Christine was born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England on the 25th of December in 1924.
Her Parents are Albert Ingle & Elsie __? of Nottingham, England.
Christine met Royal Canadian Air Force Lance Bombardier "Neil A. Mckinnon" when he was stationed in Europe serving in WWII. To no prevail he proposed she accepted and they were married there in England. They departed for Canada soon after to live out the rest of their lives in Alberta, Canada and had the following Children
"England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV81-BD1H : 8 October 2014), Christine W Ingle and null, 1945; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1945, quarter 4, vol. 7B, p. 785, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
McKINNON, It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Christine Winifred McKinnon on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at the age of 88 years. Christine was born on December 25, 1924 in Nottingham, England to Albert and Elsie Ingle, her being the middle of a family of 10 children. She attended school there and at age 14 she started working for the Raleigh Bicycle Shop, and while working there she became familiar with a Canadian soldier, Neil McKinnon and they were married on November 20, 1945. They were married in her hometown. Although not considered a dream trip, Christine faced a sea voyage of four days and five nights, four thousand fellow passengers, many seasick women and children, then an additional four days and five nights across Canada from Halifax to Calgary to be with her new husband. After her long ocean voyage Christine and Neil resided in a small cottage at the present location of McLeod Trail. After several moves around Central Alberta they found themselves residing in Sundre and purchasing a house on Main Avenue where she resided until moving into Foothills Lodge four years ago. Although times were hard, Christine was proud to call Sundre home and enjoyed living here and raising her family of nine, Ken, Glen, Bruce, Barry, Keith, Colin, Roy, Tony and daughter Arlene. Christine was well known in the Sundre area and many stories could be told of her working at the Sundre Hotel. Christine was the first female to be hired at the hotel, a position she held for 27 years. Over the years Christine has faced great heartache at the sudden passing of sons Barry in 1970 and Glen in 1973. Husband Neil followed in 1976 and then son Bruce in 1984. Those were very difficult years for her but through it all she gave credit to her friends and family for their support and particularly for the community effort that followed, which resulted in the remodeling of her house. Some of the highlights in Christine’s life was the return trip to England to reconnect with her family whom she had lost touch with for 32 years. She later enjoyed a ten-day Panama Cruise with friends where they were all treated royally. As well as her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Christine enjoyed gardening, reading novels, crocheting and knitting, a hobby she later used to make mitts and toques that she donated to Calgary’s Mustard Seed Foundation. Christine will be lovingly remember by sons, Ken, Keith (Kathleen), Colin (Inger), Roy, Tony, and daughter Arlene (Mike), her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, June 20th at the Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Gary Aicken officiating. Interment was held at the Sundre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Sundre, entrusted with arrangements. ::Obtained from Obitsforlife.com
Burial: Sundre Cemetery Sundre, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada.
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