In loving memory of Christine Gallagher who sadly passed away on Wednesday 26th August 2020.
We invite you to leave a personal tribute if you wish to do so.
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The funeral service was held at 1.20pm on Monday 21st September at North East Surrey Crematorium.
Due to limited capacity at the crematorium due to the pandemic, we had to limit who we could invite. A slideshow of photos is available below, along with personal tributes.
SLIDESHOW & TRIBUTES
I will miss Christine on our Forest Ramblers walks, always a calm dignified companion.
Christine and her late husband Frank were very dear friends to my late husband Don and myself. Especially back in the nineteen seventies when we lived with them in Catford during a very hot summer whilst in between businesses.
We also spent a lovely holiday in Jersey with them with our daughter Tara and Christine and Franks son Daniel, both were about three at the time.
They did visit Cornwall some years back, when they stayed just outside Newquay and we all got together. Thinking of the family at this sad time.
Wendy and daughters Tara and Emily, and granddaughters, Ellie, Maddie, Lily and Flossy.
A truly lovely lady and great walking companion. Will really miss you and Forest Rambler’s walks will seem very different without you. We will however be sure to keep your memory alive.
Very happy memories of time spent with Christine for much of our youth and childhood. We worked at the same company for some time, attended French and Yoga classes and laughed together over many years. I was with Christine the night she first encountered Frank at the Charles Mack Catholic Dance Club in Victoria (Charlie Mac’s). The evening had been an idea of my mother’s the details of which she had probably in The Catholic Universe newspaper; her weekly rag. Religion had no significance to our evening out we just went along because my mother deemed it a ‘safe’ place to go dancing. How lovely that the evening played such a part in bringing Frank and Christine together and later producing Daniel and Catherine.
Before their move to Newmarket we met up from time to time and had trips and holidays together. Frank and my husband Fred got on well together and both being ‘practical’ sorts had the odd spate of working together and as families, the laughter continued.
Everyone was devastated by Frank’s death at such a young age and along with Christine will never be forgotten. Frank had a dry turn of wit on occasion and Christine a smile to engage any heart. Bless them both.
I shall miss Christine greatly. She always had a ready smile and good conversation on walks. She also had one of the nicest personalities of anyone I know. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
On one of those late winter walks I looked for what could be in blossom so early and found it was Christine who wore a perfume that so suited her, light and pretty.
Christine was always a wonderful addition to our walking group, seeming to be calm and enjoying the peaceful outdoors with a good group of friends. In recent years she even started leading walks for us too. She will be missed by all of us.