Christa Anne Delfs was born December 24,1937 at home near Northmark, Alberta and passed away June 10, 2012 at Stettler, Alberta. Christa attended high school in Spirit River and went from there to the Royal Alexandra Hospital from which she graduated in Nursing in 1960. Her move to Grande Prairie netted a job and a husband so 1963 saw her in Stettler working in the old Stettler Hospital. Another move to Edmonton saw her working at the Misericordia Hospital for a year or so and then the happy couple returned to Stettler for the duration. Here she worked in the new Hospital for upwards of 30 years. Chris was active in many ventures; one of which was curling with a multitude of friends. She also had some success in this by winning the northern playoff two times. She also enjoyed cooking, golfing, fishing, camping, gardening and in particular her flowers. When a farm was added to the mixture, cattle became a very extreme interest and through that we were allowed to travel to many countries and meet many cultures; a time of great joy for us both. When the cattle had expended all our energy we had time for the Arizona experience for 18 years; and the time for many other trips and cruises with other dear friends. Somewhere during this period we found time to purchase our little castle to call our winter home. “She loved it.” She said after her bad news that she wouldn’t have traded her life for anyone’s but she would have liked a little longer. Christa is survived by her loving husband Keith Thompson of 49 years; sisters Margot Delfs of Calgary, Gudrun Kuefler of Ottawa; brother Gerhart (Joyce) Delfs of Rocky Mountain House; sister in law Paulette Delfs of Grande Prairie; brother in law Michael (Jan) Thompson of Wetaskiwin; as well as many cousins and many fine nieces, nephews and friends and a very special friend Sheena Rumberger. Chris was predeceased by her parents Hans and Hermine; brother Victor and sister Ursula. Funeral service was held at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 15, 2012 officiated by Rev. David M. Denholm. Mrs. Elaine Hennel played for the congregational hymns. A loving tribute was written by Sheena Rumberger and read by Isabel Kerl. Memories of Aunt Chris by Troy Delfs and Geraldine Jarvis were given. Kelly Delfs was the Urn Bearer. Family and friends gathered in the Heartland Reception Centre for a time of fellowship and a luncheon by the Stettler United Church Women. Memorial donations may be made to SHSF – Stettler Health Services Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to thank the staff at the Stettler Hospital and Health Care for the loving and professional care that Christa received. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stettlerfuneralhome.com and clicking on the loved ones name.
STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM
entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403-742-3422