Death lies on her like an untimely frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.
Romeo and Juliet
It is with great sadness that the family of Lisa Zaritzky announce her passing on December 23, 2021, peacefully at home, at the age of 47. Cherished daughter of the late Victor and Violet (nee Kolesnichenko), Lisa is survived by her loving husband, Maj. Chris Wattie CD, of 4th Canadian Division; her beloved stepson, Thomas (Angela); and stepdaughter, Ariel.
Lisa and Chris met through their mutual love of books and were inseparable for their all-too-brief time together. Even when Chris was deployed overseas, in Iraq and Latvia, they spoke by phone or Internet every night. They loved spending quiet nights together at home, with a good book or movie, in the company of their much loved and profoundly spoiled dachshunds Rabbit and Zuzu. They loved to travel, most recently visiting Florida, near where Lisa spent the winter months of her childhood, to commemorate the first anniversary of her father’s death. Lisa was a proud Army wife, a staunch supporter of her husband and his soldiers, and a cherished member of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry’s regimental family. She was a kind and generous person who brightened any room she entered and endeared her to everyone she met.
A dear niece to George (Judy), Gary (Joey), Swetlana, Anne, Luda (Bob), Lily, Nellie, Walter (Irene), George (Helen) and cousin to Greg (Maria), David (Jenni), Tanya (Don), Brad (Arum), Cameron (Emily), Ed (Sue), Tommy, Lana, Linda (Eugene), Lydia, David (Manon), Alex (Johnny), Tony (Brigette), Danny (Valerie), Patty (Lyall). Lisa was a friend to many, known for her incredible warmth and her beautiful, brilliant smile. She always had a hug at the ready, a kind word or a hand to offer to anyone who needed it.
If you wish to honour Lisa’s memory, donations to Canadian Dachshund Rescue (https://www.canadiandachshundrescue.com/donate/in-honour-or-memorium/) in her name would be appreciated. A visitation will be held on Monday, January 3 (1 – 3 p.m., and 5 – 7 p.m.) Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is necessary to provide proof of vaccination and photo identification to attend the visitation They will announce with hope for a celebration of Lisa’s life in the summer when pandemic rules have relaxed.