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O’CONNOR, Christina Rae

August 22, 1991 — March 27, 2022

Christina Rae O’Connor passed away unexpectedly on March 27, 2022, in Kelowna, BC, after a courageous battle. Left to treasure her memory are her parents John and Lorna; her sister Natasha; her paternal grandparents (Papa and Mama) Moe and Myrtle O’Connor; maternal grandmother Adele Andrews; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a multitude of friends locally and around the world. She leaves behind Roxy, her constant canine companion. Christina was predeceased by her grandfather Raymond Andrews, and her uncle and godfather Richard Andrews.

Christina was born in Burnaby, BC, and raised in Kelowna. She graduated from Immaculata Regional High School in 2009. At the age of 19, she was diagnosed with Lupus, but this never slowed her down. She went on to study at Okanagan College and in 2010 graduated as a Registered Pharmacy Technician. She worked at several Pharmacies throughout the Okanagan and at Kelowna General Hospital. She also went on to become Miss Interior Region for the 2013-2014 Miss BC Pageant. Christina was an active, and passionate, member of the Oceola Fish and Game Club, Lupus Canada, and a multitude of others.

An active and talented child, she danced competitively and recreationally from the age of 5 in all genres. Christina had a beautiful and contagious smile and an engaging personality. Everyone who ever met Christina stayed a friend for life. Christina demonstrated a courageous, brave, and determined outlook that always made a lasting impression.

A Memorial Service will be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022, AT 1:00 PM (PDT) AT SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Due to Covid 19, the family requests that those attending wear masks. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

The family appreciates the enormous support they have experienced throughout the years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lupus Canada. In memory of Christina O’Connor.

If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022, AT 1:00 PM (PDT)

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The service for O’CONNOR, Christina Rae is scheduled for SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022, AT 1:00 PM (PDT). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

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Condolences

  • Sherry carrick says:

    Christina i loved you from the moment i saw you. You have been a special person to me your whole life, i am going to miss that smile and all our late night texting. You always asked what we were eating and how it was cooked. I love you forever. Your godmother.

  • John Campbell says:

    Dear O’Connor Family,
    I am in shock and at a loss for words. I can’t imagine what what you all must be going through, but rest assured you are in my prayers. Christina was a delight at school and always had a smile and never a complaint. I wish more people were like her.
    May God welcome her home and bring comfort to you, who she leaves behind.
    Our most heartfelt condolences.
    John and family

  • Lynn Smith says:

    I’m so sorry for the terrible loss of your beautiful daughter Lorna. Sending good thoughts your way. ❤️

  • Kim says:

    I just wanted to to say how sorry I am for your loss. I worked with Christina at Medical Pharmacy. I instantly liked her, always smiling, loved to chat, always showing the latest cute picture of Roxy. She made a real impression on me, I will miss our instagram chats. Just a lovely girl, gone too soon.

  • Caitlin Carrick says:

    Christina was my cousin and I loved the summers when we would camp together, ATV together and just hang, have a long conversation and enjoy the day. A fighter for sure and one that never stopped, never wavered and I know that she’s up there hanging with our grandpa and uncle. I love you Christina and I hope that you’re at peace, happy and you know that so many people loved you.
    Love you,
    Caitlin

  • Jaime Spielmann says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Christina’s passing. I have gotten to know her over the years as her massage therapist and I was always excited to see her each time she came in. We always had the best conversations. Christina has the kindest spirit and a genuinely infectious personality that I will miss. I am sending my deepest condolences to the whole family.

  • Megan Simpson says:

    Dear John, Lorna, Natasha and family… I am at a loss for words. Christina was a shining light that I am happy to have known since she was a young girl. Her death reminds me that we should all live life to the fullest and just keep smiling. She is in heaven sharing her smiles with everyone and happy to be with Rick and Grandpa. I want to send your family big hugs.

  • Julie Del Puppo says:

    My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to John, Lorna and Natasha. Christina will always live in our hearts and memories. Her beautiful smile, gentle nature. I will always remember her as the cute little curly hair girl that lived next door. (And the time Chantal cut her hair with Crayola scissors.) Sending my love and prayers to the family.
    Julie Del Puppo (Johnston)

  • Nina Armitage says:

    Christina I knew a only a little from Oceola Fish and Game Club… she is and was always a beautiful bright light to everyone around her.

  • Phil Kachanoski says:

    Christine was a kind soul and no matter the circumstances, always managed to be the nicest person in the room. Her unflinching optimism in the face of many trials offers us a shining example of quiet courage. Her loss is heartbreaking and I wish for peace to John, Lorna, Natasha and all her family. God bless.

  • Bob Everatt says:

    From the first time I met Christina at the Oceola club I knew I was in trouble because I had just met my match and truth be told my better. Her cute smile and sparkly eyes hid her competitive edge and willingness to take on anyone regardless of her diminutive stature and win. Truly a force to be reckoned with if you challenged her all be it in a tiny package. She was an avid and accomplished sport shooter and took great joy in putting me in my place whenever she had the opportunity. At the same time she never hesitated to be first in line to help others with kindness, patience and respect.
    I have nothing but happy memories of her whether it be making chocolate with Rhonda, showing off Roxie , her blackened hands and face when learning to shoot black powder revolvers, teaching an old guy like me how to text or showing me who the better and faster shooter was on the range. Not once did I win but I never really thought that I lost. It was just too much fun.
    Although our time knowing her was short in the context of a lifetime we are genuinely grateful and privileged to be granted the time with her .
    I was truly devastated when I heard the news , we had plans for more time together but we are forever grateful for the bit of you you shared with us.
    I lost my nemesis and friend but not the smiles you left us with. Station #5 will always be yours.
    To John and Tash and family I hope you can take some solace in knowing you shared a gem with us of your creation..
    Bob Everatt & Rhonda Kopp.

  • Cheryl and Lee says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I just can’t imagine your pain. I know Christina was part of a very tight, loving team – her family; John, Lorna, Natasha and furbabe Roxy. Together for fun, sport, relaxation and struggles. Such a beautiful young woman inside and out. You could feel her love for her family when she walked, ever so confidently into a room. A bright ‘Rae’ of light that warmed hearts her with her smile and curls…

    We send you so much love and strength
    Cheryl and Lee

  • Daniel Wellington (Grenada West 🇬🇩 Indies) says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    My heart is broken, for we have lost a Beautiful soul.
    I met Christina, through the friendship of Barbara and her partner Wayne, who resided in the Caribbean, Grenada.
    I spent many days with Christina, when vacationing in Grenada, I was trusted by Wayne and Barbara, who knew me from baby, to take her out to sight-seeing, which she fuljoyed.
    I exchanged numbers with Christina, and we keep in touch, telling me about her many accomplishments and jobs which made me so proud. I was supposed to visit her in Canada but because of financial difficulties I couldn’t but as I said, we keep in touch until we lost contact but I always tell Barbara and Wayne who returned to Canada to live, and kept me in touch.
    I will definitely miss her, as we formed a bond, but as we always says, GOD KNOWS BEST.
    I AM VERY PROUD OF HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS, for it will remain in my memories.
    Let’s celebrate her sweet smiles and cherished memories cause she’s still smiling sweetly at us.
    Rest in Eternal Peace Christina, we will definitely miss you. Love you lots.

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