July 27, 1925 – January 6, 2014

Peacefully, in the arms of her beloved family, Assunta Zamperoni, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, went to her rest on January 6, 2014.

Predeceased by her husband, Attilio, in 1996, she is forever loved and remembered by her daughter, Francesca (Alan) Nohr; grandson, Danny (Sarah) Nohr; granddaughter, Shari (Flavio) Tonella; great-grandchildren, Jacob Nohr and Nicholas and Jessica Tonella; nephews, Joe and Mario Martignago; sister-in-law, Fiorinda; sister, Maria; and niece, Melina.

Assunta was born on July 27, 1925 on a humble farm in Paderno del Grappa, Italy. She met her future husband, Attilio, while he was a soldier in WWII. They married in 1950 and Francesca was born the following year.

Assunta always dreamed of immigrating to Canada, as her father had told her many stories of his time spent here. She finally realized her dream in 1956, when she took her first step in Halifax. It was her happiest day. The family settled in Port Alberni for the first three years and moved to Nanaimo in 1959.

Assunta was taught at an early age how to knit, sew, and create remarkable needleworks. In Nanaimo, she worked for many years as a seamstress. She held tightly to her spiritual teachings and lived life simply as a kind and soft-spoken woman.

She is at peace now, but her absence will be felt deeply and forever.

“Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.”

A Mass will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:00AM at Trinity Catholic Church on Spartan Rd. Refreshments to follow.

Flowers gratefully declined. Assunta asked that donations be made to the BC Cancer Foundation or to a charity of your choice.

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