It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Maria Marcelina Jorge, September 8th, 2013 at Vancouver General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Marcelina was born in Lajes do Pico Azores, Portugal on June 2nd, 1942 to Joao and Deolinda Machado. She grew up working in the family business and was a member of the Catholic women’s sewing group.
On January 27th, 1962 she married her much loved husband Angelo whom at the time was already pursuing a life in Canada. In the spring of 1963 Marcelina & their first child Fernando moved to Castlegar, BC. Three years later they welcomed their daughter Angela into the family.
In 1974 she began working at the Castlegar District Hospital in the housekeeping department until her retirement in 1997.
Always an active member of St. Rita’s Parish, once retired she dedicated more of her time to the Catholic Women’s League and became involved with Hospice Society as well as giving communion and visiting with the sick.
Marcelina was a dedicated daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren Ashley, Taylor and Olivia. Marcelina loved to cook and bake and was always pleased to share with everyone. She also enjoyed exercise class with some of her friends at the community complex.
Marcelina was pre-deceased by her father Joao, sister in law Fatima and her beloved husband Angelo. She is survived by her mother Deolinda Machado, daughter Angela Jorge, son Fernando (Dorothy), grandchildren Ashley, Taylor & Olivia Jorge, sister Virginia (Antonio) Chaves, brothers Manuel (Marylou) Machado, Luis (Kathy) Machado and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended family members.
We would like to thank our family for always being there through this very difficult time, also a special thank you for all the prayers and support from our extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family would ask you make a donation to either St. Rita’s Parish or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Marcelina’s memory.
“Marcelina, we will never forget your love, kindness and smile, forever in our hearts”
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father David John on Monday September 16, 2013 at St. Rita’s Catholic Parish Hall. Marcelina was buried with her beloved husband Angelo at Park Memorial Cemetery in Castlegar.
Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of