OBITUARY

Cristina Palmieri (nee DE SIENA)

3 June, 193218 April, 2021

IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT WE ANNOUCE THE PASSING OF OUR BELOVED WIFE, SISTER, MOTHER, ZIA AND NONNA. CRISTINA SUFFERED FROM A LONG BATTLE WITH DEMENTIA.

CRISTINA WAS BORN IN S.ANDREA DEL GARIGLIANO, ITALY.

CRISTINA IMMIGRATED TO CANADA WITH BRIEF STAYS IN MONTREAL, MEDICINE HAT, AND SPENDING SOME TIME IN PRINCETON, BC WORKING AS A COOK AT THE LOCAL DINER. THIS IS WHERE SHE DISCOVERED HER LOVE OF FRENCH FRIES AND A COKE FOR LUNCH. CRISTINA THEN MOVED TO EAST VANCOUVER IN 1958.

IN APRIL 1959 SHE MET THE LOVE OF HER LIFE FELICE. AFTER A SHORT ENGAGEMENT THEY MARRIED ON OCTOBER 17, 1959.IN OCTOBER 2020 THEY CELEBRATED THEIR 61ST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

CRISTINA ENJOYED ACCOMPANYING FELICE ON HIS HUNTING AND FISHING TRIPS. ON THESE TRIPS CRISTINAALWAYS HAD HER GRANDHOTEL ITALIAN ROMANCE MAGAZINE, HER WORD SEARCH PUZZLE BOOK, AND HER CURRENT KNITTING PROJECT.

CAMPING WAS A BIG PART OF CRISTINA’S LIFE. STARTING IN THE EARLY YEARS CAMPING WITH A TENT, THEN HAVING A TENT TRAILER AND SPENDING MANY SUMMERS IN OSOYOOS ALONG WITH HER SISTER ALBA’S FAMILY, TO THEN ENJOYING HER FIFTH WHEEL AT HARRISON HOT SPRINGS. MANY WEEKENDS WHERE SPENT AT THE BEACH WATCHING HER GRANDKIDS AND THEIR COUSINS SWIM AND PLAY IN THE SAND.

CRISTINA WORKED AT JONES TENT AND AWNING ALONG WITH HER HUSBAND FELICE FOR 28 YEARS. . WHEN ASKED HOW THEY SEPARATED WORK FROM HOME, SHE ALWAYS SAID “YOU LEAVE WORK AT WORK”.

CRISTINA WAS PREDECEASED BY HER PARENTS ALBERTO AND MARIA ANTONIA, HER SISTER CIVITA, AND BROTHERS ANTONIO AND VINCENZO.

CRISTINA IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND FELICE, SISTERS ROSA AND ALBA, SON DOMENICO (ROISIN), DAUGHTER LAURA AND THE THREE JOYS OF HER LIFE, GRANDKIDS, ATHENA, ERIKA AND DAMIAN.

NONNA LOVED HER WEEKENDS GOING TO THE RINK TO CHEER FOR HER GRANDKIDS PLAYING HOCKEY.

CRISTINA WAS A LOVING WIFE, GREAT MOTHER, AND AN EVEN GREATER NONNA. SHE WILL BE MISSED.

DUE TO COVID A MASS AND CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE SCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.

PLEASE NO FLOWERS. FEEL FREE TO MAKE A DONATION TO CANADIAN DIABETES.

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Angela Villella

29 April 2021

Zio Felice, Danny, Laura, we cannot begin to imagine what you are feeling, but let us share our heart-felt condolences. We are sharing in your sadness and know that love surrounds you all.
Zia Cristina, your memory is my keepsake with which I will never part. God has you in His keeping and I have you in my heart.
We will forever cherish all the beautiful memories of Zia.
May you all find strength and comfort in knowing she will always be watching over you and will forever be in your hearts.

With Love, Sab, Angela, Diandra and Alissa Villella

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY