Roovers, Christine Helen

Roovers, Christine Helen

September 8th, 2017

March 17, 1954 – September 8, 2017

Of Port Stanley, Christine passed in her 64th year, of cancer, with family by her side at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London. Survived by her son Jordan (Teri-Ellen Haddy); daughter Miranda; and grandchildren Mason and Avery. Predeceased by her husband Paul and son Justin; parents Jean and Stanley Haponik; and brother Edward. Born in Toronto, Christine was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a dedicated teacher and tennis coach at East Elgin Secondary School in Aylmer and will be missed dearly by colleagues and students. She will be remembered for her passion for the game of tennis and love of drama, literature, social networking and entertaining. Christine was caring, compassionate and spirited and will be tremendously missed by many. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Private family interment in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Aylmer. Those wishing to make a donation in Christine’s memory are asked to consider the Canadian Mental Health Association or St. Joseph’s Hospice, London.

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Pam KilleenMy deepest condolences to Chris's family. Words cannot express the immeasurable loss we have all suffered. Chris was the light in all of our lives. She was bright, beautiful, warm, loving. Thanks to her, the world is a better place. She will live on in our memories forever.
Christine RainsforthGod needed another Angel, He only takes the very best, Chris is walking on the warm sandy beach, Warm waves are washing over her feet. As she greets the love ones passed, They gather sea glass to sprinkle from heaven for all loved ones to find, so that they will know they are still upon her mind. So when your walk the beaches remember to look for sea glass for you will feel the warmth of the love Chris has for her children, grandchildren, Her generous spirit , love of life will live on in them. Rest in Peace Chris Roovers
Vickie and Jamie KuipersMiranda, Jordan and family. No words can ever describe your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that you will all be thought of with love. Deepest Sympathy, Vickie and Jamie Kuipers
Bob and Pat ZimmerBob and I are sad to hear of your mom's passing. She was a vibrant, beautiful and loving person. We cherish all the memories we have of both her and Paul at the parties and other times together. God bless you and Jordon during this difficult time and the days ahead. Our love to both of you. Bob and Pat Zimmer
Anna and Dave BeynonOur deepest condolences. There are no words.
diane thompsonyou are in my thoughts and prayers. diane thompson
Lee Jackson Deepest condolences to you Miranda and your brother and family Chris was kind, friendly and inspiring and an extremely strong woman. She will be sadly missed on the tennis courts at The Hunt Club and Western Lee Jackson
Jack and Judith CouckuytJudith and I were saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Chris was always a woman full of energy and laughter and the zest for learning. I can remember just the first year after I hired her a s a teacher that I called her a "Renaissance woman", a moniker she always reminded me of. She was truly a woman of great capabilities and of great strength. She will be remembered.
Erich FratschkoI am so sorry to hear about the loss of Chris. She was a fantastic individual who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Darleen Baughman)( SmithMiranda, Jordan and Family, I am very sorry to hear the loss of your mom. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Hugs and thoughts are with you all.
Marc SopocoMy thoughts and prayers are with you, Miranda, and to the rest of your family. Your mother will be dearly missed but her spirit will live on through those that she has touched with her joy and passion for life.
Lucie and John LeanOur deepest sympathy for the family. Chris introduced John and I and we have now been together for 17 years and have 2 wonderful children. This is part of her legacy; Chris gave to others freely. She was so generous and loving. She is deeply missed and will always be in our hearts.
The Alexander FamilyWe are deeply saddened by Chris' passing and will miss her beautiful smile and sunny disposition. Am happy to have had the privilege to play some tennis with Chris (and Miranda too). Truly one of the most positive and inspirational human beings a person could ever meet. God is welcoming Chris in His loving arms. Our deepest sympathies to Miranda, Jordan and family.
Eilleen MacFaddenI'm very sorry to read about the loss of Christine, she was such a wonderful lady. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her. My deepest sympathies to her children and the rest of her family.
Cassie DyckMy condolences go out to the extended Roovers family. I always knew her as Mrs. Roovers as she was my ninth grade English teacher. I will always have fond memories of her.
Barbara Jovanovic and Darlene Jovanovic ...Peter's Drive-In CleanersMy deepest sympathies to you Miranda, Jordan and family. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to your Mom when she stopped in at our business. We talked about "life"... work, dogs ( she loved Sailor so much ), you kids and the grandchildren, and even men and dating". She is a woman who touched people because she had a beautiful soul. We will never forget her.
Shelley StazykDeeply saddened by the passing of such a lovely person. Thinking of Miranda, Jordan, and all your family.
Sister Dorothy Ann HowleyDear Jordan and Miranda and family members: My condolences to you in the loss of a very special person. It was my privilege to know her and that she surely is elevated in the fully GLORY OF GOD'S ETERNAL EMBRACE. Sincere sympathy and thank you
Steve JanikMy heartfelt condolences to Christine's family.
Veronica and Sab Sferrazza and familyJordan and Miranda ~ our prayers and thoughts are with you at this terrible time. Your family has been through so much ~ may God bless you with some peace and many friends to surround you at this time. We have such fond memories of your mom especially at Helen and Wayne's house in Dorchester. Veronica, Sab, Tony, Alex and Michaela Sferrazza
Anna ChibuezeChris was my first friend at East Elgin. As a new ESL teacher she helped me, taught me, and provided me with the encouragement and resources I needed to help my students. Her experience and passion for teaching were inspirational. Her smiling face and encouraging words will be sorely missed.
Shelly & Peter HaddyJordan Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for you and your family at the loss of your mother. Please know that we are thinking of you all. MAXWEL
Gary and Fran WrenOur deepest sympathy to Miranda and Jordan on the loss of their beautiful mother. She has touched so many lives and left a legacy of love.A mother is your mother forever so know that she is caring for you and guiding you through all that lies ahead. She will be your guardian angel as you continue on.Take care.
Denise Taylor-EdwardsMy condolences to Chris' family and friends. I will always remember Chris as a caring, dedicated teacher with an extraordinary joy for life. She is a colleague that will be missed.
Donna and Brian ScottOur thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to Miranda, Jordan and families for the loss of your dear mother who loved you all so very much. Chris was always a thoughtful, caring friend with so much class and love of nature, family, tennis and people in general.
Renee Melvin My heartfelt condolences to all the family. Chris was a lovely lady, and strong and courageous in her fight.
Lisa WaudI was shocked and saddened to hear of Chris' passing. I met Chris at Bikram Yoga and enjoyed chatting with her before and after classes. She was so lovely to talk with and was a supportive and fun yoga friend. Both being teachers, we would share about our days at school. My memory of Chris is her happy, out-going personality and her bright, beautiful smile.
Susan GraageDeepest condolences to all of the family. Chris was a shining light for me on and off the tennis court. She will be deeply missed.
Stella LiwanpoMiranda and Jordan, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you hold close to your hearts the love, laughter and memories you shared with your Mom, today, tomorrow and all the days ahead! Blessings.
Shirley BarrSo very sorry to hear about Chris. A lovely person to have as a neighbour in Port. She will be missed.
Patty SmithI am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was a sweet, loving lady.
Jeff GravesTo Jordan and Miranda I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Your parents were always kind to me and I enjoyed talking with them when I visited the two of you. I remember your dad had a nick name for me he always called me el heffa lol. Your mom would always offer a drink or snack soon after I arrived at your place and seemed genuinely interested in what was new with me and my life. Its things like this that you remember about people doesn't always have to be big. As they say its the little things that count. I won't pretend to know what you are going through but I hope that messages like this help the two of you and your families get through this tough time a little bit easier. Take care Jordan and Miranda.
Jeremy Van ParysTo Mrs. Roovers: You were always very kind to your students and colleagues and you will be very much missed by everyone at EESS. I hope you find peace in heaven with your loved ones who will be glad to be reunited with you. Thank you so much for all that you have done as a teacher at East Elgin. Rest in peace Mrs. Roovers To Jordan and Miranda: I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a caring teacher to all of the students that she taught at East Elgin Secondary School, and was always there for her students when they needed help. She was a very nice lady and always said hi to me when I would pass by her in the hallways, and was always willing to have a little conversation before class with me. Take care Jordan and Miranda
Betsy Hamilton and FamilyDear Jordan and Miranda, We were all so very sorry to read of your Mom's passing. We have fond memories of our Greenhills days with your parents and Justin, hitting the ball with Jerome and Bill. Remember the " tennis football"? Christine's smile was infectious. I had only seen her once or twice during these past 20 plus years but when we would run into each other, it was as friendly a meeting as it had been all those years ago. Our heartfelt condolences to you. May the legacies of your Mom, Dad, and Justin live on , as they are now reunited. Betsy, Anne, Kim, and Rob Hamilton
Mac Van OsMrs. Roovers was a kind, caring energetic teacher. It was an honour to be taught by her. She will be dearly missed at East Elgin.
Sandra and Scott BarrettChris was a wonderful, kind and generous woman. She touched many lives. We send all our love to Jordan and Miranda who we know keep her spirit alive forever. xo
Kathleen SteeleMiranda and Jordan I am so sorry to hear that you had to say good-bye to your Mom. Chris was a bright shinning star...always smiling and so supportive. I can still hear her laughter it was contagious. Your mother loved life and I know you two will continue living life to it's fullest for her...she will enjoy and continue to watch over you, where ever you two go. Take care of each other and never forget how much you are loved.
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