October 28, 1927 – December 29, 2020
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Ada on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the age of 93. Nina as her grandchildren lovingly called her, or Biz as her great grandchildren called her passed away peacefully with her family by her side.
Ada was born in Reana Del Roiale, Udine, Italy to Luigi Cattarossi and Amabile Francile (nee Cattarossi) and had 3 sisters and 1 brother.
We will miss her tenacity, determination, youthful spirit and kind heart. There was nothing that she couldn’t do and she would try to do everything herself. This included climbing a ladder to prune the plum tree just after she got out of the hospital. Ada dug her own garden right up to the age of 92. Her family was number 1 to her and she was number 1 to her family.
Ada is survived by her daughter Orietta (Jamie); son Ivano (Lynn); grandchildren Sean (Amy), Amanda (Alex), Alicia and Mateo. Her great-grandchildren Parker, Brynn, Ava and Owen. Also surviving is nephew Silvano (Helen) and their children Sara and Michael. Ada is survived by other relatives in Italy, Canada and the United States.
Ada was preceded by her husband Italico (2010) parents, Luigi and Amabile, mother-in-law Dosolina, brother-in-law Fred, sister-in-law Mary, sister-in-law Lynda, brother Ugo and sisters Rosalia, Anilla and Maria.
We cannot express our gratitude to the carrying staff of Poplar Ridge Pavillion and Dr. Knox for making her last few months a joy for her despite the restrictions of Covid-19.
Thank you to Thompson Funeral home for making our loss a little easier during this very difficult time.
The complete obituary is on the Thompson Funeral Service website. As well, personal message of condolence may be left on the Thompson funeral service website https://www.thompsonfs.ca
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the CNIB Foundation or The Kidney Foundation in Ada’s memory.
There will be a Memorial Mass in July.
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