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DI MARCELLO, Mirella Maria

DI MARCELLO, Mirella Maria

Mirella, surrounded by her family went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2018 at the age of 54. Survived by her loving family, daughters Anita (Shaun) Kohut, Christina (Trent) Beaudin; grandchildren Donna, Vincent, Dezarae and Enrico; mother Rita Gemin; brothers Attilio (Josefina) Gemin, Gianfranco (Julie) Gemin. Sadly, predeceased by her husband Harry in 2014, granddaughter Angela in 2010 and father Rino in 2008.

Mirella will be remembered for being a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister and Nonna. She devoted her life to caring for her family. Her positive spirit brought love and cheer to all she met. Mirella was a hard worker with a huge heart and immense compassion for others. She will be sadly missed by her beloved family, friends and all who knew her.

Prayers will be recited on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10:00 am both at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1077 Fuller Ave., Kelowna, BC.

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Condolence Messages
  • Apr 13, 2018
    My love and thoughts are sent to her beautiful daughters and family in which she was so proud of. Your mother was a beautiful women who kept a smile on those around her. I'm so very sorry for you loss, Mirella may you rest in peace with the angels.
  • Mar 14, 2018
    To Gemin family and Di Marcello family,
    We are so sad and sorry to hear of Mirella's passing. May God give you all the strength during this very difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest and sincere condolences.
    Pietrina Bruno and family
  • Mar 13, 2018
    To Mirella all the Gemins and diMarcellos, to grow up in the Okanagan and the Kelowna area in the 60s and 70s was the best. Being Italian and European we are the Mediterranean diet not just your store. We were very close in high school just as I was with many of my Italian orchard friends. I am so sorry for your loss as my brother Pierre just passed away. You are both so young, we were going to run the vineyards and orchards and delis of this city. You truly are a beautiful person inside and out. Bianca on behalf of the Pietro Calissi family.
  • Mar 13, 2018
    Our heartfelt condolences to Mirella's family. We were honoured & blessed to know Mirella. Her kindness, positivity, faith & dedication & love for her family was admirable. A beautiful lady, carved in our hearts forever!
    Love & God Bless,
    Patti, Sam, Jenna, Ross, Samantha & Adam
  • Mar 13, 2018
    Dear Anita and Christina, it's hard to find words to express the loss of your beloved mother Mirella. I am blessed to have known Mirella, a wonderful open hearted and giving soul, always upbeat and joyful even in the midst of struggles. She will forever remain in our hearts. May the outpouring of love surrounding you be of comfort for you and your family.
    Love, Maria Bishop
  • Mar 12, 2018
    It has taken a moment for us to process the passing of Mirella. Such a shock since she was always such a positive, optimistic, happy person. She was a pleasure be around and was so committed to her family. It was an honour to know her and she will be greatly missed! May God's Grace be with you all during this difficult time. Emilio and Lina Nanci, and Rosann Nanci-Carl.
  • Mar 10, 2018
    Our deepest sympathy at this moment of sorrow. Mirella was a good and sincere friend always ready with a warm smile. Our condolences to Anita and Christina and family.
    Cesar and Fernanda Madeira and family.
  • Mar 10, 2018
    To Anita,Christina and family, very sorry to hear about Mirella passing.She was
    a special person.Receive my deepest condolences and my prayers.
    Germana Granitto and family.
  • Mar 10, 2018
    Dear Rita Attiglio, Gianfranco, Anita, Christina and families, our hearts broke when we heard of the passing of our dear friend Mirella. She always greeted you with a smile and giggle. A very genuine person who was ready to help anyone. Mirella adored her family and we had lots of chats about all of them. Beautiful memories she has left all of them and may they provide them with peace and comfort. Lots of love to all. Lou and Maria Zol and Dino, Karen, Angela, Mike Diano, Connie and families.
  • Mar 10, 2018
    Keeping the Di Marcello family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Trish and Randy Crick ('family' at St. Pius X)
  • Mar 09, 2018
    Anita and Christina and family. I'm shocked and deeply saddened to hear of your mom's passing. I met Mirella in high school. She was the most friendly, loving caring woman one could know. She always made me laugh. I'll miss running into her. Mirella you'll truly be missed. Love Laurie Graf
  • Mar 09, 2018
    Mirella, you will always be so beautiful to me. You are one special lady.
    To all of the family, my deepest condolences. May her memory give you strength.
    Diane Fifield
  • Mar 08, 2018
    Mrs. Gemin and family. We are so very saddened to hear of Mirella's passing. She was such a beautiful, most genuine lady one could ever hope to meet. It was always such a pleasure to run into her and chat, usually with Mama Rita. Her happy nature and love of life was so contagious and infectious. I am so very sorry for your great loss. God bless you.
    Lucy and Rudy Litz
  • Mar 08, 2018
    We are very sorry about the passing of Mirella. We had the pleasure of learning Italian from her and as students we really enjoyed her enthusiasm and warmth. She was always very friendly and took the time to talk to you when you were lucky to run into her. Our condolences to the families.
    Rita and Kevin Witzke
  • Mar 08, 2018
    Anita and Shaun, may God continue to comfort you and your family. I am so deeply saddened to hear of your loss, I truly appreciated and respected your mom. Your past neighbors, Christina and Mike.
  • Mar 08, 2018
    Our deepest condolences to the family you will be missed RIP Mirella, Rocco Mazza and family.
  • Mar 08, 2018
    I was one of Mirella's Spanish classmates this past year. Seldom does one
    meet such a delightful person who will leave a lasting impression on me
    and the other members . Our lives our richer for having known her for
    such a brief period of time. Vaya con Dios, Mirella.
  • Mar 08, 2018
    My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of your Mirella. I had the pleasure of knowing her for a few years and she shared many loving stories of her family and grandchildren.
    Mirella was kind and loved to smile. She will stay in my thoughts.
  • Mar 08, 2018
    I was so saddened to hear the passing of a good friend and co-worker. She lightened up the room when she walked in and always had a smile on her face. I only knew Mirella for a few years, but she was a very special lady who loved life and her family. Our deepest condolences to the family.
    You will be greatly missed my friend.
    Love, Karen Demers & Darwin
  • Mar 08, 2018
    Rita, Anita, Christina, Attilio, Gianfranco and families,
    Our most sincere and heartfelt condolences. We all feel you sorrow.
    Frank and Karen Perri and family
    Elvira Perri
  • Mar 08, 2018
    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of sweet Mirella. I will always remember how kind she was to me whenever I saw her. I especially remember traveling with the Italian Children's group to Nova Scotia and how she was like a big sister to me. My daughters will remember her as the lovely woman who read the Christmas story at the Italian Dinner. We are so sorry for your great loss.
    Carla (Pucci) Temme and Family
  • Mar 07, 2018
    Mrs. Gemin, Anita, Christina & families,
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your families. Mirella was one of the most kind and truly genuine people we have had the pleasure of knowing. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
    Valita & Frank Russo
  • Mar 07, 2018
    I am shocked and saddened by Mirella's passing. Both she and Harry will be remembered as wonderful, honest and caring people. My sincere condolences to the family.
    Marzio Manderioli
  • Mar 07, 2018
    Dear Anita and Christina,
    I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Your parents were the kindest people and I always enjoyed talking to them whether it was at the Mediterranean Market, in the neighbourhood or at OKM. Know that your Mom adored both of you and that she was so very proud of you. Her infectious smile will continue to shine and will be kept alive with your stories.
    Thinking of you at this very difficult time.
    Janine Goodall
  • Mar 07, 2018
    Gemin & Di Marcello Families, we were so very sorry to hear of Mirella's passing. We attended high school together and would periodically cross each others paths over the years. She always had a smile and a laugh when we chatted. May the beautiful memories you have provide you with peace and comfort in the days ahead.
    Paula & Curtis Nyuli
  • Mar 07, 2018
    Mirella was always a breath of fresh air! Her smile and caring manner made her special well beyond her work. She knew how to express genuine empathy! She will be missed by all who shared a part of themselves with her.
    Rest In Peace Mirella.
    With love, Jim Carta
  • Mar 07, 2018
    Dear Gemin and DiMarcello families, our deepest sympathy and thoughts and prayers are with you! We are in disbelief! Please know that although we are far in distance we are a phone call away. Please call us if we can help in any way we will be thinking of you next week.
    Sending much love, Aunty Sesta and families.
  • Mar 07, 2018
    Mrs. Gemin, Anita, Christina, Attilio, Gianfranco and family,
    We are very sorry to hear of Mirella passing, may God give you strength and comfort at this time of sorrow. No words can take away the pain that you all feel and may she be your guardian Angel and watch over you and your family. She was a wonderful, caring beautiful person - she well never be forgotten.
    Ours prayers and ours deepest condolences are with you all.
    Miena, Dennis, Sergio, Cunial
  • Mar 06, 2018
    We are deeply saddened to hear of your families loss, Mirella was such a beautiful soul, she touched many lives with her kindness, we hold you all in our prayers, may the Lord be a strength with your family now & days to come. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Renata ( Penzin) Neufeld & Luisa Penzin & Milena Penzin
  • Mar 06, 2018
    We are sorry to hear of the passing of Mirella. She was a lovely lady. May your faith give you strenghth during this difficult time.
    Giuseppe and Franca LaMelia
  • Mar 06, 2018
    My husband and I had the honour of meeting Mirella in our Spanish language classes over the past several months. She was a kind, gentle and compassionate woman with a great sense of humour. We will miss her presence in our class. We extend our deepest condolences to her family and to all whom she has left behind.
    Sincerely, David and Betty Brown
  • Mar 06, 2018
    Anita, Christina and family, your mother will be greatly missed and I am sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful person. Sent with love and remembrance.
    Martha Kendal
  • Mar 06, 2018
    Sending my thoughts and prayers to Mirella's family.
    Becky Kaerne
  • Mar 06, 2018
    Such sad news. Mirella was full of optimism, love for her family and was a gracious soul. She will be missed.
    Doris & Dan Bregolisse and family
  • Mar 06, 2018
    We are very sorry to read the sad news of Mirella's passing. She was always such a nice person. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
    The Bregolisse Family
  • Mar 06, 2018
    Attillo and family, we are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Mirella. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    Scott and Terry Beaver
  • Mar 06, 2018
    It is hard to believe that Mirella has passed away. Her smile lit up Valley First, she always had a great big smile and a positive outlook and word. She was a wonderful person who was so proud of her daughters and grandchildren. She basked in the glow of her family and it showed.
    My deepest sympathies,
    Allen Tozer
  • Mar 06, 2018
    Christina; I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May the God of all peace comfort you and your family. You are in our prayers.
    Kathleen & Rose
  • Mar 06, 2018
    Our sincerest condolences to Anita and Christina and family. We are so sad that you have had to endure so much loss. Your Mom was such a beautiful person and though we didn't run into each other often we never skipped a beat of hugs and catching up. May a bright light shine down on you and your family.
    Love and peace...The Theobalds
  • Mar 06, 2018
    Anita, Christina and family,
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. She was the most wonderful person to have known. We will miss her especially on the breakfasts. We always had a nice talk. She is Resting in Peace. We are praying for the family.
    John and Lourdes GonSalves
  • Mar 06, 2018
    My favourite CSR at Valley First, I will miss you. Your children and grandchildren live across the road from me and I will watch out for them. I know the angels have carried you upward to meet your Lord, RIP.
    Karen Malin
  • Mar 06, 2018
    Mrs. Gemin, Anita, Christina, Gianfranco, Attilio and families, our condolensces on the passing of your daughter/mom/sister, Mirella. She was a kind-hearted, happy individual who always had a smile and the time to chat to all. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you and may the Good Lord bless you all at this time and always.
    Joe and Bianca Iafrancesco
  • Mar 06, 2018
    Our prayers go to the family. We got to know Mirella through Mediterranean Market. A sweet, kind lady.
    Ev and Alex Nyuli
    McLeans Cafe
  • Mar 06, 2018
    Anita, Christina and family,
    I am so so sad for your loss! Both of you girls have your Mom's joyous sparkle and I know her immense love will live on and shine through you forever. She was so proud of you all.
    Love, prayers and sincerest condolences,
    Patty Curran
  • Mar 06, 2018
    So saddened to hear this news. I knew Mirella in high school and will always remember her beautiful smile and wonderful laugh. Please take comfort in family and friends.
    Christie Ewen (nee Lawrence)
  • Mar 06, 2018
    Dear Anita, Christina and families and the Gemin family,
    Our hearts are broken to hear about Mirella's passing. Both Harry and Mirella were the most caring, kind and compassionate people we have ever met. May your memories of both your mom and dad be with you for eternity. May she Rest In Peace forever.
    Our most sincerest condolences,
    Tony and Sara (DiMaria) Cimino and family
  • Mar 06, 2018
    I briefly got to know Mirella last fall when we took a Spanish language class together, and am shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. She was a very nice woman with a kind and generous essence.
    Condolences to her family and friends.
    Don MIller
  • Mar 06, 2018
    Mirella was a beautiful person, always smiling, loved people and was so proud of her family. She was so respectful to young and old and always willing to help.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
  • Mar 05, 2018
    I was very sorry to learn of Mirella's passing. I remember her as kind and positive - a devoted mother. May you find comfort in the strength of your loving family and the support of caring friends.
    Sandra Sellick
  • Mar 05, 2018
    Sending my thoughts and prayers to Mirella's family.
    Dorothy Fabian
  • Mar 05, 2018
    So sorry to hear of your loss...take care of each other.
    Faye Henderson
  • Mar 05, 2018
    Rita and family, my heart goes out to you all. Mirella was a beautiful person, inside and out. Wishing you peace at this most sad time. Sincerely, Flo.
  • Mar 05, 2018
    To all of Mirella's family, my heart aches for all you have all been through. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. She will be missed by so many.
    Bunny and Al
  • Mar 05, 2018
    Dear Anita, Christine and family,
    My heart aches for you. Your mom was just in to see us and gave me the biggest hug. She gave great hugs. She will be so missed. So sorry for your loss.
    Carol, MOA
  • Mar 05, 2018
    I am sorry to hear of Mirella's passing. I only knew her briefly. She had a beautiful and kind soul. Condolences to Mirella's family.
    Dina Scheltgen
  • Mar 05, 2018
    Anita, Christina and families....It is with utter disbelief that I write this message. I will always remember your dear Mom and Grandma as a strong, compassionate woman who lived her life with such love for her family and friends. She always had a smile on her face, always had time for a chat and always spoke with understanding and love, all while enduring so much loss and health issues in her own life. I know there are no words that will help you through the coming weeks and months but I pray that the loving memories you have of both of your parents will carry you through in the long term. I won't be able to make it to the service, but please know that I will be with you all in spirit. Sharmaine Moir and family
  • Mar 05, 2018
    Our deepest condolences to the family. You will be missed
    RIP Mirella.
    Albert and Maria Medoro
  • Mar 05, 2018
    My sincere condolences to Anita and Christina and family. I will always remember Mirella's joyful smiles and I'll never forget the kindness you shared to everyone around you. I'll always cherish our memeries we shared together. RIP my friend you will be dearly missed.
    Love, Luisa and Peter Fusco and family.