July 20, 1949 – November 11, 2013.
Giuseppe (Joe) Cristini entered into the presence of the Lord on November 11, 2013, during the hour of Divine Mercy. He passed away surrounded by the love of his family at the U of A Hospital in Edmonton, in the excellent care of the Neurosurgical ICU.
Joe was born in Succiano, Abruzzo, Italy on July 20, 1949 to Francesco and Enrichetta Cristini. A born servant of others, Joe arrived in Canada at three years of age, grew up in Trail, B.C., and later moved to Edmonton to pursue his post-secondary education, and his vocation of social work.
Joe’s purpose in life was to give honour and glory to God. He was passionate about life and loved his family profoundly. The depth of his good and beautiful soul was expressed with each spontaneous outburst of his hearty laughter.
Predeceased by his mother, Enrichetta, Joe will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his best friend and wife, Lynn (Herbach) Cristini; his children, Lydia Cristini, Daniel Cristini, Carleen Ellis, and Riley (Charmaine) Klassen; his grandchildren, Matthew, Nathan, Alissa, Stephen, Jane, and Isaac; his father, Francesco; his brother and sister, Tony Qoann) Cristini, and Antonietta (Daniel) lnfanti; his nieces and nephews, Domenico, Nicolina, Paulo, Patrick, and Peter; and his eight grandnieces and -nephews.
Memorial donations to Memorial Masses or Development and Peace.