Mrs. Lidia Falcone (nee Donato)
Mrs. Lidia Falcone passed away peacefully with her children Franco and Maria by her side at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care, Revelstoke BC on Sunday, September 22 at the age of 83 years old. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, September 27, at 1:00pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Revelstoke with Bishop Emeritus Eugene Cooney celebrant. Interment to follow in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. Flowers are acceptable, but the family prefers that memorial contributions be made to the Canadian Diabetes Society in memory of Lidia.
Lidia was born in Spezzano Piccolo, Cosenza Italy on March 20, 1930 and has been a resident of Revelstoke for the past 11 years, moving here from Kimberley where she resided for over 50 years. Lidia arrived in Kimberley in 1953, via Montreal, to join her husband, Tony Falcone in Kimberley who arrived there 3 years before. Lidia came from a large, close-knit Italian family with strong patriarchal and matriarchal influences. As the second oldest daughter, she helped raise her 8 brothers and sisters after her oldest sister left home to get married. Her love of family, home, cooking and gardening carried through to her own home and children where she placed family and respect above all else. Lidia had a knack for doing all things, and conducting herself, with grace, style and charm. Her cooking ability is legendary and to this day, continues to influence family and friends as they try to match her ability and carry on her recipes and traditional dishes. Lidia truly enjoyed being with her family, and was happiest when her children, and later, her grandchildren, carried out their lives with purpose, dignity and respect. In addition to cooking, baking and gardening, Lidia enjoyed dancing, music, knitting, crocheting, hockey games to cheer on her son or the local team, and figure skating to support her daughter and the sport. Her laugh echoed through her home and garden often, and her skill “to keep everyone in line” was revered and respected at the same time.
Lidia is preceded by the passing of her beloved husband, Tony in 2007, and survived by her son Franco (Susan) Falcone of Calgary, daughter Maria Falcone (Ted Hubert) of Delta, grandchildren, Thomas Falcone (Mari Takahashi), Lexa Hubert, Isabella Falcone and Jack Falcone, nephew and niece, John and Angela Bafaro of Revelstoke, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members in Canada, the USA and Italy.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Lidia’s obituary notice at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com
Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the doctors and staff at Mt. Cartier Court for all the care and support they gave both Lidia and Tony over the last several years.