Santarossa: Maria a long time resident of Trail passed away peacefully at Columbia View Lodge on February 10, 2011. She was born March 22, 1920 in San Quirino, Pordenone Italy.
Maria came to Canada with her husband Giovanni and two sons in 1949. Her hobbies included cooking, knitting, gardening and wine making. She also enjoyed playing cards and going to casinos with her friends, and playing cards with her lady friends at Gyro Park. Maria’s deepest passion was being with her children and family. She was a member of the Sisters of Colombo Lodge and the Mount Carmel Society. Maria was very devoted to her religion.
She is survived by her son Nevio Santarossa and daughter Cathy (Kevin) Rusnell, grandchildren Brynn, Amy (Garrett), Jordan, Kelly and Kevin, great-grandchildren Jake and Matt, and sister-in-law Linda Romanin of Kamloops, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada and Italy. Maria was predeceased by her husband Giovanni in 1983 and her son George in 2010.
Father Matthieu Gombo will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10:30 a.m., with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Al Grywacheski of Personal Alternative Funeral Services “Carberry’s Chapel” is entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Maria’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.