Christine (Christa) Berndsen

March 31, 1938 - July 11, 2023
July 13, 2023 17 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

Christa slipped away into the arms of the angels after receiving excellent nursing care at the Westview Hospice in Stony Plain.

Christa is survived by her husband of 54 years, Henry, two daughters, Sandra Schwarz (Greg), Nicole Dowler (Terry), as well as granddaughters Jordan (Brendan), Rylee (Christian), Sydney (Isaac) and Brooke, as well as Henry's extended family in the Netherlands. Also, two nieces and one nephew in Germany. She was predeceased by her father Clemens, mother Anna, brother Helmut and sister-in-law.

Christa was a kind and generous spirit devoted to the well being of her family and friends. She was a friend to many and gave freely of her time and talents as a homemaker, cook, knitter, volunteer, choir member and gardener.

While extremely saddened by her passing, we are eternally grateful for the love, caring and happy times we were fortunate to share during her lifetime.

Christa will be sorely missed by all who loved and cared for her. We are comforted in our grief by the knowledge that Christa is free of pain and confusion.

She is now resting peacefully in the loving arms of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. May she rest in peace.

There will be a Memorial Mass for Christine on Tuesday August 8, 2023, 10:30 AM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (9850 148 St NW, Edmonton, AB).


  1. Rust zacht lieve tante, we’ll meet again someday. X

  2. Gone, but never far from our hearts. We share in your sorrow.

  3. Mr. Berndsen, Sandra, Nicole and family…I am saddened to hear of the passing of your mom. I often have wonderful memories of your mom from when I was a child. Her baking, gourmet lunches (sometimes just bread and sprinkles), the green carpet room that she kept immaculate and regularly raked to name a few. We had a lot of fun enjoying life and being kids in her home, thank you to her for that!

    I unfortunately won’t be in town when you are having her funeral, please accept my condolences and know she was loved by many!

    Jennifer Cairo (née Lambert)

  4. Our deepest condolences to you Henry and all your family.
    A loved ones passing is a time of reflection and reminds us all to remember the good times and love shared.
    I’m sure Christa is safe in the arms of Our Lord, enjoying her eternal reward.
    May God’s peace and love be with you Henry in your time of grief and sorrow.
    Lyle and family.

  5. Henry , Sandra and Nichole, yes she was a wonderful person, she will be truly missed by the three of you. You have our condolences, may she rest now.
    Ton and Maryke

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Auntie Christa was such a wonderful person. Rest in peace! Hugs to you all.

  7. We are so saddened by Christa’s passing. She was a wonderful friend for so many years. We always enjoyed our many visits with Christa and Henry. We’ve especially enjoyed sharing breakfast together every Sunday morning for several years. We are going to miss that beautiful lady.

  8. Rest in pease Christa you will be truly missed by all those who knew you and loved you you will be in our thoughts. To my dear friend Henry we offer our friendship and strength as you go through a major adjustment in your live without the love of your life. Stay strong my friend.
    All our very best and love
    Tom and Bea Van der weide

  9. Gecondoleerd met dit grote verlies, van een zeer lieve schoonzus. Sweet memories…rest in peace

  10. Dear Henry and family, Christa was truly a wonderful beautiful person. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Hugs!

  11. We were deeply saddened to learn of Christa’s passing. May she rest now, eternally at peace.
    To Henry and family we send our prayers & sincere condolences. We hope that time and the warmth of special memories shared with Christa will bring comfort to you as you grieve.

  12. Dear Henry, Sandra, Nicole and Family; My deepest condolences on the passing of a beautiful soul,Christa. Heaven is enriched, but she is going to be so very missed by you all. I will miss her friendship and her wisdom and quiet humor.
    And our many,many years of Friday card club, she was our best (and only ) finance officer. in all that time.Rest in peace dear Christa.
    Thoughts and prayers,

    Ann Touw.

  13. Henry, Nicole, Sandra and families we were so sorry to hear the news of Christa’s passing. We know she will be in a better place and will be watching over all of you. Ken and I send our sincere condolences.

  14. Zo’n lieve tante… Hoe groot was de afstand, maar het was niet te missen hoe lief ze was! Wij koesteren de mooie herinneringen aan haar. En wensen oom Hen, Sandra, Nicole en de hele familie heel veel sterkte!

  15. Our deepest and sincerest condolences to Henry, Sandra and Nicole and families with the loss of your beautiful Christa. Our prayers are with you as you try to get through the weeks and months ahead without her. May she rest in peace in the arms of the angels

  16. Our sincere condolences. 💐 Prayers and thoughts are with Henry and family.
    Paula and James Schellenberger

  17. Our condolences to you and your family.
    Kees and Marianne Redeker

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