Born In: Italy
Born: October 26th, 1932
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: August 31st, 2012
Emma Durigan (nee Mattiuzzo)
October 26, 1932 to August 31, 2012
It is with the great sadness we announce the passing of Emma Durigan, who is now reunited with her husband (Tarcisio) of 48 years. She will be missed deeply by her family and friends.
Emma is survived by her children, Ermes and Rosanna (Peter) and her grandchildren, Marina and Alexander who have lost their beloved Nonna.
She will also be missed by her sister in-law Eliza, niece Lucia (Steve and Thomas), Mario (Carmen and Liza) along with numerous relatives in Italy and Australia.
Emma was predeceased by her parents Rosa and Giovanni; her brother Elio and brother in law Sergio.
As a young bride, Emma immigrated to Canada in 1956 from Italy to build a home and raise a family. She enjoyed many years of happiness with family and friends in Kamloops especially the many Sundays spent with the Picnic group, camping or simply taking in the view from the side of a lake. Emma also enjoyed visiting relatives and friends on trips with her family to Italy and Australia. She will be fondly remembered for her strength and sense of humour.
A special thank you to Giovanni Durigon for his regular visits and hours of friendship he gave Emma during her lengthy hospital stay.
Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday September 6, 2012, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday September 7, 2012. Both services will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 255 Nicola Street, Kamloops B.C. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetary.
Should friends desire a donation to The Arthritis Society or The Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated in memory of Emma.
Service arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250-374-1454.