Obituaries

Christine Mary Mildenberger

20/02/1961 - 20/09/2022

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Obituary For Christine Mary Mildenberger

With heavy hearts, we announce that Christine Mildenberger passed away peacefully at the age of 61 during the early hours of September 20th.

Christine was born and raised in the Grande Prairie area as the only daughter of Daniel and Rose Sinclair. When Christine was in grade school, her family moved to the country to continue the tradition of farming and horse racing. Tine, as she was affectionately called, had a particular affinity for all things living. Animals were Christine’s closest friends, and she took great comfort in their presence.

Christine had the best smile, the type that couldn’t help but light up a room. As shy as Christine was, she never let that hold her back from enjoying every moment with family and friends. Christine saw the magic and wonder in all parts of life. A good book was never far from her hands, but she’d always put aside her page-turner adventure to listen to the stories and worries of loved ones. Growing up, Christine’s cousins were her most prominent source of amusement. The family was essential to Christine; she willingly spent most of her childhood working and helping her family. Since Christine loved to help others, she attended Grant MacEwan College and earned a diploma in social work. Her office always had heartfelt messages of gratitude from people she had helped through difficult circumstances.

Christine met her husband Raymond Mildenberger in 1986 at a dancehall where Ray tried to sweep her off her feet; however, Christine could keep up with every step. Christine and Ray married on October 8th, 1988. In December 1990, Christine had her first child Amelia, and she liked to say that she prayed to God for her. In April 1992, she was doubly blessed when twin girls Hannah and Shea were born. Christine was indeed the best Mom. Christine loved children so much. It was never a problem for her to spend time with her niece and nephews, Jordan, Jeff, Amanda, and Ian, all of whom affectionately called her Auntie Tine.

Christine is predeceased by her close family friend Wilfred (Widdy) Rintoul, her dear friend Harry Anderson, her father, Daniel Sinclair, and her older brother Garry Sinclair.

Christine leaves behind her mother, Rose Sinclair, her loving husband of 34 years, Raymond Mildenberger, and her adoring children Amelia, Hannah, Shea (Tim), and her stepson Michael.

There will be a celebration of life for Christine on Saturday, October 1st, 2022 at 1:00 PM. The service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church (9610 108 Avenue in Grande Prairie, Alberta) with a luncheon to follow after the service. After the luncheon, the immediate family will depart for the internment.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742 bearcreekfuneral.com

Services

1 Oct

Celebration of Life

01:00 PM

Faith Lutheran Church 9610 108 Avenue Grande Prairie, Al Get Directions »
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  • 10/30/2022

    Cherished memories in our youth with my family from the west coast in our Summer travels, RIP sweet Lady. Don and the Sinclair Family

  • 10/03/2022

    My sincere condolences go out to Ray and his family on the loss of his beloved Christine, Neil Carlstrom

  • 10/03/2022

    Rose, Ray & girls So very sorry to learn of Christine's passing. May all the good memories you have of her always be with you. She is at peace ❤ With sympathy, Trudy Peterson

  • 09/30/2022

    Rose Ray and family our sincere condolences . Christine was a special person and always so welcoming Glen/Diane McKee

  • 09/29/2022

    We wish we could be there in person to honor Christine. On behalf of our family, we send our love and sincere condolences to Uncle Ray, Amelia, Hannah and Shea; and to all other family and friends who knew and loved Christine. She will be dearly missed. Love Karl, Michelle, Tyler, and Parker Schwendeman

  • 09/28/2022

  • 09/28/2022

    So sorry to hear of Christine's passing. She was a wonderful person and will be missed. Sending condolences to you all.

  • 09/28/2022

    Rose, Ray and Family, My sincere condolences to all in your loss of your Daughter, Spouse and Mother. Christine was a lovely kind and friendly lady which I Enjoyed visiting. She will be missed, cherish all your memories as a family as you move forward.

  • 09/27/2022

    Rose, Ray and family. Christine and i were good friends in school and later in life. She would make me happy with her wonderful smile and CB positive way of thinking. Her passing hurts my heart but i am so happy to have know her. My condolences to you all . Rest now sweet Christine.❤️

  • 09/27/2022

    Dear Rose and all of Christine's family. I am saddened to read of Christine's passing. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  • 09/27/2022

    I knew Christine when I was a child, and my memories are of her laughter and warmth towards children. I felt secure and seen in her presence. People like her shape good into the world. Rest in peace, beautiful soul. Love, Jemima

  • 09/27/2022

    Ray and family I never truly knew Christine but I feel I should send you all hug from across the pond ! I remember the demo dinners and the visits at gpcc! Look forward but remember the good times ! Much Love Gavin young

  • 09/26/2022

    Dear Rose, Please know that I am thinking of you and Christine. She did have the warmest smile and kind ways. It was always a pleasure to visit with her. My sincere sympathy to you and her family. Gwen Richards

  • 09/26/2022

    So sorry for your loss Ray. Faith and memories will help going forward.

  • 09/26/2022

    Very sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to Ray, family and friends. Mark Flette

  • 09/26/2022

    So very sorry for your loss, Christine was a great lady with a wicked sense of humor. Sending prayers and hugs.

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