Nella Sirianni

February 20, 1934November 25, 2013

Sirianni, Nella February 20th, 1934 -- November 25th, 2013 It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. To know Nella was to love her. Her kindness, generosity, and compassion towards others touched everyone she met. Born in Grimaldi, Italy on February 20th 1934, Nella immigrated to Kamloops with her two oldest children Teresa and Ferro, to join her husband, Attilio in 1960 Although orphaned as a young girl who grew up without a mother, Nella was exemplary in her role as a mother , always loving her children without limitations and placing their needs well before her own. Her sense of humour, story- telling, affectionate nature, and love of family will be her legacy.

Mom was a two time cancer survivor , successfully battling Non Hodgkin's lymphoma and breast cancer . Sadly this August she was diagnosed with a brain tumour , an aggressive form, one that not even her tenacious nature could overcome. Mom will always live in our hearts and not a day will pass without her memory bringing a smile to our lips and a tear to our eyes.

Nella is survived by her loving husband Attilio of 61 years, and will live forever in the heart and souls of her six children,13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Ferro(Sandra, Dion, Tyler, and Deidre), Teresa(Zoltan, Natalie, Vanessa, Cailin, Kendra, Deklan), Mario (Marie-Ellen, Sasha), Gino(Lisa, Quinton, Bryce),Maria(Brent, Rachel,Reid),Raffelina(Daryl, Jared, Tyson, Ryan) Nella was predeceased by her parents, Vincenzo and Raffelina Marrelli, and her first born child Battista, as well as her brothers Giovanni, Antonio, Alberto, Faustino, and Emilio. She is survived by her 3 sisters, Teresa, Rosetta, Maria and brother Frank, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Prayers will be recited on Sunday December 1st, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. The Reverend Father Peter Nguyen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at the Church on Monday December 2nd , 2013 at 11:a.m. Entombment will follow at Sage Valley Mausoleum.

The Family would like to thank Dr. Sven Kip, and the dedicated staff of 4n at RIH. .In addition we would also like to extend our deepest gratitude for the care mom received at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home during her brief stay there. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Kamloops Hospice Association ,72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, B.C. V2E 259 in memory of Nella .


  • Prayer Service Sunday, December 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 2, 2013

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Rosina Maida

December 2, 2013

Zio and family,

Zia was a kind and loving lady and I will miss her dearly. She always would welcome me with open arms.
Please know my heart goes out to all of you during this sad time. She will always be with you in your hearts and would wish for you all to continue telling those wonderful stories.

December 1, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the Sirianni family. Nella was certainly one of my favourite people. Her contagious sense of humour, her love of storytelling, and her sincere affection and generosity towards all of her family and friends will live on forever in the hearts of all of us who loved her. I will dearly miss her. Lori Nelson

Maria Cosentino Kluth

November 30, 2013

Nella and Attilio were close neighbours for many years and I feel like I have lost a very dear friend who always had a smile and a kind word for me. She had a wonderful sense of humour and the world will be a sadder place without her.

Maria Austin

November 30, 2013

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Zia was a beautiful, loving lady with a huge heart. She will be dearly missed.

Love Keith, Maria, Kyle & Vanessa Austin

November 30, 2013

Gino, Lisa and the Sirianni Family.
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved mum.
We only met her once and she greeted us with open arms.
Nothing will fill the void that has been left, only with time will you
Look back and remember her with a smile instead of a tear.
With love. Tony and Kym Trimarchi.

Eileen Corea

November 29, 2013

Gino and Lisa - My deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved Mom. I remember your Mom as always smiling and quick to give a hug. I know you will miss her very much. Take care

November 29, 2013

Gino & Lisa our deepest sympathy to you and your family our thoughts are with you.
Dini & Eric (Surrey,BC)

John Giardullo

November 29, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Maria Cosentino

November 29, 2013

Nella and Attilio were my neighbours for many years on Surrey Avenue in Kamloops and I have so many fond memories of both of them. I loved Nella so much and although I hadn't seen her for years I can still remember her smile and sense of humour and strong personality. I am so saddened and shall miss her in my heart. My heart goes out to her kids - I know what it is like to lose a mother and also to Attilio-coraggio!!

Josie Morisseau

November 29, 2013