Obituary Notice — Carmelina (Nina) Cianflone

Carmelina (Nina) Cianflone
1929 -2017

Mrs. Nina Cianflone passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2017, at the age of 87 years. Prayers will be recited from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Revelstoke, on Thursday evening, April 20th at 7 pm, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday morning, April 21st at 10:30 am with Father Aaron de Dios celebrant. Pallbearers are Jim Spankes, Trevor Marback, Quinn Marback, Rod Sherlock, Paul Suraci and Joe Mele. Entombment will follow at Ocean View Mausoleum, Burnaby, B.C. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, in memory of Nina.

Nina’s life began in Nicastro, Provincia di Catanzaro, Italy, on July 22, 1929, and she came to Canada in 1949. Nina and her husband Tony lived in Vancouver, BC, and moved to Revelstoke four years later in 1952, and were residents of the community ever since.

Nina and her husband Tony happily raised their family of five children here. Nina enjoyed gardening and canning. Her passion was cooking and she loved to feed her family. Nina had a great sense of humour as well as an astute business sense. She loved investing in real estate. Nina’s whole life was her family, especially her grandchildren. Nina suffered a great loss at the early passing of two of her children, son Rudy and daughter Terri as they were called home much too young.

Nina was predeceased by her husband Tony, an infant son Anthony, son Rudy and daughter Terri; her parents Christina and Joseph Impiombato; her mother and father-in-law Sarafina and Frank Cianflone; brothers-in-law Joe Cipriano and Joe Cianflone. She is survived by three daughters: Lillian (Lorne) Evin of Robson, BC, Marie (Trevor) Marback of Revelstoke and Donna (Jim) Spankes of Kamloops; five grandchildren: Nicole, Danielle, Anthony, Quinn and Christina; five great grandchildren: Joshua, Emjai, Natalie, Brooks and Callie. She also leaves her sister-in-law Katrina Cipriano of Vancouver and nephews Frank (Christina) Cipriano and Lino (Monica) Cipriano, also of Vancouver.

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