DECEMBER 4, 1925

– APRIL 2, 2012

It is with profound sadness that we announce the

passing of Velia (Val)

Amalia Moreau (née Merlino) on April 2, 2012 at the Castleview Care Centre in Castlegar, BC. Velia was born in Trail on December 4, 1925 and lived in Montrose for most

of her life.

She was the loving wife of the late Joseph Marcel Moreau and a proud and attentive mother to Chris Armand and the late Marcel Francois Jr.

She is survived by her son Chris Armand, his fiancée Martyne Sylvie and their children; Dakota, Mirraka and James. She is also further survived by her late son’s wife, Lynda (Barry) from

Gabriola Island and their children; Kristen (Rob) and Chelsea (Mike) from Kamloops. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory her great grandchildren; Opal, Nathan, Jessica and Brielle, also from Kamloops.

Velia will be fondly remembered as a caring wife, mother and friend. She loved to golf, fish, travel and spend time with her

family and friends. Her vibrant personality will be greatly missed and will be not be forgotten.

Special thanks to Dr. Vasil and the Castleview Care Centre for the special care provided, as well as their compassion. We also wish to thank the staff of Castlegar Safeway for their extreme generosity, support and thoughtfulness during this time of mourning.

A private family service will be held in late Spring.

“Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world.

The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same.”

By: Rumi

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