We Remember

SWERTZ, Velia Agnesa Maria (née Presutti)

Velia passed away on June 9, 2020, at the age of 79. She is survived by her sisters Franca Vera Presutti and Lidia Agnesa Presutti and her brother Vittorio Presutti; as well as brother-in-law Delio Balestra; sister-in-law Teresa Novi; nephews and nieces Giuliano Presutti, Andrea Balestra, Marzia Presutti, Robert Beerkens, and Marcel Beerkens. Sadly, she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Anton William Swertz and their son Rudy Victor Alphons Swertz, as well as her brother-in-law Jack Theodore Beerkens.

Due to the current pandemic, a private family service will be held to honour Velia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca or Central Okanagan Hospice Association, hospicecoha.org.

If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

Share with Others:

Share on Facebook
Share Via Email

Cancer Society or Central Okanagan Hospice Association Link: www.cancer.ca, hospicecoha.org




  • Michelle Herczegh says:

    Velia was a fun lady with her sense of humour and was thoughtful towards many residents where she lived. I enjoyed getting to know her over the years. I miss her and send love to her family in my prayers.

  • Jane Swertz says:

    I will miss Velia, she was a mother-in-law that every girl could hope for. Funny, bright, and a great cook. She will be greatly missed by her granddaughters, Emily and Mary-Ann and great granddaughters Harlequin and Wren.

Leave a Condolence Message for the Family

» To share your condolence on this page please fill out the requested fields.
» If you have a photo to share, please do so as families appreciate it. To share a photo (please note, just one photo per condolence please), click the 'Choose File' button and select a photo from your computer.
» Once you are done, click the 'Share' button.
» Your email is never published or shared. Your name and email are both required.

NOTE: all messages will go through an administrative process before being posted.