Christina  Giles

Christina Ann Giles

Thursday, August 29th, 1918 - Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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GILES, Christina Ann - Passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at age 101. She was born in 1918, Dulnain Bridge, Scotland to Lydia and John MacLean. She had three children, Marshall (Heather), the late John and the late Diane. She left Scotland after World War II as a war bride to marry Simeon Giles and came to Rogues Harbour, Newfoundland. She raised her children George (Millicent), Robert (Sharon), Joy and Paul. Her family moved to Winnipeg in the 80’s, where she met a special family that she cared for until her death, The Krygers. She later moved to Pembroke after her husband died, to live with her daughter, Joy. She enjoyed her grandchildren Neil, Jennifer (Matthew), Ashlea (Peter), Patti-Lynn (Jason), Peter (Maggie), Rodney (Christina) and Alexandria. She was fortunate to meet her great grandchildren and spend lots of time enriching their lives as well, Ella, Noa, Haiden, Everly, Nicholas, Alexander, Nathaniel. Her sister Jessie lives in Australia. She is also survived by nieces Kit Wells, Nola Wells and  Eleanor Noble. She will be deeply missed by her family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Special thanks to Dr. Brian Baxter for all his care. Arrangements by the
Neville Funeral Home
491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8
(613) 732-7481
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Pastor Eric Strachan

Posted at 02:15pm
Dear Jennifer, Joy and family, our sincere condolences to all of you. We are sure that the memory of this lovely lady who was greatly loved and admired will live on and on. We're glad too that she managed to get back across the ocean to her homeland for her 100th. May God bless you all. Rev. Eric and Sheena Strachan

roy locke

Posted at 08:42pm
George, Joy, Bobby, sorry to hear of you mother's passing. what a full life she lived. It was never Mrs. Giles, always Chrissy to us. She was certainly a strong women.
Roy locke

Diane Beck

Posted at 08:34pm
Bobby and all the Giles family, we would like to send our condolences, so sorry to hear of Mrs. Giles passing. She was such a beautiful lady. We really enjoyed visiting with her at your house, she was so knowledgeable and refined, such a pleasure to be around. Please know, you are in our hearts.

Tom and Diane Beck

Steven Kryger

Posted at 07:42pm
Chrissy was a remarkable woman, and will have a treasured place in my and my family's hearts forever. We were extraordinarily lucky to be practically raised by Chrissy, as our family's caregiver/nanny for around fifteen years (me, from a newborn to around 10, when Chrissy was 69-79). We called her "Keeka" because Chrissy was too hard for a toddler to pronounce, and the nickname stuck. She was incredibly sharp, but even more incredibly loving and sweet. As a little kid, I remember napping on her lap, and sleepovers at her place when Mom and Dad were traveling. She would remind me that she tricked me into taking baths by promising "It's just in and out!" until I eventually caught on. Then as an adult, I'll always remember trips with her to the casino (I called her my good luck charm!), our road trip around Pembroke to pick up fresh ingredients for dinner ("Always buy the most expensive eggs" was her advice), and her crying with joy at the idea that she could come to my wedding last September (at 101!), until we realized that with the American health insurance system there was no way (but she made the sweetest digital cameo anyway). Her not just tolerance but adoration of me and my husband will never be forgotten and was so meaningful. She was gossiping about royals, sharing political views, and giving advise on how to self-isolate ("this is nothing compared to the war!") until just a couple weeks before her passing. We should all be so lucky to pass at 101, brilliant to the end, peacefully in our sleep, loved by dozens of people around the world. Sending our love and prayers to her family. The world has lost a guardian angel, but heaven has gained one.

Heather (Li Va’s Hair Design )

Posted at 07:34pm
Joy and all of Chrissy’s loved ones ,
We will certainly miss seeing Chrissy in the salon!
I always looked so forward to our visits and our chats about her travels and her family! She was the sweetest and kindest soul ! You are all in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

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