Edaline Gladys (Delle)
June 28, 1917 – April 11, 2012
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Gladys (Delle) Zanatta. Gladys was born in Otter, BC. Her family moved to Vancouver when she was a small child. Her happy memories were growing up in a family of five active girls overseen by a gentle Italian father (Giovanni Stefani)and a strong Italian mother (Saretta Trevisiol Stefani). The neighborhood at Princess and Prior was their home from Benny’s Market, to Strathcona School, to Sacred Heart Church. She married her childhood sweetheart, Guilio Zanatta in 1939 and they had many happy years together. She worked as the bookkeeper in the family owned Forum Motors on Hastings and Slocan Streets. In 1958 they built a home at Deer Lake in Burnaby. That home was a source of great joy to Gladys. Unfortunately, Guilio passed away in 1968 and over the years she had the sad experience of also losing her four beloved sisters, Annie Zanatta – 1977, Angie McNeil – 1996, Mary Durante – 2001 and Elma Pastro – 2007. In 2002 she moved to Abbotsford to live with her nephew, John and his wife Kathryn. She was surrounded by many nieces and nephews who fondly called her Aunty Day. She particularly enjoyed each new generation of babies and took great pleasure in family gatherings. Special thanks to her kind companions, Shirley, Amalia and Irene who were faithful in their devotion. She passed away peacefully on April 11, 2012 with family constantly at her side in her final days. A Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford, BC. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:00 am at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church. Donations may be made to BC Children’s Hospital.
Tributes and condolences may be left at:
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534