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Romei, Giovanna

December 4, 1936 — March 21, 2012

Giovanna (Verna) Romei was born in Celano, Italy on December 4, 1936, the eldest of four children and passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. She immigrated with her family to Kelowna in 1953 where she met and married the love of her life, Luigi Lorenzo Romei (deceased 2010). In June 1965, they moved their young family from Glenmore to Winfield where Giovanna became an active member of the farming, business and Catholic communities.

Giovanna was known for her warmth, indelible spirit and positive attitude. Her home was always open. She was famous for her excellent cooking. When complimented, she would remark that it was made with “love.” She was also known for her beautiful flower gardens. Giovanna loved the adventure of travel but her heart was at home with her family.

Giovanna’s greatest joy was her children: Mike (Filomena), Mario, Assunta (Mark), Lorenzo (Shawna) and Rita (Mark). She adored and was adored by her thirteen grandchildren: Lorenzo, Letizia, Loren, Mariah, Giovanna, Robert, Shameera, Saul, Jack, Isabella, Mark, Angelina and Diego. She leaves behind her sister Marisa, brother Romolo, sisters-in-law Cathy and Linda, and numerous nieces and nephews. Whether you called her Mom, Nonna, Auntie or Friend, she touched everyone she met and will be sorely missed. She has gone home to God where she will be reunited with Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, her beloved younger brother Marcello and her nephew Emilio.

Services will be held at the Parish of St. Edward at 11123 Okanagan Centre Road, Lake Country, BC: Prayers – Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm; Mass of Christian Burial – Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made In Memory of Giovanna Romei to the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5Z 4H4. www.bcchildrens.ca Phone: 604-875-2444 or toll-free 1-888-663-3033.

Prayer Service
Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:00 am

Parish of St. Edward

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B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5Z 4H4. www.bcchildrens.ca Phone: 604-875-2444 or toll-free 1-888-663-3033


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Service Details

The prayer service for Romei, Giovanna is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm at located at 11123 Okanagan Centre Road,, Lake Country, BC.

The service for Romei, Giovanna is scheduled for Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:00 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:

Parish of St. Edward

11123 Okanagan Centre Road Lake Country, BC


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  • Ken & Carola Krebs says:

    We are shocked to hear of her passing. She and Luigi were always the best neighbors and friends.

  • Steve Fair says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Romei family during these difficult times.

    • Heather and Terry Houston says:

      Terry and I have always enjoyed your mother and family. A lot of memories for a special lovely lady, She always made you feel so welcome and when she saw you her eyes would light up, and she always had time to talk, she loved her family and life.we will miss her

  • Judith Wagner says:

    I always remember your Mother being so friendly and liked to have a chat. Fond memories of her and the family

  • Ken and Bim Luknowsky says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ken and Bim from Bucerias, Mexico

  • Frances Porcu & family & Bruno Logullo says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Giovanna’s passing.She will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Romeifamily at this time of need.

  • Kel & Belinda Riddell says:

    Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. Your mom was one in a million. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Barbara and Giuseppe Turco says:

    Cara Comare and Dear Romei Family,

    We are so sorry for the passing of Comare Giovanna. Your dear Mother was a very kind and loving person. Her smile and good advice was like a ray of sunshine. Comare always knew how to help, give encouragement, and strength to others in need. She served (and continues to serve) the Lord. Comare led by example, and she was never afraid or hesitant to “fight the good fight”. Comare Giovanna has touched the lives of many people with dignity, sincerity, and love. Cara Comare, you will always be remembered and loved. “God Bless you Comare.”

    With Deepest Sympathy, Comare Barbara and Joey Turco

  • Muriel Kranabetter says:

    Dear Romei family, Your mother’s great love for all of you and your great love for her was obvious to me whenever I saw you at St Edwards Church. She was an inspiration of what God’s love can look like. Thinking of you during this hard time, Muriel Kranabetter

  • Rocky and Pat Audet says:

    So very sorry to hear about your loss, Giovanna made us feel like family too. She will be missed.

  • bro Gerald Craig, OFM Cap. says:

    Our parish families of Grand Forks, Greenwood and Christina Lake join you in prayer as you commend Giovanna to the Lord. We will remember her and all of you in a particular way at our liturgies this coming Lord’s Day. May this faithful, hospitable and caring disciple receive the eternal life the Lord promises to all who live the Gospel. May she and all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
    With love and prayers,
    bro Gerry Craig, OFM Cap.

  • Tom & Danielle Witty says:

    St. Edward’s and your family are synonymous in our fondest memories. Your Mom was an inspiration to our entire community. Her ‘LOVE’ was always evident in the many CWL catering projects that she generously shared with Danielle. She will continue to serve us all in our ‘future life’.

  • Morley & Maryann Tulloch says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mother. She was a great lady. We always remember your Mom and Dad as caring, thoughtful and loving people. We will always remember their laughter.

  • Elvera and Tony Cescon says:

    To all of you, we send our most sincere condolances. We feel so fortunate to have known your wonderful mother. Although we did not see each other often enough, it was always a pleasure to see her, with her sincere smile, and to hear her affectionate laugh. She had a kind and warm heart and we will remember her with fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Elvera, Tony, and girls

  • Brenda (Mende), Terry, Stephanie Patterson says:

    We are very sorry for your loss. We will always remember your Mom, our Mrs. Romei, for her kindness, great humour and of course the cooking. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Jeanette Mende says:

    I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a caring and kind lady, so generous with her amazing cooking. We could not ask for better childhood memories than having your family as our neighbour and friend for all those years.

  • Carlo Finucci & family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mike and the entire Romei family during these difficult times.
    Love.Carlo, Esther,Carlo jr, Marco

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