Christine Nina Gay
Chris Gay – Salt Spring resident and partner in Rawsome Living Foods and Salt Spring Island Wheatgrass died on January 1st, 2016. Chris’ professional life was founded on her ability to articulate verbally what others often could not do for themselves. Chris was an early interventionist, working with children with disabilities and their families and caregivers. Advocating for their rights, seeing only the abilities rather than the disabilities, and adapting their world for inclusion became her raison d’être.
Chris loved music, writing, life and mostly her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Chris is survived by her life partner and best friend, Jim Maurice; her children- Kate Nash (Kipp), Jean-Paul, and Eve; her grandchildren- Kai, Kumi and Kobe; her brother Ron and beloved mother, Nina.
Please join us on Saturday, April 2nd – 1PM to 5PM
Many people were inspired, mentored, loved, and appreciated by Chris Gay and touched by her heartfelt writing.
We will be hosting a gathering for anyone who wants to say goodbye and share their stories of Chris as a community. Chris would like people to laugh and hug and dance and listen to music.
Please join us on Saturday, April 2nd at 1PM at her new bench by the water at the end of Gasoline Alley behind the old “LOCAL”. It was a spot she would go to watch the sunrise and take in the water views.
We will gather at Beaver Point Hall from 2PM to 5PM (and possibly in to the wee hours) to come together not to grieve but to celebrate. It will be casual and spontaneous. Chris hated surprise parties.
“We dedicated 2015 to us, with our imperfections, insecurities, and indelible spirit. We guaranteed, it would be a year well lived.”