Sarah Frances Christie
Sarah’s loving family and friends saw Sarah off as she winged her way to join the angels on March 8, 2020 from the Saint John Regional Hospital where she spent her last 10 days. She suffered a brain aneurysm on February 27th at home. Born on April 1, 1978, she was deeply loved by her parents Mary and Ron Christie, always there when she needed a drive, someone to keep her children or help her through another seizure.
Already missing her are her children, Ben and Madeline MacNally, outstanding children who helped their Mom through seizures from an early age to her last hurrah, lucky for Sarah it was a snow day. Always supportive were her many uncles, aunts and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, Ben Christie and her grandparents, Marshall and Frances Stewart and Hilda and Arthur Christie.
Sarah loved the water, swimming in an outdoor pool as early as May and late into the fall. This gave her the opportunity to follow that passion and become a lifeguard. She loved snorkeling in the ocean and fighting with crabs. It provided her with some of many teaching opportunities for Ben and Maddy, as well as the peace one feels when there is no noise.
Her kind heart was honed from an early age when her parents found her returning home late from the school bus on rainy days because she had to rescue all the worms on the pavement and safely put them in the grass. There wasn’t an animal that Sarah did not love and would not have owned.
Sarah was dedicated to volunteering. Her epilepsy prevented her from a teaching career after graduating from STU, so she spent time volunteering at Ben and Maddy’s schools at every opportunity. She and her children also volunteered at the Oromocto Food Bank whenever they were needed. Sarah was also an organ donor.
Sarah’s life was always full of faithful friends and they stood by her to her last breath. Thank you to Randa Naguib for the countless hours spent with Sarah in the last week of her life and to Melissa, Bridget and Mandy who were there at the end. Sarah was a super aunt, and a great aunt. Many people were blessed to be able to call her a friend. And, you were a great friend if you brought chocolate (especially Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups).
The family wish to thank the doctors and nurses on SICU for your dedication to your job and your compassion for our family during this difficult time.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McAdam’s Funeral Home in Fredericton. A celebration of Sarah’s life will be held at Kingswood Lodge on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Donations may be made in Sarah’s name to an SPCA or a charity of the donor’s choice.