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.
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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.