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Colin "Wally" Chrystal passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at the age of
61 years following a valiant 13-month battle with brain cancer.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Lyn Chrystal, his daughters
Jayne (Kevin) Heinrich and their children Sarah, Torrie and Rachael Leis and
Megan and Erin Heinrich of Medicine Hat, Deborah (Bobby) Latiolais and their
children Jacob, Ellie and Ben of Madisonville, La., and Beverley Chrystal of
Dallas, Texas.
Wally will also be missed by his ³mom² (mother-in-law) Mary Andrews of Leek,
Staffordshire, England and seven brothers and sisters (and their families):
Allan (Joanne) Chrystal of Surrey, B.C., Len (Maureen) Chrystal of Sydney,
Australia, and Neville (Alice) Chrystal, Lillian Prinsloo, Lorraine (Kevin)
McLeod, Melanie (Peter) Risi and Francis Van Den Bergh all of South Africa,
and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his father, Leonard Chrystal, his mother, Elizabet Van
Den Bergh, Lynıs father, Gerald Andrews, and one nephew Stanley Potts.
Wally was born in Brakpan, Transvaal, South Africa on Aug. 3, 1944.
In 1977 he immigrated to Canada with Lyn and the girls and the family
settled in Medicine Hat, Alberta where Wally established many friendships
through his employment with I-XL Industries as well as his active
involvement with Fifth Avenue United Church, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and
the Kiwanis Club.
In 1986 Wallyıs career brought the family to Bellville, where he and Lyn
resided until his retirement from ACME Brick in April of 2005.
Wally loved Bellville and continued his community involvement as an active
member of the Bellville Lions Club, the Bellville Historical Society and
Bellville Methodist Church as well as being a founding member of the
Bellville Economic Development Board.
Wallyıs final days were spent at the Hospice at Texas Medical Center in
Houston, where he (and his family) received outstanding compassionate care.
The family will celebrate Wallyıs life with a memorial service at noon on
Friday June 30 at Concordia Hall, South Tesch, Bellville, Texas.
As an expression of sympathy, friends are invited to make a donation to the
Bellville Lions Club, P.O. Box 1001, Bellville, Texas 77418; the Bellville
Historical Society, P.O. Box 67, Bellville, Texas 77418; or Houston Hospice
and Palliative Care System, 1905 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030-4123.
Posted by Joy Neely


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