"Nellie" Anastasia Mannarino

“Nellie” Anastasia Mannarino (nee Tofin), born in Ukraine she immigrated to Canada at the age of 2 where her parents settled and farmed in Olds, Alberta. She also lived in Medicine Hat and Calgary prior to moving to Kelowna in 1969. In 2014 she moved to Penticton. Nellie passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years. Warm and inviting, Nellie was loved by all who knew her, from her family, co-workers to her Avon customers and bowling league cohorts. Nellie is survived by her children Tom (Monica), Vicki (Bruno), Cindy (Jim), Jim, Tony, Carol (Bud) and numerous grandchildren and great, grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband of 51 years Joseph in 2003. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday Mar. 30th at 11:00 am at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road. In lieu of flowers donations will be greatly honoured to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC, Kelowna Branch, 1664 Richter Street, Ste. 307, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8N3 Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the family.


  • Alzheimers Society of BC


  • Memorial Service Saturday, 30 March , 2019

"Nellie" Anastasia Mannarino

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Tom and Lyla Sharnowski

31 March 2019

Vicki, Bruno and families,
May the wonderful memories of your mom sustain you during this difficult time. She was a gracious lady with a great sense of humour. May she rest in peace.
Love and deepest sympathy,
Tom and Lyla Sharnowski
Calgary AB

Pat Bauer

30 March 2019

Aunt Nell,
I have many happy memories, some special ones of you & I on the computer, chatting after midnight. I also have a wonderful keepsake of a poem that you wrote for my grade 12 graduation. You will always hold a special place in my heart & will be greatly missed. Love your niece Pat (Patsy)

Zig Serna

29 March 2019

Nellie was a special friend.we had many good ,funny and special times together.One of the events was when we decided to make our own chokecherry wine.Rest in peace Nellie.A special thank you to Nellies family for posting pictures of a very special you nellie .Zig.

Lynda Lochhead

27 March 2019

When we first moved to Rutland, Nellie stopped by with her Avon catalogue. We became friends from that point on. The many wonderful conversations we had when she delivered my Avon order. She loved to see our kids and, after they moved on, Nellie always asked how were they doing, what were they up to. She’d tell me all about her family and the holidays she shared with them. Nellie was so proud of all of her family! I am now an Avon rep - always wanted to tell her, I think she’d get a kick out of that! My condolences to all her family, she was a special lady.

Elizabeth Zehanoviz

26 March 2019

What a blessing it was to have such a special lady in my life. Thank you for always being such a shinning light and teaching me so many wonderful values. I’ve a multitude of fun, loving memories to sooth my missing you on this earth. I’ve got a sneaking suspicion you and Grandpa will be up
To your shenanigans, that makes my heart happy - Celebrate 🎉 love you Gram xo ❤️