Our dearest mom and nona, Joan DePaoli passed away peacefully at the Kootenay Boundary Hospital , in Trail, B.C. on October 6, 2013. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father David John on Friday, October 11, 2013.
Joan was born in Flaibano, Italy on December 18, 1927 to Frederico and Magenta Picco. In 1932 , her dad made his final trip to Italy. He brought back his wife Magenta, and daughters n Noemi, Ornella, and Joan. Joan worked in the grocery store business and on December 2, 1950 she married Elio DePaoli . They bought a hardware store and worked there together. Mom and dad lived in Natal B.C. until moving to Castlegar in 1964.
Joan is survived by her sister Elia (Kiki) Petovello, daughter Diane (Len) French- Brian, Gord, Adele( Andy) Felsch, son- Barry (Jacque) – Maghara, son- Tom (Tracey) – Damon and Tabitha. She was predeceased by her husband Elio in 1987, and by sister Ornella and John Persello, and by sister Noemi and Mario Martinello.
Castle Wood Village was home to mom for the past four and a half years. Our deepest gratitude for the wonderful, caring staff and the friendships mom and our families made.
Mom was a member of St.Rita’s Catholic parish. She enjoyed going to mass , and could be counted on to pray the rosary.
She loved her former neighbors on 6th street. Thank you Tilly and Herman for continuing to visit her while at Castle Wood. Mom enjoyed her dear friend Margaret Howe and the times they spent together.
We will remember and cherish all the family times we shared and we realize how richly blessed our family is to have had our mom and nona celebrate the first wedding of her grandchildren , when Adele married Andy Felsch on August 31, 2013. How very, very, precious! Thank you mom for everything, All our love mom and nona, God Bless You, and Peace be with you!!!
We would like to thank Dr. Megan Taylor and her staff, Castlegar Pharmacy staff, paramedics, doctors and staff at Castlegar and Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, Castle Wood Staff, Bill Strilaeff and Staff from Castlegar Funeral Chapel, Father David John and clergy staff, C.W. L. , Carolyn Cameron, and family , relatives and friends for their compassion and acts of kindness and support. Love, De Paoli and French families
If desired , donations can be made to the B.C> Heart and Stroke Foundation 4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9M9 or to Castle Wood Village,
525 Columbia Avenue.