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John Christie

John Denis "Tommy" Christie

Sunday, March 28th, 1937 - Sunday, October 6th, 2019
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John “Tommy” D Christie, age 82, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2019 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario after a long battle with Leukemia. Born March 28, 1937 in Bathurst, NB the youngest of nine children of the late Denis and Malvina Christie.

John is survived by his wife of over 50 years Phyllis (nee Locke) Christie and his children Deborah (Alex), Richard and Jeffrey (Antonia). John was a devoted “Poppy” to seven grandchildren who were an important part of his life. Daniel, Matthew, Brooklynne, Jessica, William, Olivia and Jonathan will all miss their Poppy dearly. He is also survived by his brother Ernest Christie (the late Jenny) and many nieces and nephews. He will be sincerely missed by sister-in-law Nadine Nikita and her husband Mike as well as his niece Stephanie and nephew Ryan. He will be dearly missed by his sister-in-law Catharina “Tina” Christie (late Alphonse) of Fredericton, NB. Predeceased by brothers Richard (Mina), James (Noella); sisters Macrena (Alfred), Marion (Rheal), Florida (Theophus “Boy”) and Isabel (Jack).

John was an Ironworker by trade and proud member of Local 721 in Toronto for over 50 years. In his youth he was an amateur boxer in New Brunswick. In his later years he enjoyed hunting, golfing, sailing, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan and loved to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and Raptors.

A Celebration of Life will be held at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street (one block North of City Hall), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1 p.m.

A heartfelt thanks to all the staff at St. Peter’s Hospital and Juravinski Hospital and their compassionate care during his time there. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Red Cross, Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre or St. Peter’s Hospital in John’s memory would be greatly appreciated.
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    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant Street
    Address
    485 Brant Street
    Burlington, ON L7R 2G5
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Blayne Rockliffe

Posted at 08:59am
My lasting memory of Mr. Christie (I never called him Tommy in fear of getting my ears boxed) was his wild laughter and toothy grin. He was a genuine East Coaster proud of his hometown of Bathurst, always pronounced by him as ‘Bat-terst’. I loved how he always stole the occasional smoke and his love for bacon sandwiches was only surpassed by the love he had for his grandchildren. He’ll be sorely missed by all who knew him.
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