13 July , 1947 – 8 May , 2019
On May 8, 2019, with her children by her side Rosanna passed away, reuniting with her husband Antonio in heaven. Rosanna is survived by her children Sandro, his wife Joanne and their children Nicholas, Lucas, and Emily Rose, and Linda and her husband John, and their children Lillian and Jack. Also left to mourn are her sister-in-law Adelina, nephew Rino (Maggie) and family, brother-in-law Costanzo (Lina), niece Pina and nephew Mario (Sara) and family. She leaves behind numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in Italy and Germany, and many dear friends throughout Kamloops. Rosanna was predeceased by her husband Antonio in 2012. Rosanna was born on July 13, 1947 in Lanusei, Sardegna, Italy to Laura and Elias. She was the 7th of 12 children and a natural caretaker, helping to raise her youngest sisters. In December 1967, Rosanna met Antonio. They were soon married and moved to Canada shortly thereafter, making Kamloops their home in 1968. They were married for 44 years before Antonio passed, and together they proudly raised their family and made special friends. We are so grateful to many friends that supported Rosanna these past few years. Rosanna was a woman of strong faith and family, which provided much comfort and strength through her cancer journey. Thank you to Sisters Analisa and Ernilyn, along with Father Derrick Cameron and Father Paul Simms, who provided guidance and friendship over the years. The family wishes to thank Dr. Miranda DuPreez, who went above and beyond being our family doctor to becoming a dear friend. We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the nurses, care aides, volunteers and staff at the Kamloops Hospice House: you are true angels. The diverse services and compassion you provide is invaluable. Thank you so much for taking such good care of our family, and most importantly, our mom. Prayers will be recited on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 16 at 11:00 am at the Cathedral. Should friends desire, donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, V2E 2S9 would be most appreciated in memory of Rosanna.
- Prayers Wednesday, 15 May , 2019
- Funeral Mass Thursday, 16 May , 2019
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Rocco and Cheryl Russo
15 May 2019
Dear Sandro, Linda and families,
Your mom was a treasure, her smile and sparkly eyes, lit up each conversation. She often gave wonderful advice to Chris and his family when they lived next door and the coffees and lunches were a real family event. As when your father passed, your mom will be a real loss, we will miss her.
Our thoughts and continued prayers are with you.
Hugs Rocco and Cheryl Russo
Valeria & Randy Haw
14 May 2019
We were very fortunate to have had the pleasure and joy of Rosanna in our family’s life. Though it may have been short; she made a strong presence in our lives that will never be forgotten . Our sincerest condolences to you all. A mother’s love will never be forgotten so hold onto to those precious memories of her. You will be reunited again one day ❤️
All our Love
14 May 2019
Linda, Sandro, and families,
My heartfelt condolences for your beautiful Mom. When I think about Mrs. Piroddi, I immediately hear her voice, see her bright rosy cheeks, and feel all the enthusiasm and positivity that always abounded from her. She will always be a special person that we shared our little part of Kamloops with. May the memories and love stay with you always. Sending you love and prayers,
Maria Erminia Piroddi
14 May 2019
Ciao zia Rosanna, fai buon viaggio. ❤️
Amber and Aldo Trotta
13 May 2019
Sandro & Linda and families,
In every memory, we hope you'll still feel your mother's presence in the most comforting ways.
Amber & Aldo Trotta and family
Maria & Russ Cundari
13 May 2019
Sincere condolences to all of Rosanna’s family from all our family. Love Maria, Russ & family (Cundari)