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Pugliese, Edna May

Passed away peacefully on January 28th, 2012.  She was born January 25th, 1923 in Michel B.C, the daughter of Michael and Edna Moshuk.  She was predeceased by her loving husband  Joseph, two brothers Alex and Wilfred and numerous close family members.  Edna is Survived by her son Michael, granddaughter Francesca, son-in-law Carlos, 2 great granddaughters; Angelina and Sophia and numerous nieces and nephews.

Edna was deeply involved with the Senior Citizens Association holding various Executive Positions and travelling to many senior conferences across B.C.  Edna was also an active member of The Kelowna Canadian Italian Club, where she made many long and lasting friendships.  She worked tirelessly for the club donating her time as Mrs. Claus and crocheting her infamous dolls for raffles, raising money for the Children’s Variety Club as well as the Italian School and various other charities.  In her later years Edna spent her time crocheting baby blankets for the newborn babies in our family, each newborn was given a blanket to keep them warm.  She continued this till the time of her death.

Edna was a loving and caring person with an infectious personality and smile.  She gave love and the love was always returned.  Edna was always ready to joke or have a laugh, she was known to keep good jokes in her purse at all times.  Edna will be sadly missed by her family and many friends, but will always be fondly remembered as she created a lot of great memories.

Prayers will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1077 Fuller Avenue, Kelowna, BC, with interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation – Children’s Care Fund, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2.

Prayer Service
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 10:00 am

St. Pius X Church

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The prayer service for Pugliese, Edna May is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm at located at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

The service for Pugliese, Edna May is scheduled for Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 10:00 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. Pius X Church

1077 Fuller Ave Kelowna, BC


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  • Patti & Sam DiMaria says:

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of a grand lady. The love and joy in her heart will always live in yours. We were so fortunate to win one of her dolls and then she made us another one because we have 2 daughters. We will always remember her kindness . With love and compassion. Sam,Patti,Jenna,Samantha, and Ross

  • Donnie and George says:

    Edna was a wonderful human being always with a smile for all. She introduced us to senior’s bingo several years ago and we enjoyed her company until her health prevented her attendance. She was missed by many.

  • Tina Vigilante says:

    I was deeply saddened this morning when I read that Edna had passed away, my sincerest sympathy to the family. I knew Edna through the Italian Club and within the Italian community, we have lost a wonderful woman. I will miss her cheerful face and smile, her wit and her affectionate greeting of “here comes trouble” whenever she saw me at an Italian club function. Farewell to a grand lady. With warmest regard. Tina Vigilante

  • Anna Vigilante-Meyes says:

    Deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of a wonderful woman. I will TRULY MISS not seeing her at the Italian Club functions as we always had some excellent conversations and laughs. God’s Speed Edna . . . Anna Vigilante

  • Frank Learning says:

    My sincere condolences to family, friends and loved ones.
    Edna was a very special lady, always cheerful, kind and loving. We will all miss her dearly.

  • marzio manderioli says:

    My condolences to Mike Pugliese and his family for the passing of Edna May. We did not know Edna but if her son Mike is anything like her then we know that our community has lost a great lady.

  • Doug Sheffield says:

    My deepest condolences to the entire family but, in particular, to Michael who was a very good friend of mine growing up in Kelowna. It was at this time that I often spent time at the Pugliese home and I remember Edna well for her warm heart and welcoming smile. She always made me feel welcome. My warm regards to Mike and his family.

  • Penny & Marvyn Baker says:

    We will miss Edna’s cheery disposition. We loved her and are sad for all her family for their loss.


    Penny and Marvyn

  • Sharron Morrison-Gib says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Sharron Morrison-Gibb

  • Joey Anne Vecchio says:

    Mike and Family…I was so saddened to read of your mother’s passing.We are losing the last of that great generation! I clipped out Edna’s obituary and posted it on our fridge.
    It is a testament to how special Edna was that as each of my five children read of her passing each one exclaimed ‘Oh no! Not Mrs. Claus!!’ They spoke of how she was always smiling and had such pink cheeks.
    She gave so much of herself and will be dearly missed.
    My prayers and warm thoughts are with you all. She loved you all so very much.
    Hugs from Joey Vecchio

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  • Lorraine Zaryski (Bossio) says:

    Our deepest condolences to Michael and Family on the passing of your Mother. Edna will be sadly missed by all of us. Such a kind and Beautiful Lady.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Love Joe and Faye Bossio and Family

  • Lorraine Zaryski (Bossio) says:

    Dear Michael and Family
    We were very saddened to hear about the passing of your mother. We did not hear until today or else wewould of been @ the memorial. Our Mom always asked about your Mom. We will always remember Edna’s infectious smile and great sense of humor. I am positive she is keeping all those loved ones that have gone before us well entertained. I can almost hear her and our Dad telling each other jokes. We admired her ambitious drive, she gave so much of herself into the community. Fun times over @ our Mom and Dad’s when You your Mom and Dad would come to visit and all the fun times @ the Italian Club.Farewell to a beautiful, Kind and Generous Lady. Michael I know her legacy will live on in you forever and all of us whom she deeply impacted our lives. We Miss You Edna.
    Big Hugs and all our Prayers to you Michael and your Family.
    Love Doreen Bossio, Lorraine Zaryski (Bossio) Diane Cridland (Bossio) and Colleen Weber ( Bossio)

  • Linda Munroe (Hanson) says:

    Michael and family,
    I just found out about your Mom’s passing today. Please accept my sincere condolences. I will always remember visiting your parents home when I was a little girl with my Mom and Dad (Phyllis and Herman) and the the celebrations that the women had when one of them had a birthday! They knew how to have fun!
    Sending a special prayer for you,
    Linda Munroe

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