Giovanna Romei

Giovanna Romei


Giovanna (Verna) Romei was born in Celano, Italy

on December 4, 1936,

the eldest of four children

and passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. She immigrated

with her family to Kelowna

in 1953 where she met

and married the love of

her life, Luigi Lorenzo

Romei (deceased 2010). 

In June 1965, they moved their young family from

Glenmore to Winfield

where Giovanna became

an active member of the

farming, business and Catholic communities. 

Giovanna was known for her warmth, indelible spirit and positive attitude.  Her home was always open. She was

famous for her excellent cooking.  When complimented,

she would remark that it was made with “love.” 

She was also known for her beautiful flower gardens. 

Giovanna loved the adventure of travel but her heart

was at home with her family. 

Giovanna’s greatest joy was her children: Mike (Filomena), Mario, Assunta (Mark), Lorenzo (Shawna) and Rita (Mark).  She adored and was adored by her thirteen grandchildren: Lorenzo, Letizia, Loren, Mariah, Giovanna, Robert,

Shameera, Saul, Jack, Isabella, Mark, Angelina and Diego.  She leaves behind her sister Marisa, brother Romolo,

sisters-in-law Cathy and Linda, and numerous nieces

and nephews.  Whether you called her Mom, Nonna, Auntie or Friend, she touched everyone she met and will be sorely missed. She has gone home to God where she will be reunited with Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, her beloved younger brother Marcello and her nephew Emilio.


Services will be held at the Parish of St. Edward

at 11123 Okanagan Centre Road, Lake Country, BC:

Prayers- Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm;

Mass of Christian Burial -Friday,

March 30, 2012 at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made In Memory of

Giovanna Romei to the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5Z 4H4.  Phone: 604-875-2444

or toll-free 1-888-663-3033.


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