We Remember

MACKIE, Christine Danielle

January 2, 1978 — September 4, 2023

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness, that we announce the passing of our dear daughter, mother, sister, and friend, Christine Danielle Mackie.  She left this world on September 4, 2023, and left behind her devastated family, including her mom, Maureen (Martin); sister Zoë (Jim), brother Byron (Meggan), brother Matthew (Kris); and her beautiful daughter Eva.

As we reflect on Chrissie’s life, we cherish the countless memories she’s given us. She was spirited, feisty, and loving, and she was dedicated to family and friends. She had one of the biggest hearts you could ever be lucky enough to know. Chrissie had compassion for every living soul – human or animal – and an especially soft spot for cats. Even as a young girl, there are countless photos of her and her pets.

All who knew her felt Chrissie’s love of family; it was always at the core of her being, and she cherished the bonds she shared with her family. Whether gardening with Maureen, playing a game of pool with Martin, watching Eva play piano, enjoying a big family meal with visiting relatives, or spending time at the beach with Zoë – she thrived around her family.

Chrissie adored puzzles, games, and people. She loved long conversations, whether she knew you or not, and could be found talking to just about anyone. She had an uncanny way of making friends with everyone she came across. She almost always had a smile painted on her beautiful face to hide years of pain. She was quick with a joke, a little song or some silly way to bring a smile to others. She had an energy that drew people to her. She was beautiful, she was strong, and she was hurting in ways nobody could reach.

Chrissie’s struggles with addiction were well known – but she always managed to rally and fight her way back to those of us who loved her. She wanted and deserved so much more for herself, and her daughter, and fought hard for it. Addiction grabbed her and wouldn’t release its grip, regardless of how hard she relentlessly tried to beat it down.

Organ donation was important to Chrissie, as her sister is waiting for a transplant, and she gave the ultimate gift by saving several peoples’ lives through donation. In this way and so many others, she lives on.

She leaves an inspiring legacy of love, resilience, and an insatiable passion for life. Though Chrissie is no longer with us, her distinctive laugh will ring forever in our ears.

Rest in peace, sweet soul.

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  • Susan Block says:

    Dear Maureen, Martin, Eva & families:
    I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Chrissie. Although I only met her a couple of times, I can tell from the obituary she was a great person and will be dearly missed. I’m sending you my love & prayers at this most difficult time. Rest in Peace Chrissie ❤️
    Sue Block

  • Janelle Maharaj says:

    Wishing Chrissie peace at last and comfort to those she’s left behind. In the quest moments, I hope the happy memories surround you and warm your heart.

  • Muriel (Molly) Nesom says:

    I spent some time at my computer tonight and discovered this. I am so sorry. Please accept my loving and caring thoughts dear family.

  • Jean stangle says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Chrissie. We send our sincere condolences to Eva, Maureen, and family and to Byron, Meggan and family. May she rest in peace. Love Jean, Matthew and Jordan.

  • Becky Buro says:

    You will forever have a place in my heart. The smiles, love, laughs & friendship you gave despite the miles or time that had passed. I will carry these with me wherever I go.
    Come to me in the silence of the night;
 Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
 Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright as sunlight on a stream.
    -Christina Rossetti

  • Allen and Jean Adair says:

    Sending our dear condolences to all the family. May she rest in peace.💕

  • Kelsey says:

    I had the pleasure of having Chrissie as one of my clients. She was such a beautiful soul, always a big smile on her face despite her struggles. I am so saddened to hear of her passing. RIP Chrissie.

  • Heather Fowler says:

    Such unexpected shocking news about Chrissie. I still remember that little peanut toddling around and I’m happy to have been with her as a real grown-up with a beautiful daughter. Mo, you were a very loving and loyal mother and you shouldn’t have to deal with this pain. It’s not fair when you lose your child. I’ve seen that first-hand when John’s brother passed away at 14 in a bicycle accident. Life can be so hard. I’m glad you have Martin and Byron in your life. Take care, my dear.

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