It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Maryann Maida on November 7, 2012, at the age of 92 years. Maryann will be dearly missed by daughters, Catharene (Cathy) (Glenn) and Rosemary (Dave); grandchildren, Andrew, Dan, Doug, Tammie, Joanne, Melanie, Allison and Dale; as well as great-grandchildren, Shayla, Sienna, Bree-Anne, Dawson and Heidi-Rose. Maryann was predeceased by husband, Lou Maida, daughter, Patricia and son, Barry as well as her siblings.

Maryann was born in Big River, Saskatchewan on July 16, 1920. She was very active in sports and played hockey for the women’s team and softball for the Saskatoon Pats.

She later moved to B.C. where she met Lou. They were married at Christina Lake in 1940. Maryann lived in Saskatoon while Lou served in the army overseas. Their eldest daughter, Cathy, was born there. They returned to Christina Lake in 1946. Rosemary and Patricia were born a few years later. The family moved in 1952 to the mining town of Riondel where they settled, and Barry was an addition to the family in 1953. Maryann and Lou loved to spend time on Kootenay Lake boating and fishing with the family. In recent years, Maryann lived on her own in Grand Forks and had just moved into a new Independent Living Retirement Home in October. We know that she would want her friends in Riondel, Nelson and area to know of her passing. At Maryann’s request there will be no service. The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make a donation in Maryann’s memory may do so to a charity or organization of their choice. Our loving mother, grandmother and friend may no longer be with us, but her love and spirit will remain with us always.

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