Christine Leland (aka Tomelin, Kling, and Bremner) of Nelson, BC passed peacefully on Friday, January 31st while surrounded by close family in Nelson Hospital at the age of 65.
Christine is survived by her three children Len Kling with husband Johnathon Dickson, Corey anne Wait with husband Julian Wait, youngest son Jason Bremner, and by her two grandchildren Kade and Evie Wait. She is also survived by her two brothers Ken and Daniel Tomelin with sister-in-law Jennifer Tomelin including niece Cristy Tomelin and nephews Bobby and Bradley Tomelin. She was predeceased by her parents Pete and Vera Tomelin and brother Ely Tomelin of Krestova.
Christine was born on February 5th 1954 in Nelson, BC. She lived in the Kootenay’s for most of her life. Her limited time here was filled with multiple adventures including travels to Mexico, Australia, USA, and across Canada. Christine updated her technology skills so she could better connect to her overseas grandchildren and she was an incredible Baba.
If you visited Christine’s home, it was impossible to leave without sharing some laughter and a belly full of hospitality including a warm hug and words of advice. In one way or another, Christine left a lasting impression on anyone she met. She will always be remembered for her uniquely feisty and kind nature.
Like Christine’s recent tattoo says: I am enough. Unbroken.
Christine’s children would like to sincerely thank family and friends for their incredible support. They also extend heartfelt gratitude to all the caring and kind staff who provided comfort to their mother during her final days at Nelson and Trail Hospitals.
Cremation will occur according to Christine’s wishes and a Celebration of Life will be held at Thompson’s Funeral Home, 613 Ward Street, Nelson BC on Tuesday, February 4th at 11:00am. All who appreciated Christine’s unique nature are welcome. Sid Malakoff to officiate proceedings.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating funds to the Heart and Stroke Foundation: https://www.heartandstroke.ca/get-involved/donate