The death of Christella M. "Chris" Newcombe, age 77, of Amherst, occurred at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Monday, November 12, 2012.
Born in Tidnish, NS, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Dorothy (Lowther) Sprague.
Chris was the Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the R.C.A.F. #105 Cumberland Wing. She loved all animals big and small and took in any and all strays. She was an avid reader. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
She is survived by daughters Patricia Yates, Amherst, NS; step-daughters, Natalie Newcombe, LaVale, PQ, Tanja MacDonald (Keith), Amherst, NS; step-sons George "Rickey", Hamilton, ON, Terry (Dianne), Ottawa; Sean, Amherst, NS; Tony, Burlington, ON, Laurie, Ottawa; sisters Ella Raaphorst (John), Bowmanville, ON, Evelyn Strong (Tom), Orillia, ON; step-sisters, Bonnie Hachey (Raymond), Scoudouc, NB; Gail Chapman (Jim), Baie Verte, NB. Several step-grandchildren and step great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband George and sister Ruby Sprague.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst (902-667-8777). In keeping with Chris's wishes there will be no visitation or funeral. A graveside service will be held in the summer for her and her husband George in the Amherst Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a donation in Chris's memory may do so to the Palliative Care Unit at the CRHCC.