Elaine Mae Zutz-Christensen

November 13, 2016 14 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers
 Jan 9, 1948-Nov 10, 2016.

It is with a heavy heart we say good bye to a woman who loved many, and was adored by all. Elaine was a Tomahawk girl with big city sparkle. She loved to compete, play hard, pray harder, dance, sing out of tune and most of all shine! Her ready smile and full hugs were legendary.

She leaves to mourn her soul mate, best friend and husband, Howard Christensen. Her children Crista and Cory Christensen, her grandchildren Casandra Gartner-Christensen Alexandria Dorner, Sarah & Katie Johnson, Justin Johnson, Serenity Christensen; brother Ron (Susan) Zutz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Elaine was predeceased by her parents: Kate and Rinhart Zutz; sister Esther Syroid and brother Edwin Zutz; grandson Nathan Dziwenka-Christensen.

Memorial Service
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Our Savior Lutheran Church

18345 62B Ave, Edmonton (Corner of Callingwood Road and 184 Street).

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family asks you donate to the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton or a organization of your choice, in memory of Elaine.

  1. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Elaine was a great friend – always caring and the fun est person ever.

  2. On behalf of myself and my family, I want to offer my sincere sympathies to you, Uncle Howard and family. I hadn’t seen her since my mother’s memorial service so I am so thankful I was able to visit with her by phone a month ago and have such a wonderful visit. I will always remember her compassion and caring for the sick and needy and her love for God. She will be greatly missed by all.
    In this difficult time, I will be praying for the kindness of family and friends to comfort you, compassion to warm and sustain you, and the unfailing love of Jesus to bring peace to your hearts.
    I will be sending a donation to the Cross Cancer Institute in lieu of flowers and in honor of her memory.

  3. Howaerd,
    My sincere sympathy to you and your entire family. Elaine was such an enthusiastic woman with a real zest for life.
    She adopted Pearl Miller as her second mother and cared for her as best she could until the very end.
    Elaine will be deeply missed by you and yours as well as many you may not even have known intimately.
    The home of one,s soul is up on high in the LIGHT.

  4. Elaine’s Family and friends , so sorry for your loss, She was a warm friendly person, you will miss her very much..We both worked at AMA at the same time..Peggie Popowich of Edmonton

  5. To Howard and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. I will always warmly remember her incredible smile and laughter, how she included everyone in her conversations and visits and her positive outlook. She is part of my earliest memories and I know she will be greatly missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time,
    Kevin and Melody Metcalfe & family
    (Melody is one of Marj Brent’s sisters)

  6. Howard, I know we haven’t spoken to each other in years but would like to send you my condolence on the passing of Elaine. Losing your life partner is most painful and only time will heal you. Sending you a big (((hug))). Jeanette (Gagnon) Parent

  7. Dear Howard: We send our deepest sympathy in your time of immense sorrow. Elaine was such a joyous lady with a zest for life and such fun to be around. To have Elaine as a true friend was such a gift for all her teammates. She will live in our memory and hearts forever.
    Very Sincerely,

    Barb & Fred King
    (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

    • I just became aware of Elaine’s passing. We played on the same ball team (Muttart Blues) and she took me under her wing as I was new to the city. The laughs we shared and the fun we had are remembered with much fondness.

  8. Howard and Family, you would probably not know me but my sister Sandi (Jerke) Foss played fastball with Elaine for many many years. Sandi pass away 13 years ago. I was able to get to know Elaine as an adult during her years of working at AMA. I will always remember what a free spirit fun loving person Elaine was. So very sorry for your loss. I hope you can take comfort in your memories.
    Thoughts and Prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
    Norine (Jerke) Parker (AMA Insurance)

  9. Howard and Family we are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy goes out to all of you at this very difficult time.

  10. Our sincere condolences to Howard and all the family. I have known Elaine for many years and have wonderful memories of times spent together … she was a dear friend and we (my family & I) will miss her so much. Treasure all the wonderful memories you have. Time will ease the pain but the love will live on in your hearts. She was a wonderful caring person and treated everyone with kindness and compassion.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers always.
    Marj & Herb Brent
    Grande Prairie.

  11. Offering our condolences to you Howard and to all the family .Elaine was a very close cousin and a best friend.Growing up together near Tomahawk, Elaine and I had many adventures. I remember her sending me into a deep pond to get some mud so she could make mud balls to throw at her brother Ed.She also made the absolute best mud pies. I know that for a fact because she made me taste them. We had so many great years of fun and laughter. So many hours of playing cards with our spouses and having a great time. She is now resting in peace with our Lord, and I’m sure she is coaching how to play cards. We will miss you Elaine and you forever in our hearts.

  12. Sometimes we feel like we’re walking in the dark all alone. We feel the pain and grief of losing our loved one, and it hurts so much. We don’t know what to do, or where to go to get a feeling of comfort and peace. Losing a precious spouse or other loved one leaves such a big, empty hole in our heart. We cry tears of sorrow day and night until we feel like we can’t cry another tear. We count the lonely hours as they pass so slowly wishing with everything in us we could hold our loved one close. Tonight as the sun sets, let us look high to the heavens and search for the brightest shining star. May we feel that love being sent down to us from above. May we truly know that we have not been forgotten. May we feel the peace that passes all human understanding as our eyes meet with that star that is shining so brightly at heaven’s gate. Tonight as you close your heavy eyes, may peace and comfort be yours knowing your loved one is safe and waiting for you. One day soon, that door to heaven is going to swing open and what a glorious reunion that will be! Sending love and hugs of comfort to all!

  13. Howard, you may not remember me by name but I must share with you my deepest sympathy in the loss of Elaine. I house sat your home in the north end back in 2011-12 and got to know Elaine then. I meet with hundreds of people every year in my job and there are only a few special and unique ones that make that memorable impact. Elaine was definitely one of those. I am so sorry for your loss . Please forgive the time it took to send this. It was only by accident I came across it and was so saddened to read it. Cindy G

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