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Belinda (nee DePiero) was born in Winnipeg to Helene and Caesare DePiero. She was predeceased by her husband Ernie. She will be deeply missed and forever loved by daughters Lynette Zapp (Greg Hickaway), Karen Zapp (Curtis Cross), Diane Zapp (Jeff Case); and grandsons, Mark and Daniel Hickaway.
Belinda was well loved by many. She was proud of her heritage and fondly remembered her hard-working parents. Belinda too worked throughout her life, with one of the favourite jobs being head cashier at numerous Safeway stores. She was independent and up for any challenge placed in her path. Fiercely determined, she was a solution focused woman finding ways to achieve her goals.
People appreciated her kindness and generosity. Lovingly known to many as 'Bea', she had a heart large enough to welcome many into her home and her life. Those who have shared in her love, generosity and hospitality can attest to the soft footprints she left on their lives.
She loved her family. She loved those her family loved, who then became like family.

She was strong
She was loving
She was smart
She was independent
She was without a doubt the best cook
She had a great sense of humour
She was giving
She always had faith.

We would like to thank Dr. Erica Halmarson for her kind attention to, and care of Belinda. We would also like to thank the Palliative Care team from WRHA under the direction of Lori Penner and Alanna and the team from Home Instead, all of whom helped support our mother's wishes of staying in her home as long as possible. The quick and responsive actions from each group was so very appreciated. Lastly, in the final days, thank you to the kind and reassuring staff at Riverview for providing a peaceful environment not only for our mom, but for us.

Mom, you will live in our hearts, remembered forever.

A service will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 11:00 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church, 315 Munroe Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Siloam Mission.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 06, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I am so sorry to hear of Belinda's passing. I was a coworker of hers way back in the 70s. Belinda was like a second mom to me at work. I remember her words of wisdom that she would constantly pass on to me . I remember her beautiful smile and her contagious laughter. I remember how much she adored her family and talked of them often. When I got married she hosted a wedding shower for me. I still have the crystal bowl I received that day. That's like 45 years ago. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Agnes Fast (Coworker) on: Aug 11, 2022

  • I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a very nice person & I liked her ( and your dad)!! I am sorry that I could not see her more often but my husband was a lot of care. Now I am in a facility & I am not driving anymore so I will not be able to attend the funeral. I remember your moms laughter & she was always fun to be with. With deepest sympathy. Irene Cox - Posted by: Irene (Neighbour at 168 Vryenhoek) on: Aug 07, 2022

  • I have many fond memories of sleepovers at the Zapp’s and your mom’s fantastic cooking. My deepest condolences. - Posted by: Carolyn Coutts (nee Roy) (Friend of Lynette) on: Aug 06, 2022

  • So sorry to hear of your mothers demise. Loved working with her at the old 710 store.Loved her stories she told. Many a laugh and good times. May you have peace and understanding at this time. God be with you always. Barb. - Posted by: Barbara Baxter (Fellow worker at Safeway.) on: Aug 06, 2022

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