My time in Colville Lake came to an end a few days early. My dear friend and sister, Christine Tulloch, passed away on June 13, 2019. In order to make it home in time for her Celebration of Life service, I changed my flights and arrived back on June 18th. This blog post has been in the making since I sat in Yellowknife airport on my way home. I have written and erased many times. The honest truth is that no amount of words can convey the depth of loss I feel and the true honour it was to have Christine as my best friend for the past 20+ years.
Christine is the friend that I have had the longest. We have walked through all seasons of life together and were very much soul sisters. From our awkward pre-teen fashion trends and candy binges, to navigating the complexities of adulthood, Christine is the person who got me and loved me fully at all times. Christine was funny, passionate, dedicated, caring, and free-spirited. Life without her has left an irreplaceable void in my heart.