It is with deep sorrow that I announce the passing of the most beautiful, loving, and caring woman in the world, my wife, Christine Edling. Christine was diagnosed with cancer in September, and slipped away peacefully on Sunday evening, October 18, 2020, in the palliative care unit of the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Sudbury, ON, on March 4, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Andree Fieldhouse (Ouellet).
Christine worked many jobs, mainly in the Computer Dept. of MedChem Laboratories in Toronto. In 1997 her laboratory and the one I worked at merged, which is where we met. For twenty-three years we built our lives together, finally moving to Quispamsis, New Brunswick, in 2018 so she could retire and get away from the busy Toronto life.
Christine was not from here, but she embraced it and loved it. We were supposed to live out our lives together, but I guess God had other plans for her. Christine loved animals. In the beginning she rescued cats, we had four, and they all lived long happy lives. About ten years ago dogs became her passion and she has given a wonderful life to four, which are now under my full care. Upon her passing her giving spirit did not end, and with the donation of her corneas, sight will be restored to someone in need.
We still had many plans in the making, but sadly will now not be finished as a team. We were a great team together, but I'm sure she will still oversee things from heaven. I will always love you Chris.
Christine is survived by her loving husband, Tyler Edling; children: Kieran Edling (Holly) of NJ, USA, Shannon Edling (Evan) of Toronto, ON, and Cameron Edling of Toronto, ON; step-father, Ken Fieldhouse of Lyndhurst, ON; sister, Clair Blanchard (Bert); special niece, Nicole Hunt (Chris); mother-in-law, Doris Edling; brother-in-law, David Edling (Dorothy), and sister-in-law, Julia McMillan (David); along with several other nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Christine will also be missed by her "four-legged babies" Dusty, Clover, Rosie, and Poppy. In addition to her mom, Christine was predeceased by her father-in-law, Donald Edling; and nephew, Bertie Blanchard.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a graveside service will be held at a later date.
Donations in memory of Christine may be made to SPCA Animal Rescue - Saint John, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through ReidsFH.com