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Christine Zollenkopf-Wiser

Christine Zollenkopf-Wiser

Monday, February 1st, 1932 - Saturday, May 30th, 2020
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Zollenkopf-Wiser, Christine J. (nee Zorkers) - May 30, 2020 - Age 88 - Beloved wife of the late Armand "Ed" Wiser and Hans Zollenkopf. Loving mother of Jacqueline (Gary) Rogers and Ursula (Patrice Hidalgo) Zollenkopf, Edward (Anne), Jennifer Wiser and the late Elizabeth Neufeld. Mother in law of Ron Neufeld Cherished grandmother of Colin (Sarat), Alex, Waverly, Sophia and Lothar. Great grandmother ot Maximillan. Dear sister of Ruth (late Edward) Rados, Barbara (Gale) Hodge and the late Dorothy (Red) Sowers. Survived by many loving nieces, nephews and close friends. Private funeral services will be held by family. Chris was an avid and prolific reader, lover of the arts and a skilled painter herself. Our silver maned Chris was always on the go. She loved movie going with her sisters Barb and Ruth, crossword puzzles, dining out, shopping, and traveling to her beloved Paris. Chris had a special place in her heart for her posse, Gisela Driscoll and Flo Kaiser. She was a free thinker who donated generously to progressive causes and always supported the underdog. Our Chris will be sorely missed by her family, friends and neighbors, the Gaspers and Onoratis. If memorials are desired, they may be made in Christine's memory to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc. Please share condolences at www.mertzfh.com
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Kathy Corff Rogers

Posted at 11:42am
I had the pleasure of having Chris in my SilverSneakers class at the JCC on Fridays. She was so lovely, always quick to smile and happy to engage in pre-class conversation. Her energy and enthusiasm was a great addition to the class and to our feeling of community. I know she will be missed.
LJ

Liz Jones

Posted at 09:10pm
Christine befriended me in 1969 when I was a new immigrant to Canada being a neighbour on my street. She was a huge comfort to me, understanding what it was like to leave one's family and live in another country. Over the next 25 or so years she and her husband Hans became firm friends sharing many happy times, our children and all the ups and downs of family life. She was unique as a person - always fashionable, and controversial. We shared many lively conversations on our many walks each evening and enjoyed our "popcorn" time afterwards. Her round table in the dining room could speak volumes about lives well lived. We were fortunate enough to meet Christine's second husband Ed Wiser - a true gentlemen, and they made a great pair and we again shared good times with them both in Canada and Williamsville, again sitting around that same table. It was a great honour to know Christine and her family, sisters, brothers-in-;aws etc. It was like the family we didn't have. We're hoping that she is at peace and painting/creating her beautiful pictures in a better place. Goodbye Christine, dear friend for so many years and thanks for the memories.

Your friends Liz & Barrie Jones, Chippawa, Canada
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Esther Ziemendorf Stoeckel

Posted at 10:17pm
Chris will be missed so very much!! We had such a wonderful chat very recently, with lots of reminiscing and much laughter about our high school and working days and thru the many years we remained friends. I shall miss our lunches sharing stories about the paths that life took us. Who knew she would be gone so shortly after our talk! Her smiling face will remain in my mind with each thought of her. May God give peace and comfort to all her family. We know she is happy being reunited with other family members.
C

Chuck

Posted at 07:38pm
An intelligent beautiful woman who cared
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