Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 1:30 pm
Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
Holy Family Mausoleum
elevated BTWlL Obituary
elevated BTWlL It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Cristina Turchiaro on April 12, 2022, at the age of 42. Beloved daughter of Vincenzo & Giuseppina, sister to Gino (Ylenia), Frank, & Enzo, Aunt to Daniel, Alessandro, Sofia, and Nicholas. Niece to her many Aunts & Uncles and Cousin to many.
elevated BTWlL Cristina loved to listen to happy, upbeat music; the more the peppy and danceable the music was, the happier she would be. She adapted her own tonal sing-along method to her favorite songs and she absolutely could not stand any music that aroused the feeling of sorrow and sadness.
elevated BTWlL She loved being called Bella, Cri-Cri, Ki-ki, and Ti-ti by her brothers and cousins and loved hearing “Hi Zia” from her nephews and niece. Her favourite TV shows were always the game shows simply because she loved and felt the fun in them. Her favourites were Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune.
elevated BTWlL She loved the company of family and would let us know in her own way if she did not feel that she was included. She loved to have attention and was always curious as to who was on the phone call at home.
elevated BTWlL As her speech was deprived since birth, verbal communication was always challenging and trivial; almost like playing charades but tougher. When she expressed her discomforts and basic wants it was a real guessing game; however, over time, communication and comprehension became intuitive and telepathic. This was truly a blessing to have overcome.
elevated BTWlL Cristina was born with cerebral palsy and endured many of the challenges and limitations associated with her condition. Since Cristina’s birth, her mother Giuseppina dedicated her entire life to being her constant companion, caregiver, pillar, and support in all her daily struggles. Giuseppina was always by her side making sure she always felt her love, care, and dedication. She made sure she would have it no other way. Cristina’s father Vincenzo and brother Frank who lived with her as well, dedicated their lives to being always there to help with her every need, providing much love, care, and support as well. Love and support were always provided by her brothers Gino and Enzo and their families, her Aunt Anna and her family, her Uncle Luigi and Aunt Albina and their family as well as many other family members and friends as they could. We know that Cristina felt very much loved and cared for.
elevated BTWlL The family would like to acknowledge and thank all Family and Friends, Social Workers, Personal Support Workers, Nurses, Doctors, The Ontario Disability Support Program, Motion Specialties, and all the organizations that helped the family. Donations can be made to the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy.
My condolences and love to the entire Turchiaro Family. I wish you strength and patience during this difficult time.
May Cristina rest peacefully.
Thank you so much for your thoughts of comfort, support and prayers during this time of sorrow, from the Turchiaro family.
Our hearts are heavy. May your memories bring you comfort.
I am so sorry for the loss of you sister.
My condolences to you and your family.
Thank you for your kindness and your friendship, it means a lot to our family.
Our earthly Angel has joined the Heavenly Angels. May you find comfort in knowing how much Cristina was and always will be loved and never forgotten. Our condolences to all. Love Paul Rosalie and family
Our Sincere Condolences to Vincenzo, Giuseppina, and all the Turchiaro`s families for the loss of the loved one. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God and all His Angels welcome Cristina in paradise. Rest in Peace Cristina.
Hi Gino, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. Sending you lots of love and light. Hugs, Charlene
There are no words to describe the hole that Cristina leaves in our hearts. Condolences to my comara Giuseppina, compare Vincenzo, brothers Gino, compare Frank, Enzo and extended family’s. As Cristina leaves her loving family here on earth she will be met by her loving family in Heaven R.I.P. Cristina 🙏🙏🌹🙏🙏
Dearest Gino and Ylenia, May your sister be greeted, on the other side of the veil with the great love that she shared on earth. May she bring joy and happiness to those who await her and may you be cradled in the love and the special memories of your time with Cristina. Sending much love and light to you and your family.
May the essence of God be around you. May his peace abide in you. May his presence, illuminate your heart. now and forever more. xoxo
Dear Ylenia and Gino,
We never knew Cristina but we are very sorry for your grief and loss.
Hugs and love,
Beata and Peter
To all of the Turchiaro Family,
With sincere sympathy for the loss of your
precious Cristina. Our thoughts and prayers
are with all of you.
Rosemary and Mario Oddone
To the Turchiaro Family,
My most sincere condolences for the passing of Cristina. I am so very sorry. May the Beautiful memories you made bring you comfort, and may she rest in peace with God and the Angels. She will always be your Special Angel.
Our heartfelt condolences, prayers and love go out
to the entire Turchiaro family at this difficult time!
Joel & Margaret Sussmann
Our sincere & heartfelt condolences to the entire Turchiaro family on the loss of Cristina. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Frank Tulipano & Joanne Neglia
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our deepest condolences.
What a beautiful tribute to Cristina. May all these beautiful memories of Cristina help ease your pain at this difficult time. Sending our condolences to all of you.
Lauretta Tulipano & Francis McCarville
Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers, in loving gratitude. The Turchiaro Family.