Christine Hamilton

Christine Hamilton

Queen of Dog Rescue

11/18/46 – 2/27/13

Christine passed peacefully at home on Feb. 27, 2013 in her husband’s arms and surrounded by the many rescued dogs she loved.

“Chris” was born In Warrington, England and moved to the U.S. in 1964 as a live-in nanny. She had two children from a previous marriage, Derek and Gillian and was a foster mother to 74 foster children while in California.

Chris moved to Washington in 1979 as a restaurant manager for the Sea Galley and Keg Restaurant chain and moved to Orcas Island in 1991 to work at Rosario Resort.

She married her husband and 25-year friend Thayne Hamilton in 2003. They retired to start “Grey Muzzle Rescue,” a dog rescue for old and abused dogs. She is survived by her husband, Thayne Hamilton, two children, Derek and Gillian Molina, five step children, Steve, Dave, Melissa, Mike and Matt Hamilton and two grand children, Tyler and Brandon.

She is also survived by seven dogs that were her life’s joy: Vernon, Belinda, Tom Droolie, Brad Pitt, Hugo, Peru and Asia and also many dogs that preceded her loving touch. The dogs were her life’s work for 10 years, along with hobbies like gardening, genealogy, and time with family and many friends Worldwide.

We would like to thank everyone who supported us with prayers and good thoughts. We will have a service of remembrance at our own Pet Cemetery, here at our home to celebrate her life on June 8 at 714 Minnow Creek Lane on Orcas Island. Please join us if you can to celebrate a life truly dedicated to others’ needs.

“The joy of having her will never quite outweigh the loss of this beautiful soul.” “Till We Meet again my Friend!” Enjoy the rainbow bridge!