It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing peacefully of Violeta Crisostomo of Calgary on January 24, 2005 at age 75.
Violeta was born and educated in the Philippines. She gave up a career in Teaching to become a full-time Housewife and Mother. When she immigrated to Canada in 1985, she devoted her time to her family and to the Legion of Mary in Calgary, one of the Apostolic organizations of lay-people in the Catholic Church where she was the President of the Curia. Her unconditional love and spirit will continue to inspire the lives of those she has touched.
Violeta is survived by her loving husband of fifty-four years, Diomedes Crisostomo Sr.; eight children, Vella Bellaart (Tim), Myrna Rillera (Romy), of the Phillipines, Grace Mamayson (Cesar), Diomedes Crisostomo Jr. (Editha), Cecilia Cristobal (Noel), Ida Crisostomo, Noel Crisostomo, and Aimee Crisostomo; and ten grandchildren, who were the joy of her life until the end, Christopher, Stephen, Christina, Stephanie, Maryan, Redmond, Martin, Emily, Eli, and Hanna. The rock of her family, Violeta, will also be sadly missed by her eight brothers and sisters, Nenita Anderson (Richard), Castulo Tomas (Clara), Ligaya Nova (Rudy), Dalisay Narvas (Rudy – deceased), Bihasa Tomas (Fe), Paz Franco (Max), Jose Tomas (Zenaida), and Eli Tomas (Jocelyn); as well as numerous nephews and nieces who lovingly call her “their Auntie Baeng.” Violeta was predeceased by her mother Juliana Tomas on August 2, 1991.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Thursday, January 27, 2005 and Friday, January 28, 2005 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mark’s Catholic Church (5552 Madigan Drive N.E.) on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Tomy Manjaly, Presider. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to extend its sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the Peter Lougheed Hospital, Unit 53 and to the Palliative Care team for their excellent care and for ensuring that Violeta was able to spend the last days of her life in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loved ones.
In living memory of Violeta Crisostomo, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences