Remembering Christine and her many years as my piano student long, long ago. She was a joy to teach. May you find that joy in each other as time goes on.
I still see all three of you when I think McElrath... I hope you are finding your peace as time moves slowly forward. Please stay in touch. T and Annie
Always Lovely and Ever-So Talented Christine,
Peace and sweet dreams to you my dearest.
B & G
Haven't forgotten you:)))
So sorry to hear of Christine's passing. May you both find comfort in memories of the good times you shared together.
My name is Marna Reinhardt, and my husband, Bruce, and I used to own Immaculate Confections. I presume you remember us from the Fancy Food Shows quite a long time ago. I will never forget how you sent us one of your prototype sample boxes of truffles when you were just starting out in 1997. You wanted our opinion of your products, and of course...even then...your truffles were exquisite.
Many years have passed, and just yesterday I was flipping through a food industry trade magazine and happened to see a small report of your wife, Christine's, passing. My heart stopped...and I felt deep sadness. For you, I feel a very strong connected compassion, as a chocolatier, as an entrepreneur, as a surviving spouse, and as a single parent. I lost my Bruce to liver cancer just this last December 18th. Together we have a 14 year old daughter.
My heart goes out to you, Brian, and to your son...and I just wanted to let you know that I have never forgotten you. From afar, through all of these years, I have admired the incredible contribution to the chocolate industry that you and your wife have achieved.
My prayers are with you and your family...as you carry on. I am so sorry for your loss.
I cannot believe what I've come across while searching B.T. McElrath. I am shocked and truly saddened by this. I remembered her like it was yesterday. My deep condolences goes out to you (Brian) and your boy Guillermo. It hit me good, like news of losing someone close.
I wish you the best moving forward with this.
Happy Mother's Darling
We love you and think of you everyday.
brian and guillermo
Dear Brian, We only knew Christine professionally and just learned of her untimely passing. We remember her passion for the company you made together. We feel sure that you have many great memories that we hope will help you through this time. Our sincere sympathy for your loss. Michael Stickney and Beth Bitzegaio
We just heard about Christine. We were very saddened by the news. Our thoughts are with you.
Holly Robbins and John Moes
I knew Christine form a grief group many years ago that we both attended after losing our parents. She was source of strenth and inspiration to me during that difficult time. We also have a common social link through Karen who does your accounting. I think of her every time I see BT McElrath chocolate. I wish you peace to you and your family.
Dear Brian and Guillermo,
I recently heard of Christine's passing, and I wanted to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your sweet boy...It was such a pleasure working with you both on your fantastic company..I was so sadden to hear this news...be well and find strength in the little every day things with Christine's memories...
We were very saddened to hear about Christine. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you.
Brian, I am so sorry about your loss. My heart goes out to you along with my dad and brothers (Grundhoefer family). Please know you are in our heart and prayers. Gods blessings.
Brian, I am so sad and sorry. I had no idea and just found out today. It seemed like I was just talking with her last fall. I'm in shock. If you need anything let me know!
Dear Brian, I am so sorry that I was not able to attend the service as Bill was in the hospital. We send your our sympathy
and love. Suzanne and Bill Joyce
Dear Brian and Guillermo,I'm so saddened for your loss. Christiine will be missed so much by so many of us who were graced with her kindness and talent.My thoughts and prayers to you,your son .
Christine interviewed me at B.T. The next time I ran into her after that interview was at the mid town YWCA. I hugged her and said, "I'm a hugger", Christine acted like it was totally normal that her new employee hugged her.
I met her only a few times, but enough to be flattered by the sincerity of her attention. My deepest condolencs.
She was such a bright spirit! My thoughts and prayers to her friends and family.
Christine was a vivacious and charismatically talented person that I shared a brief time together with at our office. She always gave more and laughed more than expected. Her spirit will be missed. I send my condolences to the family--especially to her life partner and child. Christine lit up the room and her brightness will be missed.
Brian and family, I am so sorry to hear about Christine. My sincerest condolences at this difficult time. She was an amazing woman!
Whenever I have loved someone, whenever that person is lost to me, the piece of my heart that I gave to that person, stays theirs. Love to you Brian and Guillermo
I was so sorry to hear about Christine. I first met her when she was a designer at MS&R and got to know her amazing spirit. I also worked with her when Brian and her started their business. All my prayers to her family and friends who are grieving her loss.
I have fond memories of Christine from high school. My thoughts and prayers go out to Brian, Guillermo and all of her family and friends. I pray your memories will ease your pain and eventually replace some of your tears with a heartfelt smile.
Liz Malark Johnson
You will be deeply missed. I couldn't have had a better friend. When I think of you I will always have a smile remembering our friendship and knowing you are with me in spirit. To Brian and Guillermo all my love and support.
A woman of many talents, a great personality - and style. Thoughts and prayers with her, her family and her friends.
Chris was a very, very special person. Our hearts are aching for you and Guillermo. We send you our love.
All of us at Hiawatha School would like to extend our sympathy to all of you. We are thinking about Guillermo and please know we will do everything we can to help him thru this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
To the family. My thoughts are of your sorrow in your loss and the joy you had because she lived
BT & C & G
I am so humbled by being able to be your friend. I am sorry this journey ended this way. We will celebrate Christine next saturday, and she will always be with all of us.
Our deepest sympathies are extended to BT & Guillermo on the loss of their wife/mother. She was an amazing woman, who loved her husband and son with a fierceness that cannot be matched. She will be truly missed by all those who were touched by her beauty and the passion she shared with those around her.
With an atitude and personality that ALWAYS put a smile on my face you WILL be missed Chris.
My thoughts go out to Brian, and Guillermo...
My thoughts and prayers go out to Brian and Guillermo, may you be comforted with your memories with Christine.