January 19, 1934 – July 11, 2022
On July 11th, 2022 Christel Johanna Hulda Parys (nee Stemmler) passed away surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Rudy Parys, mother of Susan (Travis) and Monique (Robert) and Oma to Chelsea, Logan, Garrett and Georgia. Predeceased by her mother Else and father Karl Stemmler. Christel was born in Solingen, Germany on January 19, 1934. She loved to travel and visited many countries in her early 20’s before immigrating to Montreal, Canada in 1957. In 1961 she married Rudy and they eventually settled in Mississauga. She was a talented seamstress and became an instructor for the Peel Board of Education and taught sewing in the evenings for many years. She loved teaching and was well liked by her students. During the days she worked as a Manager for a fabric store, although it is debatable whether she sold more fabric than she bought. Over time she amassed a huge collection of fabrics. In later years she still traveled on vacation to Spain, and helped care for her grandchildren. She had such strength, determination and sass and has shown so much courage these last couple of months. She will be greatly missed. Love you forever! A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cattel Centre (located next door to the Turner Family Funeral Home), 53 Main Street, Dundas. The family would like to send special thanks to all the staff and volunteers at Carpenter Hospice for their excellent care and support these last few weeks. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations go to Carpenter Hospice.