In Memory Of Jams, Christel




With great sadness as a family, we announce the death of Christel Jams on March 26. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children, at the Nanaimo General Hospital. Christel was the adored wife of Ivar - the love of her life - and the mother of Christina and Michael. She was also the loving grandmother of Andrea, Freya, Lexi, Annika and Tyler, and great grandmother of Scarlet and Liam.

Christel was predeceased by Ivar in 1989, and by her lifelong best friend Luise Leykauf in 2019. They are all reunited now.

Christel was a strong woman, who survived the horrors of WW2 Germany, met Ivar, and went on to build a happy life and family in Montreal. She was an amazing mom, and was loved dearly by all of her family and friends. Her unwavering love for Ivar lasted a lifetime, and his memory was with her every single day.

A private celebration and burial will be held at Mount Royal Cemetery on March 7.

Christel will be deeply missed by all.

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Messages for the Family of Jams, Christel

From: Helen Beecroft

Words cannot describe the sadness that we feel on the passing of our Tante Christa. So soon, too soon.
She was family to us; our second mom and Oma; Always with us in good and trying times; Always reassuring and caring. We will fondly remember her infectious, jovial laugh, her all-enveloping hugs and the famous push or slap on the shoulder in appreciation of a good joke or laugh.
Best friend to our own Luise, ourmom and Oma, we take some comfort that Tante Christa is now with her and will surely watch over all of us in her own way.

Helen and Richard Beecroft
Lindsey Beecroft and Marc-André Lalonde (Patrick and Sophie)