GINA GAZZARINI

Gina Gazzarini passed away peacefully on her 90th birthday, December 30, 2016 at Penticton Regional Hospital. She is survived by her daughters Serenella (Randy) Braund and Susy (Scott) Austin; her grandchildren Lorena and Samuel Austin; her brother Franco and sisters Ani, Rita, Adua, Lilliana and Fernanda. Gina was pre-deceased by her husband Anselmo in 2008. Gina was born December 30, 1926 in the small northeast Italian town of Pasiano de Pordenone. She followed her husband to Canada in 1965 with two small daughters and her mother-in-law in tow. Summerland has been her home since 1992, following the birth of the first of her two precious grandchildren. She was the quintessential Nonna to Lorena and Sam. Gina loved to travel, especially with her sister Adua and especially to locations where they could play games of chance! She was a quiet, kind, and gentle soul who lived her life full of gratitude. Her family wishes to thank the residents and staff at Angus Place for making her feel so welcome this past year. Thanks also to Dr. Martine LeBel for her compassionate care of Gina. Prayers will be said at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 5 at the Church of the Holy Child, 14010 Rosedale Ave., Summerland, BC. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 6 at 10 a.m. with Father Gerald Sekanga Celebrant. Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com250-494-7752.