IDA REIA (nee DERIN) Passed away Monday, December 10, 2012. All friends and family members rejoiced that she gave us the opportunity to celebrate her 100th Birthday on September 18th. She is predeceased by her husband Emilio and her son Arrigo. She leaves behind her children Gianfranco (Gianna), Loredana, Fabio, Oriella (Sandy) and Elsa. She was an enthusiastic Nonna to her grandchildren, Davide, Luisa, Katherine, Ricardo, Lorenzo, Sandra, Daniel, Jane, Matteo, Tristan, Maxime, their spouses and all her great-grandchildren. We are extremely grateful that Villa Colombo, with all their staff and fellow residents gave her a loving, caring home for the last eight years. Visitation will be held at Bernardo Funeral Home (2960 Dufferin St., south of Lawrence Ave.) on Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Borromeo Church (811 Lawrence Ave. W., at Dufferin St.) on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 9 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (8361 Yonge St., south of Highway 7). In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ida can be made to Villa Charities c/o Villa Colombo.
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Published in the Toronto Star from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2012