Maria Della Siega

December 9th, 2020

To have, to hold and then to part is the greatest sorrow of our hearts.

It is with heavy hearts and many tears we announce the passing of Maria Della Siega (née Vadori) on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the age of 90.

Maria was born in Morsano, al Tagliamento, Italy, on April 3, 1930.  She immigrated to Canada to join her husband Paolo in 1952 with their eldest daughter Bruna who was still an infant.  The family settled in Trail, BC, and three more daughters: Eileen, Doreen and Lola completed the family.  Maria and Paolo were very family-oriented and proud of their daughters.

Maria was a talented seamstress who also loved knitting and had a passion for gardening and flowers – especially geraniums. She was a wonderful cook, and extended family dinners went on for hours and hours with much laughter around the table.

Devoted to her family, Maria was also very loyal to her friends and always willing to help in times of need.  She had a great sense of humour – and being silly with her grandchildren was such great fun for both her and them. 

What is left is that we continue her legacy
Of being a loving family always united as one,
A loving mother so gentle and kind,
What a wonderful memory she left behind


Maria was predeceased by Paolo, her husband of 68 years.  Left to mourn her passing are her two sisters and a brother in Italy; her children: Bruna (John Horcoff), Eileen (Charles Dent), Doreen (Ken Mailey) and Lola (John Mondin); her grandchildren Shawn (Cindy), Stephanie (Lee), Travis (Paulina), Leah, Carolyn (Jeff), Paul (Stacie), Doreen, Tyler, Marcella, and Shauna.  Maria is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the staff at Poplar Ridge for their loving and gentle care of our mother the past few years.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions there will only be a small private family service. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Maria’s name may be made to Poplar Ridge Pavilion through Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1, or

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence.


My sincerest condolences to all the family. Maria had the most remarkable twinkle in her eyes when she greeted you... Always so happy to see you and ask about the family. I will miss her. Mary and Rich

Doreen and Family, Our sincere condolences to you all. Maria (and Paulo) were such good friends. Lots of love, prayers and hugs to you! ❤️❤️❤️

Doreen - So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers at this sad time.

Dearest Della Siega family, to all you girls and your families I just want to say how sorry I am to hear about my Suntulas passing, she was one of the most loving women I've ever known and will never forget her warm smile and beautiful spirit, like all her daughters she showed her kindness everytime I was lucky enough to see her and was someone I loved to be around, she will be missed greatly and I know Suntulo will be happy to be reunited with her, My prayers are with you all and lots of hugs, stay stong, Love Dennis oxoxox

To the Della Siega family The love and joy that your mother brought to all of you will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

To each and everyone of you we are sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort. Chris and Allan Piva and family and Norma Milne.

Bruna, Eileen, Doreen and Lola - we are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a lovely, sweet lady. We loved when your parents were on our street. Our visits were always so much fun. I remember my parents always talked about how much fun they had playing cards with your Mom and Dad. Keep all your precious memories close in your heart always.

Bruna, Eileen, Doreen, Lola & families: I was so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Mom (Nonna). I will always remember her beautiful smile. She was so kind & friendly & would always stop & talk when I saw her. She will be truly missed. In your memories may you always see her smile & in your heart may you always keep her love. My deepest & dearest condolences to all of you. Sending my love & a big hug to you all.

Lola (John), Doreen (Ken) and entire Della Siega family. Wishing you courage, strength and love to help you through this loss. Maria will stay ageless in the memories of those who loved her. It warmed our heart to visit with your mom during our moms short stay at Poplar. With Love Vittorio, Rino, Marian and families

Dear Bruna, Eileen, Doreen, Lola and families, our deepest sympathies are with you on your loss of your beautiful Mom and Nonna.

I am so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. Such a beautiful lady...always enjoyed her comical ways and how kind she was to our family when we experienced our parent’s passing. Thank goodness for the wonderful memories of better times that you can all dwell on! My deepest sympathy to all the family. You are in my thoughts. Doreen

We were very saddened to hear of Maria’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the Della Siega families. Your Mom and Dad are together again. Love, Rob, Tannis and family

To my friend in your time of loss, I am so very sorry. Your Mom’s love can never be replaced, but it will always be with you and remembered in your heart, always. I hope you will find comfort in all of your wonderful memories together, and still see her smile in your mirror and her voice singing in your heart. Sending Love!

Bruna, Eileen, Doreen and Lola. Our sincere condolences to you and your families on the passing of your Momma. May the Lord

Our deepest condolences to the family. Thinking of you all at this very sad and difficult time.

Dear Bruna, Eileen, Doreen, Lola and Families We are so sorry to hear of Maria's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Reg & Nives and family

Bruna, Eileen, Doreen and Lola, we were so sad to hear of you Mom's passing. She was such a beautiful person both inside and out. Always had a smile for everyone!

Extending our sympathy to the Della Siega families. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Doreen, thinking of you at your time of sorrow. Our sincere condolences to the family....Hugs and prayers from Rosa and Brad.

Our sincerest condolences to the Della Siega family. It's never easy losing a parent but knowing Maria is reunited with Paul and is free of any pain or suffering is indeed a blessing. May all your many beautiful memories of your Mom and Nonna provide you warmth and comfort thru this difficult time.

Bruna, Eileen, Doreen, Lola and families - we were very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I love that picture of her, it reminds me so much of her when I was up at your house while we were young. She was funny and a pleasure to visit with. Thinking of you and sending our sympathies to all.

My deepest sympathies to everyone. Maria was ever present and no visit to Nonna Elsa's house was incomplete without one of them crossing the back gardens to share a laugh, a coffee, a tear or two. Maria's smile was big and wide and for anyone and everyone. She always had words of advice for us. May you all take comfort in the memories made around the table. Prayers and love. Leigh-Anne and family

My deepest sympathies. She is now with your Dad. What a loss for you all during this terrible time. Hugs, prayers and love. Linora and Karl

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