October 2014 Luncheon

Everything you ever wanted to know about Funeral Preplanning — but were afraid to ask!
Krista Christensen - Speers Funeral Services
 
Born in Moose Jaw but raised in Regina, Krista Christensen doesn’t hesitate to cheer, “I love Regina!” and she’d never want to live anywhere else!  Krista’s gift for writing and visual media and public relations is readily apparent to all who meet her.  Growing up with a dad who was a photographer and a mother who was a writer, Krista and her three younger brothers naturally gleaned a lifetime love for learning, and an appreciation for history and the world around them.

One of Krista’s main roles is keeping the Speers team in touch with the many care giving organizations in the city that share the role of helping those who experience a death.  Hospitals, care homes, grief support organizations, churches and clergy and other not-for-profit entities are just a few of the many lives that Krista keeps in contact with on a regular basis. Providing grief support, and consistent follow-up calls are some of the many ways that Krista touches families in need.  As well, Krista skillfully organizes Speers special events, such as the popular Speers Holiday Candlelight Memorial Service held in December of each year.

Krista and her partner of 33 years, Gord Sinnett, love animals, and currently have three cats, two dogs and a parrot.  All of their pets have been rescued and are fortunate to be settled in a caring home.  Krista has two stepchildren and one step-grandchild.

In her spare time, Krista loves walking her dogs, gardening, camping, and enjoying a steaming cup of hot chocolate and a great book!

After spending many years in a variety of roles from broadcasting, to organizational management, to facilitating grief recovery programs, Krista feels as though she has come ‘home’ to work with the compassionate, friendly and professional team at Speers.