Luciana “Lucy” Dean

Luciana "Lucy" Dean

Dec 6, 1938 – Feb 22, 2018
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Luciana Dean announce her peaceful passing in the early hours of Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, in the Kimberley Special Care Home.

Lucy was born in Valvasone, Italy, on December 6th, 1938 and came to Kimberley in 1960 and married Ennio. They were blessed with two children, Helen and Randy and enjoyed their family life at their Rotary Drive home. Nonni, probably the name she loved the most and answered the quickest, was added with the arrival of her two grandchildren, Haylie and Brayden. Her favoured hours were spent loving and supporting them at their baseball, curling and hockey. She enjoyed teaching them many life activities through her gardening, her love of nature and her cooking.

Sunday dinners were a constant as she illustrated her expertise in the kitchen with a wide variety of Italian goodies and main courses as well as many Canadian specialties. Lucy worked at The Pines for 22 years freely offering her care and love to all, residents and other staff members. Even after retirement, Lucy continued her friendship with her co-workers and will be missed at those luncheons.

In her spare time she enjoyed knitting, some TV and visiting with friends and neighbours. Her out-of-the-home most loved pastime was cheering for the Kimberley Dynamiters, which she did for over 50 years. She was a dedicated adherent to the Sacred Heart Parish and its CWL.

Luciana is survived by her husband, Ennio, her children, Helen (Grant) and Randy, and her beloved grand-children, Haylie and Brayden.

She was predeceased by her parents and four sisters. She will also be lovingly missed by two sisters and a brother and by many nieces and nephews and their families. Dear Nonni, You will be missed!

In response to Lucy’s request, there will be no service. Interment will take place at a later date.

Memorial donations in Luciana’s name, may be made to the Pines Memorial Society, c/o Bev Banks, Kimberley Special Care Home, 386 – 2nd Avenue, Kimberley, BC, V1A 2Z8.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

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When tomorrow starts without me

And I’m not here to see

If the sun should rise and find your eyes

All filled with tears for me

I wish you wouldn’t cry

The Way you did today

While thinking of the many things

We did not get to say

I know how much you love me

As much as I love you

Each time that you think of me

I know you will miss me too

When tomorrow starts without me

Please try to understand

That an angel came and called my name

And took me by the hand

The angel said my place was ready

In heaven far above

And That I would have to leave behind

All those I Dearly Love

But When I walked through Heaven’s Gates

I felt so much at home

When GOD looked down and smiled at me

From his golden throne

He said This Is Eternity

And All I promised you

Today for life on earth is done

But Here it starts a new

I promise no tomorrow

For today will always last

And Since each day’s the exact same way

There is no longing for the past

So When Tomorrow starts without me

Do not think we’re apart

For every time you think of me

Remember I’m right here in your heart

~ Author: David M Romano

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