PIGEAU-CAVERLY, Iolanda (Anda) 1923 – 2014
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Iolanda (Anda) Pigeau- averly on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the age of 91. Anda was born in Milan, Italy on April 28th, 1923. She is survived by her sister Flora in Rome and several nephews and nieces in Italy; also survived by her three daughters, Emi (Terry), Flora (Glenn), Monique (Ken) and stepson Alan (Bobbi). She will be missed by her grandchildren who fondly referred to her as “junk food Nonna”… Melanie (Michael), Amanda (Joel), Danika (Doug), Joshua (Samantha), Sam, Brayden, Brenna, and Brooke. Anda was also blessed to have 8 great grandchildren who dearly loved their “bis Nonna”; Mackenzie, Sean, Mikayla, Miles, Maclain, Miller, Elizabeth and Isabella. Anda graduated from the University of Milan in 1941. She was a professional ballet dancer in La Scala, Milan, and she also served as a Red Cross nurse until 1945. In 1949 she came to Canada as a war bride. Anda was a school teacher and principal until 1975. She was a talented artist and she loved the opera. She was an active member of Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary in White Rock, where she lived for almost 50 years. Anda was loved by many and has left a big hole in our hearts. We know she is up there waiting “to pull our toes and is doing her hexes”. Thank you to the wonderful staff at West Shore Laylum. A celebration of Anda’s life will be held n Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Hazelmere, 18150 8th Avenue, Surrey, BC from 1:00 until 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations will greatly be accepted to Covenant House at www.covenanthousebc.org.
Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040