Natividad Espinueva Delfinado

April 8th, 2022

Natividad (Naty) Delfinado passed away peacefully at Evergreen House nursing home on April 8, 2022, at the age of 84. Naty immigrated to Winnipeg from the Philippines in 1963 to work as a registered nurse. In 1971, she moved to North Vancouver to work at Lions Gate Hospital and Evergreen House for the next three decades and subsequently, where she would live the last six years of her life. Naty's early years in the North Shore revolved around many friends and a close-knit community. In 1976, her elder sister Josefina (Erling) with husband Mar and children Pearlie, Chris and Neil, would join Naty along with her mother Dolores in 1979. The family would live together in a house a few steps away from St. Edmund's Parish where Naty spent many hours in mass and volunteer service during her retirement years. Naty was dedicated to her family and was the pillar that supported them through the untimely illnesses and passing of Mar and Erling and her mother Dolores from 1986-1991. As the parental figure to her niece and two nephews, Naty was unfailingly there for birthdays, Christmases, graduations, weddings and the birth of twin great-nieces Jocelyn and Avery and great-nephew Colin. Beloved auntie and sister, she will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her siblings Vanita (Jean) and Chander Sehgal, Juanito (Lito) and Elaine Delfinado; nieces and nephews Pearlie and Dean Davison, Chris and Mary Vitug, Neil and Anne Vitug, Mary Frances (Girlie) Castillo, Gemma and Jay Clasing, Leah, and Michael Chapman; great-nieces and great-nephews Jocelyn, Avery, Sydney, Ellie, Colin, Joshua, and Jacob. Naty's family are eternally grateful to the nurses and caregivers at Evergreen House 2 South for their dedication and loving care to 'Nanay' for the past six years. A funeral mass will be held at St. Edmund's Parish on Friday, April 22, 11:00 a.m. at 535 Mahon Avenue, North Vancouver. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Edmund's Parish.


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