Obituary of Adriana Maria Theresia LA CAPRARA

June 12, 1931 – St. Oedenrode, the Netherlands             
July 18, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta

Adriana Maria Theresia (Van Brunschot) La Caprara, passed away at Walden Age Care Home on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at the age of 90 years.  

Adriana was born in St. Oedenrode, the Netherlands on June 12, 1931.  She was the second child of nine and the first daughter born to Adrianus and Gerardina Van Brunschot.  She immigrated to Canada with her family on May 15, 1951 arriving in Quebec City on the Vollendam.  She met and married the love of her life, Rocco La Caprara on March 2, 1957.  One of her greatest accomplishments was when she and Rocco became Canadian citizens.  Adriana was a very strong independent woman who loved to socialize; she had a very large network of family and friends that she enjoyed spending time with.  She was always on the go, playing weekly card games and dinner with her sisters, shopping and visiting with various family and friends and just enjoying all that life had to offer.  She loved and was very proud of all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.    

Adriana will be forever loved and remembered by her daughters and sons-in-law, Rosaria and Alan Thirlwall of Calgary, Nicolette and Wayne Anderson of Okotoks; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jody), Christopher, Jonathan (Candace), Samantha (Jesse), Michelle, Renee’ (Mitch) and Brody; and great-grandchildren, Jonah, Brooklynn, Kolton, Mason, Damian, Elliott, Noah and Brinley. She was predeceased by Her husband Rocco La Caprara in 1995.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Adriana’s obituary at If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Adriana La Caprara, a tree will be planted in the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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