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Gabriella Rose Theresa Brekka

Date of Death: March 21, 2019


Gabriella Rose Theresa

September 24, 1922 – March 21, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gabriella Rose Theresa. Our endeared Mother, Granny, Beez Noni and Zia left us peacefully on March 21, 2019.

Gabriella will be deeply missed by loving daughter Mary (Ken), dear grandchildren Garrett, Lisa Maria and Jolene (Danny), precious great-grandson Nate, cherished niece Anna; nieces and nephews. Gabriella has relatives and friends in Nelson, Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Minneapolis, Italy, and Norway.

Gabriella was born to parents Mario and Maria Ghislieri, on September 24, 1922 in Sale Alessandria, Italy. The Ghislieri family immigrated to Canada when Gabriella was at a very young age.

Gabriella met Olaf Brekka in Harrison Hot Springs, BC and they lived in Vancouver, BC for several years. They were married for almost 50 years and spent their retirement in Nelson, BC. Faith was their foundation and they were involved in many church activities.

Gabriella was predeceased by her beloved husband Olaf, brothers Fred and Herman, nephew Mario, and parents Mario and Maria.

A private service will be held later this spring, in Nelson. A Celebration of Life will take place in Vancouver, this summer.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Werner and Lorry Mann
Relation: church

Dear Mary and Family. Deepest condolences from our family.
May you find peace in the many fond memories that you all hold dear.
Sincerely. Werner and Lorry Mann and family

From: Arlene McMillin
Relation: my mom, Lore and her were good friends

Blessings to the children and grandchildren of Ella, as she is remembered.

From: Garrett
Relation: Grandson

Mom, Lisa, Jolene & Nate, my love to you… I will always be here/there/everywhere for you.

From: Jolene
Relation: I’m her granddaughter

I’ll love you always and forever,Granny ❤️

From: Lisa Maria and Nate
Relation: Granddaughter and great grandson

Forever in our hearts granny littles, kiss you and grandpas picture everyday, luv you 🌹♥️

From: Danny

I’m so glad I got to meet you. You’re a bright light now.

From: Astrid Brennemo Lund
Relation: Gabriella Brekka was our aunt.

On behalf of all the relatives in Norway we send our deepest condolences.

From: Veronica Wright
Relation: My amazing friends Granny

Jolene and Family. Our deepest condolences. May you always keep her Memory Eternal. Sending love you strength

From: Anna Poersch
Relation: Friends of her grand-daughter, Lisa Maria and great-grandson, Nate

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mom, granny, and great-granny. Our deepest condolences to you all in your time of sorrow. We pray the Lord may comfort you with His love and sustain you through these difficult days. Though we never met Gabriella, we know how special she was to all of you. Love and hugs from Anna, Andrew, Cameron and Jonah Poersch

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