We regret to announce the passing of Olga Louisa Pertile at Columbia View Lodge in Trail on March 27, 2012.
Olga was born in Loria, Italy in 1925. She emigrated to Trail, BC in 1949, and was followed by her soon-to-be husband Egidio. They wed in May, 1951, and raised their two sons here. Olga worked at the Trail laundry in the early years. She was known as a fine seamstress, making many dresses for wedding parties in the Trail area, as well as doing alterations and dressmaking from her home.
Her other hobbies includes cooking, gardening; and later in life playing cards and frequenting casinos with her friends. Olga had a great wit and a wonderful sense of humour. She had a wide circle of friends that could be assured of lots of laughs at every occasion.
Olga was predeceased by her husband Egidio in 1987, and by her 14 siblings in Italy and Canada. She is survived by sons Arnold (Hazel), Lawrence (Isabel) and her two beloved grandsons Simon and Joseph and granddaughter Tatiane. She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces in Italy, Canada and Australia. A special mention is made of nephew Romeo (Francesca) who made several trips from Italy to see his Zia. Olga was a devout Catholic and a long standing member of the Sisters of Colombo.
The family would like to thank Sue Flagel and the staff of Silver City Gardens, where Olga spent five contented years, and to the staff of Columbia View Lodge for their expert care of Olga in her last years. Also special appreciation is due to niece Marisa Jimenez and nephew Denis Passarini for their care and devotion to Olga.
Father Matthieu Gombo Yange OfmCap will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Trail, BC on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 12 pm with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ is entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Olga’s memory to the Parkinson’s Society of British Columbia at Suite 600 – 890 W. Pender St. Vancouver, B.C., V6C 1J9 or online at www.parkinson.bc.ca
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca