Maria Dalla Zanna

15 August , 192910 March , 2019

DALLA ZANNA, Maria: August 15, 1929 – March 10, 2019 It is with Heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our wonderful mom and nonna. Born in Fanzolo, Italy, passed away peacefully at Burnaby General Hospital on March 10, 2019. She was predeceased by her beloved brothers Nildo and Giovanni. She leaves behind her loving family: Children Adele (Sean) and Anna (Jamal); grandchildren Elijah, Alannah and Jacob; brother Pietro; sister Ada (Efieso); sister in law Jeanne; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Canada and Italy. Maria will be remembered as a loving mother, nonna and sister, as well as a loyal friend. Mass to take place at Sacred Heart Church 897 Keefer St., Vancouver, BC at 11:00 am on Saturday March 23, 2019. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the BC Cancer Foundation



  • Funeral Mass Saturday, 23 March , 2019


  • Reception

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Kevin McKay

22 March 2019

Dear Anna:
It has been many years since we have seen each other but we did play softball together for many years, and I even had the honor of being your wedding photographer. I never knew your mother but I consider you a great friend and I know first hand what a wonderful person you are, so I can only imagine what a fantastic mother she must have been for you and your sister. It is never easy to lose a parent, and at this difficult time I want you to know that Grace, Zachary and I are thinking of you, Jamal, Adele and all of your extended family. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
Kevin, Grace and Zachary McKay

Adriano Lozer

19 March 2019

Adele and Anna. I cannot say enough about the love your mom gave this guy when he was growing up as a kid. She is one of the handful of people I owe a debt of gratitude to for all the blessings I have in my life and the person I grew up to be. She will always be remembered by me. Lots of love from me, my family, and my mom (Laura). God bless.

Barbara Towell

18 March 2019

Dear Adele and Anna,

Please accept my most heartfelt and sincere condolences. I was inspired by your mother. She raised two daughters as a single mother with a quiet, self-sufficient flare. She was admirable and strong, but if there was one quality that stands out for me, it was the Dalla Zanna cucina. I enjoyed many good meals in the Dalla Zanna households and some of my favourite Italian dishes are ones that I had first at her table. Way back in the day she made me promise never to say anything, but I think I can share it now: to make those wonderful mash potatoes add a liberal amount of both butter and whipping cream!

May she rest in peace.

Anne & Bob Collis

17 March 2019

Dear Anna, It was with sadness that we read of your mother's passing. We remember fondly your visits
to our home when you were a teenager and into your early 20's. Unfortunately we never had the
privilege of meeting your mother but we know she had a big heart and raised two beautiful upstanding
women. She will always be with you and Adele and your families, please accept our sincere condolences
in this time of great sadness in your lives.
With love, Anne & Bob Collis and families.


13 March 2019

Dear Adele,
Wade and I send you and your family our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. I remember meeting her years ago and having lunch with you both on one of her visits here. She was a wonderful and dynamic woman, and I couldn't help but like her immediately.
Know that you are in our thoughts, and here for you if you need anything.
With love,
Cat and Wade