Crisanta Espiritu Leonardo

November 20, 1936March 24, 2018

HISTORY Crisanta Espiritu LEONARDO was born on November 1, 1936 in San Dionisio, Paranaque City, Philippines to Avelino Espiritu and Dolores Ferrer. There are 9 siblings in her family. She has 6 sisters and 2 brothers. Crisanta was the third child. She was either called “Santa” or “ Nanay.”

In the Philippines, she worked as a seamstress at the Philippines American Embroidery (PAE). She was married to Ernesto Leonardo on December 1962. They were blessed with two boys: Eric and the late Edgar. They came to Canada in August 1994. Crisanta passed away on March 24, 2018. She had breast cancer.


Given Names: Crisanta Espiritu

Date of Birth: November 1, 1936

Date of Death: March 24, 2018

Predeceased by: Ernesto Leonardo (husband) and Edgar Leonardo (son)

Survived by: Eric Leonardo (son), Reima Leonardo (daughter in law), Matthew Leonardo (grandson), and Aaron Leonardo (grandson)

Funeral Service Date: April 14, 2018 Time: 11:00 AM Place: Saint Patrick Parish Address: 2881 Main Street Vancouver, BC

Interment (Burial) Time: 1 PM Place: Oceanview Funeral Home Address: 4000 Imperial Street Burnaby, BC

Reception to Follow after the Interment Place: Uncle Willy’s Address: 6411 Nelson Avenue Burnaby, BC


  • Prayer Service Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 14, 2018

Crisanta Espiritu Leonardo

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Carol Espiritu

April 7, 2018

Tita Santa, I will never forget the times I saw how you took care of Inang Dolores when she was at Makati Medical Center. You spent time relieving your siblings in watching her at the hospital. You never left her side. That's why your son and his family never left you at your deathbed too.
I am sure that you are happy to be with our Lord now. No more pain. You are at peace. You will be with Tio Erning and Kuya Egay once again... Rest well in God’s Kingdom.