Lina Richichi

1926 to 2020 ~ Peacefully, on May 29, 2020 our beautiful mother was reunited with her soulmate and beloved husband for eternity and is now our special guardian angel.

Predeceased by her devoted husband of 63 years Giovannino in 2016. Forever loved by her daughter Silvana Gioia (Eugene), and sons Carmine ( Susan) and Domenic ( Rita).  Cherished Nonna of Giancarlo Gioia (Stephani), Jamie Gioia (Melissa), Christina Cristillo (Robert), John (Joanna), and Marc (Corrina).   Caring Chi-chi Nonna of Olivia, Tristan, Ava, Carter, Preston, Jaxson, Patrick and Anthony. Dear sister of Rita Maione (late Giovanni) and loving Zia of Dr. Peter Maione (Joanne), and Angela Vairo (Frank) of Sault Ste. Marie.  Survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews in Southern Ontario and Italy.

Mom was the heart of our family. Her home was her castle and her family was her greatest joy.  She was most happy when surrounded by a gathering of the family for a special celebration or just to enjoy a home cooked meal prepared with loving hands. Her talent for creating knitted and crocheted gifts for the family will always be treasured.  As a caring, humble and gentle person of inner strength and faith, Lina was a role model of love and generosity for all.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions a private family service will be held at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Road, 705-945-7758) on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. with Father Boguslaw Jaroszek officiating. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum. The service will stream live through the Northwood Funeral Home Facebook page at Simply be on Northwood Funeral Homes Facebook home page at the designated time and the video will appear when the service begins.

A memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Holy Family Parish when circumstances permit.

Special thanks to Father Boguslaw Jaroszek for his pastoral care during Lina’s life journey.  Our gratitude to the staff of Great Northern Retirement Home and her dear friends Mafalda and Amalia. Thank you to Tricia Scornaiencki, Dr. Booth and the palliative team, and the staff of ARCH Hospice for their compassionate care.  To Sam and staff at IDA Pharmacy Market Mall thank you for your many years of dedicated service. Our thanks to all healthcare providers involved in Lina’s care.

If so desired the family would be honoured by donations in Lina’s memory to ARCH, Holy Family Parish, or the charity of your choice.

Mom you will always be in our hearts. Forget you not, love you forever.