1957 ~ 2012
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Christine Schuhmann on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at home surrounded by her loved ones. Christine is survived by her loving husband Hermann, parents Hans and Elisabeth Burkhard, her sister Silvia (Hans Sutter) and mother in-law Ida Schuhmann. She will be greatly missed by her extended family Maria (Wolfgang), Kilian (Edith), Wendelin (Astrid), Siegfried (Barbara), Lissy (Otto) and Engelbert (Britton) and her nephew and nieces: Michael, Nicole, Nadine, Daniela and Vicky.
Christine was born on February 20, 1957 in Lengnau, Bern, Switzerland. At the age of 24, Christine moved to Montreal with her parents, where they operated Christine’s Exclusive Shoes. After the business was sold, she worked as a receptionist at a Car Rental business and after that as an accountant at Titanium Ltd. Despite her busy work schedule, Christine still found time to sing in her church. As fate would have it, this is where Hermann heard the voice of an angel and on June 1 of 1991, they were married. They moved to Elma, MB where they set up H & C Electronics. Never one to sit still, Christine also worked as a Health Care Aid, Medical Receptionist and Doctor’s Assistant from 1992 until December, 2011 at the Whitemouth District Health Centre. At the same time, Christine established herself as a professional singer and toured North America and Europe.
Throughout her many years of dedicated service in the clinic, Christine has been an inspiration around the world touching countless lives with her kindness, compassion and beautiful angelic voice.
We are so grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of support from family, friends and this community. A special Thank You goes out to Betty and Louise for their sincere dedication to Christine and her loved ones in those last couple days.
Funeral arrangements were made for Saturday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue E., Beausejour, MB. After the service, interment was in the Whitemouth Lutheran Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Christine’s life at the Whitemouth Hall.Print This Obituary & Condolences