Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

429 2nd Street South, Kenora, ON


Rosina LaSelva

February 25, 1941January 11, 2020

Rosina LaSelva (nee Casasanta) passed away peacefully at Lake of the Woods District hospital on January 11, 2020 surrounded by her family.

She was predeceased by her husband Sergio LaSelva, her parents Rita D’Amico and Antonio Casasanta, her brothers Emilio and Raffaele Casasanta.

She was born February 25, 1941 in Quadri, Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1960 where she married the love of her life Sergio. They went on to have three children Maria (Don), Angelo (Lynne) and Antonella (Mike), who have blessed her with her four amazing grandchildren Ashley, Gabrielle, Brooke and Ryan.

She is also survived by her sister Adina Casasanta (Quadri, Italy), and brother Giorgio Casasanta (Quadri, Italy), sister in law’s Pat Casasanta (Kenora), Elena DiPeco (Toronto) and Matilda Casasanta (Quadri, Italy), brother in law Bruno LaSelva (Thunder Bay) and numerous relatives overseas. She also leaves behind her very dear friend Pat Beaucage of Kenora.

Rosina was employed at Perth’s Cleaners for 30 years. She enjoyed gardening, going on casino trips, playing practical jokes and spending time with her family and friends. Was famous for gnocchi which was served at family gatherings. She was always lending a helping hand and was a wonderful mother, Nonna and friend.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church with Deacon Earl Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the Nurses on 2nd East, Doctors Kyle, Retson, Cummings who came in on his day off to check on our Mother. You all do a remarkable job and we are forever grateful.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rosina’s name may be made to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com



  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020


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Lesley Hollis

January 16, 2020

Sending my love and condolences to everyone, so sorry for your loss.

Vicky McGuire

January 15, 2020

I remember Rosina well. My first job was at Perth's. She had the most extraordinary sense of humor. Always making people around her smile. What a wonderful gift...

Milvia La Selva

January 14, 2020

My dearest cousins Maria, Angelo and Antonella, words cannot express the sadness I feel for you dealing with the passing of your beloved mother. May your memories give you peace and comfort. Heartfelt condolences to you and your families.
With love,
Milvia La Selva.

Adina Casasanta

January 14, 2020

We are saddened by the beloved Rosina who left us and could not have her hug one last time increases the sadness. It 'was a caring mother, a sister and a loving aunt and always present although so far. we already feel homesick for his long phone calls full of stories and curiosities about his distant home country. We will always remember her as the last time we had her with us in Italy, affectionate and nice.
Rosina, You will always be in our memories and in our prayers. Rest in peace.
A big hug to Maria, Angelo and Antonella from all of us.

Adina, Giorgio and grandchildren

Rosa Daniels

January 14, 2020

Dear Maria and Family,
My heart goes out to you during this very sad time. Maria, I remember the fun stories you shared of your mother both at the Kenora ComCentre and then in Thunder Bay. Although I never met her, I understood her Italian ways. I hope you find comfort in knowing that your friends also grieve with you. Preghiere e Condoglianze, ciao bella Rosa

Ida Pugliese

January 13, 2020

Have known this wonderful lady since I came to Canada
in 1963.
Also had the pleasure of working with Rosina at
Many good memories when our families got together
in years past.
Rosina is in our thoughts and prayers.
Extend our condolences to the family.

Ida & Dohn

Judy Krumbacher

January 13, 2020

So sorry to here Rosina has passed. I worked with Rosina at Perths and she has been a friend ever since. I would stop and talk with her when she was outside her apartment tending to her flowers and feeding the birds. And I would always wave to her as I walked by when she was not outside. May she rest peacefully in the heavens above.


Sara Campbell

January 13, 2020

Dear Angela
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I always remember when I saw her she had a big smile. She was a wonderful lady!

Hugs to you and your family.

Sara Campbell

Margaret Stuckless

January 13, 2020

Maria - my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. My thoughts are with you, Angelo and Antonella and families at this very difficult time. May the beautiful memories of your Mom help carry you through. Love Margaret.

Gayle Neufeld

January 13, 2020

My thoughts and condolences to Angelo and Lynne and the families at this mournful time ❤️🙏