Lina Maria Vassallo

Birth: 1972-04-05 Died: 2011-01-06

Visitation Date: 1/8/2011

Visitation Location:Oliveira Funeral Chapel

Service Date: 1/10/2011

Service Time: 7:00:00 PM

Service Location: St. Clare of Assisi

Service Address: 1320 Johnson St. Coquitlam, B.C.

VASSALLO, LINA (nee Di Biase)


Born on April 5, 1972 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Passed away on January 6, 2011. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister, after a courageous battle with cancer. Lina is survived by her husband Cateno, children Mateo, Daniela and Giordano, parents Maria and Tony, siblings Fatima (Rob) and Marco (Betty), grandfather Manuel, aunts Inez (Bert), Ida (Gianni), Nina, Rosinella, uncle Michele (Maria), as well as her many in-laws, cousins, uncles, nephews and nieces. Lina moved to British Columbia with her family in 1986 and they eventually settled in Burnaby where she graduated from Burnaby North Secondary. Lina married Cateno in 1993 and after starting a family, focussed all of her attention to raising her three beautiful children. Living in Port Moody, Lina was a significant contributor to many local activities and established amazing friendships with so many great families in the community. Lina will always be remembered as the “”mother hen”” of the family, with a smile and laugh that could light up the night. She was always the first person there to lend a hand and the last one to leave when a task needed to be completed. Because of her engaging personality and golden heart, Lina was beloved by so many, and we thank everyone for their kind words and prayers during her final days.

“”The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.””
???- George Eliot

Prayers will be held 7:00 pm Monday January 10, 2011 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish 1320 Johnson St., Coquitlam, B.C. where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 am Tuesday January 11, 2011. Entombment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation or the Tri-City Food Bank.

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Date :30 Nov -0001

Tribute :To Our special girl Lina Vassallo- who was always there- anytime- anyplace- for those whom she loved and adored and for those whom she felt a need to console; even when she didn't know them. Who by far; was the very- very best mommy to Mateo- Daniela and Giordano; and a soul mate to her husband Cateno and a rock to lean on for her family whom she so totally embraced each day. Lina's heart was forever filled with kindness- strength- caring and affection for all and she made many memories with her children and husband and had many adventures with them and her family; always trying to lead everyone to the well of love and togetherness. Lina's strong- deep love of life with her family is what carried her through the challenges she was confronted with. They talk of angels and who they watch out for; well Lina was an angel- sent to her family along time ago; to live her life with them; and now will continue to be that guiding angel for her children to bear crosses with. We believe that Lina will always live on in all of our lives in some way. Her happiness- laughter and smile will radiate down to her family and warm their souls as she will be in all our hearts and homes forever. We will love and miss you forever and always Vince & Wendy Barcellona

Vince & Wendy Barcellona

Date :30 Nov -0001

Tribute :To Maria- Tony and Family We are deeply saddened to hear of Lina's passing. We hope that you will find the inner strength to get you through this sad and difficult time. Our thoughts are with you and your wonderful family. God bless you all.

Manlio & Lucia Cupo and Family

Date :30 Nov -0001

Tribute :May God take care of you in your new home in heaven. Live with vitality- happiness and health as you watch over your family. Live on in our hearts and minds.

Dan Martino

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