LINZA, Armando Giuseppe
Armando Giuseppe Linza passed away on March 27, 2014 at Hope, BC at age 88. He was born March 12, 1926 in Altilia, the Province of Cosenza, Italy.
Armando is survived by his wife, Battistina (Betty), son; Paul, daughter; Nuccia, grandchildren; Madisyn, Colby, Aaron, Nicole and Kyle. He is predeceaced by a daughter Rita in 2003. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 11,2014 at 11:00 am from Our Lady of Good Hope Roman Catholic Church, 671 Water St. Hope, BC; Burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Hope. Celebrant, Fr. Gordon Cook. OMI. Pallbearers will be Paul Linza, John Linza, Frank Linza, Larry Kennedy, Tonino Lenza, and Frank Lenza. Armando arrived in Canada from Italy as an immigrant in 1954. He was employed first, with the Canadian National Railway on the section of the Kettle Valley. He then moved on to careers in Sawmills, Mining, Service Industry, and his Janitorial Business. He finally retired in his early 70’s. During his days off, Armando thoroughly enjoyed fly fishing, mushroom picking, and perfecting his home-made wine collection, with much pride that became the envy of many friends. During the gardening season you could always find him tending to his garden.
Armando would often be seen reaching over the fence offering samples of his vegetables to passersby whether he knew them or not.
Armando will be forever missed by his loving wife of 58 years, Betty, his children, and grandchildren.
Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements, 604-792-1344