Christine (nee Mangiarotty) died peacefully in her sleep after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Christine was born in Trowbridge, England and immigrated to Montreal where she met her husband Joseph (Joćo)at the Montreal General Hospital. They married in 1967, and had their first born Andor (Andy) in 1970. They moved across the country to Victoria in 1972, setting up house on Redwood Avenue where they lived for 48 years. In 1974, Joanna was born and the family was complete. Christine spent her life volunteering with various organizations, most notably with the RBC Museum for over 20 years.

Christine was a prominent member of the Victoria Medical Wives during the 1980s and enjoyed many service activities with that organization.  Christine was an elegant and classy person who lived life to the fullest and appreciated classical music, ballet, travel, cooking. She made the best crispy roast potatoes!) and being a grandmother. Christine is survived by her husband Joe, children Andy (Rachael) and Joanna (Scott); grandchildren, Oskar, Angus and Lola. She will be missed by all those who knew her.

A Celebration of Life was held at the Sequoia Centre, McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, B.C.  V8Y 1B4 on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm. All are welcome.   Zoom link:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BC Cancer Agency or the Heart and Stroke Foundation

Condolences may be offered to the family below. Service can be viewed below.

McCall Gardens

  • Lesley Kennes

    Christine volunteered for me at the Museum and as one of the “Bone Ladies” made Thursdays special. She was gracious, witty and always a bright light. I feel honoured to have met her and I’m sure her family and friends know how much better all our lives are because she was a part of them. Miss you Christine.


  • Joanna Snow

    A celebration of Christine’s life will be held at the Sequoia Centre, McCall Gardens on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm. All are welcome.

  • Katie Koopmans

    Dear Joe and family,
    It is with such sadness to hear of Christine’s passing.
    She was such a special lady! She was so very welcoming to us when we first arrived in Victoria.
    I will always remember her kindness, sense of humour and love of life as well as her deep love for you, dear Joe.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Katie and Rob Koopmans

  • Liz Zacks

    Christine, I miss you.

  • Diane Makin

    Dear Joe ,Joanna and Andy
    We were very sorry to hear of your moms passing. We have spoken to your Mum since their
    Move. She was zipping around in the Mercedes. We had a visit while outside Peppers market.
    She was enjoying her new home. She said Joe still wanted his big Sunday dinner! We hope joe is doing well. Drop by any time we are still in same house. With Sympathy Diane and Phil Makin

  • John Crawford


    It’s been a long time but I wanted to tell you about the times I interacted with your mom.
    First, in those long-ago Glenlyon days, your mom was always an advocate on your behalf. You were a fine student so she didn’t have much to do but she always exuded a pride and determination when it came to anything related to you. She was a good mother.
    Secondly, I volunteered at the museum some years ago (Titanic exhibit) and had several delightful conversations with your mom about life in general. I was impressed by her dedication to the museum and commitment to educating young people. She was a sincere community supporter.

  • Kathy Planiden

    I remember meeting Mrs. Kiss shortly after I began working in medical imaging (1974) as she proudly brought in her new baby to show the staff. Over the years our paths have crossed at staff functions, and Metchosin farm market. She was an amazing asset to her community and will be missed. Our condolences to her family. Kathy Planiden

  • Irene Dumka

    I offer my deep condolences in the loss of my dear friend Christine. We have known each other for many, many years and I have always treasured her friendship. She was a remarkable person full of life and vigour. She will be deeply missed.

  • Jean Haley

    Dear Joe and Family:
    I was so saddened to read about Christine’s demise.
    Our friendship goes back many years when we were both very heavily invested in the Medical Wives Association. Christine would readily volunteer to do many things and never needed to be coaxed. She had a great sense of humour and a wonderful smile and laugh and was always ready to help.
    We also had a meeting at the Castle one time and had a super time there.
    She was a treasure.
    Kind regards,
    Jean Haley

  • Sheilagh Finnigan

    Joe, Joanna, Andy and family,

    My sincere condolences on the passing of Christine.
    For all she brought to your family and to the wider community through her volunteer work and varied interests, she will be missed.

    With sympathy,
    Sheilagh Finnigan

  • Barry Ming

    Sincere condolences from another RBCM volunteer, great colleague & friend, who also supported my Victoria Chinatown Lions Club fundraising dinners…

  • Joan Laharty

    Sincere Condolences to the family. Christine was such a caring person and so much fun to work with in the Mammal Collection. I will miss her. Hugs from Joan Laharty

  • Lauri Roche

    To Joe and family. I am so sorry to hear of Christine’s passing. I worked with her for many years as a fellow volunteer at the Royal BC Museum. She will be remembered there for her dedication, her smile and laughter, her enjoyment of working with young people and families. She will be missed. Lauri Roche

  • David and Caroline Barry

    We are greatly saddened about the passing of Christine and our deepest sympathy goes out to her family especially to Joanne. We shared many happy hours together during important family occasions as well as through the medical associations which she so richly endowed. Her engaging smile and positive attitude will be well remembered and treasured not only by us but by many. As long as we continue along life’s way she will fondly live on in our memory. Life has been made a richer experience by having known her and indeed her family. May she Rest In Peace

  • Sarah Winkler

    Sending you and your family much love and strength through this time. My condolences on the loss of your Mum.

  • Anne and Stu Silver

    It is a great sadness to hear that our dear friend, Christine has passed. She was one of a kind. We sure will miss her vibrant personality, love of life and big hugs. We have so many happy memories.

    Joe, Joanna, Andy and the whole family, please accept our heartfelt sympathy.

    Anne and Stu Silver

  • Richard and Paulina Mark

    Dear Joanna and Andy We will miss your mother very much. We remember her being a gracious host at dinner parties either on Redwood or the Castle. She documented what she serve, to make sure she made what you liked and not what you didn’t. The old Victoria General Fairfield radiology group enjoyed many dinners among our small group. It was a very special collegial time made better by the wives. Fondly Richard and Paulina

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