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Giuseppina Josephine Porco

October 9, 1928 - November 6, 2016


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Giuseppina (Josephine) Porco, who at the age of 88 passed away peacefully on November 6, 2016 at Kootenay Lake Hospital. She was a dear and cherished Wife, Mother, Nana, Aunt, and friend to many.

Giuseppina was born in Aprigliano, Cosenza, Italy on October 9, 1928.  She married her love, Francesco (Frank) on March 20, 1949 and they had two sons, Armando and Ugo.

She cared for their home and small farm in Italy while raising her children.  In 1957, Giuseppina and her two sons immigrated to Canada and re-united with her husband Francesco.  They made their family home in Nelson where they spent their remaining years.

Above all else, Giuseppina cherished her family. She was happiest during family gatherings, visiting with friends, preparing traditional Italian meals and playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildern. She loved spending time in her vegetable garden and tending to her flowers. She was also active in her community as a member of the Italian-Canadian Society.

Giuseppina was predeceased by her two brothers Angelo and Alberto.

She is survived by her sister Palmina, her sons Armando (Heather) and Ugo (Judy), her grandchildren Jessica (Josh), Christina (Devin), Francis (Natasha), and Joey (Zach), her great grandchildren Noah, Eloise and Georgia as well as her many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Prayers will be recited Friday, November 11th at 7:00pm and Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 12th at 10:30am. Both will be held under the direction of Thompson Funeral Services at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the KLDH. The family wishes to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff of the KLDH for their compassionate care.

Ciao Bella, you will be loved and missed dearly.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

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

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: Friend

Armando & Ugo, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I rented the little blue house from your parents back in 1974-75 and always found your Mom to be a kind, generous person. Even after all these years, she would always greet me as an old friend, wondering how my kids were doing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!
Joey Gatchell

From: Margret
Relation: Friend

Ugo, Judy and family: Our hearts are with you during this difficult time xo Rod and Marg

From: Esther Lorusso-Campese
Relation: Long time Friends

Prayers & Condolences To Armando & Ugo & Families. Im sorry im not able to attend the services. My thoughts are with You all, through this very difficult time. Your Beautiful Mamma, will always have a close place in Our Heart, Her Beautiful Smile & thoughtfulness will never be forgotten. May She now rest in peace in they arms of Your loving Father. Cherish the wonderful memories. Hugs to All 💞👏Esther, Walter & Rosina, Thomas & Family

From: Mark & Lee Pinnell
Relation: Lee is daughter of Oscar Porco

Our condolences from Mark & Lee Pinnell, Anthony & Abbie Porco and Neil & Lousia Tyerman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

We have made a donation in memory of Guissepina to the KLDH.

From: Cathy (Dolman) Prefontaine
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Ugo and Armando – I just saw this about your Mom’s passing and wanted to drop you a note …. while it was many years ago, I will never forget our trip to Vancouver to visit Ugo at BCIT and all of us staying together in his apartment … I will remember your family fondly. Wishing you and your families a healthy and happy new year! Cathy

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 12, 2016
Beginning at 10:30am

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation

3 View Street
Nelson, BC V1L 2V1
email: bryna.idler@interiorhealth.ca

Thank You Notice

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the KLDH. The family wishes to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff of the KLDH for their compassionate care.

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