Marfisa Bortolussi

May 3, 1934 – September 30, 2018
Bortolussi, Marfisa passed away on September 30, 2018 at Columbia View Lodge in Trail. She was born on May 3, 1934 in Lucca, Italy.

Marfisa was a seamstress for many years as sewing was one of her passions. She also loved to cook and entertain and was very much a people person. She always had a smile on her face and laughter in her heart.

Marfisa was predeceased by her husband Aldo and her siblings; Luigi, Eva, Remo and Anchila. She is survived by her sons Luigi and Albert, her grandchildren; Jesse, Melisa (Brian) Cimolini, Kelli (Kory) Bortolussi, Daine and Debra as well as great-grandson Ezekiel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Fruitvale with Father Nino Tuyo, Celebrant. A reception will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Beaver Valley Curling Club. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Service has been entrusted with arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Marfisa’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation at 4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9M9 or online at or to the Alzheimer Society of BC at 300-828 W. 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2 or online at

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