Mrs. Assunta Mele passed away at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Friday, November 8th, 2013 at the age of 93 years. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Revelstoke on Thursday morning, November 14th, 2013. Pallbearers were Assunta’s grandchildren: Gerry, Rob, Mark, Tina, Adam, Laura, Scott, Ryan, Christy and Alicia. Inurnment of Assunta’s cremated remains took place at Mt. Begbie Columbarium in Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke on Friday morning, November 15th. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., Suite 300 – 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2, in memory of Assunta.
Assunta was born in Spezzano, Piccolo, Cosenza, Italy on August 20, 1920 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1953. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and foraging for mushrooms. Assunta loved her garden and was a wonderful baker and cook. She was very strong in her faith.
Assunta was predeceased by her husband Salvatore, daughter Enza, brother Ottavio Staino and son-in-law Ron Patchett. She is survived by five children: Marisa (Phil) DeCicco, Anna Patchett, Julie (Les) Kehtler, Frank (Lynn) Mele and Joe (Eness) Mele; 10 grandchildren: Gerry, Rob, Mark, Tina, Adam, Laura, Scott, Ryan, Christy and Alicia; seven great grandchildren: Rachel, Jacob, Quinton, Mya, Alex, Charlee and Bennett as well as her siblings: Antonietta, Rita, Eva, Olga and Giuseppe.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Assunta’s family by viewing her obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.