Obituary Notice — Isabella Maria Sali (Flaman)

Isabella Maria Sali (Flaman)
Born October 1, 1932 in Vibank, Saskatchewan –
died October 15, 2012 in Salmon Arm, B.C.

It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the passing of Isabella who died peacefully on a warm, sunny autumn day, surrounded by family at Hillside Village, just two days after her 60th wedding anniversary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Revelstoke on Friday morning, October 19th at 11:00 a.m. with Father Aaron de Dios celebrant.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., Suite 300, 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2, in memory of Isabella.

Isabella grew up on the family farm on the outskirts of Vibank, Saskatchewan with many a tale of farm life, frozen ponds, and the one room school house.  Together, throughout their married life Edwin and Isabella would put down roots in various communities in Saskatchewan and B.C., orchestrating endless renos, planting many gardens and making countless friends along the way.  Isabella found great happiness in all the communities she lived in.  She always considered Revelstoke home, where she chose to be laid to rest.  Mom was happiest when she was gardening, crafting, quilting, painting or doing ceramics.  She enjoyed sharing her time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, teaching them how to paint, glue, glitter and bake.  She also took great pleasure in giving the Blue Jays “what for” when she watched their games.

Isabella was predeceased by her parents Victor and Mathilda Flaman, her brothers Edward, Maximilanus, Christian, Aloysious, Robert and Joseph and her son-in-law Ken Munroe.  She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband Edwin; children Debbie, Bruce (Mary), Kevin (Lynda), Reta (Colin) and Dean (Tracy); grandchildren: Daphne, Megan (Ryan), John (Crystal), Bryan (Anne), Nicole, Kyle, Devon, Chad, Nevada (Kenny), Jordan, Kristen, Jacob, Rebecca, James (Marilyn) and Juanita; great grandchildren: Raelyn, Charlie,  Alexis, Adam, Jorja, Jaden, Maryssa, Jennifer and Brandon.  Also left to mourn her loss are her sisters Barbara (Frank), Leona (Frank), Vera (Ed) and Mary (Al), her youngest brother Florian (Bonnie), brothers-in-law Ernest (Jenny), and John (Isabelle), sisters-in-law Lil (John) and Eileen (Ron) as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm.  Your care, compassion and kindness given to mom and dad both during this time was greatly appreciated.  You couldn’t have been kinder to her.

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Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.