It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mother and nonna, Gemma Agostinis, on February 8, 2015 at the age of 87.

She was born in San Lorenzo, Italy and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1954. Gemma was predeceased by her daughter Beatrice and husband Egisto. She is survived by her children Gus (Jackie), Renata (Mike), Reno (Karen), and Dianella (Robert). She took great pride in her grandchildren Renata (James), Ryan (Jessica), Dane, Andrew, and Emma, and great grandchildren Krista and Kalyn. She leaves behind sisters Itala (Bruno) and Adriana (Dennis), and brothers Alfonso (Jan), and Gigiuti (Lily) and family.

She was a talented seamstress, cook, and gardener. She loved her church and the many friends she made there and at the Famee Furlane. Gemma was a role model to many and exhibited the values of hard work and kindness, and the importance of a sense of humour. She will be missed by all. We will love you forever!

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 18 at St. Helen’s Church, 3860 Triumph Street, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice.

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