Bertilla Bottaro 1935 – 2016. It is with great sadness that we announce our dear mother, Bertilla, passed away peacefully at Fir Park Village on January 12th, with loving family by her side.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Albino, sisters, Olympia and Pina, and brother Lino. Mom will be forever missed by Marco (Val) Gaiga, Lora (Glen) Thompson, Bruno (Rene) Gaiga, her grandchildren Darin and Carla Gaiga, Sonya and Aaron Thompson, Samantha Gaiga, as well as her extended family and many loyal, caring friends; forever a void in our hearts.
Born October 5, 1935, in Chiampo, Vicenza, Italy, Mom immigrated to Port Alberni in 1956. She worked at the M & B Plywood Division for 15 years. She was a long standing member of the Italian Canadian Society, where she volunteered making wonderful spaghetti and lasagna dinners, and enjoyed playing cards and bocce. Her family was her pride and joy and she was never happier than when we were all together, such fun we had.
Memorial Service to be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 4731 Burke Road. A Celebration of Life will follow later at 12:30 PM at the Italian Hall, 4056 – 6th Avenue.
The family would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the amazing staff at Fir Park Village for the kind and loving care given to our Mom and all who visited her over the past year.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fir Park Village 4411 Wallace Street, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7Y5.
Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.yatesfuneral.ca