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Christine Mary Illsley

1958 — October 5, 2023

ILLSLEY, Christine Mary (nee Shanahan)

Passed away peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at the age of 65 years. Christine was a devoted wife to Daryl and a proud loving mother to Connor (Eva Peringer) and James (DJ Ramirez). Predeceased by her beloved parents Paddy and Heather Shanahan. She is survived by her loving siblings Mike (Cathi), Mary (Mike Hall), Kathy and Ann. She was a fun-loving Aunt to Jessica, Maggie, Emmie, Kelsey, Kyle and Jenna. Christine was the best of us, a shining example of humor, grace and humility and always had a beautiful smile on her face. She was a tireless volunteer in the community with various organizations and was constantly involved in her son’s schools and activities. Chris was a graphic artist but also an accomplished cook which led her to start her own successful catering business. Her true passion was golf. She was a member of the Briar’s Golf club as a Junior and re-joined later in life eventually becoming President of the Briar’s Ladies league. Most golf games ended with a cold caesar in hand. Above all Chris loved her family more than anything. A Celebration of Life will be held at Beacon Hall Golf Club, 400 Beacon Hall Drive, Aurora on Friday, October 20th from 1 – 4 pm. Tributes will begin at 2pm. Special thanks to the staff at Bloomington Cove for their exceptional, gentle care of Christine. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CLEAR – Canadians for Leading Edge Alzheimer Research Foundation clearalzheimers.ca would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the MW Becker Funeral Home, Keswick. Online condolences may be made at mwbeckerfuneralhome.com

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Friday, October 20, 2023

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