passed away peacefully at her home in Cache Creek, BC on March 13, 2016 at the age of 82 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1487 Stage Rd., Cache Creek on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Chris was born on June 28, 1933 in Wainright, AB and spent her younger years in Joussard, AB.
She married her husband of 65 years, Ross Magnus in Vancouver, BC on Feb. 17, 1951 and had 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Candice (Gene) Chester of Spruce Grove; grandchildren: Tina (Clay) Genge and their children Jennifer & Tyler; Tammy Dmyterko (Toby Perrill) and their children Reiley & Cassie. Terry Ann (Mark) Temrick of Cache Creek and son-in-law Terry Rysz of Sicamous; grandchildren: Barry Rysz (passed May 17, 2005) and his children Jordan and Danny Matthieu; Karri (Chris) Brinnen and their children Courtney, Emily, Jamie, & Riley. Len (Carol) Magnus of Fort St. James; grandchildren: Kyle (Erica) Magnus and their children Dakota, Abby, & Carter; Keith (Victoria) Magnus and their children Shawntae, Lakota, Drayton, & Greyson. Glen (Sheila) Magnus of Spruce Grove.
Chris and Ross moved throughout BC and Alberta in their early years until finally settling in Golden, BC to raise their young family. They were co-owners of Magnus Trucking with the late Sumner & Irene Magnus. In the early 1980’s, they spent a couple of years in Spruce Grove, AB before finally moving back to BC and setting up home in Cache Creek.
Chris will be forever remembered for her unbelievable generosity and hospitality. Her door was always open with a fresh brewed pot of coffee and a meal on the table. Ross has always credited Chris for making his lunch every day for 65 years. She will be sadly missed by Ross and all of their family, extended family, and dear friends.
Arrangements are in the care of Thompson Valley Funeral Home in Ashcroft, BC.
Online condolences may be made at www.tvfh.ca