Annina Thompson, born in Cosenza Italy January 30th, 1950, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness in Kelowna BC on November 5th, 2009.
Annina is survived by her loving husband Roy Wright Thompson and her adoring siblings David Marrelli, Elaine Jacobsen (Jan Jacobsen), Frank Marrelli (Shelly Haynes-Marrelli), Gino Marrelli (Isabelle Richard) and Carlo Marrelli. She is also survived by wonderful nieces and nephews Julia and Michael Jacobsen, Hannah Butson, Dominique and Marielle Marrelli, Romario, Bonina and Isaiah Marrelli, Jesse Mitchell, John and Katherine Rogers, Jane and Hilary Thompson.She was predeceased by her father Pietro Marrelli and mother Bonina Marrelli and sisters Roseann and Lidiana Marrelli.
A memorial service was held on Monday, November 16, 2009 at 2:00 PM from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 625 Franklyn Road, Kelowna B.C.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com, 250-860-6440
We Remember Annina
As the finest of daughters, forever loyal to her mom and dad,
As the first born of eight children
As a big sister who was there for all of us
As welcoming her first sibling Daring David with great joy and proudly wheeling her baby brother around Field
As soon having her handful with Elegant Elaine joining the troupe, barely catching her breath with the arrivals continuing Lovely Lidiana, Rosy Cheeked Roseann, Fearless Frank, Grinning Gino and the caboose of this calabrian tribe Charming Carlo
As being a great role model by courageously venturing out for a post secondary education under challenging circumstances
As having the travel bug and seeing more of the world than most of us ever likely will
As a committed teacher to her students and to us all,
As a wonderful wife to Wright, her partner in life and globetrotting
As a warm, loving and fun auntie to her nieces and nephews who loved her tremendously.
As a nurturer who happily took her young brother under her wings when he needed help.
As a matriarch, a force to be reckoned with
As rejoicing in the company of family and friends,
As staying Aninna through her illness, keeping busy and not losing a step in caring for others,
As a calm and brave woman in face of a difficult illness,
As laughing, bossy, stubborn and loving as ever from the command of her wheelchair,
As the great spirit she was and is to us all, gone in body but not faded from our hearts,
In countless memories, lessons and wisdom she shared with us,
As a beautiful woman we were all blessed to have had in our lives,
As a cherished woman we hold dear in our hearts and will love forever.