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Born In: Aiello Calabria Consenza, Italy
Born: February 16th, 1957

Passed on: February 21st, 2013

February 16, 1957 – February 21, 2013

It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that the family of Gina Caputo announce the sudden passing of their beloved daughter, sister and zia.

Gina was born on February 16, 1957 in Aiello Calabria, Cosenza, Italy. With her parents, brother and sister, she immigrated to Canada in 1963 making Kamloops their future home.

Gina earned her angel wings and is now joining her mother Fiorina, grandparents Giovanni and Rosina, Pietro and Anna, her cousin Rosa, aunts Guiseppina, Maria, Concetta and Eugenia and uncles Luigi and Tony.

She is survived by her father Alfredo, her brother Peter (Loridana), sisters Anna (Greg Harrison) and Rosie (Walt Kirschner). Also mourning her passing are her “Lovies”: Clayton and Christina Harrison and Kyla, Brendan and Lukas Kirschner as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends.

Co-owner of Genesis Fashion and Beauty Complex as well as Principessa Parties, Gina was a passionate business woman with over 30 years as a hair stylist. Her life was enriched by the numerous clients who also became her trusted friends. Her community involvement and the legacy she has left with her incredible generosity, dedication and commitment includes the Downtown Business Association, the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, the Can-Ital Ladies Society, and the Kamloops West Rotary Club.

Known as our “Queen“, Gina’s world revolved around her family especially during those special times of the year when we all sat around her beautifully themed dining room table and enjoyed her amazing cuisine. We will all especially remember “Queen Gina” because of her spirited personality, charismatic character and her flare for the fashion and style that she modeled on a daily basis whether at work, in the community or at home.

The Reverend Father Peter Nguyen and The Reverend Father Paul Simms will celebrate the Funeral Mass of Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 11:00 am in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road. Following the Mass, there will be a celebration of Gina’s life at the OLPH Parish Centre.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1589 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7 would be appreciated in her memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250.374.1454

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