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Maria Teresa Ciano (Rossi)

May 12, 1929 - May 9, 2014


Maria Teresa, (nee Rossi) born May 12, 1929 in Careri, Reggio Calabria, Italy, passed away peacefully in Cranbrook, B.C. on May 9, 2014. Predeceased by her loving husband Bruno, her mother Giuseppa Rosa, her father Giuseppe Antonio, her sister Concetta, her brother Rocco, her sister Elisabetta and her sister Rosalia. Lovingly remembered by sons Aldo (Noriko), Frank (Ellen) and Tony; brothers Tony (Carmela-deceased) ( Nunzio (Giuditta) and Giuseppe (Rosina) and sister Carmela (Luigi), and in Italy, sister Maria (Antonio) along with several cousins, nephews and nieces.

Teresa arrived in Canada in 1955, and raised her three sons while also working outside the home from time to time. She was a wonderful mother, well-renowned for her cooking, baking and giving away her garden’s plentiful bounty. Her birthday often fell on Mother’s Day.

Over the many years, she enjoyed the kindness and warmth of family and friends whom she always welcomed into her home and garden. She had a lively sense of humour and a strong will. She was a compassionate listener and a great friend and confidante. We will miss her dearly.

Prayers for close, personal friends and family will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Mark Memorial. A private funeral service for family will be held at Mark Memorial on May 14, 2014 at 11:00 am.

Entombment at the Cranbrook Mausoleum will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may make donations in Teresa’s memory to her beloved Saint Anthony of Padua Mission Aid.


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: josephine rossi - mclauchlin
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

There are no words to express the sadness that we feel . . . Zia Teresina was loved by all of us . . . she will always be remembered for her lovely smile, generous heart and the love she had for her boys. Aldo, Tony and Frank . . . you are in our hearts and in our prayers.
Love, Josephine, Darrell, Anthony and Maygan

From: Anna Maria Scavo
Relation: old friends...neighbors long ago

Aldo, Frank, & Tony and families. Thinking of you all at this sad time. I had a little visit with your mom in the hopspital a short time ago, and I can not believe she has left us. I am so sorry for all of you,…I know she is now at peace and with your dad once again. I will always remember her smile. God Bless you all. Anna Maria & Giacomo Scavo

Relation: Next door neighbour

With our love and prayers for Aldo, Frank and Tony and Brother Tony, Nunzio and Giuseppe and sisters Carmela, and Maria and other members of the family. I remember how kind and caring your Mother was to us when we lived with the Pizzino’s behind the bowling alley in Cranbrook. I also remember you very well Aldo. You and your brothers were always so good to both of your parents.
They were great parents to all of you. GOD BLESS THEM
With our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother.

Lorna, Judy Ann and Bruce Jackson

From: Mike & Patti McCormack
Relation: Friend

To the Ciano family: my heart goes out to you at this sad time as your Mother was a true character and she deeply Loved her family.
She will live on forever in your memory!

From: Don Sacino
Relation: Family friend

To Aldo, Tony, Frank and families, deepest condolences to you all during this time. I can remember your family when you lived across the alley from us a long time ago.


From: Wendy Larsen
Relation: friend of Aldo

My condolences to Aldo and Noriko and families. Though I did not know your mom, I know how important she was to the family. Thinking of you both at your time of loss

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 14, 2014
Beginning at 11:00am

Mark Memorial Funeral Home
2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada


Date & Time:
May 13, 2014
Beginning at 7:00pm

Mark Memorial Funeral Home
2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

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