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Title: Christene (Hodgins) Allemang fonds (s.c.)

Dates of creation: 1983, 1990

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records ; 2 photographs

Biographical sketch: Ada Christene ("Chris") Allemang (1940-1990) was raised in Cambridge, Ontario and lived in Kitchener. She grew up in the United Church. She marred Vernon Allemang in 1963; the couple had two children. She was a music supervisor of public schools in two townships, served on the executive of Women Alive, helped found the Independent Living Centre, and was a member, choir director and organist of First Mennonite Church. Following a cancer diagnosis that left her in a wheelchair, she gave personal support to other cancer patients and frequently shared her story with church and other groups.

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives in 2017 by Arlene Kehl

Scope and content: See file list, below

Notes: Original archival description created 2018 by Laureen Harder-Gissing

File list:

  1. Newspaper clippings profiling Christene as a community worker and describing how her faith helped her to live with inoperable cancer
  2. Newspaper column describing Christene and Vernon's wedding
  3. Correspondence from friends
  4. Obituary
  5. Funeral order of service
  6. Photographs of Christene and Vernon at their wedding, and Christene as an infant
  7. Sunday School certificates from St. Paul's United Church
  8. Documents re the purchase of a modified van for Christene


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