Ina passed away peacefully on November 27, 2014 at her home in the Langley Lodge, Langley, B.C. due to complications from Alzheimer’s. She was 86.
Ina was born in Trail, B.C. on December 25, 1927 to Joseph Sr. and Veronica (Frankovitch) Wolf. She graduated from Trail High School and attended Trail Business College in 1948-49. She worked at Cominco, retiring after 24 years of service. She married Alfeo (Al) Cristofoli in 1951. They had four children. Ina and Al divorced in 1972. Ina lived almost her entire life in Trail. When she needed full-time care and the support of her children she left Silver City Gardens for the Langley Lodge at the coast.
Ina sang in the choir at “Our Lady” for more than twenty years. She was also the soloist at many weddings and funerals. She was active in CWL and Legion of Mary. She made two pilgrimages to Medjugorje and had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI. She was an avid gardener and a wonderful cook. Her grandchildren were the loves of her life.
Ina is survived by her children: Janis (David) Eaton of Walla Walla, WA; Jean (Dr. Michael Uszler) of Playa Vista, CA; Sylvia (John Alty) of Port Moody, B.C.; and David (Lucie Lecours) of Langley, B.C.; eight grandchildren: Andrew (Stephanie) Eaton and Douglas (Megan) Eaton of Walla Walla, WA; Jonathan Lees, Michael Lees, Erik Rempel, and Adrienne Rempel, of Vancouver, B.C.; Michel (Nathalie) Gavard and François (Casandra) Gavard of Gatineau, QC; five great-grandchildren, and12 nieces and nephews. Ina is predeceased by her parents and her siblings and their spouses.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Holy Trinity Parish. Burial will be on Monday, December 15 at 10:30 am at Castlegar Cemetery. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s register at www.myalternatives.ca. As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to the Langley Care Foundation. http://langleylodge.org/fundraising/ or to the Langley Lodge at 4551 204th St, Langley, BC, V3A 5M9 (604-530-3205).