Christeen passed away at Royal Jubilee Hospital on August 31,2022. She was born in Olds, Alberta, on November 8, 1947. Predeceased by her parents, Cyril and Mary Green. She was a beloved wife of 54 years to Steve, outstanding and supportive mother to son Stephen, daughter-in-law Carol and 6 year old grandaughter Georgia.
Christeen also leaves numerous cousins in Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland and Australia. She attended Viscount Bennet High School in Calgary, Alberta and upon graduating, went to work for The Alberta Government Telephone Company.
In 1978 the family moved to Victoria where Christeen worked for the BC Pension Corporation. She volunteered as a civilian band instructor with The Canadian Scottish Regiment Cadet Corps. She joined husband Steve and son Stephen as a founding member of the Pipes and Drums of 443 Squadron RCAF as tenor drummer and also assisted husband Steve in his duties as a band quarter-master.
A celebration of Christeen’s life will be hosted at the Pro Pat Branch Royal Canadian Legion, 411 Gorge Rd East on Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 2-6pm. Service will be conducted by Branch Chaplain The Reverend Andrew E. Grates.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to local hospital foundation or charity of choice. Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Christeen was also a valued member of the 78th Fraser Highlanders, Ft Victoria Garrison and great supporter of this Band. Christeen was warm hearted and giving and I always felt her support. She will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to Steve Sr. and the Kelly family
Kenneth S Wilson MD
I am very sorry to hear about Christeen’s passing. She was a central figure in the pipe band community in Victoria for many years, supporting Steve senior and Steve junior, and being directly involved in bands of the Canadian Scottish Regimental Cadets and 443 Squadron. Sending my deepest sympathies.
So sorry to hear about Christeen. Sending hugs and love to you and your family. Love Olwen
My condolences for Christeen. To me, she made being part of the 443 Squadron Pipes and Drums as part of a family when she was active in the band.
It is with deepest regret that we acknowledge the passing of Christeen.
She has been a kind friend and an accomplished band colleague for many years and we will truly miss her.
Our thoughts of condolence go to Christeen’s family.
on behalf of,
Saanich Peninsula Pipe Band