Belgina Cusella (nee Di Pasquale)

CUSELLA (Nee Di Pasquale), Belgina – of Trail passed away peacefully March 31, 2012 at Columbia View Lodge. Belle was born in Trail on May 11, 1916 and with the exception of several years spent with her father Raffaele in Italy, she lived all her life here in Trail.

She grew up in a large, extended Italian family where there was always room for one more at the table. She brought that love of hospitality with her throughout her life, along with her pleasure of cooking and her joy of children, sewing and cats. Early in life she became a very talented seamstress and worked in The Famous, a local ladies clothing store.

She is survived by sisters Evelyn, Eva and Mary (Bill Ferguson) and by her brother, Sandy. She was predeceased by her parents Raffaele and Marianna Di Pasquale, her husband Renato and her son Rudy. She is lovingly remembered as “Auntie Belle” by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and family friends. All of us will miss her sweet smile and gentle nature.

Sincere thanks to Dr. Campbell, Dr. Jacobsen, LPN Barb Nielsen, Dianne Menelaws, Ellen Johnston, Cindy Hill and to all the staff at Columbia View Lodge for their care of our dear Belle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Belle’s name can be made to Columbia View Lodge, 2920 Laburnum Drive, Trail, BC V1R 4N2.

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