ForeverMissed
We created this dedicated memorial website to celebrate the life of Christine McIntyre Gregory, a beloved wife, mother, “gran” and dear friend to so many.  While she was taken too soon from this earth because of her battle with Parkinson’s disease, there is comfort in knowing she is no longer in pain and that she passed peacefully with her family by her bedside.

In lieu of a formal ceremony, her ashes will be with her family and also spread over the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Superior…so we hope you are able to feel her presence on a shoreline and speak with her and carry her in your heart.

We encourage you to leave a Tribute below, and/or share your Stories and pictures in the "Stories" tab, and we will continue to add photos and slideshows in the coming days.  We would love to hear from you so please don’t be shy about sharing here as we all lean on each other to grieve and celebrate her beautiful spirit and a life so well lived. 

Our father is currently living in Minnesota with Greg and his family with the following mailing address:  2375 Radtke Rd, Duluth, MN, 55804

Posted by Craig McIntyre on October 25, 2020
This is such sad news. As ever at these times, we’ve been swapping tales of the great times we had with Chris over the years.

The website’s photos and stories are only a fraction of what I’m sure we all have. I’m still finding out more about how Chris spread warmth and love to so many people in so many places, so thanks for setting it up.

As a small child, it was brilliant to hear about what Chris and Lee were doing in the USA (and in many other countries). Such adventures!

Their visits to Bonnybridge were always something to look forward over the years, whether at her Mum and Dad’s house, my Gran and Grandpa’s or my Mum and Dad’s, and I’m delighted I got a chance to visit a few times in the USA over the years.

When I did, Chris and Lee were always generous and made me (or whoever from my family was visiting) feel so welcome, and we always returned home feeling good and with new tales to tell. I’m glad I got the chance to know her a bit better when I was an adult, so I could better appreciate her sense of humour. 

I hope she realised just how much she meant to so many people.

Take care all of you - we’re thinking of you,

Craig
Posted by Linda Sorensen on October 22, 2020
David and I were so shocked and saddened to see the news about Chris in the Conway Daily Sun. We appreciate seeing all the photos gathered here of Chris and the family. I know Chris must have been a wonderful grandmother. I hope the grandchildren are all old enough to always be able to recall the many hours spent with her. You all are in our thoughts.
Posted by Margaret Graf on October 11, 2020
Chris and Lee were the first friends my husband and I made when we moved to Center Ossipee, NH. It was a friendship that grew with laughter, love and oh so many adventures, before children and after. Chris' positive attitude was so infectious. Her laugh, smile, kind gentle ways, and enjoying the little things in life with her will be so missed. I am so grateful she was a part of my life and will stay in my heart forever.
Posted by Alison Risch on October 9, 2020
Chrissie was a great treasure who came into lives of the Risch Family from the earliest days she and Lee arrived in the Valley and forever after. Our first adventure was skiing the snowfields pre any of the boys. Our two families thrived, sharing experiences meeting challenges and taking on adventures  through seeing the four of them Greg, Scott, Jake and Matt grow and mature into wonderful, caring men, husbands and fathers. They are her legacy. Scotty has beautifully expressed the essence of who Chrissy was to so many She will forever be in our hearts.
Posted by Ellen Haley on October 9, 2020
O Lee, Greg, Scott, and your families, it was a pleasure to know your Mum, and Gran. I first met Chris at a Lamaze class in 1976 when she was expecting her first born, Greg and I knew from that first moment she was the loveliest and kindest person. As time went on our two boys became best friends for life. They shared so many adventures with you and I hold those memories in my heart, thank you. Chris I will forever remember your beautiful smile and kindness. This world is a better place because of you and you will live on in your family’s hearts forever. May you all find comfort knowing how much you all meant to her. RIP my friend.
Love,
Ellen 
Posted by Russ Lanoie on October 9, 2020
Dear Lee, Scott and Greg,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our memories of Chris (and her family) go back many years when you first moved to Pollard St. We remember many get togethers and impromptu cookouts. Joan remembers playing tennis with Chris at the courts at the top of Tasker Hill Road, with newborn Julie in a car bed and getting the car stuck in the ditch. A silly memory but one we both remember as she had to call me to get her out.
Joan remembers how excited Chris was expecting her first son, and of course the second one as well. She loved her boys! Our thoughts are with you all.
Russ and Joan Lanoie
Posted by Michele Szympruch on October 9, 2020
What a lovely woman! Chris was always so calm & gentle with a ready smile.
So many memories of her at the boys hockey games (bbrrrrr), flag football, soccer, and the list goes on. The Mount Washington Valley was fortunate to have enjoyed Chris and the Gregory family for many years. I will think of Chris with a smile on my lips and a tear in my eyes. Be well and remember the sweet person that she was.
Posted by Duncan Mcintyre on October 9, 2020
Cherished memories of my dear cousin Christine. Duncan.
Posted by Sheila Pickard on October 8, 2020
Dear Chrissy,  It was my honor to be considered among your friends. I saw you as a quiet, gracious, and humble Scottish lady. We met square dancing and oh what fun and laughs we all had. From there we all danced off to many adventures. Whether it be fly-ins, Westy camper searches, cribbage games or yours and my love of cozy cottages, tea and the British Isles, the best were the laughs we shared. You left too soon, but your stamp remains on all those you held near and dear. I hope by now you have met up with Fred and your dear friend Morag.  I will catch up with you a little later.   Dear Lee and family my heart grieves for all of you. Love Sheila
Posted by FRANKIE DILLING on October 8, 2020
Wonderful memories of our times together in The Villages, Florida. Chris and Lee were certainly the most gracious hosts. We have enjoyed many dinners together, especially enjoying Chris’ British dishes such as Shepard’s Pie. Chris was a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed.
Roger & Frankie Dilling
Posted by Cheryl Wright on October 8, 2020
I am saddened to hear of the loss of an incredible women like Chris. I met her and her family back in 1987 thru a mutual friend. I was young and Chris became like a second mother to me. I remember her to always be so calm and thoughtful. When you talked to her, you could see she was "taking in" everything you were saying. She will be a part of me for the rest of my life and I will cherish my memories of her.
Posted by Duncan Mcintyre on October 8, 2020
To my dear and sadly missed cousin Christine. I have the fondest memories of when we were children brought up as brother and sister by two close families. We played together and never argued about anything. Later our paths diverged but we kept in touch and I often flew across to Boston to visit with you, Lee, Greg and Scott in New Hampshire. I have memories of the house on Pollard street, Merrill Farm Resort and the beautiful house built for you on Stark Road. I often drove the little Geo, a great little car and I was always relaxed about driving on the "wrong" side of the road (right side.) I miss you Christine and it is hard to accept that you are no longer with us. With love from your cousin, Duncan.
Posted by Scott Gregory on October 7, 2020
Our Mum was the kindest, most graceful, patient, and resilient woman…and the person I admired most. She was always there with unconditional love and support, she knew just what you needed when we were sick or down, and was the best listener.  She spoke up when it mattered and was agreeable when it didn’t. She was always up for an adventure, loved to travel and explore and she loved being by the water. She enjoyed a good balcony with a view, reading a book, reciting poems, sand between her toes, sun on her face, and always a good cup of tea. Wherever she went she assimilated with such ease, and she made anyplace feel like home. She was the heartbeat of our family, she was the best mother anyone could dream of, and I miss her terribly already. We are grateful to have been able to hold her hand until the end and to feel her spirit take flight, no longer in pain. I can already feel her around us and will continue to carry her in my heart for strength and guidance. I love and appreciate you more than you'll ever know, Mum. Your son, Scott

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Posted by Craig McIntyre on October 25, 2020
This is such sad news. As ever at these times, we’ve been swapping tales of the great times we had with Chris over the years.

The website’s photos and stories are only a fraction of what I’m sure we all have. I’m still finding out more about how Chris spread warmth and love to so many people in so many places, so thanks for setting it up.

As a small child, it was brilliant to hear about what Chris and Lee were doing in the USA (and in many other countries). Such adventures!

Their visits to Bonnybridge were always something to look forward over the years, whether at her Mum and Dad’s house, my Gran and Grandpa’s or my Mum and Dad’s, and I’m delighted I got a chance to visit a few times in the USA over the years.

When I did, Chris and Lee were always generous and made me (or whoever from my family was visiting) feel so welcome, and we always returned home feeling good and with new tales to tell. I’m glad I got the chance to know her a bit better when I was an adult, so I could better appreciate her sense of humour. 

I hope she realised just how much she meant to so many people.

Take care all of you - we’re thinking of you,

Craig
Posted by Linda Sorensen on October 22, 2020
David and I were so shocked and saddened to see the news about Chris in the Conway Daily Sun. We appreciate seeing all the photos gathered here of Chris and the family. I know Chris must have been a wonderful grandmother. I hope the grandchildren are all old enough to always be able to recall the many hours spent with her. You all are in our thoughts.
Posted by Margaret Graf on October 11, 2020
Chris and Lee were the first friends my husband and I made when we moved to Center Ossipee, NH. It was a friendship that grew with laughter, love and oh so many adventures, before children and after. Chris' positive attitude was so infectious. Her laugh, smile, kind gentle ways, and enjoying the little things in life with her will be so missed. I am so grateful she was a part of my life and will stay in my heart forever.
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A Life Well Lived

Christine was born in Bridge of Allen, Scotland.  She grew up exploring the steams and canals with friends and family near her childhood home in Bonnybridge, Scotland. She played field hockey, was a high jumper and often helped her mom prepare fish her father had caught.

Following her graduation from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, she decided to explore other parts of Europe, and found a job working for an extension office of the US Army in Heidelberg, Germany. It was there she met her future husband, Lee Gregory, a Captain in the US Army at the time. Christine realized she had found someone who shared her love of life, sense of adventure and hard work ethic. Their zest for adventure began by traveling through Europe together in a Volkswagen Camper and continued on while in the United States through their 50 years together. Christine would often say, “there is rarely a dull moment in my life”.

After exploring Europe together, they packed up their Volkswagen camper and made the crossing to the US on the Queen Elizabeth II Ocean Liner. Upon landing their only plans were to get married and find someplace to settle. They were married at a small ceremony in Pennsylvania and their first journey was to New Hampshire to visit Lee’s family. On their way through Conway, New Hampshire Christine noticed the beautiful scenery and wildlife and decided it was a place they could call home. They quickly settled in and began their life together in a small house on a quiet road in Conway. For the next 35 years they started a business, raised two boys and partook in many adventures along the way.

Upon retirement, Christine and Lee moved to the Villages, Florida and took many trips to visit their sons in various parts of the world. Her sons meant the world to Christine and she never missed an opportunity to spend time with them. She traveled to visit her son Scott in London while he spent a summer there. She even flew over to Germany to help her son Greg recover from a surgery. Scott and Greg have lived in many places around the world over the years and no matter how far away or how short their stay, Christine always made it a point to visit and help in any way she could. A trait her sons were always incredibly grateful for. Later in life when Christine became a Grandmother, “Gran” as she preferred to be called, she made it a point to visit whenever possible and was always there to help whenever needed. After settling into the Villages, Florida full time, Christine made it a point to get out and meet people and quickly got involved in many activities. She joined a number of clubs, among them was the British club, the lawn bowling league and even the aspiring French Speakers club. Anyone who ever met Christine or knew her would likely say there isn’t a sweeter, kinder person they’ve ever met. Her grace was evident in everything she did. She met a lot of wonderful people during her time in the Villages and their love of Christine is evident in the outpouring of support.

The final six months of her life were spent with family during a beautiful summer in Duluth, Minnesota. She was able to dip her toes in Lake Superior and wade in a creek that she said reminded her of Scotland. She cherished watching her granddaughter ride horses and often covered her eyes when her grandsons would try and perform risky dirt bike tricks for her. In spite of all the pain Parkinson’s brought her, she often graciously said it was one of the best summers of her life. While Parkinson’s took Christine far sooner then she deserved, she lived a life of happiness and adventure. She will be sorely missed by all those who knew her and were touched by her kindness and love.

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Shared by Lara Leimbach on October 9, 2020
I'm loving these photos of your parents. My condolences on your loss. I loved the time I spent with your folks - wonderful people. I'm sure this must be hard on your dad. Thinking of you all - Lara & Dierk

Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and N.I.

Shared by Duncan Mcintyre on October 8, 2020
Bonnybridge Town Centre, the home town of Christine McIntyre and Duncan McIntyre.