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.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the women’s shelter of your choice.