March 11, 1922 – April 8, 2020
With heavy hearts the familyof Incoronata Lioce share her passing on April 8, 2020 at the age of 98.
Incoronata was born in San Giovanni Rotondo, Foggia, Italy. She was proud to call Padre Pio, the first Catholic priest to bear the stigmata and later to be declared Saint, her priest and confessor.
In 1955, despite her fear of water, Incoronata, along with her son and daughter, traveled from Italy across the Atlantic to join her husband Michele in Trail, where he was employed with CM&S.
Like any good Nonna, Mom doted on her family and loved to cook for them. We remember fondly large family gatherings in the basement kitchen where she spent days preparing our favourites: gnocchi, ravioli, pizza, and seemingly endless servings of chocolate pie. Time with family was the highlight of her life, whether it was travelling to Italy to reunite with her siblings, a vacation to Hawaii with the entire family, or just having us drop by to say hello.
She walked everyday from her house on Columbia Avenue by the Trail Bridge to Sunningdale until she was well into her nineties. Her English was limited but she seemed to have no problem finding many friends and acquaintances to chat with along the way. She also spent many hours in her large backyard garden, harvesting and canning enough to feed an army every fall. When her tomatoes would go missing from their vines next to the sidewalk, she would say, “Well, they must have needed them”.
Incoronata spent the last four years living at Chateau Manor. The family is eternally grateful for the kindness and care she received there.
Incoronata is survived by her five children, Tony (Josie), Grace de la Giroday (Brian), Diana Hill (Bob), Mario (Kathryn), and Mirella, seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Her husband Michele, her infant son Salvatore, and her granddaughter Kelly predeceased her.
Incoronata will be laid to rest at the Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum in the presence of family. Blessing by Father Francis dela Cruz. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation ServicesTM has been entrusted with arrangements.
Nonna, you were the magnet that drew our family together. Forever in our hearts.
Memorial contributions in her honour may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail BC, V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca
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