Imelda RIVA

Imelda Ida Riva (nee Piccinin) passed away peacefully at Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor, Ontario on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at the remarkable age of 94. She was born in Prata di Pordenone, Italy, in September 1929. Imelda got married to Enrico Riva and migrated to Canada in 1956, where they started a new chapter in their lives. Together, they raised their beloved children Angelo Riva, who married Kelly, and Florence Mele, who married Ross. Imelda was a cherished Nonna to Nicholas, Nathan, Natalie, Michael, and Stephine, and a doting Great-grandmother to Clara. She was predeceased by her siblings Secondo, Giovani, Tarcisio, Onorio, and Evelina.

The family kindly requests that donations in memory of Imelda be made to Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital, Emara Building Palliative Care. Imelda’s cremation has already taken place. A Memorial Funeral Mass has been scheduled for Monday, October 2, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in London, Ontario. Following the Mass, her interment will be held at Woodland Cemetery. The funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Cremation Society of Windsor & Essex County, and any memories, photos, or donations can be shared through their website at http://www.cremationsociety.ca.

Imelda’s departure is mourned deeply by her family and friends. Her legacy of love and devotion will forever be etched in their hearts as they remember the beautiful soul she was. May she rest in peace, knowing that her presence will forever be treasured by those she left behind.

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