In Memory of



Obituary for Cristina Lio


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Cristina Lio (nee Aiello) on August 2, 2023 at the age of 82. Reunited in heaven with her beloved husband Serafino Lio (predeceased, 2004). Devoted mother of Michael (Rinetta Pranger), Rosa (Oliver Favero, predeceased, 2020), Emilia (Michael Fernandez), Liliana (Frank Mastrocola) and Domenico (Eileen Sullivan). Proud nonna of Annamaria, Cristina, Carina, Peter, Leo, Micaela, Joseph, Fenton and Cormac. Loving sister to Francesco Aiello predeceased, 2008 (Ida Aiello) and Andrea Aiello (Paula Romano). She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews and their families as well as her many friends.

Cristina imparted a love for food and family gatherings to her children and grandchildren. She is fondly remembered for her love of baking cookies and desserts. She spent her summers tending to her vegetable garden and cared for her plants and flowers all year round. She found fulfilment and joy in keeping in touch and visiting friends and family. Cristina passed on the values of kindness, love and respect, bringing people together with her smile and open kitchen – always quick to offer a coffee and some sweets.

If desired, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Visitation will be held at Bernardo Funeral Home (2960 Dufferin St., south of Lawrence Ave. W.) on Thursday, August 3, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Friday, August 4, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Francis of Assisi Church (72 Mansfield Ave., at Grace St. south of College St.) on Saturday, August 5 at 1:30 p.m. Cristina will then be laid to rest with her husband at Prospect Cemetery (1450 St. Clair Ave. W., east of Caledonia Rd.)