Lucia Isernia passed away peacefully at Columbia View Lodge on Friday, January 26th surrounded by her family.
Lucia was born in San Paolo Belsito, province of Campania, Italy on May 22, 1926. She married Sabato Isernia in November of 1946. In 1952, Lucia and her first two children boarded a ship bound for Canada to reunite with her husband who had immigrated two years earlier to prepare a home for them. Together they raised four more children in their new homeland.
To help her husband support the growing family, Lucia worked as a cook at the Crown Point Hotel for over fifteen years. She made her home a clean, organized and comfortable environment and instilled in her children the values of hard work, dependability, and compassion for others. Lucia was the heart and soul of her family and will be dearly missed.
Lucia was a long time member of the Italo Canadese Society and the Catholic Women’s League. She was also a committed member of the past Trail chapter of the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Lucia was predeceased by her husband Sabato, her daughter-in-law Sandy and her seven siblings.
She is survived by her children Maria (Bill Burkholder), Frank, John, Eva, Luigi (Cheryl), Dominic (Kelly Woods), fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Lucia will be laid to rest at a private family ceremony. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. Benzer and the staff at Columbia View Lodge for the support and care provided Lucia during her stay.
Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Lucia to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation.