Fanny Maria Bertoia (nee Cacasin)

Fanny Maria Bertoia (nee Cacasin)

BERTOIA (nee Cavasin), Fanny Maria

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Fanny on September 1, 2014 in Trail. She was 93.

Fanny was born in S. Andrea Cavasagra, Treviso, Italy on July 14, 1921. She emigrated to Canada in 1923 and was raised in Anable with her sister, Armida. She met Ermes and was married in 1940. As a child she enjoyed sports, and later in life her passions turned to cooking, gardening, card playing, walking, bus trips to Reno, and spending time with family, friends and neighbours.

Fanny worked as a chambermaid at the Ray Lyn Motel and as an office cleaner at Cominco. She volunteered her cooking/serving skills at many functions at the Cominco Guest House, the Kootenay Hotel and the Columbo Hall. She was a dedicated volunteer in the Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop and she enjoyed her membership with the Sisters of Columbo Lodge.

Fanny suffered a massive stroke on July 31, 2010 and was forced to leave her Colley Street home. She spent her final four years well cared for at Rosewood Village.

Fanny was a loving mother, nona, bisnona and friend. She was predeceased by her husband, Ermes. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. She left behind her children Wayne and Judy (Keith), grandchildren Richelle (Rick), Kevin (Joanne), Brad (Donna), and Kristy (Ryan), her sister Armida, several nieces and nephews and seven great-grandchildren.

Fanny’s family will have a memorial gathering at a later date. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Fanny’s name may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at

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