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Mafalda Podorieszach, 1932-2019. (via Kamloops Funeral Home)

In loving memory of Mafalda Podorieszach (nee Crucil).

Although deeply saddened with the loss of our loving mother Mafalda Podorieszach, on April 7, 2019, at 87 years of age, she is finally at peace. 

She enjoyed many years of good health, with only a decline in health over the last two years. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late February 2019.

Mafalda is survived by her loving sons Primo (Eileen), Peter (Shelley) and John; her six grandchildren Brandon (Andrea), Bryce (Maggie), Michelle, Aaron, Cara (David) and Sarah; and five great-grandchildren: Keaton, Ethan, Nathanial, Cayden and Ava. She lived to see her grandchildren, then great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by two brothers Pietro (Enerstina) and Alessandro, sister-in-law Francis and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was born in Italy, immigrated to Canada in 1955 and married her late husband Giuseppe Podorieszach (pre-deceased in 1999). She had many friends in Clearwater and Kamloops.

We thank all the staff of the Ponderosa Lodge who cared for Mom in her final days. We especially thank Dr. Susan Vlahos for her empathy and care.

Prayers will be recited for Mafalda at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12, at OLPH with the Funeral Mass to be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at OLPH Church, 635 Tranquille Rd., Kamloops. Father Paul Simms, Celebrant.

All are welcome to join us in sharing memories at the reception, after funeral mass in the OLPH Parish Centre, next to the church and/or attending burial at Hillside Cemetery, 750 Notre Dame Dr.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to BC Cancer Foundation or charity of your choice.

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