Christina May Schoenrath

April 17, 2015 20 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Christina May Schoenrath

(January 5, 1961 – April 16, 2015)

Christina was born in Port Colborne, ON and raised in Crystal Beach, ON. As a young adult, she moved to Western Canada, following her calling to work in youth ministry throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta. She remained in Western Canada for over 25 years, considering it her home and continuing her calling of service to others through a vocation in the hospitality industry. Into this she integrated a deep faith in Christ, demonstrating kindness, compassion and integrity through her work and personal life. Chris lived fully and was an avid world traveler, experiencing and sharing in the marvels of this planet. She leaves to mourn her parents, Peter Schoenrath and Nina Schoenrath; sister Lenore Schoenrath Walker; brother Hank Schoenrath; nieces Danielle Schoenrath and Sydney Schoenrath; Aunt and Uncle Joan and Donald Barrett in addition to many friends throughout Canada.

A private family memorial service will be held in Ontario at a yet to be determined date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Volunteer Services at the Cross Cancer Institute care of Alberta Cancer Foundation or to Camp Kinasao Lutheran Bible Camp, or to the charity of one’s choice.

A special thank you is extended to all the staff of Unit 43 at the Grey Nuns Hospital and at the Cross Cancer Institute, with special thanks to Dr. Basi and to Dr. Amigo for their compassionate care.

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  1. Are hearts are saddened with the news of Chris’s passing.
    Are thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.
    Chris had such a caring thoughtful heart and such a beautiful
    smile we will always remember…
    Another beautiful angel to watch over us.
    with love
    Leslee, Danielle and Sydney Schoenrath xo

  2. So very sorry for your loss.

    All our love,

    Anita & David Martens and Family

  3. We appreciate that God put Chris in our lives as she has ministered to our family over the many years while at King of Glory and since then. May your family be comforted in knowing that Heaven has welcomed a beautiful angel.

  4. Chris was a blessing to our church. She leaves a legacy of love and will be missed by our congregation. She planted and nurtured seeds that have continued to grow over time, and her smile and laughter will carry on in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time.

  5. I was saddened to read about the passing of Chris….she was a lovely person. The world is a better place because of her presence.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss! Many memories as my daughter is 13, Christina and I had been together in every grade until then!

    I know she will be missed by many!


  7. Chris was a wonderful influence in my life. We grew up together. Went to church together. Even taught Sunday School together. I am so happy that my husband was able to meet her as well. Her smile and laughter was infectious. She was so easy going and kind. Love radiated from her. She will be greatly missed in many lives, especially mine. She is gone too soon.
    Much love to her family in these dark hours. I wish you peace.

  8. So sorry to hear about Christina. My condolences to her family. We played Volley Ball together, we had the best of times back then . I can still hear her giggle . She will be missed .

  9. Lenore and family,
    Thinking of you at this very sad time.
    May your hearts be filled with the joy that Christina brought to your lives as your celebrate her time with us.
    Bless your beautiful soul Christine, wishing you love, light and joy on your new journey. Xo

  10. I loved Chris from the first time we met in grade 2.
    As the years went by, through to high school graduation,
    I will remembera strong and trustworthy friend.
    Her hearty laugh and beautiful smile was so contagious.
    She’s a picture of a self- less, caring woman,
    whose deep faith in Christ crowned her life.
    Until we meet again!

  11. Lenore and family

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all


  12. Lenore

    My love and prayers go out to you and your family


  13. Dear Lenore, My prayers are with you at this time. So sorry for your loss. Jean

  14. I was at Briercrest Bible College with Chris, She has been down to see me in the states a couple of times and I was up to Calgary and Edmonton to see her. I have been remembering her laugh, how she could talk to and make friends with anyone, her free spirit and her love of Jesus. My deepest condolences to her family and those who were blessed to be able to share her life more than I did.

  15. We are both shocked and saddened to hear of Chris’s death! We have nothing but very happy memories of her and her gregarious smile and disposition. So many laughs we shared. Chris you have entered your eternal rest and the world was a friendlier place because of you. Lenore, may your heart be consoled by the peace of Christ at this time of Chris’ passing.

    with fond memories
    Charles and Gwen Nienkirchen

  16. Dear Christina,
    I can’t believe your gone, I will always treasure our time together. Your heart was so big and comforting words meant the world to me when I was dealing with Cancer. I’m sadden words can’t describe how I feel, my heart goes out to your family at this time.
    I didn’t get to say good-bye, so now I’m saying good-bye.
    Peace for a lifetime
    You will be missed,
    Debbiemacrae 🙁

  17. Lenore, the cherished bond you shared as sisters, every precious moment spent together over the years and especially more recently will sustain and bring comfort to you as you mourn and honour your beloved Christina.
    My heartfelt condolences to you, dear friend, and to your family.

  18. Lenore, I truly believe that Chris is smiling once again, radiating the sunshine and spirit in the photo above, to you and all of her dearly beloved still here on Earth. God bless. Tina

  19. Christina was one of the kindest, most joyous people I’ve ever met, and will be greatly missed. Even though she is no longer with us, I will always be grateful to carry the lessons of positivity and grace that she’s shown. God bless you, Christina. May you and your loved ones find peace.

  20. I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Christina. I attended Niagara College with Chris and remember her with great fondness. She had a beautiful spirit and an equally beautiful smile. My sincere sympathies to all of Chris’s family and friends.

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