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Emma Maida

November 11, 1940 - December 23, 2012


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and Nonna on December 23, 2012 at Kootenay Lake hospital at the age of 72. Surrounded by her side, were her beloved husband, sons and siblings.

Emma was born on November 11. 1940 in Malito Italy. She came to Canada in 1961 with her mother, two brothers and sister to join the rest of her siblings. Emma met Egidio in Nelson BC in 1962 and married on June 29, 1963. Together they raised their 3 boys; Frank, Tony and Len.

In Nelson Emma was employed as a seamstress for Mrs. Miller where she paid attention to detail and continued this until the birth of her children.

For many years Emma was actively involved in the CWL, Italian Society and the Catholic Church. Her heart and home were always open to welcome any family and friends. Emma loved spending time cooking, being with her family and having afternoon espresso with her friends. Emma was happiest with her grandchildren at her side providing her with stories and laughter to fill her heart.

Emma was predeceased by her parents Guiseppe and Maretta Richichi. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband – Egidio, sons – Frank (Jacquie), Tony (Sandra), and Len (Wendy) and grandchildren, Jared, Melissa, Nicholas, Tyler. Adam, Jayden, Jayne, Beth and Colton. Also her brothers Aldo (Margaret), Ralph (Lina), Carmen (Rita), Frank (Yolanda), Mario, Tony (Maureen) and one sister Ida (Fernando) Delgrosso.

The Maida family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Malpass, Dr. Tuvel, Dr. Mula and Dr. Alger. A special thank you to Dr. Boyd for your compassion and gentle approach towards Emma. Thank you to the emergency room staff and third floor nurses.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Bill Saliken & Lori Brodie
Relation: friend

So sorry to hear of Emma’s passing; her leaving will create a huge hole in her family. Ever the gentle soul, generous, friendly; this is the example that she lived by. And to her family; grieve as you must. But be proud as well, for she is such a large part of who you continue to be.

From: Evelyn and Ted Cartlidge
Relation: Good friend.

Emma will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She will be missed at the Hockey rink where she tried to be at all the games. She was a great Mother and Grandmother . A very dear Lady.

From: Ray and Ann Renee Pettyjohn
Relation: Friend

Our thought s and prayers are with the family at this sad time. Emma will be sadly missed by all that knew her. She was a warm and caring person. Always had a smile for you when you met her anywhere.

From: Irene & John Gallo
Relation: Old friends going back to the 50's

So sorry to hear of your great sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincere sympathy Johnny, Irene and family.

From: Virginia Sanderson & Family
Relation: Good friend

Dear Gino & Families
So very sorry to hear of Emma’s passing..She will be missed by all who knew her.Emma was a wonderful Lady..Please know that our love & Prayers go out to all of you at this very sad time…
Love Virginia & fanily.

From: Millie Harper
Relation: Friend

Our thoughts are with the whole family – she was a wonderful women.
Everyone will miss Emma

Millie & Bob Harper

From: Catherine & Dan Wack & Bruce Wack
Relation: Friends

We are so sorry to hear of Emma’s passing. What a generous
and hospitable person. We will always be so gratefully to her for having our relatives from Italy for dinner. Making them so welcome. As my Dad would say, “May God Hold You All in the Palm of His Hands”.

From: Joe & Laura Capone
Relation: Family Friend

Our hearts are filled with saddens for all of you. Comara Emma was a wonderful and always giving lady. We has so many great memories of our families together. You are in our thoughts and Prayers.

From: Mario and Lorraine DiBella
Relation: Family Friends

We are all better people having been touched by Emma, her smile was infectious and she always made you feel special when you were in her company , her selflessness and love for her family and others is an example for all to follow,

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 28, 2012
Beginning at 10:30am

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, SK Canada V1L 1T4

813 Ward Street
Nelson, SK Canada V1L 1T4


Date & Time:
December 27, 2012
Beginning at 7:00pm

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T4

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T4

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Cancar Society Box 292 Nelson, BC V1L 5P9 or to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation 3 View St. Nelson, BC V1L 2V1

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