Cornell, Christine Anne
Christine Anne Cornell passed peacefully on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Fredericton Hospice House in New Brunswick after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Kevin Tutt, Christine is also survived by her parents, Lois Stanley (Roger) and David Cornell (Colette Lavallée); brother, Andrew Cornell; nephew, Harry Edmundson-Cornell (Natasha); stepbrother, Stephen Stanley (Krista); stepsister, Kelly Stanley; aunts Janet Cummings. She was predeceased by her grandparents, James McMenomy, Florence McMenomy, Ron Cornell, Muriel Cornell and her aunts Ruby Taylor and Judy Cornell.
Her love of animals almost led Christine to become a veterinarian, but her love of books led her to pursue an academic career. Christine was an Associate Professor at Saint Thomas University teaching in the English Literature Department and Great Books program. She played an instrumental role in founding the Great Books program. Christine's approach to life was always to put others first. This included putting the quality of her teaching first to ensure that her students were engaged, challenged, and had the best learning experience possible. Saint Thomas recognized Christine's dedication to teaching with the university's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007.
A passionate lifelong learner, Christine had many hobbies including birding, photography, music, creative writing and more recently created an online game and learned 3D graphics which she used to create comics and a graphic novel for teaching Shakespeare's Roman plays.
A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, October 10th, 2021 at 11am EST at Tubman Funeral Homes' Garden Chapel Nepean, 3440 Richmond Rd., Nepean ON, K2H 8H7, tubmanfuneralhomes.com. Due to COVID restrictions we ask that if you would like to attend in person, please RSVP to email@example.com. The service will also be livestreamed and can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
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