March 14, 1920 – December 31, 2016
Mariana passed away on December 31, 2016 at the beautiful age of 96 in the care of Brandt’s Creek Meadows Nursing Home. Her passing was quiet, peaceful and painless. She is survived by her daughter Daniela Howson, daughter-in-law Marilena Drimba and grandchildren: Daniel and Michael Drimba. Mariana was born in Romania and studied to become a teacher; she married Constantin Drimba and had two children: Daniela and Christian. With the change in political history of the country, the family suffered a lot of hardship and loss. She became a widow at the age of 50 and supported herself and her son for ten years. In 1988 Mariana immigrated to Canada to join Daniela and shortly after that Christian arrived as well. Life had smiled on her again in this beautiful and generous land. She enjoyed her reunited family, the marriage of her son and helping with the children’s care until 2003, when she moved with her daughter. Mariana moved to Kelowna in 2006 and lived here happily and in good health. In March 2016 she moved Brandt’s Creek Meadows Nursing Home. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 11:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.