Mar 7, 1924 – May 9, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family of Emilio Antonio Gallina announces his passing on May 9, 2018 at 94 years of age.
Emilio was born March 7, 1924 in Caerano di San Marco, Italy. He came to Cranbrook from Caerano di San Marco in 1951 and worked extremely hard to build a new life here. Emilio lived a life most people could only dream of having. He was a hardworking man who loved gardening and was strong minded
and strong willed.
Family was important to Emilio and he enjoyed spending time with his great-nephews and great- nieces, especially cutting grass on a ride-a-mower and stocking up the cookie jar for the kids.
Emilio was loved by all and is survived by his sister Guiseppina, niece Marissa, nephew Luciano in Italy, nephews Gino (Colleen), Roberto (Emily) and Marco (Carmen), and by many great- nephews, great- nieces and step grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his wife Sarafina Gallina, stepsons Ermo Loro and Frank Loro, parents Fortunato and Amabile, and by his four brothers Carlo, Luigi, Alfredo, and Ivano.
A Prayer Service for Emilio will take place on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cranbrook, BC.
A Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cranbrook, BC. Interment will follow in the Cranbrook Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com
McPherson Funeral Service