February 26, 1935 – August 18, 2022
In loving memory ~
Zella was married to Knud-Einer (Chris) Christensen for 39 years. They shared similar passions and were the love of each other’s lives. Chris is missing Zella and is surrounded by family and friends.
Zella was a fierce advocate for women’s rights and social justice issues. She worked tirelessly throughout her life to promote positive change. Zella was Awarded a Life Membership in the BC Government Employee’s Union and both the federal and BC NDP. Zella also served as a delegate on the East Kootenay Labour Council.
Zella Made complete photo albums for all of her and Chris’ eight grandchildren. Each capturing all aspects of their lives. She has welcomed two Great Granddaughters into the world and has a great-grandson due in September.
Zella will be missed by the children, Norman Lees, Tom Christensen, Andrew (Penny) Christensen, Keith (Brenda) Christensen, and Sandra (Charlie) Wales.
At her request there will be no service, so please celebrate her life in a Zella way. Donations can be made to any local charitable organization that supports the vulnerable in our community.