Amelia Profili passed away peacefully on Monday, August 10, 2015 at age 93 in Castlegar, BC. She was most recently a resident of Talarico Place.
Amelia was born October 10, 1921 in San Quirino, Italy. Her family immigrated to Canada when she was just four years old. She married Eugene Profili in Trail on January 5, 1942 during the war, staying with her in-laws until Gene went into the army and while he was stationed at the coast. She was a wonderful cook and credited her mother-in-law with teaching her everything she knew about cooking. They raised their seven children in Rossland and Grand Forks.
Amelia was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she always looked forward to the large ‘Profili gatherings’. Her grandchildren have many fond memories of summer holidays spent in Grand Forks with plenty of picnics, fishing, swimming and wonderful meals.
Amelia enjoyed the outdoors and huckleberry picking and creek fishing were two of her favourite activities. She loved to tell everyone about the big fish she caught in Eholt Creek. In later years, she enjoyed playing crib and bingo with her friends at the seniors’ center.
Amelia is survived by her seven children; Gene (Anna), Ken (Susan), Linda (Bruce), Anita, Rick (Shannon), Bev (Huw deceased), and Gary (Amanda), 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Eugene in 1989.
A Funeral Service will take place at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 15th at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 513 7th Avenue, Castlegar, BC with Father David John, Celebrant. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangments.
Interment will take place in Grand Forks at a later date.
Memorial donation gifts may be made to the charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank Dr. Keith Merritt for his compassionate care and resident visits as well as the nursing staff at Talarico Place, especially the recreation staff Amber and Kelly who treated mom as family.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca