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Di Marcello Anna

DI MARCELLO, Annina “Anna” (nee Michini)

May 21, 1930 — January 20, 2018

 May 21, 1930 – Caprafrico, Teramo, Italy

January 20, 2018 – Kelowna, BC

 Anna, beloved wife, mother and Nonna passed away peacefully at the Village at Mill Creek at the age of 87.  She was born May 21, 1930, in Caprafrico, Teramo, Italy.  In December 1956, she married her husband Giovanni.  Anna immigrated to Canada with her 18-month old daughter in 1959, where they reunited with Giovanni, who had immigrated prior, in search of work and a better life.  Anna worked the night shift for many years at Chicken On The Way, until early retirement to babysit her first grandson.  In September 1979, the family moved to Kelowna.  She was a devoted wife, caring, loving mother and Nonna.  Anna shared the joys of old traditions with her husband and family, the fruits of their labour evident by their meticulous rose and vegetable garden, abundant fruit trees in their backyard and homemade pasta dishes with their treasured tomato sauces.  Anna is survived by her loving husband Giovanni; two children: Nicolina (Carlo) Di Girolamo, Vittorio (Jacky) and daughter-in-law Mirella.  Also survived by those who brought her so much joy, seven grandchildren: Dwayne (Laurie) Gadway, Anita (Shaun) Kohut, Christina (Trent) Beaudin, Jonathan (Felicia) and Deanna Di Girolamo, Oliver and Katelyn Di Marcello; as well as her seven great-grandchildren: Olivia and Luca Gadway, Donna, Vincent, Dezarae and Enrico Kohut and Elayna Di Girolamo.  Anna is also survived by her loving sister Giuditta Michini of Italy; sisters-in-law, both in Italy and Calgary; as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her mother Giuditta Faragalli, father Carmine Michini, stepmother Angeladea Giacchetta, sister Barbina Olivieri; brothers: Cesare and Sante Michini.  Anna was also sadly predeceased by her son Enrico “Harry” in 2014 and great-granddaughter Angela in 2010.  The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Village at Mill Creek, especially in the Shannon and Oyama Rooms, for the compassionate and loving care provided to Anna during her stay there.  Prayers will be held at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC, on Thursday, January 25th at 6:00 pm; where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 26th at 10:30 am.  Entombment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, 2850 Dry Valley Road, Kelowna, BC.  In respect for Anna’s love of flowers, floral tributes are welcome or those wishing may make a donation to the Alzheimer Society of BC, www.alzheimer.ca/en/bc

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Prayer Service: Thursday, January 25th at 6:00 pm

Service: Friday, January 26th at 10:30 am

Location: St. Charles Garnier Parish

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The prayer service for DI MARCELLO, Annina “Anna” (nee Michini) is scheduled for Thursday, January 25th at 6:00 pm at located at 3645 Benvoulin Road , Kelowna, BC .

The service for DI MARCELLO, Annina “Anna” (nee Michini) is scheduled for Friday, January 26th at 10:30 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Charles Garnier Parish


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  • We are sending our warmest condolences to you all for your sad loss. Lovely lady xx
    Love Carlo Jenny Vanessa and family here in New Zealand

    Condolence sent by: Vanessa Tate on January 22, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    • Thank you Vanessa. Hugs & kisses to our New Zealand family.xoxo

      Condolence sent by: Nickie on January 25, 2018 at 9:42 am

  • Sentite condoglianze dalla famiglia Di Marcello Giacomo .
    Poggio San Vittorino. Teramo.

    Condolence sent by: Di Marcello Giacomo on January 23, 2018 at 4:03 am

  • Thinking of you and your family Christina. Love, Joy

    Condolence sent by: Joy Bouchard on January 23, 2018 at 6:35 am

  • My thoughts are with you and your family Christina.
    Love, Joy

    Condolence sent by: Joy Bouchard on January 23, 2018 at 6:37 am

  • Sentite condoglianze alla famiglia Di Marcello Michini per la perdita della zia Annina da Mario e Gabriella Di Marcello

    Condolence sent by: Di marcello mario on January 23, 2018 at 11:09 am

  • We are deeply saddened for the loss of zia Annina. Our thoughts and prayers are with our Canadian family.
    Our most sincere condolences.
    With love from Vincenzo, Mario, Gina, Antonio, Nicolina, Attilio, Patrizia, Giacomo and Adriana Di Marcello and our families here in Italy

    Condolence sent by: Manuela Di Marcello on January 24, 2018 at 5:36 am

  • My dear Nickie, my love and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love Shannon and Kregg

    Condolence sent by: Shannon Hirsch on January 24, 2018 at 7:34 am

    • Dearest Nickie and family,

      I am thinking of you today and share your sorrow as you prepare to send your dear Mother to final place of rest. May your lifetime of happy and joyful memories bring you comfort in your sadness.



      Condolence sent by: Jacquie on January 24, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    • Thank you Shannon!xo

      Condolence sent by: Nickie on January 28, 2018 at 8:11 pm

  • Garnet and I are sending our love and comfort to you and your family. God is watching over you and will give you the strength you need.

    Condolence sent by: Garnet & Marilyn Sudyn on January 25, 2018 at 10:54 am

  • I send my condolences to all of you for your loss. She was the most beautiful woman inside and out. I have known her all my life , and it was always a pleasure to see her. I will always remember her bringing happiness to those around her With her laugh and smile. I pray that you will find comfort in all the memories that you made with her over the years.
    God bless

    Condolence sent by: Lydia Merkel on January 28, 2018 at 11:57 am

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