Christina Rose Smith was born April 26, 1965 and taken into God’s loving arms on August 7, 2021. Chrissy lived her life surrounded by family and friends. A “middle child” (as she reminded everyone), she brought friends into the fold who became family. Chrissy united and connected ALL as she raced through her life to make it to somebody’s next important moment or event. She connected easily with everyone and even adopted the friends of her family members. She knew what was important to each person because they became part of her
Chrissy was the epitome of living life to the fullest. From riding her bike, playing tennis or golf, swimming, or paddle boarding to spontaneously visiting her friends and family, she was always on the go. She traveled and continued to collect more friends along the way. She was passionate about good food, good wine, and good music. She loved the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Blackhawks, Indiana Hoosiers, and Rafael Nadal (to name a few). Her zest for life was unmatched.
As a professional, she did not accept mediocrity in serving her clients. She was an excellent physical therapist professionally and personally to family members, friends and strangers that became her community. She was recently honored for 15 years of service with Athletico and here are some things said about her from her professional world: “ Christina was universally well-liked and respected for her clinical capabilities, commitment to her patients, and for her friendship. She loved to laugh. She offered her time and talent wherever and whenever possible, having seen patients at 58 different Athletico clinics in the first half of 2021 alone. Christina never turned down an opportunity to help out another in need, and we can all grow from her examples of compassion for others, vigor for life, and being a dependable friend and colleague.”
Chrissy was a daughter, sister, super aunt, cousin, friend, neighbor, athlete, mentor, and community supporter. She juggled those roles with love in her heart and unending energy and dedication. Thank you, Chrissy, for your example of love and giving of self to others. Rest in peace.
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Visitation Friday, August 27, 2021, 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Friends and family will meet for a Mass of Christian Burial, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2021at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 134 Arthur Street, Elmhurst. Interment Private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to IC Catholic Prep with “In Memory of Christina Smith” in the memo, 217 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 or Girls on the Run – Chicago, 1415 North Dayton Street, Suite 112, Chicago IL 60642. For info please call 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com