Born September 8,1934 in Maribor, Slovenia (Former Yugoslavia) she passed away peacefully with dignity and with Dolores and Mario Jr. by her side on March 14, 2017 in Duncan, B.C.
Maria is predeceased by her late husband Mario Peruzzo and sister Milena Olic. She was the daughter of Servelo Rota and Angela Cehner Rota. She is survived by her daughters Angela (David ) Wilkes and Dolores Peruzzo (Rainer Tritt); her son Mario Peruzzo Jr. as well as Grandchildren Chantelle, Victoria, Alexander, Christopher, and Nicholas. Maria will also be missed by her sister Nevia Dumcius of Windsor, ON and her brothers Carlo (Emilia) Rota of Chatham,ON, Bruno (Linda) Rota of Chatham, ON, Vili (Josephine) Rota of Shawnigan Lake and Edi (Vivian) Rota of Shawnigan Lake and many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends both near and abroad.
She worked hard in her life, raised a family, faced many crossroads and had a heart that never stopped giving. She was everyone’s Mama and will be so missed now and forever.
“Ti Amo Per Sempre”
The family would like to extend a special thank you to The Duncan Manor and Cairnsmore Place as she loved her homes after retirement. To the staff and doctors at Cowichan District Hospital and especially to Dr. Seymour, for showing extraordinary compassion and care at all times.
A Celebration of Life will be held at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan, BC on April 8th, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Light snacks to follow.
“Better Than Yesterday”
Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com