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PERRI, Elvira

February 5, 1923 — December 9, 2023

Born on February 5, 1923, in the city of Cosenza, Italy, Elvira Perri passed away, while family was at her side, on December 9, 2023, in Kelowna, BC, at the Central Okanagan Hospice House.

Elvira’s legacy lives on through her four children, Maria Shearlaw, Teresa (Josh) Keller, Frank (Karen) Perri, Louie Perri; as well as through her ten grandchildren, Kim (Jeremy), Mike (Sarah), Heather (Patrick), Andrea (Jesse), Ashley (Nick), Samantha (Ian), Jonathon, Deanna, Trevor, and Kaila; and through her twelve great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Elena Aquino, in Italy. Elvira was sadly predeceased by her husband Giovanni (d. 1981); by her son-in-law, Fred Shearlaw; an infant grandson, Adam; and by 6 of her siblings.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, hospicehousekelowna.com.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2023, at 10:30 AM (PST), at ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH: 1346 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC. Prior to the service, Prayers will be said on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 7:00 pm, also at St. Pius X Catholic Church. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below).

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Prayer Service
Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 7:00 pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2023, at 10:30 AM (PST)


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The prayer service for PERRI, Elvira is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 7:00 pm at located at , .

The service for PERRI, Elvira is scheduled for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2023, at 10:30 AM (PST). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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1346 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Franco Falcone says:

    My condolences to Mary, Frank, Louie,Teresa and all of the Perri family and extended family members.
    Lots of great memories from our Kimberley days growing up of your Mom.
    Stay Strong and cherish your memories.
    Franco and Susan Falcone

  • Mario Amantea says:

    Our thoughts are with all of you as you celebrate Elvira’s long and wonderful life. I looked back and found this photo which really captured the wonderful times our families have had together over the years. It is 11 years ago today (December 14th 2012) since Dad passed away and his memory remains strong in our minds and hearts – just as Elvira will in yours.
    All the best; The Amantea and Blackwell families.

  • Zia Elena says:

    Un abbraccio forte da noi tutti, in particolare da zia Elena nel ricordo caro della tanto amata sorella. Resterà sempre nei nostri cuori.

  • Elizabeth Perri says:

    So sorry to hear about Elvira’s death. I only found out about this today. Remembering your mom’s kindness and sense of humour. She was a very special person. To all the Perri family, my sincere condolences. Elizabeth Perri

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