Armida was born in Sant’Andrea, Italy and emigrated to Canada at the age of four, and was raised in Trail, BC. She met Joe Altomare on a visit to Natal and the couple were married in 1947 and returned to live in Natal, and later Sparwood. Armida passed away peacefully at Rocky Mountain Village on the morning of November 17.
She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Altomare, her parents Antonio and Maria Cavasin, her sister and brother-in-law Fanny and Ermes Bertoia, sisters and
brothers-in-law Clara and Eugenio Ungaro and Louise and Tony Megale.
Armida is survived by her daughters Maria Altomare and Christine (Tony) Souza; her son Mark (Deb) Altomare; grandsons Christopher Souza, Ryan Altomare-Furber and great-granson Kruz Cohen. She is also survived by nieces Judy (Keith) Hedley and Geri (Ed) Koropchuk and nephews Wayne Bertoia, Frank and Robert Megale and many great nieces and nephews and their families.
A memorial mass was held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Sparwood on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM. Those wishing may make donations to the Senior Citizen’s Society – Sparwood or the Lilac Terrace Building Fund.
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