There are few people you meet who truly live life to the fullest. Chris Klein was one of those people. Although I did not have her as a teacher at Archbishop MacDonald H.S., we got to know each other quite well as my locker was right outside her classroom and she was regularly sticking her head out of the door to tell me to be quiet as I was laughing too loud! We hit it off and my life was enriched further by her presence when we travelled to China on a school trip in '91. We shared a deeply engrained love of travel and I still remember many experiences and laughs with her from that trip. It was not only through travel that we connected: the impression she left on me was deep enough to influence future decisions in my life such as my current career. As others have already acknowledged, I too feel deeply privileged and honoured to have known her. To her family and close friends, I offer my sympathy. Thank you Chris for being such a positive and strong influence in so many lives, including my own.