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DIMARIA, Giovanna

February 14, 1925 — January 3, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Giovanna DiMaria. She was predeceased by her husband, Rosario, in 2000 and survived by her children:  Sam (Patti), Mary Hawes (Jim), Tony (Maria) and Sara Cimino (Tony).  Her ten grandchildren were the joy of her life:  Joanna (Phil), Marina (Thomas), Jenna, Stefan, Santina (Jonathan), Antonio (Madelyn), Samantha (Adam), Jamie, Anthony and Ross.  The family would like to extend its gratitude to the wonderful staff and caregivers at the Hollywood Unit at Sunpointe Village.  Prayers will be held on Friday, January 6 at 7:00 pm; followed by a Funeral Service on Saturday, January 7, at 10:30 am, both at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1077 Fuller Avenue, Kelowna.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Prayer Service
Friday, January 6 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 7, at 10:30 am

St. Pius X Catholic Church

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Service Details

The prayer service for DIMARIA, Giovanna is scheduled for Friday, January 6 at 7:00 pm at located at 1077 Fuller Avenue, Kelowna, BC.

The service for DIMARIA, Giovanna is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, at 10:30 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

St. Pius X Catholic Church

1077 Fuller Avenue Kelowna, BC


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  • Ann Petrone and Ron Wood says:

    Our deepest condolences to your family at this sad time. You are in our prayers

  • Provvidenza says:

    Persona splendida e meravigliosa!!! La zia GIOVANNA,rimarrà sempre scolpita nei nostri cuori…Anche se lontani sempre nei nostri pensieri ,ti abbiamo voluto e ti vorremmo sempre bene…..un abbraccio forte a tutti voi. Enzuccia-Salvatore-Martina e la piccola Simona

  • Lynn H Zwerdlinger says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

  • Anna Vigilante-Meyes says:

    Dear Sam, Tony and entire DiMaria family. Heartfelt condolences on the passing of Giovanna …. your Matriarch.
    I found this beautiful phrase on a card and wish to share it with you all:

    Sadness is the song the heart sings when those we love move on…..
    other voices sing gently with you, thinking of you and holding you close.

    May the wonderful memories that are etched unto each your hearts sustain you at this time of sorrow.
    Holding you close in thoughts and prayers.

  • Chris Pearson says:

    So sorry for your loss. She will be missed.

  • Colleen Shonwise & Family says:

    Sam, Patti, Jenna, Samantha, and Ross
    We are saddened by the passing of your very dear mother. We pray that God’s Grace and Comfort is found in abundance. May your memories of her be sweet and encouraging. She was an amazing woman and an incredible mother. She has left an valuable legacy to her friends, and especially her family.
    Colleen and family.

  • Tony and Angela Iandolo says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories of your mother forever live in your hearts.

  • Carlos & Jennifer says:

    Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mom/ Nonna. A beautiful life has come to an end may she live on in our memories of her. I remember being at the orchard maybe 15 years ago, and she fed a million of us with the ease of someone who has done this her whole life. We felt welcome and fed and loved in her home but most especially by her smile.
    We wish we could be there in person to help you through this difficult time. Love to you all

  • Rob and Gemma Festa and Family says:

    Sending all our love, prayers and strength to the entire DiMaria family….The times that we met Mrs Di Maria we just fell in love with her and her beautiful smile .. God bless her and may she rest in peace. May all your tears turn to fond memories..

  • Mary Jane and Antonio Scarcia says:

    Sara,Tony,and family
    WIth deepest sympathy we pray God gives you strength on the loss of your beautiful Mother.

  • Mary Jane and Antonio scarcia says:

    Sara,Tony and family
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful mother. Out prayers are with you. Tony and Mary Jane

  • Suzi & Mike Martino says:

    To the Cimino & DiMaria Family,
    We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.
    We hope you can find comfort during this difficult time in remembering all of your beautiful memories with your mother.
    Sending you our love

  • Carm Knudtsen says:

    To DiMaria family, Mrs. DiMaria was a lovely and beautiful person. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Teresa and Carm

  • Tom & Karen Ferrri says:

    Tony, Sam & family. Our deepest condolences on your loss. You are in our thoughts.

  • Filippo and Anna Di Noto says:

    Sam, Maria, Tony and Sara,
    We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You and your families are in our thoughts.

  • Lorena, Marcus, Mikaela and Stefan Judenhagen says:

    We were so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.



  • Chriss Janko says:

    To Sam, Patti, and family,

    We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your mom, mom-in-law, Nonna. Our hearts go out to you all at this difficult time. What a beautiful woman. I’m sure you will miss her greatly always. We are thinking of you all and sending our love and prayers.
    Chriss and Davy Janko xo

  • Walter & Donna Morel says:

    We are very sorry for the loss of Giovanna. I trust that she has found her Rosario and will soon reconnect with my parents and continue their friendship in heaven. I am glad i read the paper albeit a bit late and i was able to attend the service on Saturday. Mary’s words brought tears to my eyes as i recalled the times my parents would spend at the orchard with your folks and the abundance of vegetables they would bring back from the day. I was thinking that i had not cried much in the last bit and perhaps i was healing since my mom left us, but today the memories returned as did the tears. Sam, Patti, I trust we will get together shortly and share a toast in remembrance of them all. God Bless .

  • Cristina, Adrian, Bianca and Lucas James says:

    To the entire DiMaria family, we send our deepest condolences. Giovanna will always be remembered as a kind, patient, and very generous person. Our thoughts are with you.

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