Paolina DiMichele, known to friends and family as "Lina," passed away on July 8, 2020, in her 80th year. She was the beloved wife of Mario for almost 60 years, cherished mother of Vince (Tiba), Giovanni (Leigh), and Bruno (Leanne). She was the adored grandmother of Samantha, Alexandra, Sara and Kaileigh.
On August 1st 1940, Lina was born to Vincenzo and Giovanna Ciminelli in the small town of Saint Iona, in the province of L'Aquila, Italy. Lina was the eldest daughter to her four siblings, Guido, Antonio, Maria and Giusepina.
At the tender age of 19, Lina would meet the love of her life, Mario. After marrying in 1960, Lina joined him in Canada in the summer of June 1961. Before long, they welcomed their eldest son Vincenzo in 1962. Four years later, they celebrated the birth of their son Giovanni. To round off their family they welcomed their youngest son Bruno, four years later.
Lina was a hard-working, caring and devoted woman, working in factories, schools and nights to provide and support her loving family. When her grand-daughters arrived, she affectionately referred to them as her “stelle de nonna” and was a proud and dedicated Nonna. Memories of her Sunday lunches, polenta traditions, and homemade recipes will be forever be cherished.
Most of all she loved her family and instilled in her sons and grand-daughters strong values and an unwavering dedication to family. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Given these unprecedented circumstances, a private ceremony and mass will be held with her family but a live stream of the service on Monday July 13th at 9:30am, will be available via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omp7DWRmOr8