Dina De Angelis

Obituary of Dina De Angelis

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, and grandmother. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2021 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of Elio for 65 years, dearly loved mother of Nadia ( Jim ) White, Nancy ( Allan ) Toth, and Sonia ( Steve ) Juranics. Caring Nonna to 7 grandchildren; Jason ( Amanda ), Adam ( Chelsea ), Kayla ( Dylan ), Aaron ( Laura ), Alyssa, Kevin, and Madelyn. Cherished great grandmother to Lia, RaeAnn, Haven and Nova. Predeceased by her parents Giacomo and Onorina Cavasin, and her siblings; Augusta ( Alfonso ) Tosatto, Peter Cavasin, Lorenzo ( Maria ) Cavasin and Florindo ( Elisa ) Cavasin. Survived by brother Lino ( Gloria ) Cavasin, and sister-in-law Ofelia ( wife of late Peter Cavasin). She will be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Dina was born February 10, 1928 in Vedelago Cavasagra Treviso Italy, and grew up on the family farm along with her parents, grandparents, a sister and four brothers. Hard work was part of her upbringing and continued long after she immigrated to Canada. One of her earliest jobs In Italy was working in the Silk factory. In her early 20's she trained and worked at the hospital in Treviso as a Nurse's Assistant, taking great pride at caring for the sick and elderly with her kind and nurturing character. With tough economic times, many of her family and relatives were immigrating to Canada for new opportunities and a better way of life. Her brothers moved first, and settled in both Niagara Falls and Port Colborne. In 1953, with just a suitcase and dreams for a better future, she arrived in Canada, ready to start the next chapter of her life. Initially helping her brothers with homemaking and cooking; skills that she both enjoyed and excelled at. She later went on to work several different jobs through her lifetime; the shoe factory in Port Colborne, Lanark and Bicks to name a few. She met the love of her life Elio, at a dance at the local Italian hall in Port Colborne. Elio saw this beautiful girl, with rosy cheeks in a beautiful red dress, who caught his eye. He asked her to dance and the rest is history. They never stopped dancing and was something they enjoyed throughout their life together. A year later they married on January 28, 1956 and have been in love ever since. They were blessed with 3 beautiful daughters. Dina loved her family above all. She loved to cook, bake, sew, garden, and travel. She was very talented in her sewing abilities, sewing matching outfits for her girls. She enjoyed cooking meals to bring her daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren together. She was loving, caring, kind and generous; Always putting the needs of others before hers. She was the most amazing wife, mom, sister, aunt, nonna, grandmother and will be missed by all. We are celebrating her life with great memories. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Daniel and all the staff at Northland Pointe for their care and compassion over the last four years. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place with arrangements entrusted to the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne. Due to COVID restrictions, there will be a private family Funeral Service with a private interment at a later date. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Northland Pointe or the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Online photos, memories and condolences may be shared at www.armstrongfuneralhome.ca

Funeral Service

There will be a private family funeral service.


In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.