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Obituary: Christine Farnell

Date published: 29 January 2018


Christine was given the gift of life, she showed us all how it should be lived, and now sadly has had to suddenly give that gift back, on Tuesday 23 January, surrounded by her loving family, following a short fight with cancer, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Family, friends and colleagues were always close to Christine’s heart, and those who knew Christine well knew she said what she wanted to say, did what she wanted to do, laughed inappropriately at every chance, and loved who she wanted to love.

Christine is survived by her soulmate husband Paul, beloved sisters Glynis and Margaret, and a much-loved extended family of stepsons, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

During a career in nursing, Christine also gained another family who lived, loved, supported and laughed with Christine through all of their shared experiences and Christine truly loved all of those colleagues that became friends, with all her heart.

Christine’s funeral service will be held at Rochdale Crematorium on Thursday 1 February at 11:50am.

Floral tributes are most welcome as Christine always took pleasure in receiving flowers.

Please direct your tributes and any queries to Bridgefold Independent Funeral Directors, tel: 01706 639941.

Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us everyday
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed, and very dear.


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