Howard Myron Christie
Howard M. Christie passed away on February 26th, 2019 just after midnight at the Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, NB after fighting the final stages of Parkinson’s.
He is survived by his daughter Leslie Elizabeth Christie, son Julian Harry Christie (fiancée Pamela Dawn Young), sister Anna Bailey (husband Reginald Bailey) and niece Cynthia Bailey. Howard is predeceased by his loving wife Mary Ellen Christie as well as his parents, Harry and Edna (McInnis) Christie.
After high school Howard graduated from Teachers College and he ended his career at the Revenue Office. He will always be remembered for his quick wit, wonderful sense of humor and his amazing story telling skills. He also had a love for music and was an accomplished pianist. In fact, when he was teaching sailing at the Boat Club it was there that he met his future bride, Mary Ellen while he was playing the piano.
A Memorial Gathering will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home, 160 York Street in Fredericton, NB on Friday, March 1st, 2019 from 6 – 9 pm. Words of remembrance and prayers will begin at 6:30 pm with visitation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Howard’s memory may be made to the Parkinson Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
"My father has always been well known around this city from his many years serving and managing the Revenue Office here in Fredericton. He was also known for his work with the congregations of Marysville United Church and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and friends in the community. He will be remembered by many people as a man of honor and integrity who always followed through for people and consistently stood up for what he believed in. He will be remembered by our family as a man who loved his wife and family above all else and sacrificed everything to make us safe and happy. I hope I can be a fraction of who my father was as a human being and I don’t think someone like him is ever gone or forgotten. We love you and miss you so much dad." Written by son Julian Christie.