July 20, 1926 — February 9, 2020
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Giovannina Magaldi, who passed away surrounded by her loving family. She was sadly predeceased by her husband, Vincenzo, and two grandchildren Christa and Vincent. Nina is survived by her children: Joe (Louise), Fernanda (Rod), Elena (Cliff), and Cathy (Scott); seven grandchildren: Nicole, Colleen, Stacey, Ryan, Sasha, Jillian, and Jason; as well as five great-grandchildren: Nathan, Mackenzie, Brooke, Zoe, and Mattias.
Nina was born in 1926, in Celenza, Valfortore Foggia, Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1954 with her son to join her husband who had come over earlier. By 1962, having added three daughters to their family, they were complete. Nina and Vincent worked hard, side by side, in every endeavor to live the Canadian dream.
Nina was a true Italian mother; an incredible cook, seamstress, and homemaker who never stopped to take a moment for herself. She took great joy in family dinners and she was masterful repairer of every worn-out favourite clothing item or toy. When everyone was fed, Nina spent her time sewing, crocheting, knitting, and tending her wonderful flower and vegetable garden. Five years ago, she bought an i-Pad and discovered the internet. Pinterest was a favourite website for new projects and skills.
Nina`s hard-working attitude, unparalleled cooking, and above all, unending love for her family will be missed forever.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, with a reception to follow. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.