Mary Assunta”Echara” Hackett

  • Oct. 5, 2012 7:00 a.m.
Mary Assunta"Echara" Hackett

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Echara Hackett on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at Columbia View Lodge at the age of 94 years. She is survived by her loving family: two daughters and one son, Betty-Lou Jorgensen of Salmo, Shiela Hackett of Grand Forks, and Raymond (Pam) Hackett of Castlegar; ten grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren with two more on the way; one sister Fedis Prissinotti of Powell River, B.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Italy. She is further survived by her very special Care Aide and friend, Meghan Leface and family. A very special thanks is extended to Mark Andretta and his wife Beverley, who so lovingly cared for Echara following her death. Echara was predeceased by: her parents Ottavio and Armenia Brandolini; her loving husband Leonard; her sister Alice Scott; her brother Frank; and her son-in-law John Jorgensen. Echara immigrated to Canada with her family in 1919 at the age of 2 years. Her family moved to Powell River, B.C., later to New Westminster, B.C., and finally to Trail, B.C. which was home since 1933. This is where Echara met and married Leonard Hackett in 1938 and raised their three children. Echara worked at the Star Bakery, then went on to People’s Jewellers, and finally, retired from Sears. Her family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staff at Columbia View Lodge which Echara called home for the past 23 years and to others who helped with her care over the years. She will be greatly missed. Cremation will precede a Celebration Of Life Service which will be held on Monday, October 15th, 2012 at Columbia View Lodge at 10.30 a.m. Pastor Ken Siemens will be officiating. Inurnment will follow in the family plot at the Trail Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the PLEASANT VALLEY DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME VERNON, BC. (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be emailed to