With broken hearts the family of Luigi DiRenzo advise of his passing on August 21, 2015.  Affectionately known as Papa Louie he was born in Celano, Italy on July 13, 1932.  He longed for a better life for himself and immigrated to Canada in 1956. He wed his long-time sweetheart Silvia in 1957 and together they went on to raise six children. 

Papa Louie was proud of his family and fought his cancer hard to stay and continue to care for us all.  A hard worker, he was involved as an equipment operator on the Rogers Pass project and the Trans Canada Highway and finally working for over 30 years at Calona Wines as a filter operator. Alongside Silvia he will be mourned by his children Lina (Domenic), Mary (Warren), Nick(Jennifer) ,Anette (Jim),  Anna, Patricia ( Kevin).  He was blessed to have known his grandchildren  Lennie, Michael, Chris, Cynthia, Nolan, Elias, Nicole, Devin, Brandon, Emily, Gracie, Alyssa, Christian, Mattia and Tanner and great grandchildren Jonah, Jayde, Austin, Mackenzie, Jack, Giabella, McClean and Quinn.  Many thanks to Emilio and Dora Vicaretti and family for all of

their support, as well as Dr. Lange, Dr. Wiesenthal and

especially to the staff at Hospice House who took

great care of dad during his last days.


Prayers will be held on Thursday, August 27th, at

7:00 pm followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on

Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 10:30 am at Immaculate

Conception Church located at 839 Sutherland Avenue,

Kelowna, BC.  Interment to follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 2850 Dry Valley Road.  In lieu of

flowers donations can be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6


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