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Emma Maida

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and Nonna on December 23, 2012 at Kootenay Lake hospital at the age of 72.  Surrounded by her side, were her beloved husband, sons and siblings.

Emma was born on November 11, 1940 in Malito Italy.  She came to Canada in 1961 with her mother, two brothers and sister to join the rest of her siblings.  Emma met Egidio in Nelson BC in 1962 and married on June 29, 1963.  Together they raised their three boys; Frank, Tony and Len.

In Nelson Emma was employed as a seamstress for Mrs. Miller where she paid attention to detail and continued this until the birth of her children.

For many years Emma was actively involved in the CWL, Italian Society and the Catholic Church. Her heart and home were always open to welcome any family and friends. Emma loved spending time cooking, being with her family and having afternoon espresso with her friends.  Emma was happiest with her grandchildren at her side providing her with stories and laughter to fill her heart.

Emma was predeceased by her parents Guiseppe and Maretta Richichi.  She will be lovingly remembered by her husband – Egidio, sons – Frank (Jacquie), Tony (Sandra), and Len (Wendy) and grandchildren, Jared, Melissa, Nicholas, Tyler, Adam, Jayden, Jayne, Beth and Colton.  Also her brothers Aldo (Margaret), Ralph (Lina), Carmen (Rita), Frank (Yolanda), Mario, Tony (Maureen) and one sister Ida (Fernando) Delgrosso.

The Maida family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Malpass, Dr. Tuvel, Dr. Mula and Dr. Alger.  A special thank you to Dr. Boyd for your compassion and gentle approach towards Emma.  Thank you to the emergency room staff and third floor nurses.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made on Emma’s behalf to the KLH Foundation and or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on December 28, 2012 at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street, Nelson, BC.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home. Online condolences maybe expressed at

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