Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Passing of Chris Hunter

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I found out this past weekend one of our customers, Chris Hunter passed away last Wednesday Night. Chris was a customer that always had a smile on her face. Always had kind words to say, and had an unlimited amount of patience when she had to wait for me or one of the girls to help her. One of her favorite items to knit was a Clapotis. On her last visit to the shop a few days before her passing, she found another yarn that would be just PERFECT for what I believe was her 6th. She is survived by her mother, siblings, nieces, nephews, and her husband, Wayne, who we've seen in the store countless times. I believe her obituary will be in this Wednesday's Sacramento Bee.
If you would like to celebrate Chris' life with us, there will be a graveside service at East Lawn in Elk Grove at 2 pm on Friday, May 2nd. Please wear something hand knit in honor of Chris, and if you have a Clapotis to wear that would be even better.
To say I am in shock would be an understatement. Being in a business where you have such an intimate relationship is a such a joy for me. Being emotionally involved with each person who spends or shares a little bit of their life with me is one of the greatest joys of my business. It is in times like this that I want to reach out, give you each a hug, and tell you how much you personally mean to me.

Chris you will be deeply missed. I will wear my perfume you gave me, and think of our friendship and when I wear my Clapotis, or help others with theirs I will think of you. God Bless You and your family.


Teal Chic said...

Thank you so much for posting this. Your email has meant so much to my family and I. We are so grateful that my aunt had such wonderful friends who cared so much about her. She was a wonderful person and is sorely missed.

I just started knitting in December, and she taught me how to bind off. I just wish she and I would have had the opportunity to take a class together. I just learned how to purl, so I'm not too familiar with knitting terms. But I'm sure she would have been more than happy to show me. : )

Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories...we all appreciate it!!!

Knitique Girl said...

Hi Candi,

Thanks for the beautiful note. Anytime you need help come on it. I would love to help you learn more about the craft that she loved. What a wonderful legacy she has left with all who have been touched by her.

ByJane said...

It is your emotional involvement with each of us that makes Knitique such a special place. There are so many of us, but I'm sure each of us feels, as did Chris, that we were special.

Knitique Girl said...


Thanks for the nice comment. I am so glad that the feeling is mutual for so many of us. What fantastic friendships have formed from a little idea I had in the back of my head.

Big Hugs!