ROGERS, Giuseppina (Pina)
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July 7, 1957 - November 17, 2012
It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Pina on November 17, 2012 at Lions Gate Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Pina passed away surrounded by her family; she is survived by her husband of 33 years Ron, daughters Laura (Rob) and Kathleen (Kye), grandchildren Adam and Emily, brother John (Ruth), sister Teresa (Tom), mother-in-law Mary, sister-in-law Jeanette (Lorenz), many nieces and nephews and a large extended family in Italy. She is predeceased by her parents Giuseppe and Rosa Lena Colombina. Pina was an amazing wife, mother and gramma who always put family first. She was caring and compassionate to all who knew her and always willing to help in any time of need. Whether it was through travelling, holidaying at the cabin, helping with Adam and Emily, socializing with her friends or cheering on her Giants, Pina was an example of how to enjoy life to the fullest. In her final weeks, Ron showed what true love means by caring for Pina with the utmost compassion. A special thanks to Dr. Klimo, Dr. Smiljanic, Dr. Sugar and all the oncology nurses at the LGH chemo clinic especially Julie and Gabby, who helped care for Pina these last five years. A celebration of life will be held at the Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lions Gate Hospital Chemotherapy Clinic. For those wishing to share a memory of Pina, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2012