Christy Costigan

Obituary of Christy Diane Costigan

It is with great sadness mixed with joy, that our family announces the passing of Christy Diane Costigan (nee Robertson) on Monday, May 15, 2006 to be with the Lord. Christy was born in Scarborough, ON June 4, 1973 to Alexander (Sandy) and Beth Robertson. She grew up with her older sister, Brienne in Stouffville, ON where her life dream of working with young offenders began to develop. She moved with her parents to Calgary in 1989 where she eventually graduated from Mount Royal College. Christy had already begun working as a volunteer at the Calgary Young Offenders Centre, when she was seventeen years old. She loved her work which had become her profession and fulfilment of her childhood dream. She met her husband, AndrÚ at C.Y.O.C. They were married on October 28, 2000. They celebrated the arrival of two beautiful boys Kaleb Alexander now four years old and Levi Ethan now twenty-two months. Christy loved people; she had a great sense of humour and joie de vivre. She faced many crises in her life with tremendous resilience. These particular qualities plus her faith in God, gave her the courage and determination to fight the battle of breast cancer. She fought hard. She fought well. She fought through pain and humiliation. She fought long. She died with dignity and grace, with her beloved husband at her side. Christy has left a legacy of love and wonderful memories to all who knew her. We will miss her. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Thursday, May 18, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. A Service to Celebrate Christy’s Life will be held at Rockpoint Church, Highway 1A and Lochend Road West. on Friday May 19, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. Forward condolences If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Breast Cancer Foundation, 13160 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5L 2L5. Our warmest thanks to the medical team on Unit 47 at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the staff at AgapÚ Hospice for the loving care and consideration shown to Christy and our family during such a difficult time. In living memory of Christy Costigan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.
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