With great sadness we announce the passing of Adriana Mengede on January 18, 2011 in Castlegar BC. Adriana was born on January 3, 1930 in St Maartin, Netherlands and moved to Canada in the 1950s.
Adriana was predeceased by her husband John in 2004.
Left to mourn her loss is her daughter Dicky (Peter) Niessen, her son Peter (Marilynn) Mengede, her grandchildren Sherry (Evert) Kroon, Kyle Niessen and partner Jennifer, Justin, Destiny, Jasmine, Amber and her great grandchildren Sophia and Lexi. Adriana will also be missed by her sister Trudy (Frank) Broughton and many nieces and nephews.
Adriana was an amazing painter, baker, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved her gardens, walking and exploring, playing cards and her pet cats. She had many friends and always made time helping her family and friends. She was an extremely compassionate person; often putting others needs before her own. She had an amazing amount of energy and love that surrounded her, which she used to seize each day. She was always laughing and learning.
The family would like to thank the staff of Talarico Place and especially Dr Merritt during this difficult time. They also extend to her friends a heartfelt gratitude for helping her.
Adriana message to all of us would be live, laugh and above all be there for one another.
At Adriana’s request, there will be no service.
Cremation has taken place with arrangements in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel