Giuseppina (Josephine) Porco

1928 – 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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