Passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at the age of 93, on September 8, 2015. Christina was born in Canada Harbour, NL to Robert and Eliza (nee Gale) Edgar on March 20, 1922. She was the last surviving member of her family, being predeceased by siblings Jessie (James), Dulcie (Stewart), Edith (Donald), Mary (Ross), Beatrice (Cecil), Joseph (Pauline) and Alma (Kenneth). Christina was also predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert L. Gillard (1987) and son-in-law, Calvin Newman. She will be greatly missed by her children: Maxine (Frank), Robert E. (Margaret), Diana (Calvin), Reta (Guy), Helga (Hoodie) and Douglas (Brenda); grandchildren: Vanessa, Treena, Dana, Robert, Kathryn, Jonathan, Karen, Amanda, Heather, Didi and Lance, André and Melanie (and their mother, Mona); 13 great-grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank the Resident Care Manager - Rod Hayward, the Rev. Elsie Squires, Dr. Chehadi Kareem, the medical staff and the caregivers at Masonic Park Nursing Home for the exceptional care they provided with compassion and dignity during Christina’s passing. Christina’s spirit will live on in our hearts and memories. We invite you to join the family in celebrating her life at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue. Visitation will take place on Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Visitation will continue at Englee United Church on Sunday, September 13, from 2-9pm and on Monday, September 14, from 10am-12noon. Funeral service will take place on Monday, September 14, 2015 at 2:00pm, with interment to follow at the Old United Church Cemetery, Englee. As expressions of sympathy, flowers will be gratefully accepted or donations may be made in Christina’s memory to the Englee United Church. To view the online memorial guest book or leave a message of condolence, please visit or