July 31, 1924 – July 7, 2018
Giovanna Menta, 93, passed away on July 7th at the Central Okanagan Hospice House, and will be forever and lovingly remembered by family and many friends.
She was born on July 31, 1924 in Celano, Italy. Giovanna immigrated to Canada in 1959, and she and her husband Giulio established their life together in Kelowna. She first worked for Henderson’s Dry Cleaner and then moved on to work at the Capri Hotel.
Giovanna is survived by her nephews and nieces both locally and in Italy. She is predeceased by her husband Giulio, sister Binetta, and brothers Gaetano and Vince.
Giovanna took great pleasure in gardening and knitting and enjoyed making homemade pasta and bread. Giovanna enjoyed the company of friends and family, and she was especially delighted to cook an authentic Italian meal.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, on Monday July 23, at 10:00. Entombment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2850 Dry Valley Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Agency. Special thanks to the staff at the Central Okanagan Hospice House, Dr. Naude, Dr. Lucas and the many close friends who supported Giovanna with friendship and care throughout the years.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com
Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC. 250-762-2299
First Memorial Funeral Services