Charles Stuart Christie Apr. 24, 1928 - July 26, 2016

Passed peacefully away after an eight-year battle with cancer. Joined the merchant navy at the age of 16 (June 1944),  at the end of World War II, and served his country for 5 years, sustaining many injuries which he suffered with all his life, and receiving Atlantic Star 1939-45 War Medal, Naval Reservist Medal, 17th Y.R.C.H. Medal, Black Watch ensignia. Stu worked 31 years at Air Canada as a Cargo sales rep, retiring at 55 years of age (1983). Drum major for Black Watch and Pierrefond Pipes and Drums, His wife Mona Christie passed March 6, 2016 and his daughter June Christie passed May 11, 2015. Charles will be deeply missed by his son Stuart Thomas Christie who took care of him for many years, seven grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and friends.
Comrade Christie, or Stu as he is fondly known as, who transfered from Branch 24/106 in 1983, was our Service Officer for many years at Branch 212 helping veterans and their families. If you knew Stu, you know he is very "low-key" about his work and works painstkingly pursuing all avenues until he reached his goals. He has consistently refused to accept any money from the Poppy Fund to cover his expenses (and they were significant). He is very well known and greatly respected at DVA. Evan though his work as Service Officer kept him busy, Stu could always be counted on to work on the branches Poppy Campaign each year.
Some of Stu's accomplishments include:
        - Past Mess President, HMCS Donnacona
        - Past VP, Association Members, South African War Veterans
        - Past President, Montreal Air Cargo Club
        - Past President, The Traffic Club of Montreal
        - Past Chairman of the Board, Traffic Club of Montreal
        - Past President, United Services Club
        - Past VP, Merchant Navy Association
Comrade Christie is also a recipiant of awards from the following organizations:
        - The War Amps of Canada
        - The Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded
        - Certificate of Merit from the Royal Canadian Legion
        - 125th Commemorative Medal from the Gouvernment of Canada
        - Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)
        - Kiwanis (International) Citizenship Award
        - Merchant Navy Medallion
        - The Chairman's Award, for seving as a committee chairman of 306 wing.
        - Lifetime Membership in the Royal Canadian Legion
It is without doubt that Comrade C.S. (Stu) Christie's dedication to Branch 212 has greatly improved the quality of life of its members who have benefited from his tireless work.
I join with so many others who knew Stu in offering my deepest sympathy on his passing. Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it should be of some satisfaction to know that in his passing you can celebrate a productive life. The measure of a life well-lived is not in how much money one has or what possessions they have accumulated, but rather through the lives they touched. If the outpouring of sympathy is any indication, and it most certainly is, you can confidently say that his was indeed a life well-lived.
You have fought your battles with honour and bravely and now is a time for rest, farewell on your last voyage and rest in peace comrade.