Francesca Maria Quercetti

February 23, 2010

Quercetti, Francesca Maria, was born in Vancouver, B.C.on September 25,1929. Passing away on February 19, 2010. Francesca was predeceased by her parents Guido and Silvia, her brother Italo and her nephew, Kenneth Quercetti. Fondly known as Cesca she loved to travel. Visiting Italy many times to share life with her relatives. Belonging to the Lega Femminile Italiana of the Confratellanza Italio-Canadese she enjoyed organizing various Club functions. An avid Canucks fan and her love for the Olympics especially Speed and Figure Skating and Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey kept her busy in her last days. She will be sadly missed by her brother Bruno (Sandra) her sister-in-law Fannie, niece Debra, nephew Ricci and her many friends. Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 26, 2010 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church 555 Slocan Street Vancouver B.C. No flowers please. Donations to the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

Giuseppe (Joe) Di Stefano

February 20, 2010

Passed away suddenly on February 18, 2010 at the young age of 83. Predeceased by his wife Maria. Survived by his children: Antonietta (Tony), Romeo (Maria), Carmine (Linda), Peter (Julie); grandchildren: Lina (Rob), Gianfranco, Pina, Brian (Kelly), Jason (Melissa) Jeremy (Janah), Joey (Sarah), Michael (Sarah), Felicia, Amanda, Jordan; great grandchildren: Natasha, Hailey, Michael, Vincenzo, Domenic, Sienna, Luca, Mikaela and Matteo; brothers Giovanni (Giuseppina), Pasquale in Holland, and sister-in-law Filomena in Switzerland and many nieces and nephews. Prayers will be offered Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. from St. Helen’s Catholic Church 3860 Triumph St. Burnaby, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at the Ocean View Abbey Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association in Joe’s memory would be appreciated.

Vittoria Petronio

February 16, 2010

Vittoria Petronio suddenly passed away at Mt. St. Joseph hospital, on February 13, 2010, following years of illness.   She is survived by her husband Bruno, son Armando (Donna), grandchildren Christian, Vickie (Damien),  great grandchild Amelia, and many relatives in Italy. She will be remembered for her cooking, gardening and homemaking abilities, and her generosity in being a long standing volunteer at Italian Centre.  The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the  staff @ Villa Carital, where she resided for the last decade, particularly nurse Anna, the ECT staff at Mt. St. Joseph hospital with special recognition to nurse Elena.  Funeral mass will be held on Friday, February 19, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2025 Napier Street, Vancouver.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to Providence Health Tapestry Foundation for Health Care in memory of Vittoria will gratefully be appreciated.

                        You are now in peace.  Ricordata per sempre.

Nunzio Centola

February 16, 2010

CENTOLA, Nunzio – It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Nunzio “Nino” Centola on February 14, 2010 at the age of 80 years.He was born on February 16, 1929 in Tricarico, Italy. Nino is survived by his loving wife, Teresa, sons; Rocky (Koren), John (Francesca), Dominic (Jennifer), and daughter Phyllis; grandchildren, Mary, Nina, Maria, Carla, Bianca, Michael, and Aria. He also leaves many relatives, nieces, nephews, and friends in Vancouver and Italy.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church 1450 Delta Avenue, Burnaby, B.C.. Entombment to follow at the Creekside Mausoleum, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation.  Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com

Dellena Francis Nelson

February 16, 2010

NELSON  -     Dellena Francis born January 29, 1916 passed away at Burnaby Hospital on February 14, 2010. Dellena was predeceased by her husband John in 1987. She is survived by her loving family, daughters Marlene Wray (Ken) and Laverne Watt (David); 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Holy Cross Church, 1450 Delta Ave., Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com

Marietta Cerra

February 12, 2010

It is with saddened hearts and many tears that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother and Grandmother Marietta Cerra (Nonna). Surrounded by almost all of her family she died peacefully at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, February 12, 2010. We are comforted in knowing that she has now reunited with her husband of 61 years, Luigi Cerra, who she missed greatly as he predeceased her by nine years.

Mama married on February 28, 1939 in Decollatura, Italy where she had her first son. She moved to France in 1950 where she had her second son and after immigrating to Canada in the summer of 1957 had her daughter. She was the best cook in the whole world and we will miss her cooking and her cooking classes. Her advice, though not always sought, was given out daily and, usually, happily taken, as she was always right. She just always knew. She was alert and feisty right to her very last day and she was our matriarch. She was 94 years old and, yet, kept all of us in line. She was the glue of our family and we will forever miss her.

She loved and is loved and remembered by her three children Giuseppe (Linda), Sandro (Sorya), and Liana (Saverio) as well as her cherished grandchildren Alita, Armando, Sandro, Delano, Erica (Ralph), Tania (Jake), Anthony and Ryan. She will also be missed by her brother-in-law, Giuseppe (Carmelina), and nieces Ornella and Julie as well as her sisters Merichina and Angelina (Mario) and her brother Armando (Silvia).

Mama (Nonna) your chair is now empty but your love continues to fill our hearts.

Rimanicon me, Signore, perchétisiafedele. Rimani con me, Signore, e con tutta la miafamiglia, perchepossiamovivereunitineltuo amore e un giorno, potremocantare le tuelodi per l’eternita.

Prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2010 and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2010,both at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish located at 555 Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC. Entombment will follow the Mass atThe Abbey Mausoleum, Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, BC. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com

Mario Pastro

February 12, 2010

After a long courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mario Angelo Pastro. Mario passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside on Feb 10, 2010. He is survived by his wife and partner of 35 years Debbie, children Dino, Daryl (Lorraine), Derek & Sara. Six grandchildren Ricky, Dacy, Kevin, Alicia, Shae-Lynn and Treyden. Two brothers and one sister, many nieces and nephews and family in Italy. Predeceased by his son Ricky. Mario was born on November 20, 1942 in Selva Del Montello, Italy. He immigrated to Canada in 1957. Mario worked for many years in the paving industry and then moved into his true love in construction. For many years he was the president of the Selva Del Montello society. He had a zest for life and loved to garden, play golf, texas holdem poker and make his own wine. He lived life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by his family, dear friends and all the people he touched in his lifetime. The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Evergreen and Coastal Health for their excellent care of Mario during his final days. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 525 Slocan Street, Vancouver, B.C. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Mario Pastro to Variety Club-The Children’s Charity of B.C. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com

Biagio Celio

February 10, 2010

Born in Palena, Abbruzzi, Italy on February 11, 1928.  Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 8, at the age of 81 years at Vancouver General Hospital.  Biagio is survived by his loving family: sons Amadio (Anna), Joe (Patrizia), Tony (Kim); grandchildren Anthony (Chrissy), Nadia (Dave), Nicholas, Deanna, Amanda, Michael and Mathew; brothers Domenico (Lina), Giovanni (Maria); sister Gaetanella (Domenico); sister-in-law Lucia.  He was predeceased by his loving wife Maria.  Biagio will also be lovingly remembered by his many other family members along with countless friends who were all blessed to know him.  We would like to thank VGH for their outstanding care and support.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church 525 S. Slocan St. Vancouver, BC.  Entombment to follow at the Abbey Mausoleum Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, BC.  In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Annunziata De Luca

February 9, 2010

De Luca, Annunziata was born on June 20, 1939 in Camposano, Naples, Italy. It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Annunziata on February 7, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband Giuseppe, son Geno and Sister Emilia (Antonio). She will be greatly missed by her loving children, Filomena (Rick), Maria (Carlos), Anna (Ralph) and Mario (Franca). She also leaves her cherished grandchildren, Nola, Joey, Ryan (Serena), Adelle, Sarah, Michael, Angela, Laura, Anthony and Vanessa. She also leaves her 2 sisters Antonietta (Nicola), Maria (Giuseppe) and many family and friends here and in Italy. She will always be remembered for her big heart, smile and sense of humour. Prayers will be offered on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 2025 Napier Street, Vancouver BC where Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow the Mass at the South Mausoleum, Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com.

Ida Maria Tatto

February 4, 2010

It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved Ida Maria Tatto. Ida passed away on February 3, 2010. Ida was born on May 27, 1925 in the town of Arten, Italy. Ida will always be remembered by her family for the never ending love and support that she provided us over the years. Ida was also best known by her friends for her cooking and dinner celebrations. Ida is survived by her loving husband Pietro, her daughter Angela and son Arno and his wife Johanne. Nonna will be dearly missed by her grandchildren, Marc-Andre, Jessica, Jonathan and Jean-Luc. Ida is also survived by her sisters Maria Trimeri and Assunta Toigo who reside in Italy. We would like to thank the staff of 3C at Burnaby General for all their support. Mom is now at peace after such a difficult struggle. Prayers will be offered Sunday February 7 at 7pm at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel at 4276 Hastings St in Burnaby. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday February 8 at 11am at St. Helen’s Catholic Church at 3860 Triumph St. in Burnaby. Entombment will follow at Ocean View Burial Park – Abbey Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com.

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