elevated WtGmE March 7, 1965 ~ July 14, 2020
elevated WtGmE Obituary
elevated WtGmE Passed away peacefully at age 55 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous five-year battle with cancer on July 14, 2020. Survived and dearly missed by her beloved husband Marco Cipriani, and her children Vanessa and Matthew. Tina is survived by her father Flavio Martini and predeceased by her mother Silvia (Bucci) and sister Mary-Lisa Troiani (Martini). Tina will be fondly remembered by her family, friends, and colleagues.
elevated WtGmE Tina was a dedicated French teacher for the Toronto Catholic District School Board, where she touched the lives of not only many students, but also the wider school community in and out of the classroom. Tina was a fantastic educator – she was enthusiastic and encouraged her students to achieve a high level of excellence. She was always ready to volunteer on committees and coached track and field.
elevated WtGmE Tina was an avid gardener, a studied linguist, a marvelous dinner party host, and an excellent interior decorator. She was a generous and thoughtful friend and godmother who never forgot a birthday or milestone. With her passing, the world lost a beautiful, kind soul. Her memory will live on in our hearts always.
elevated WtGmE The family would like to extend their gratitude to Tina’s team of doctors, nurses, and health care workers at Princess Margaret Hospital for their relentless care and optimism.
elevated WtGmE In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and allocated specifically to the Myeloma Research Fund https://thepmcf.ca/Donate-Now
elevated WtGmE Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 30 guests are permitted and have been privately invited to the visitation and funeral. If you wish to attend the Funeral Mass via webcast, please click on this link.
Our deepest condolences for your loss. We will always remember Tina’s warm smile.
Cari Marco, Vanessa e Matthew, rinnoviamo le nostre più sentite condoglianze per la perdita della vostra dolce ed amata Tina; possa il Signore alleviare il vostro straziante dolore. Siete nei nostri cuori e nelle nostre preghiere. Un grandissimo abbraccio dall’Italia. Tua cugina, Maria Stella Cipriani e famiglia
Deepest condolences to Tina’s beloved family with the consolation she is in the arms of our loving Lord.
Tina was part of a Holy Spirit school community that cares deeply and passionately about the students and families of Holy Spirit School.
The example Tina set, along side her friend and colleague Helen Charles, was one of persistence, love of language and the joy of life lived in the moment.
She leaves a legacy of faith, hope and charity. Tina touched so many lives for the better. Her good work and spirit converges upward .
Much Peace. ‘
Flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
I am so sorry for your loss, Marco. I know how much Tina and yourselves mean to Enza and the Pacheco family.
To the family of Tina Martini. I just learned of Tina’s passing. I just wanted to let you know I was friends with Tina at St. Joseph Morrow Park. She was very kind to me and I will never forget the time she organized with the other girls to decorate my locker on my sweet 16. I also had the pleasure to be with her at York University where we both studied languages. Your mom and wife was such a good person. High school is always challenging but Tina made coming to school easier with her great smile and always saving a seat for me in class. God bless your soul Tina. A former classmate
Our heartfelt condolences to Marco and your family, “May the hope of heaven give you peace, and the tender touch of God bring you comfort”…words cannot express our sadness…may the comfort of God help you through this difficult time..wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow….
My sincerest condolences to the entire family. This is very sad news indeed.
Our condolences for your loss. We pray for you.
My deepest condolences to you Marco and your children. I remember Tina with fond memories of my time with her at Holy Spirit.
May she be RIP🙏💔
Our Deepest Condolences to you and your Family, Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
Our deepest condolences to you and family. In the few interactions I had with Tina, I will remember her kindness and strength she showed during another difficult period. What a wonderful person she was.
Madame Cipriani was my French teacher at Holy Spirit years ago and I have such fond memories of being in her class. She was always so kind to me and one of those teachers you really remember for your whole life. My deepest condolences to her family.
I had the pleasure of being taught by Madame Cipriani (and Madame Charles) throughout my elementary school years at Holy Spirit. I recall it being one of the more disciplined subjects being taught to me but i loved it. You could tell that she loved to teach and had her students’ best interests in mind when doing so. I loved learning french and Madame Cipriani was a large part of the reason why. I did not know she spearheaded Carnival – i loved participating in this event and have many memories of seeing her at various stations with a clipboard in hand. It finally makes sense to me as to why i recall seeing her so much, and as such a prominent figure of the event over the years. Her and Madame Charles were like the A team, going from class to class with their trolleys of educational tools, they inspired a love of learning the french language and culture. Thank you for everything. Sending love and hugs to her family, friends, loved ones and all who are affected by her passing.
Our deepest sympathies to you and family. We are so saddened by this news. We will miss Tina.
Our deepest condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will keep Tina in our hearts and remember her as a most kind and loving person.
We are so sorry to hear of Tina’s passing. Know that all the family is in our prayers and our love is with you.
My deepest condolences to the family. Madame Cipriani was my french teacher at Holy Spirit years ago and she was one of my favourite teachers. Even after I graduated I would come back to visit and she would be one I always wanted to see and catch up. She was such a kind soul, very helpful, and taught me to love learning french. I will never forget her.
Tina made me laugh, challenged her disease, challenged me, wore the most fantastic shoes and over the years I began to look at her, not only as my patient, but as my friend. Heaven, truly has another angel. Love to you and your family, Marco. I will never forget either of you.
Our deepest condolences to all of you, we will always remember Tina, she was always kind, loving and courageous.
Our deepest condolences for your terrible loss. Positive and reflective thoughts being sent your way.
Marco sending you and your family my deepest condolences. When I think of Tina the image of her beautiful smile is instant. It will never be forgotten. She was such a bright, uplifting person. So selfless and kind and humble. A very special person. She will not be forgotten. God bless and help you with this enormous loss.
Marco, Vanessa & Matthew, our deepest condolences to you all. We are so sorry to hear of Tina’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending our love & hugs. 🤗💜✝️🙏❤️
My heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies go out to Marco and family as you remember your beloved wife Tina. We wish you kinder days ahead. Max Kirschner and Rhonda Liss.
Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
I worked with Tina for a number of years at Holy Spirit. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Tina will be missed. She is gone but will never be forgotten.
My deepest condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Tina was an amazing teacher and a valued member of our Holy Spirit School community. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Our deepest condolences to Marco, Vanessa and Matthew. We are so sad to hear this news. Tina was a kind loving soul and the heavens have warmly accepted an angel. May all the wonderful times you spent together as a family provide you with heartfelt memories during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Wishing you peace and good wishes.
My deepest condolences to you and your family, I’m so sad to hear this. Your friends from NHSS are always hear for you, bless You all, I’m so so sorry Marco. Hugs
God Rest her soul!
Tina will definitely be missed by the Holy Spirit community. I will never forget how she took care of me while I was going through a difficult time with my family. She was the shoulder to cry on and gave hugs when I needed them. Please know I am sending prayers to your family at this very difficult time. Hugs 🤗
My Deepest Condolences to Marco and your family. My
heart is so sad to find out this awful news. RIP sweet Tina.
Marco, Vanessa, Matthew – We were very saddened to hear of Tina’s passing. Our hearts go out to you and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Our deepest condolences.
Marco, our deepest condolences to all of you. You are in our hearts and prayers.
RIEP Mrs Cipriani you were a fantastic teacher and you will be greatly missed by your past students at Holy Spirit.
Caro cugino ti siamo vicini in questo momento difficile. Nicola, Elisabetta e Chiara, un caro abbraccio anche dagli zii Naida e Manrico e da Stefano con tutta la famiglia. Vi vogliamo bene
Carissimi Marco, Vanessa e Matthew,
siamo rimasti basiti quando abbiamo appreso la triste e devastante notizia.
Prima di sentire lo zio Flavio speravo in un colossale malinteso , ma contatto telefonico mi ha riportato alla realtà, decisamente difficile da accettare. Vi siamo molto vicini in questo particolare momento
con la preghiera e con il nostro più profondo affetto.
Giorgio , Anna , Giulio ed Alberto
Very sorry to hear this, Marco, my sincere condolences.
This is extremely sad news. Tina was so kind to all of us (MaryLisa’s friends) when Mary Lisa left us . These past few years must have been so difficult for you Marco and the children and Flavio . Every time that I drove along Wellesley on my was to Regis, I looked at every girl riding a bike to see if I might spot Vanessa . Mary Lisa just loved both of you and only meeting you for that short time, I realized how precious both of you really are, And now that you have lost your mother —- how sad is that !! Please know that I will keep the four of you in my daily prayer and I know that God will fill you with strength and graces in abundance .Take care and it will be lovely if I have an opportunity to meet you again.
Our sympathies are with the family. Mme. Cipriani was indeed a great teacher and we have many fond memories of her. May she Rest In Peace.
Marco, Vanessa and Matthew, please know that you are in the prayers of Tina’s Holy Spirit CS family. Hopefully, there is some comfort for you in that, as well as the knowledge that she lived a rich life devoted to others. Tina’s impact as a teacher was exemplary. We were blessed to work with her and trust in God’s promise to be with us all eternally.
Our sincerest condolences to Marco, Vanessa, Matthew and you
Flavio on the too early passing of your dear wife, loving mother and adored daughter. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May you keep her spirit alive in your wonderful memories of her.
Heartfelt sympathies from Silvia Martini and Family
Caro Marco, con il cuore in lacrime noi ti siamo accanto. Non ci sono parole per descrivere ciò che proviamo. Ci dispiace non potervi sostenere in questo momento così difficile…anche semplicemente con un abbraccio sincero. Francesco Patrizia e la piccola Rachele.
To the entire family, and loved ones of Tina.
I deeply condole with you the loss of Tina.
She was my colleague and I have amazing
memories of her and the friendly chats we used
May God give you all the courage during this
difficult time in your lives.
May her soul rest in peace.
Tanti abbracci rimarrai sempre nei nostri cuori un saluto da Roma
Ugo and Rita De Marchi (cousins)
Our deepest condolences to all your family and Flavio. Our hearts are so sad to find out this terrible news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Wishing you peace and comfort in knowing Tina has gone home to God, no more suffering. Until we meet her again.
Tina was the best teaching colleague one could ever hope to have, and I was blessed for fifteen years to work with her. We were in sync from the moment we became colleagues who worked closely to deliver the French program at Holy Spirit school. We would finish each other’s thoughts, ideas and sentences. It was uncanny. I always told her that God put her in my path and I was forever grateful for that. She was an exemplary teacher. She gave immense energy and relentless time to teaching her students, demanding always their best effort to do a subject that I am sure the majority did not want to learn. But in so doing, she taught them self-discipline and good work habits that would stand them in good stead in their future learning endeavours as they tackled other challenging subjects. Holy Spirit students who were fortunate to have had her as a teacher were truly blessed. She also coached them and contributed behind the scenes to many fun activities that were organized for the students. But above all, she created “Bonhomme Carnaval”, a fabulous fun day for the whole school in the dead of every winter. It was a wonderful day of guessing contests, hot chocolate and cookies, bingo, Bonhomme, French chants, and of course, the games. The games were also designed to give a leadership experienceto the students in Grades 8 and 7. This yearly event was a herculean task that was executed meticulously every year.
I am devastated that she, Marco, Vanessa and Matthew were given this difficult journey. With my love, I hold you in my heart as you navigate the next few days. I will be in touch. God bless.
Madame Cipriani was my teacher for 8 years growing up, and I loved her dearly. She was always ready to explain anything to me, no matter what questions I asked. She was a beautiful soul and I will always keep her close to my heart.
I had the pleasure to work with Tina at HS Catholic school as an EA. I loved her energetic spirit and passion she had for teaching. At Christmas time we used to team with both French teachers and decorated the gym for our kids and families to celebrate our Christmas concerts. I will always keep the sweet memories about her♥️ My deepest condolences to her husband and kids
Mme. Cipriani was one of my French teachers in elementary school. She was a fantastic teacher and so much fun to learn from. I’m heartbroken to hear about her passing. Sending lots of love to her family and friends at this time.
Marco, Flavio, Vanessa & Matthew : We are deeply saddened and shocked to learn of Tina’s passing. We quickly recall her infectious smile, wit and caring for others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Rina & Dennis Farrell
A teacher as passionate as Madame Cipriani is hard to be found. I have yet to meet another teacher whose energy exudes beyond the walls of the classroom.
A sincere, driven and dynamic individual, it was clear she always wanted the best for her students and pushed them to achieve success. She was actively involved within her community and worked hard to make a positive impact on the students she taught.
It was a blessing to be taught by such a remarkable woman for years.
Rest in peace Madame Cipriani, you will not be forgotten.
Marco, we were absolutely heart broken when we received the news. May the grace of god keep Tina in his loving arms, and may his love help you and your loved ones. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Marco, Vanessa and Matthew,
We are truly heartbroken to hear about the loss of your wife/ mother. Tina was always a warm and giving person and this was seen in everything she did. We will never forget the strength she possessed when Mary Lisa was sick and the compassion she showed when her sister passed. Know that you will always have an angel up above watching over all of you. Our sincerest condolences to you during this very difficult time.
Mary and Nunzio Rucchetta
Our deepest condolences to the Cipriani family. We are so sorry and heartbroken for your loss. Sending you much love and strength at this difficult time.
The world has lost a beautiful soul. A wonderful teacher who loved and cherished not only her own children, but also the children who she taught. She was firm but understanding, and was always available to chat with a concerned parent. So many hours preparing for Carnaval each year, for which she worked tirelessly to ensure it ran like clock work and that all the students (and parent volunteers) had a great time! We are sending our deepest condolences to all the family. We were so fortunate and blessed to have known her and she remains in our hearts always. The Piccione family
Dear Marco, Vanessa, and Matthew,
Our hearts and prayers are with you in grief and sadness. Tina always brightened a room, (even a hockey arena!) with her smile and her genuine friendliness towards others. We often talk about the time spent together being part of a wonderful hockey family and consider it one of life’s blessings. We hope that you find comfort and peace through this most difficult time.
With much love,
Rose, Anthony, Chris and Nick
I will always remember her wonderful smile and energy. She was the Energizer bunny but always had time for a chat.
It is with a heavy heart
I say goodbye.
My deepest sympathy to her family.
My deepest sympathy to her family, she was an amazing French teacher and will always be remembered! Thank you for all of your hard work and helping us succeed in holt spirit!
Madame Cipriani was one of my favorite teachers. she always wanted the best from us and would take time out of her break and her day to make sure we understood and had the best french education we could. she made holy spirit so much better with everything she implemented throughout the years. I’m so sorry to hear about her passing and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you are dealing with so much at the moment. God Bless
Dear Flavio, Marco, Vanessa, and Matthew. From the bottom of our hearts, we send you our deepest condolences. May God bless you. We have you in our prayers. With love, the Beltrame family-Tony and Maria, Anita, Amelia, Tania, and Tony ❤️🙏🏻
I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Madame Cipriani. She taught me for several years at Holy Spirit, and years later, I vividly remember the sound of her heels and her cart as she made her way to each class. Her energy was unmatched. I am eternally grateful to have had Madame Cipriani as a teacher and a mentor for so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this very difficult time.
Thank you for ALWAYS pushing your students to be better… Holy Spirit will not be the same without you. Rest peacefully Madame, you will never be forgotten.
My condolences to your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Tina at Holy Spirit. She was an amazing teacher and always had a smile and so much energy. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Dear Marco, Vanessa and Matt, we are so very sorry to hear of Tina’s passing. She was such a warm and friendly person, I’ll always remember her from our hockey years. You are all in our hearts and in our prayers to help you find strength through this difficult time.
Marco, I just heard about the early passing of your wife Tina, please accept my most sincere condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of pain and sorrow.
May you find love and strength in those around you and may God shower you with peace and love!
Marco, Vanessa and Matt
Our words can do little and and are not enough to ease the pain and the enormous loss of your beautiful Tina. We cannot even begin to express our sorrow.. know that your loss is shared by many who knew and loved her smile , kindness and spirited energy ..we wish you strength and comfort as you all face the difficult days ahead . Please accept our deepest heartfelt condolences ..We hold you close in prayer …gone to soon ..RIP Tina you will always have a special place in our hearts 🙏
Marco, Vanessa, Matthew and Flavio,
We are so sorry for your loss. Tina was such a beautiful and wonderful person. Our heartfelt condolences. You are in our prayers and her memory will be cherished in our hearts forever.
Flavio, Marco, Vanessa and Matthew, my deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. I was honored and blessed to have worked with Tina at Holy Spirit School. She was truly a blessing to the school and community. Tina will be missed but never forgotten. I hope that our Lord gives each one of you the much-needed peace and strength during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Tina. 🙏
My sincerest condolences. I was fortunate to have known Tina, blessed by her warm smile and giving nature. May she Rest In Peace.
My dear friend Marco,
I am sorry it took me a couple of days to respond as I was trying to acknowledge and digest the sad news.
However, after a good faith prayer with the LORD, our GOD almighty, I finally could understand and I will pass it on HIS message to you:
God works his mysteriously ways and at the end, it will all make sense to us. I know now is hard to understand but one day we will all be reunited for the Grace of the Lord. Trust him and keep your faith. Tina is with God and surrounded by all his Angels and she is in peace.
I am so sorry about your loss. But keep your faith that one day in God’s heaven you will be together again! In God’s name and wishing you and your kids comfort at this difficult time!
God bless you and your family always!
We send our deepest condolences to you Marco and your entire family. May Tina Rest In Peace and may God comfort you during this difficult time.
Our Deepest Condolences to the Family. Wishing you Peace, Comfort and Love in our Prayers moving forward. Tina’s personality and the Joy she brought out in everyone she new was a true talent of hers that will be Greatly Missed!
Such great loss in such a short span of time. I offer you my condolences and prayers for the strength to carry on. May the memories you made together with Tina provide you with comfort now and in the future.
We were so sorry to hear about Tina’s passing. She is in our thoughts and prayers. Our sincere condolences!
Our sincere condolences Flavio, Marco, Vanessa and Matthew. Please know we are thinking of you – sending our prayers and hugs to you all. Your love of Tina keeps her alive in you and although it’s difficult today to see beyond your sorrow, may your cherished memories bring you comfort for the tomorrows to come. May Tina rest in peace with God and with all the angels we love and miss.
Pia Palmerio, Sam Palmerio, Nadia Paulos & Family
Our deepest condolences to you all. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time.
The Furlano Family
We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of such an amazing woman. It is clear she touched so many lives as educator, a caring mother and a friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tina’s family at this time.
Christian and Patrizia Scenna
I must confess that I never knew Tina, but I did work with her husband Marco for several years and I am so very sorry to hear of her untimely passing.
My deepest sympathies to her family, friends and colleagues…may she rest rasy.
Cousin Tina is, and always will be the vibrant, kind, gentle and loving person who made her whole family happy with her lovely smile and gracious mannerisms. Her delightful voice and her presence alone brought sunshine into any room. We will miss you, but you will always remain in our hearts. May you bring your loving spirit into the next life. God bless you, ciao for now.
I am so sorry to hear the passing of Tina. My first position with the TCBSB was working side by side with Tina as the other core French teacher at Holy Spirit in 1993. She was my mentor and even though I was there for only a short period of time, I learned a lot from her. My deepest condolences go out to her family.
I have just learned about Tina’s passing. I am shocked and heartbroken. Tina and I started teaching French together at Holy Spirit in September 1989. I was doing a mat leave and was only there until Christmas, but it was such a joy to work with Tina. We were both pretty “green” but we supported and encouraged each other as we struggled to learn the ropes. I will always have the fondest memories of this wonderful teacher and person. My deepest condolences to her family!