Kathleen Margaret Beruschi (nee Carmina Fuoco) passed away at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care, Revelstoke on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the age of 100 years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Saturday afternoon, June 7 at 1 p.m. with Father Aaron de Dios celebrant. Interment will follow in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. Honorary pallbearers are Phil DeCicco, Roman Beruschi, Adrian Beruschi, Brady Beruschi, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin Beruschi and David Beruschi. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Revelstoke Hospice Society, Box 3133, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, or the charity of your choice, in memory of Kay.
Kay was born in Revelstoke on April 8, 1914, and had been a life-long resident. She was a self-employed businesswoman, owning and operating the Regent Hotel for many years, a woman ahead of her time in that regard. She was a champion of local causes but always remained in the background, preferring not to be acknowledged publicly. Kay was active with community philanthropy. She loved her family and took great pride in all their accomplishments.
Kay was predeceased by her parents Fillipo and Maria, her husband Fred, sisters Santa, Janet and Vera and her brother Baker. She is survived by three children: Fred (Marcia), Sherrin Stewart (Mickey Jones) and Jane Hoffman (Bruce Walker); six grandchildren: Brady (Courtney), Adrian (Bryna), Stefano (Lauren), Abigail (Don), Catherine (Steve) and Michael (Leslie); 12 great grandchildren: Roman, Isabella, Hugo, Luca, Marco, Alessandra, Matthew, Danielle, Holden, Claire, Olivia and William, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Kay’s family by viewing her obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.