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ROSAS, Cristina Yolanda

August 28, 1932 – Rancagua, Chile
November 18, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta

Cristina Rosas passed away peacefully on November 18th, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones.

Cristina was born in Rancagua, Chile and also resided in Valparaiso. She was very proud of her heritage and always took any opportunity to share what she could about her country whether it be food, traditions or the language. In 1979, Cristina moved to Canada. She fell in love with her new surroundings, she felt honoured to live in this country and was very proud to one day become a Canadian citizen. Cristina was known throughout the Chilean community for her delicious meals especially empanadas and for her incredible talent of knitting the most precious baby clothes.

Cristina is survived by her children, Oriela (Manuel) Gonzalez, Yolanda (Sergio) Palacios, Mauricio (Tamara) Rosas; her grandchildren, Rodrigo (Michelle), Carolina (Carlos), Jennifer (Colin), Sergio, Tamara (Chris), Mauricio, Christian, and her 6 great grandchildren. Along with her sister, Eliana Casanova and numerous nieces and nephews. Cristina is predeceased by her husband Mario Rosas; great grand daughter, Stefanie Knox; as well as her siblings Maria, Mario, Jovino, Julia, Olivia, Antonio and niece, Lina.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

Cristina will be deeply missed by her family and friends in both Chile and Canada. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1600, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8, Telephone: 1-800-616-8816, www.alzheimer.ca .

In living memory of Cristina Rosas, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Oriela, Manuel and family
    Our deepest sympathy. I know she was a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and very special to all of you.
    Love Cheryl and Dan Nixon

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  2. Darren and Laurie Knox

    Jenny, Sergio, Yolanda and Sergio,

    We are sorry to hear of your loss and pray you find peace in knowing your grandmother/mother is watching over you from heaven. As your extended family gathers together to remember Christina, may you find solace in the many loving memories you have with her.

    Love,
    Darren and Laurie Knox

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  3. Terri Loughlin (Knox) & family

    Yolanda, Jennifer & families:

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother, Grandmother & great- grandmother.

    Love & prayers

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  4. Jason, Merilucy, Gabriel and Evan Knox

    Yolanda, Sergio, Jenny and Colin and all extended family,

    Please know that we are all thinking of you during this very difficult time. Your mother/grandmother was a beautiful spirit. She was so giving, so kind, and so warm and welcoming. We have very fond memories of her with Gabriel and we know that she is at peace now. May you remember all the beautiful memories you have and take comfort in knowing she is with our Lord now.

    Prayers and hugs to you all,
    Jason, Merilucy, Gabriel and Evan

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  5. JUAN Y BERNARDA AGUSTI

    ORIELA,MANUEL,YOLANDA,SERGIO,MAURICIO,TAMARA Y RESTO DE LA FAMILIA:
    Hacemos llegar a Uds nuestras mas sinceras condolencias ante tan sensible perdida.Esperamos Dios les de la paz y conformidad que en este doloroso momento tanto necesitan

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  6. Familia Urra-Doñas

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom / Abuelita,

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  7. Raúl Tapia y familia

    Nuestras sinceras condolencias Oriela,Yolanda Mauricio y toda la familia. Que Dios les bendiga en estos difíciles momentos.

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