With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our wife, mother, nonna, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, Anna Rizzuto.
Anna was a woman of many words: words of love, of compassion and of encouragement. Her heart of gold inspired the circles of people close to her, be it volunteer committees, friends, and family. She was a woman of strength and courage, and through her last year of life showed unwavering bravery walking the road less-travelled seeking wellness. She was surrounded by loved ones through life and through death. Though we will miss her kindness, her generosity, and her brilliant smile, she lives on in the hearts of those who knew her and in the sparkling eyes of her grandchildren. She will never be forgotten.
Anna is survived by her husband Santo of 39 years; her children Jennifer (Mark) Tinholt with grandsons Xavier and Arand, Chris (Jennifer) Rizzuto with granddaughter Isabella, and Karla (Wylee Charbonneau) Rizzuto with granddogs Kali and Lenny; her siblings Toni (Enzo) Driutti and Joe (Ruth) Guercio of Trail, and Rose (Joe) Bossio and Giacomo (Linda) Guercio of Edmonton; an enormous extended family and a grand circle of friends.
At the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson B.C., Prayers will be held Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00pm and Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, October 13 at 10:00am, reception to follow at St. Joseph School. Internment will follow at the Mausoleum Friday, October 14 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Anna’s memory to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary or the St. Joseph School Scholarship/Bursary Fund.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca