother Terry (Maren), brother Jamie and sister-in-law Danielle, her nephews Zachary (Georgia) and Sean (Emily), her nieces Alexa, Brittanna, and Kaedence, her paternal grandmother, Lucille Michalevich, her Aunt Donna (Darrell) Curr and cousins Robin (Melanie) and Candace (Chuck) and family, her maternal grandmother, Mary LaRose, Uncle Marc LaRose and cousins Danielle (Ben) and Kara, Aunt Julie LaRose, Aunt Lisa LaRose and cousins Emilie and Etienne, Aunt Maureen (Darren) Rider and cousins Brett (Catherine) and Kelsey (Dalen), and cousin Jesse (Makayla). She is also survived by her husband Lyndon and stepson London, her mother-in-law, Vee Herman, brother-in-law Lance (Diane ) Herman, sister-in-law Dawn (Chris) Horbach, her best friend Belinda and good friends Ashley, Jamie, Lora, and Zayna and also several friends from her church group. She also leaves behind her precious fur babies - Lulu, Farrah, Kiwi, and Mow (her precious eleven year old Chinese Crested fur baby went to the rainbow bridge in January).
Christine was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Michael Michalevich, her maternal grandfather, Francis LaRose, her Uncle Kevin LaRose and other extended family members.
Our deepest thank you to everyone who was involved in Christine’s care throughout her life. You know who you are and we know you will never forget her as she had an impact on everyone she met.
A private Celebration of Life for Christine will be held at a later date for her family and friends.
We were so blessed to have had her in our lives and we will carry her in our hearts and memories forever. Until we meet again ......
For those who so desire, donations can be made in Christine’s name to the Red Deer Hospice Society (99 Arnot Avenue; Red Deer, AB; T4R 3S6), to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta (119-14th Street NW Calgary, AB; T2N 1Z6), to an animal shelter or to a charity of your choice.