Lina Maria Vassallo

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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.

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Lina Maria Vassallo

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.