Christine Dahms, 1916-2020


Christine Dahms spent the last 18 years of her long life in Sandy Hill. She was an active and enthusiastic member of the former All Saints Anglican Church and later attended St. Margaret’s.

She took part in art ventures with Claire MacDonald and Rosemary Scragg. Daughter Judy Rinfret encouraged her mother’s cover-to- cover reading of IMAGE. Known as reliably kind, warm and generous, Chris was a favourite in her retirement homes.

Even after her 103rd birthday, she sustained her interests and social graces. Just before the world changing virus, she died in her rooms at Rideau Place with family by her side.

The photo shows Christine and Judy cheerfully modelling two of her “fascinators.” Under the auspices of Rosemary, she made many more for the famous All Saints annual bazaar.