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BATTISTELLA, Maria Gabriella (nee Zaniol)
May 21, 1950 - July 14, 2014
Gabriella passed away peacefully in her home after a courageous battle with lymphoma. She was born in Bolzano, Italy and came to Canada with her parents in 1951. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years Giusseppe (Joe), her sons David (Stephanie), Michael (Pamela), her daughter Elyse, her 3 week old granddaughter Chiara, brother, sisters, nieces and nephews. She was proud of her rewarding career as an elementary school teacher, and especially enjoyed her many years at St. Michael's School. Each of her students were very near and dear to her heart. She was dearly loved and cherished by her family & friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Church, 9387 Holmes Street, Burnaby. Monsignor B. Rossi, Celebrant. The family wishes to thank Dr. Shenkier and the whole team at the BC Cancer Agency and the Fraser Home Health Palliative Care Team. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 310 – 1682 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 4S6. Gabe, you will live in all of our hearts forever.
Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on July 16, 2014