Anna Maria Solda

March 30, 1931June 22, 2018

With broken hearts we announce the passing of our loving mother, Nonna, Bisnonna, Anna Maria Solda on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the age of 87.

Anna was born in Valdagno, Italy on March 30, 1931. Anna was predeceased by her loving husband, Giovanni; daughter Lori and her brother Mariano. She is survived by her children: Gianni (Cindy), Ivo (Patti), Susi (Boe), Rosa (Mark), and son-in-law Randy, grandchildren: Pietro, Carlo, Natasha, Kirsten, Vittoria, Sabrina, Santino, Carla, Maria, Taylor, Luke, Angelina, Kristin, Nikayla and Natalia; 19 great grandchildren; her sisters Onorina, Regina, Gilda, her sister-in-law Angelina; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Married to Giovanni, the love of her life for 61 years, Anna joined Giovanni in Tahsis, BC in July 1957, then moved to Port Alberni with their 5 children in 1965. In 1969 they bought Betty’s Deep Fry which became Solda’s Restaurant, being in business to date for 49 years; the longest family owned restaurant in Port Alberni. Anna’s love and passion for the restaurant and for people was evident up until her death. Anna lived life to the fullest; enjoying every moment with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and many friends. Family was everything to Mama Solda. She will be sorely missed.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30am on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, 4731 Burke Road, Port Alberni, BC with Father Peter Switzer officiating. A Service of Remembrance to honour Anna will be held at 12:30pm on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 4005 6th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC. Cremation has taken place. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at The family would like to thank the staff at the W est Coast General Hospital and her attending physicians.


  • Memorial Mass Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Service of Remembrance Friday, June 29, 2018

Anna Maria Solda

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Margaret Waller-Rainville

July 2, 2018

My heartfelt condolences to the Solda family. Anna will be sorely missed. My mother Peggy Waller worked for her when they first bought Betty's Deep Fry. When they opened under the name Solda's it was always her smiling face that greeted you. I was home a few years ago and we went there for dinner and was very happy to see her there making sure everything was running smoothly. I will miss seeing her on my return visits. Rest in peace great lady.

Marie Jeanne Michon

June 29, 2018

I was amongst the lucky one who got to spend some one on one with Anna while we where in Yuma. She had a great sense of humour and loved life. She hired me when I needed help and became part of the family since then and wouldn’t trade the time or memories for anything. I loved her so much and will miss her. My condolences to the family.

Lori Strickland

June 28, 2018

I am sorry to read of Anna’s passing . Please accept my families deepest sympathy and know that we hold you in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Such a strong and loving woman as she was will be remembered by many and missed by more.

Wim & Willie Van Herk

June 27, 2018

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our condolences and know that you are in our thoughts during this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace as she is reunited with Giovanni and Lori.

Willie & Wim Van Herk
Nanaimo, B.C.