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Christiane Hayward

"Our memories build a special bridge and bring us peace of mind"

Date passed: 21st of March 2018

Funeral date: 12th of April 2018

“nos souvenirs construisent un pont spécial et nous apportent la tranquillité d’esprit”

Paisiblement aux soins de Brookfield House, Nantwich, Chris est décédé le 21 mars, âgé de 93 ans. L’épouse bien-aimée de feu Jeff, très aimé membre de la famille de ces deux en France et en Angleterre. Christiane sera affectueusement souvenue et malheureusement manquée par toute sa famille et ses amis.  Son enterrement aura lieu le jeudi 12 avril à 10.40 AM dans la chapelle du crématorium, Crewe.


“Our memories build a special bridge and bring us peace of mind”

Peacefully in the care of Brookfield House, Nantwich, Chris passed away on 21st March, aged 93 years. The beloved wife of the late Jeff, much loved family member of both those in France and England. Christiane will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all her family and friends.

Christiane was born in St Leger en Yvelines, near to Paris as one of seven children. They had a large family.

Most of her youth was spent in Alger where her father was based as he worked for a sub division of the gendarmerie.

Christiane was brilliant at school, helping her siblings with their own homework and signing detention slips for them so they wouldn’t get into trouble.

She obtained the Brevet Superieur (equivalent to an A level) going onto  work for the Institut Pasteur in Alger as a laboratory assistant.

Christiane met her future husband Jeff during the second World War and married in Alger in 1944 whilst Jeff was still stationed there with the British Army.

Jeff managed to secure a safe passage to England for Chris where she would be safe, remaining here for the rest of her life whilst making regular trips home to visit the family and friends.

She worked at Crewe Town Hall and also as an interpreter when Crewe twinned with Macon.

She continued to study and passed her exams with success, becoming a French teacher at  Crewe Girls Grammar School.

Her husband Jeff died in 1980 and she briefly moved to France but returned soon after, realising that her life was now in England.

Even in later life she continued to learn and would follow computer and literature courses as she had a love of learning and also a desire to share with others her own French language.

She has been a resident of Brookfield House in Nantwich where she has been looked after with love and support by all the staff.

Her funeral will take place on Thursday 12th April at 10.40am in the Crematorium Chapel, Crewe and donations in her memory will be for Ligue Contre Le Cancer and Alzheimers UK.

For any further information, please contact our funeral home.

4 Condolences

  1. Ann Norburn on March 29, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Dear Auntie Chris, thank you for your friendship, your caring, your interest, your wonderful wit and above all your inspiration. We will all remember you with fondness as will many whose lives you’ve crossed through or been part of. Merci bien Ann, Andrew, Joanne, David and William xxx Au revoir to a very special lady xxx

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  2. Martyn & Helen on March 29, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Auntie Chris, a very special lady and treasured member of our family.
    We have so many memories of times spent with you. Over the years you always showed so much pride in Hannah and James.
    You will be sadly missed by all of us but never forgotten.

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  3. MADELEINE BOURDON MULHOUSE (FRANCE) on April 9, 2018 at 8:03 am

    MADELEINE “FRANCE” amie d’enfance de la famille de CHRISTIANE depuis 82 ANS…..
    LE 12 AVRIL ……….

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  4. Hartmann Germaine on April 11, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Germaine Hartmann se souvient de l’accueil chaleureux de Christiane et des échanges entretenus quelques années . Pensées attristées. Sincères condoléances à tous ses proches.

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