Christine Edwards

A photo of Christine Edwards


King City, Ontario
King City Community Centre
October 15, 2023 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

LaSalle, Ontario
Vollmer Centre (Kin Club Multi-purpose Room)
October 22, 2023 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Our hearts are breaking as we announce the passing of Christine Edwards (nee Cullmann) on July 14, 2023, after a short illness. Best friend, true love, and high school sweetheart of David with whom she shared 45 years of marriage. Loving and proud mother to sons Jeff (Lindsay), Mike, and Tim and devoted Oma to Alex, Stella, Logan, and Jackson. Greatly missed by her parents Hans and Ursula Cullmann and mother-in-law Joan Edwards, sisters Pat Cumming and Debby Glavin, brothers-in-law Paul Edwards and Terry Cumming, sisters-in-law Janie Boult and Debbie Edwards, and her many nieces and nephews.

Christine grew up in King City, Ontario where she was an alumnus of King City Secondary School.   She graduated from University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1978 and embarked on a career as a physiotherapist and healthcare administrator, beginning at St. John’s Rehab Hospital in Toronto and Greater Niagara General Hospital in Niagara Falls before moving to Windsor Regional Hospital where she provided patient care and administrative leadership in a variety of roles for ~ 30 years.  Christine loved gardening, hiking or any activity that took her outdoors, and she was in her happy place walking on the shores of Lake Erie at her home outside Rondeau Provincial Park with her dogs Foster and Yuko. She was proud of her German heritage and enjoyed many trips to Germany to visit family as well as travels throughout Europe, Scotland, Ireland, and the southwestern United States. Although she traveled extensively outside Canada, she also experienced and enjoyed the beauty of our great country from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Tofino, British Columbia.

Christine was first and foremost a caregiver in both her professional and personal life. Her kindness and optimistic approach to life were appreciated by her patients and her friends and family. She valued the opportunity that she had in retirement to spend more time caring for her parents, mother-in-law, and grandkids and she took immense pleasure in her volunteer work helping newcomers to Canada with their English communication skills.

We are grateful to the staff at Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus for their exceptional professionalism and compassion in caring for Christine throughout her illness. Those who wish to honour her memory with a charitable donation may wish to support the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation , Canadian Cancer Society , Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada , or other healthcare-related cause that you are passionate about.

Cremation has taken place and interment will occur in a private family ceremony at Schomberg Union Cemetery.

We will celebrate Christine’s beautiful life at events in King City (King City Community Centre) on Sunday, October 15 between 2 and 5 pm and in LaSalle at the Vollmer Centre (Kin Club Multi-purpose Room) on Sunday, October 22 between 3 and 6 pm.  All who knew her are invited to join us to share stories and memories and connect with friends and family.  Casual dress, light refreshments will be served.

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Thinking of you and your family as you celebrate Christine's life, and hoping your shared memories bring you comfort and peace. With sincere condolences.

Dave I was very sad to hear of Christine's passing. Talking to you and Chris at Moira's visitation reminded me of what a lovely and attentive person she was. My condolences to you and your family.

Dave and family We are so sad to hear of Christine's passing. Fondly remember all our fun times in the arenas. Our sincere thoughts and prayers. Marc, Mary & the Bondy family

To Dave and family…sincerest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Dear David and Family Virginia and I send our deepest sympathies. Our prayers and thoughts and memories wil always remain in our hearts. May the days ahead become less trying, Mike&Virginia

Dear David & family, Hans, Ursula and family. Our deepest sympathies. We are so saddened to hear of Christine’s sudden passing and are grieving her loss. She was a wonderful person. May the many happy memories, that you shared together, comfort you at this difficult time and in the years to come.

Our deepest condolences to you Dave and the entire family at this difficult time. We offer our prayers, strength to endure the grief and forever remembering the love. Marianna Foldvari and family

Our heartfelt and sincere condolences our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Teresa, Gil , John and Matthew Iovino

Dear David and family Our deepest condolences. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Wasem&Rama

Dave and family, There's no way to make sense of a tragedy like this. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. You'll be in my thoughts.

Dear Dave, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of Christine, she was such a lovely person and I enjoyed chatting with her at Pharmacy events. Thinking of you and your family.

Dear David and family. We share in your loss and grief Christine was a wonderful person. She will be missed by all her dearest friends and family.

Most sincere condolences to the Edwards and Cullman families. Christine will be dearly missed by everyone who ever had the good fortune of knowing her. It has been my great pleasure to have known Christine for nearly 49 years and to be good friends with her and Dave, my roommate in our first year at the University of Toronto. Over these many years and numerous visits and trips together, Lyne and I always looked forward to our gatherings and to hear Christine’s laughter in response to our old stories, including our most recent time together this past March in Florida. Dave, Jeff, Mike and Tim, please know that a multitude of friends are thinking of you during this most difficult time. May all your wonderful memories of Christine as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, help ease some of your grief and stay with you forever. Richard Lalonde and Lyne Turgeon

David I was so sorry and shocked and saddened to read of Christine's passing. You and Christine were always such a great couple and raised a wonderful family. I would often hear of all your travels and exploits from cousin Joan and Joan was always immensely proud of you and all your crew! Thinking of you at this time

Dear Dave and family, very sorry to hear of Christine's passing. Sometimes one does not take anything with them from this world but can leave behind such incredible impact even through the smallest of deeds. I was fortunate to have met Christine briefly and to have benefited from her kindness. My deepest sympathies. Take care during this challenging time.

So sorry to hear of Christine’s sudden passing. She was such an anchor for your family. My thoughts are certainly will all of you. Dayle Acorn

Our hearts are with David and his family especially his mother Joan who married my cousin Murray. Love from Harold Robertson and family.

Deepest condolences to Dave and the Edwards family. My heart is breaking for you with the loss of such a beautiful and loving person. Christine was kind and caring in everything she did and to everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

I am forever grateful for sharing a friendship with Christine through out those LaSalle Sabres years. She was great fun at the mother's Christmas rounds, from house to house. My deepest sympathies to David and family. Patty Durocher

So very sorry for the loss of Christine. She was such a gracious, welcoming person with a wonderful sense of humour. Thinking of the Edwards Family at this difficult time.

Dave and family, please accept my sincere condolences. So sorry for your loss and thinking of you in these difficult times.

Dear David and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Christine’s passing. May many wonderful memories of your time together give you some comfort at this very difficult time. Sincerely, Leone

Dear Dave, Jeff, Mike and Tim, So sorry to hear of the loss of Christine. May she rest in peace.

Dave, this is heartbreaking news. I am so sorry for your incredible loss. Please let me know if I can offer you any level of support or comfort in the coming weeks, months, years.

My deepest condolences to Chris's family. My prayers are with you. I'm in shock. Chris was such a wonderful person. I had the privilege of working with her for many years. She was a great, positive, very supportive boss to me as a physiotherapist. There is no doubt she touched the lives of many people in a very good way. Her absence is a great loss to the community.

Dave,boys and your families we are so sorry for your loss. We were just thinking about you guys the other day and our time together at the Turtle Club,sending our love and condolences to you all.

Tim and Family We were so very sad to hear that your Mom passed. Your Mom’s caring kindness was felt by our family often during our own family loss and as well as through the many deliveries of her cookies. We are holding you all close to our hearts during this great time of loss and we hope the memories you have made together keep her light burning eternally. The Campana’s

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May she rest in peace. Christine was a beautiful person. Always with a smile. May she watch over all of you from Heaven above. We are sorry for your loss.

Dear Dave, I am so very sorry and saddened by the news of Christine's passing. What a terrible and shocking loss. My thoughts and prayers and deepest condolences go out to you and all your family at this most difficult time. Barb

Tim, sending you and your family strength and love Remember all the happy times and think of her often- she will be with you all always May she rest in peace and rise in glory

So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Our condolences to Jeff, Lindsay, Logan, Jackson and the rest of the family

Dear Edwards family, Christine was an incredibly lovely person. I worked with her over the 30 years at WRH. She was smart, funny and gregarious. She cared for many people in her career and will not be forgotten. May all her great and beloved memories live on in your hearts forever.

On behalf of all the faculty and staff at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC, our sincerest condolences to you Dave and your family at this most distressing time.

Dave and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of meeting and chatting with Christine at many School of Pharmacy activities. She was always cheerful and I enjoyed our conversations over the years. I'm thinking of you all at this time and I hope you feel the support of loved ones around you.

Dave and family: We are very saddened to hear of Christine's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dave and Family, So sorry to hear of Christine’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I knew Christine from working with her at Windsor Regional Hospital - Western/Tayfour Campus. I enjoyed our many talks. -Diana

Dave and family, my sincere condolences. It was with a heavy heart that I received word that Christine Edwards, PT had passed away this weekend. Christine was a genuine, soft spoken, intelligent woman. She was never short of a tale about her boys (and their families), and your adventures or restful days in Rondeau park. When I think of Christine, I think of a leader in our physiotherapy community. Upon graduating, many of us remember the keen sense of being ready to cure the world and help those in need to recover from devastating injuries and illnesses. Christine hired the majority of the senior rehabilitation staff located at both the WRH Met campus and HDGH Tayfour campus. Christine was instrumental in providing practicum educational opportunities to a large portion of the physiotherapists practicing in the Windsor Essex community. We are forever grateful to her for giving us the opportunity to work in Windsor and take care of our community. Christine was my first role model as I began my volunteer hours for Physiotherapy school application, where she gave me the opportunity to fill those hours in the Outpatient department, Windsor Western Hospital. 21 years later, I found myself once again working for her at the Tayfour campus. This was a difficult time for our department, she handled this with poise. As an active leader in our region within the Ontario Physiotherapy Association, she had many connections across the province and country. It was Christine who prompted me toward trail blazers from the Saskatchewan Spine program and Queens University/Kingston ED, physiotherapy advanced practice roles, in 2012. For this, I am forever grateful and will think of her fondly as our profession grows in breadth, knowledge and respect. When we moved back to Golfview , I remember her opening her door to my twin girls', untimely need of a washroom on an eventful Halloween night. Without any fuss or concern. Mostly, I will remember Chris, walking and chatting. Cheers to her, Jennifer

Dave and families, My heartfelt condolences in Christine's passing. Dave, I recall the two of you hand-in-hand all those many years ago walking the halls of KCSS. It is my prayer that all of us will be a source of strength as you face the future. Christine was loved by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her loss is enormous. God bless you.

Dave and family Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Christine's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Dave and family, Thinking of you all at this very sad and difficult time, sending much support and deepest sympathy. Christine was a lovely and caring woman, I am thankful I had the chance to meet her during various events held at the School over the past years. Much love, Colleen.

Dave and family, so sorry for your loss. I had the opportunity to meet Christine once and enjoyed chatting with her over dinner with the RCC group a few years ago. Thinking of you all at this time and hoping that you feel the support of loved ones around you at this time.

Our hearts go out to you Dave and your family. We will remember Christine for her devotion to family, her love for her garden, her generous nature and her affection for all the dogs (those little rascals … and big ones too). She loved to stop to talk at the cottage and catch us up on family events, trips, etc. and always wanted to get caught up on ours. We could go on. We will miss her and will keep those fond memories with us. Our condolences to all.

Dave, Jeff, Mike and Tim please know that you are very much in Deb and my thoughts as you start to navigate life without Christine. She was such a vibrant and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. I have so many fond memories of our times together and am very grateful of our few days together this past spring.

My deepest condolence to the Edwards’ family. I worked with Chris when she was my manager at Windsor Regional Hospital. She was very supportive of me and made me feel that she trusted me and would always be there to back me up. She often talked about her love of her family and her gardening. She is fondly missed.

My sympathies to the family. I knew Christine professionally through a rehabilitation network. She was the ultimate professional, who collaborated with all those involved in making a patient's life better. This is such a loss. Wishing her more thoughtful walks where she is now. Sending my sincerests condolences.

Akiko and I want to pass along condolences to the entire family. You are all in our thoughts.

Sending sincere condolences from all faculty and staff at the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy. Our thoughts are with you Dave and family at this most difficult time.

Dave and Family So sorry to hear of Christine’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. April and Pat LeBlanc

Dave and family, saddened to hear of Christine‘s passing at such a young age. Not only do we remember Christine from the the Turtleclub, but our daughter still lives in your old house on Golfview. Prayers and hugs to your entire family. Carol and Roy Lucier.

Dave (and family) Just a few short months ago we were lunching with you and Christine at Blackstone. We were shocked when we heard of her diagnosis. Such a profound and tragic loss of someone so vivacious and fun-loving. Hugs, Don & Debbie

Dave..our deepest condolences to you and your family. Paul and I were very saddened to hear this heartbreaking news. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Dear Dave, Jeff, Mike, Tim and family, We are so sorry to hear of Christine’s passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Dave and Monica Malian

Dear Mike, Alex and Stella, David, Tim, Jeff and family. We are heartbroken for your loss. Thinking of you. Love Brad, Kelly and Ben Minor

Dave, Jeff, Mike, Tim and the Edwards / Cullman families: We were saddened to learn of Christine's passing. May you find comfort in knowing that all those who share fond memories of our time time together at the Turtle Club share your loss. With our sincere condolences, Karen & Bob Farbota