It is with great sadness that the family of Christine Barbara Smith, 74, of Bridgewater announces her passing on May 6, 2017, at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. She was a resident of Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late John and Charlotte Collier of Shad Bay. Christine was a proud homemaker and took great pride in raising her family and taking care of the home. She loved to read and dote on her two cats, whom she adored. Her love for her family and friends was always abundant and easily given. She will long be remembered for her kind ways and big heart. Christine is survived by her husband, Charles, daughter, Barbara (Michael) Belliveau, Dartmouth; sons, John ( Debbie) Slaunwhite, Chester Basin; Kenny (Karen) Slaunwhite, Dartmouth; Mitchell Slaunwhite, Dartmouth; sisters, Pam Collier;Lunenburg, Thelma (Jim) Purcell; Halifax, Judy Brown; Shad Bay, brothers, John (Dianne) Collier, Petawawa; Kenny (Joan) Collier, Shad Bay, step-sons, Robbie (Nicole) Smith, Andy Smith and step- daughter, Amy Smith. She will also be missed by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by son, Lewis Slaunwhite and step-son, Ivan Smith. A special thank you to Mona Snook, whose support and guidance has been appreciated more than words can say. We would also like to thank all the staff at Harbour View Haven, Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital and South Shore Regional Hospital for the kindness and compassion shown to Mom and her family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy #3, Lunenburg. A graveside memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 10 at 12 p.m. in Bayport Cemetery, Bayport, Gary Carey officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.