January 1, 1920 – June 16, 2016
We wish to announce the peaceful passing of a true matriarch, Angela DeSantis. She was 96 years old. Angela was born in Amato, Catanzaro, Italy and was the 2nd
eldest of 7 children. In 1940, she and Antonio DeSantis were married in Amato, Italy. They immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta in 1953 to raise their two daughters, Tina and Lina. In 1972, Angela and Antonio moved to Cranbrook, BC where their daughters were residing. Angela was a custodian at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce until her retirement.
Angela’s passion was gardening and cooking for whomever came to visit. She had many massive and productive fruit trees that were started from seeds randomly thrown in her yard. The neighbours in the area of Parkland Middle School always admired her magnificent vegetable garden.
Angela will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her daughters, Tina (Gus) Fiorentino and Lina (Angelo) Fiorentino as well as three sisters Concetta Masi (Kelowna); Carmela Chiodo (Edmonton); and Ettilia Abuisi (Torino, Italy). She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren Jim (Connie) Fiorentino; Sandie (Mike) Anderson; Christine (Dave) Claypool; Johnny (Adrianne) Fiorentino; Julie (Mike) Fiorentino and Robbie (Norrie) Fiorentino.
Her long and fulfilling life provided many memories with 12 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
Angela was preceded in death by her husband Antonio; brothers Gaetano and Alessandro; sister Maria and great-grandson Joshua Anderson.
We sincerely thank her physician, Dr. Kevin McIver. His genuine compassion, guidance and care has left an indelible mark on our hearts. Thank you to the wonderful nurses on the 3rd floor at the hospital. They took such good care of her this past month. We also wish to thank the staff at Joseph Creek Village for making the last years of her life so enjoyable. A special thank you to her neighbor, Rosa Caccavo, for faithfully visiting Angela and helping her adjust
to assisted living.
Those wishing to remember Angela can make donations to a charity of their choice.
A funeral mass for Angela will be held on Saturday, June 25th at 10:00 am at Christ The Servant Catholic Church, 1100 14th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family can be offered at: