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GUERRA, Emilio

February 19, 1932 — November 15, 2023

Emilio was born and raised in Mignano Caserta, Italy.  At the age of 18, he enlisted in the post-war navy, with one proud and memorable event being when he was part of the honour guard at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.  In 1958, he emigrated via Halifax to Toronto, eventually having a successful career in management.  Later he moved to Alberta to study nursing and then accepted a position at Vancouver General Hospital.  In 1990, he married Helen Guerra at a beautiful ceremony on the beach in the Philippines.  In 2001, they moved to Kelowna, where he enjoyed a happy retirement with his devoted wife Helen until his passing at age 91.  Emilio had an adventurous spirit and loved travelling and studying the cultures and history of other countries, as well as being an avid volcanologist.

Emilio is survived by his wife Helen; his children Leo and Marie; and granddaughter Rhiannon; and his sisters Carmela Galardo and Angelina Diodati.  He will be missed.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2023, at 10:00 AM, at OUR LADY OF LOURDES PARISH: 2547 Hebert Road, West Kelowna, BC, with Father Cerlouie Jimenez presiding. Interment to follow at 12:00 PM, at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery: 1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC.

Condolences, photos, or memories may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2023, at 10:00 AM

OUR LADY OF LOURDES PARISH, 2547 Hebert Road, West Kelowna, BC

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