It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Maria. She passed away suddenly, taking pieces of our hearts with her.
Maria was born in Windsor, Ontario on January 14, 1967 to parents Maria Rosa Iaquinta and Giovanni Iaquinta, shortly after arriving in Canada from Italy. Maria grew up in a big Italian family and had a special place in her heart for her family.
Maria is predeceased by her mother Maria Rosa and father Giovanni; brothers Giuseppe and Mario; former husband Dan, and her best friend Tracey. She is survived by the love of her life Ray; her son David (Crystal); adopted daughters Crystal and Katey; grandchildren Amber, Willow and Meadow; sisters Anna and Vincenza; brother Franco. Also survived by nieces and nephews, extended family back east, and around the world and many countless friends who she considered family.
Maria was a force to be reckoned with. She was the rock that so many of us leaned on. Maria loved her son David more than anything. She was so proud of the amazing man she raised him to be. Her legacy will live on through David and his children.
Funeral will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Heritage Hall, 3015 273 Street, Aldergrove, BC.