OBITUARY

Maria Cecilia VALMORBIDA

13 May, 193611 November, 2020

VALMORBIDA, Cecilia Our hearts are broken as we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Nonna and sister, Cecilia Valmorbida. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on November 11, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years Pietro; brother Antonio; and sister Antonietta. She is survived by her children; Sandro (Karen) and Marina (Gordon), her cherished grandchildren Aaron and Christian; sister Graziella (Renato) and many nieces and nephews in Italy and Canada. Cecilia was born in Valli del Pasubio, Italy on May 13, 1936. She immigrated to Canada in 1958 to join Pietro where they married and raised their family in North Vancouver. Affectionately known as Mom, Zia and Wannie to those who loved her, she will be forever remembered for her generosity, concern for others and amazing hospitality. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a Funeral Mass will be held at a later date. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest, It broke our hearts to see you go, God only takes the best.

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Lauri Barker

18 November 2020

My deepest condolences to Sandro and Karen, Marina , Gordon, Aaron, and Christian. I think of her often but especially in the spring when the callas she gave me come to bloom. Thank you Cecilia for being in my life. I have many great memories.
Love Lauri

Ornella Spanevello

17 November 2020

I met you, at first only through my mothers words and the photos you sent us from so far away, a place reachable for me only by the fantasy of a child, then came the day I saw you come down the airplane. I was so excited! You were so tall, so serene and your smile won me over immediately. You had so beautiful thin hands, but strong, which worked hard and did not spare themselves the effort, and this has caused you a lot of suffering from pain.
I have so many great memories from my travels to Canada. Trips that you have made unforgettable, thanks to your kindness of mind and availability, dear Zia. I would have liked really so much to take that plane and meet again but life has decided otherwise...
This is not a farewell dear Zia, because the good times we spent together will always stay alive in my present and my future.
All my affection in this painful moment goes to Marina and Sandro and their families.
Rest in peace. I love you

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