Fiorenza (Florence) Maria Demeo
With very sad hearts the family of Fiorenza (Florence) Maria Demeo of Castlegar wishes to announce her passing at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 5, 2014, blessed with 85 years of life.
Florence was born in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy on September 9, 1928 to parents Luigia and Giuseppe Fogolin. She had her schooling in Italy and at the age of 22, she and her family emigrated to Canada, eventually settling in Castlegar. A year after, Florence met and married Eugene Demeo and the young couple began their life long residence in Castlegar.
Florence was very committed to her role of a loving wife, mother and Nonna. Her three grandchildren became her big source of pride and joy. In her later years she became an active member in the CWL and enjoyed her weekly sewing and coffee clubs.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Eugene, her parents and her brothers Fiorenzo and Tarcisio.
Left to mourn her loss are her daughters Lorraine (Stefan) Helgesson and Louise Demeo; her sons Michael and Tom (Heather); grandchildren Christina, Michaela and Thomas; her sisters Rosa and Maria Fogolin; her sister-in-law Jennie Demeo and many nieces and nephews.
Vigil Prayers were said on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church and Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father David John on Monday, January 13, 2014 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church followed by the interment, with her beloved husband, in Park Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements were in care of
Castlegar Funeral Chapel.