Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Saint-Louis Bruyère Residence in Orleans. Chris was the beloved wife, for 45 years, of the late Alex Matulewicz (2014), and retired from employment at the University of Waterloo in 1987.
Survived by her children Randy Cooper and his wife Rachelle of Mission, BC, Angela Cooper of Ottawa, Charlotte Russell of Airdrie, AB, and Elise Letourneau and her husband Tim of Ottawa. Grandchildren Ryan and Russell Cooper; Kristina, Patrick, and Stefany Mayer; Amanda and Jessica Russell; and great-grandchildren Kayla Noseworthy, Leah and Sarah Mayer, and Jacob, Nathan, and Harvey Cooper. Christine is also survived by her sister, Marion Caven of Alliston.
Predeceased by her parents Keary and Hilda Galley (Eby) of Elmira, her son Andre Letourneau (2015) of Carleton Place, and her brother Petty Officer RCN, Tom Galley, NS. At Christine’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral home visitation.
A Celebration of Life service for family and friends will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the chapel at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. Refreshments will be served after the service in the funeral home. A private family interment will follow later.
In Christine’s memory, donations to the Bruce Trail Conservancy would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Toll free 1-800-665-4453 or donate online at brucetrail.org.
Established in 1905 by Christian Dreisinger, the Dreisinger Funeral Home has been committed to serving Elmira and surrounding area with the care and attention only an independent family funeral home can provide.