June 15, 1947 - January 25, 2017
After a yearlong battle, during which she fought so bravely, Mari-Ann passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 25, 2017. She is survived by her devoted husband Elias; daughters Christine (Dave) and Jo-Ann (Trevor) Holcek; granddaughter Quincy; mother Benny Christiansen; sister Carol (Randy) Chris-Jansen as well as many members of her extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her father Eric and brother Sonny; father-in-law Elie, mother-in-law Mary and brother-in-law Eugene.
Celebration of life
Friday, February 3, 2017, 2:00PM
Trinity Funeral Home
10530 116 st NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3L7
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Im very sadden by this news. I am saying prayers for Elias, Christine and Joanne to be strong. Sorry i cant make the celebration as i am in Victoria. But will be there in spirit. Be strong xoxoo
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this sad time . Rest in Peace Mari-Ann
So sorry to all of you. Our thoughts are with you all everyday. Lots of love ❤
Eli, Christine, Dave, Quincy, Joanne and Trevor,
Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain. My thoughts are with you all in this very difficult time. Barb
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry for your loss Christine .. Thinking of you and your family at this time .. Peace be with you ??????
Mrs Pipella was such a special part of my childhood. Her encouraging words, her laugh and her continual encouragement was treasured always.
Mr. Pipella, Christine, Jo and Quincy; may you find strength in the days ahead and you share memories of your wife, mom and grandmother. Thinking of you all and sending hugs your way.?
Christine, Quincey, Eli, Joann and Trevor… My deepest condolences. I feel terrible for you all. 🙁
So sorry about your lose Jo-Ann and family. my prayers go out to you and your family. hope God will give you strength at this difficalt times.
JoAnn, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family