Maria Pan beloved, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on Sunday, August 21st at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. She is survived by her loving children; Rino Pan, Paolina (Jimmy) Krall, Dennis (Linda) Pan and Frank Pan. Maria also leaves to mourn her passing grandchildren; Bryan and Dalla Krall, Alyssa, Karlee, Maria, Marisa and Kevin Pan and her only great grandchild Lannie Krall, as well as her brother Antonio (Rosetta) Carniello. Maria was predeceased by her husband Ottorino in 1984 as well as one son John in 1983, brother Giovanni Carniello in 2000, sister Teresa Carniello and parents Pietro and Paola Carniello.
Maria was born in Laghi di Cittadella, Italy and attended school there. She met and married the love of her life Ottorino in 1951 and immigrated to Canada in 1952. Maria loved spending quality time with her children but found the time in her busy schedule to play card games, bingo and garden. Maria loved to cook and bake for her family and church members. She knit and spent many hours volunteering for the church. She was a devoted member of the Mount Carmel Society.
Maria always enjoyed spending time with all of her family members and grew with them as their lives progressed, they will miss her laughter and tender advise. Prayers will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Sparwood at 8:00 PM, funeral mass will be held on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 10:30 am at the same location. A graveside service will be held immediately following the service at Rivercrest Cemetery with Father Bart van Roijen overseeing the ceremonies. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.