Surrounded by her four children, our Momma Bear passed away January 14, 2021. She was a pillar of strength and courage...a true fighter to the end.
Maria was predeceased by her late husband, Salvatore Lanni. Cherished mother of Vincenza (Sam), Ida (Lino), Joe (Anita) and Diane (Oscar). Much loved Nonna of her nine grandchildren: Adrianno, Rachael, Olivia, Sophia, Romeo, Gabriel, Leandro, Emilia, Drea and her fur-grandchild Frankie. She is survived by her three brothers: John, Tony and Domenic. She is predeceased by her late parents Giuseppe and Maria Stalteri. She was loved by her sisters and brothers in-law, her nieces and nephews and her many friends.
In light of COVID restrictions, there will be a small private funeral attended by her immediate family only. A mass and Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations in Maria's name can be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada.
During this difficult time, we miss the physical interaction with all our family and friends. In lieu of this, we encourage you to please visit the guestbook and add any stories, memories or pictures you may have of our mom.
Is Always With you
She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk
down the street, she's the smell of certain
foods you remember, flowers you pick,
the fragrance of life itself. She's the cool
hand on your brow when you're not feeling
well, she's your breath in the air on a
cold winter's day. She is the sound of the
rain that lulls you to sleep, the colours
of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning.
Your mother lives inside your laughter.
She's the place you come from, your first
home, and she's the map you follow with
every step you take. She's your first love,
your first friend, even your first enemy,
but nothing on Earth can separate you.
Not time, not space...not even death.