CHRISTIE, Jeannie Philomène (Cormier)

Despite the excellent care given to Jeannie on 4NW, 4NE and the ICU, Jeannie passed away at the age of 55 on Family Day, Monday, February 19, 2018 at 6:00 AM on 4NE of the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, NB. She fought a long battle with diabetes and fatty liver syndrome, complicated by kidney failure. She was born in Iserlohn, Germany on January 15, 1963 and grew up in Oromocto where her father was stationed in the military. Jeannie is survived by her husband of 21 years, R. Joe Christie (Joey); father Don Cormier Sr.; brother Donnie Cormier Jr., as well as 16 nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews, various aunts, uncles and cousins throughout North America. Jeannie was predeceased by her mother Edna (LeBlanc) Cormier and her in-laws Fred L. and Frances Christie of Oak Hill, NB. Jeannie graduated from Oromocto High School (1980), St. Thomas University (BA ’84 and BEd ’85) and later while teaching full time, earned a MEd at UNB. Jeannie taught in Minto for nine years at the elementary / Jr High level from whence she had many happy experiences and made many lifelong friends. Due to family illness, she then transferred to Gesner Street Elementary School in Oromocto from which she retired many years later. Jeannie had an infectious laugh and loved her students. She taught as long as she could until health issues derailed her career. Throughout her life, she suffered from various complications related to the Agent Orange used at the nearby CFB Gagetown in her childhood years. There was no visitation, but her ashes were present at a memorial service at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church (25 Loisville St., Oromocto, NB) on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Paul Bebodu officiating. A reception followed in the church hall. Donations in Jeannie’s memory can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Oromocto Funeral Home (108 Winnebago Street, Oromocto). Online condolences may be made at www.oromoctofh.com.