(nee Guidotti) passed away quietly at home on September 2nd, 2010 surrounded by family. She was born in Capannori Lucca, Italy on September 21, 1939 and married Marino Masini in 1961. A few years later, they immigrated to Canada and lived in Robson and Castlegar where they raised their four children, Mario (Mirella), Evano (Lisa), Luana (Steven) and Carlo (Chantal). Ilia was devoted to her family and found much joy in spending time with her seven grandchildren (Dina and Jennifer; Emily, Brian and Lauren; Nathan and Justin). Ilia will be remembered for her great strength, her selfless giving nature and her love for life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.