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Norina Prissinotti

November 17, 1928 - March 10, 2020


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our cherished mom, nonna, sister and zia. Norina (born: Onorina Domenica Daneluz) passed peacefully surrounded by love and family, at the Powell River General Hospital on March 10, 2020, after a brief illness.

Norina was born in a farmhouse in Prata di Pordenone, Italy. As the second of six children, Norina grew up working on the farm and looking out for her siblings. In 1950, she traveled alone by ship and train to join her future husband, Torchy, in Powell River. In 1956, Norina and Torchy built a home to start a new chapter with their expanding family. Norina developed lifelong friends with the local Italians, her neighbours on Gordon Ave and the customers she sewed for.

Norina was a kind and loving nurturer, who showed great strength and resilience throughout her life. She loved spending time with and caring for her family; she took great pride in her friendships and keeping in touch with those lucky enough to have known her. Norina found joy and purpose in everything she did. She endlessly provided for others through sewing, gardening, knitting, cooking and baking. As busy as life was, and despite the distance, Norina remained closely connected to her family in Italy and brother, Tony (Marie), in Port Coquitlam.

Norina valued her relationships with the Assumption Parish and Italian Community Club as well as working at Books & Stationary. She enjoyed time with her grandchildren, bus trips to Reno and lawn bowling.  Later in life, Norina took an interest in watching local hockey games, playing tiles with friends and attending Friday lunches at the Assumption Church.  Her ability to appreciate the little things in life, that many take for granted, was admirable.  Norina was proud to live independently and maintain her family home until her passing.

Norina will always be remembered for her selflessness, strength, kindness and generosity. We are so grateful to have experienced her unconditional love. She will be in our hearts forever.

Norina is survived by her children: Gina (Greg Martin) and David (Jen Olsen); grandchildren: Carly (Greg Pitman), Cassidy (Dan Strain), Brett (Nikita Kitagawa) and Spencer (Gina Silvestrini) Martin; Olivia, Alison and Markus Olsen-Prissinotti; great grandchildren: Miller, Harvey and Macy Norina Pitman, and Rivers Martin; siblings: Tony, Pierina, Mino and Mila. Norina is predeceased by her husband, Narciso “Torchy”; daughters: Milena and Laura; her sister, Maria; parents: Augusta (Moras) and Francesco Daneluz;

To our dear Dr. Dohm, a special thank you for your trusted care, kindness, dedication and support. Also, thank you to the attentive doctors, nurses and care aides who gently cared for Norina in her final weeks.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Anna (Ann) Mariner
Relation: Close Friend Anna Mariner & Fr. Thomas Nicholson Friend & Former Parish Priest in Powell River

On behalf of myself and Reverend Fr. Thomas Nicholson we send our sincere condolences to Gina, David and family including Norina’s brother Tony and family. We hold you all in our prayers at this difficult time. We too feel the immense loss as Norina was dearly loved by the both of us and will continue to remain in our hearts. She was an incredibly special friend, who showed immense love, compassion and care. She delighted in the true joys of family and friends who cared and gave meaning to life! She was truly an inspiration to me (Ann) and a blessing as a role model for all I learned from her. As I learned of what she experienced through her stories from her journey through life over the years I realized that she had this incredible inner strength, determination, courage and devout faith that allowed her to continue on as she did as. I simply was in awe of her and admired her. Norina, despite all she endured was a survivor knowing her family was her priority, and always offered her love. She gave of herself in every way and she was genuine! God created the best as He certainly challenged Norina in life and she accepted it all with every grace! May she now rest eternally in His gentle care.

Service Schedule

  Service Date To Be Determined

Date & Time:
To Be Determined

Church of the Assumption
7109 Glacier Street
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 1R8

Due to the current health crisis, our family has made the difficult decision to hold the funeral mass at the Church of the Assumption for immediate family only. As it would be important to Norina, we want to ensure the safety of everyone at this time. We all must take the steps necessary to reduce the spread of this virus at this time.

The family will hold a dedicated mass and reception to cherish the memories of our dear Mom and Nonna at a later date.

Thank you,

7109 Glacier Street
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 1R8

  No Service by Request

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Powell River Hospice Society. Donations are accepted online at or by mail to:

Powell River Hospice Society

P.O. Box 33

Powell River, BC  V8A 4Z5

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