elevated 3ltrq June 17, 1942 – February 23, 2021
elevated 3ltrq It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elena Calarco on February 23rd, 2021 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Francesco Giordano and Pasquale Calarco. Loving mother to Gino (Adriana), Diana (Robert) and Frank. Loving stepmother to Rocco (Michelle), Antonette (Dean), and Paula (Tony). Proud grandmother to Frankie (Katie), Gino (Sara), Alessandra, Irena, Cassandra (Stuart), Celina, Mario, Peter, Elena, and Giana. Step grandmother to Christian, Alessia, Justin, Katrina and Eric. Great grandmother to Liam, Isaiah, Ben, Alessia, Anthony, Nicholas, Jackson, Robbie, and Grayson. Elena will always be remembered by her sister Luisa and brother Peter. She is reunited in Heaven with her siblings Dante and Aldo.
elevated 3ltrq Elena will always be remembered for her infectious laugh and warm heart. Not only is she a great mother, sister, and wife, but above all else, she is the greatest Nonna. There is nothing her family and grandchildren will miss more than her fresh sauce or those big pinches on the cheek. She will continue to hold a big place in all our hearts as she watches over us every day. Nonna, we can picture you now, playing bingo, hitting jackpot on the penny slots, and beating everyone in scopa. Heaven has gained another beautiful angel. Until we meet again, we love you.
elevated 3ltrq Due to COVID, a private mass and funeral will be held on Saturday February 27th 2021 at 9:00 AM. Thank you to our family and friends for their love, support and understanding during this difficult time.
elevated 3ltrq If desired, donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.
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Mom you will always be in my heart and prayers.Please say hi to pop for me
Great motherinlaw to me. Blessed to have been accepted as her daughter-in-law. She was a amazing lady. Lots of laughs I will bring with me. Ma I will miss you with all my heart. Thank you for the many words of guidance for me and thank you for loving me and thank you for being there every time I needed to talk, when I needed you. Your daughter-in-law Adriana. Will miss you.
Gino, Adriana and family. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother/mother-in-law. I know how much she meant to you and how much she will be missed by you both. May she Rest In Peace. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Denise and Duane.
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Loved her spunk and contagious laugh. May she Rest In Peace 🙏
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Carmen & Elena Altimari and Family
Sharing in your sadness as you remember the life of Elena, a wonderful sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother.
Our prayers are with you at this time.
Our sincere condolences to all the family. May you treasure and be comforted by all the memories you have. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sara & Bruno Savini
Carmine & Josephine Ferraro
We would like to offer our deepest and most sincere condolences for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of grief.
Clemente and Angela Vita and the Vita Family
Our deepest sympathy. Zia Lena will be greatly missed.
Teresa Bozzo & family.
Sending our deepest condolences. May she Rest In Peace.
My sincere deepest condolences to you and your family. Heaven has gained another angel may she RIP.
Rosetta Samadian & Family
My sincere deepest condolences to you and your family.
Debbie Buonaiuto & Family
To all Lenas family we are sending our heartfelt sympathy.Very beautiful tribute to her.She was a very spunky lady and loved with all her ❤️.Dear Lena May you find your journey peacefully.we will miss you so much.R.I.P our love and respect
..Serge and Angie🌷
It is with a heavy heart we hear of your of your passing Elena. Our sincere condolences to the whole family.
Daniela & Angelo Trimmeliti
Our heartfelt condolences. This is such a shock and there are no words to ease this heartache. May God give you the strength and bless you with the knowledge that Mom is wrapped in Jesus’ loving arms! Elena will be remembered for her amazing warm heart, her smiling face, her laughter, and her ability to find joy no matter how challenging things may have been. Elena made time for everyone in her life and we hold dear to those loveable memories. Her lively spirit and kindness will be greatly missed as she always left a sparkle wherever she went. With all our eternal love and prayers.
We are sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Lucy, Bob, Chantel, Alicia Ferraro.
Our deepest condolences to the family. She will be in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.
Dearest motherinlaw. Loved me unconditionally. Ma you always thanked me for being in your son’s (Gino) life. You always guided us and always told us to love each other and respect each other. Your guidance to me was a gift. Ma I will miss you. Your daughter-in-law Adriana.
Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Our deepest condolences to the family. It is never easy. May she rest and peace and guide her family from above.
Beautiful love it thank you both
May our condolences bring you comfort, and may our prayers ease the pain of this loss. May Elena Rest In Peace.
Our sincere condolences during this time of grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My sincerest condolences to the family my thoughts and prayers are with you. Elena was a wonderful and very funny lady we will miss her deeply always in our hearts love you
On behalf of Fortunate, Salvatore and the whole Mortelliti family, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies in the loss of your loving mother and step mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Elena had a caring heart and she loved all who knew her. Your kind and wonderful mother will live in your hearts forever. God Bless!
Fortunate and Salvatore Mortelliti
Annmarie Rocco and Victoria Mortelliti
Maria Julian and Luca Watkins
To adrie and Gino
My condolences to you both, so sorry for you loss.❤️🙏
Our heartfelt condolences during this time of grief.
Our thoughts and prayers are will you all.
She will be forever in our hearts. RIP
Sam and Angie Ferraro and Family
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and
prayers are with you at this difficult time. We hope you find comfort in
the beautiful memories of Elena. She always had a smile.
Our heartfelt condolences during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will always remember her wonderful sense of humor and infectious laugh. Rest in peace, dear cousin.
Our Deepest Condolences to all of the Family in this time of Grief.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are will all of you.
May you Rest in Peace.
Zia Lena was so loved and will be missed by all of us. Her infectious laugh, her big hugs and her great dancing where she always led! Our heartfelt condolences.
Our heartfelt condolences at this time of sadness. our thoughts and prays are with the family. May she rest in peace.
Dear Diane and Robert and family — In the lyrics of a song – “How Can I Help You Say Goodbye … it’s okay to hurt, and it’s okay to cry.” My prayers out with deepest condolences – Love is given and remains – may you find comfort and peace in the love that surrounds you.
My deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire family.
Eternal rest grant onto Elena Oh Lord,
and may perpetual light shine upon her.
May Elena and the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy of God Rest in peace. Amen
She will be missed. We spent many wonderful and memorable moments with Elena throughout the years. She will always live in the hearts of everyone who she met and shared special moments.
My deepest condolences Gino and Adri. We are so very sorry for your great loss our dear cousins. May you find grace in the word of the Lord. With all our love Ed an Angie Kilinskas and Family.
To the bereaved family of Elena.
My most sincere sympathies and heartfelt prayers.
Our deepest condolences to you and your family . Our thoughts and prayers are with you . May Elena Rest In Peace .
Sending our love and our deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time. Elena will always be remembered as a kind, loving and happy soul. We will miss her contagious laugh and beautiful smile.
Our sincere condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our sincere condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May she Rest In Peace.
We are truly sorry to hear about the passing of Elena.Sending condolences, virtual hugs, blessings and strength to the entire family. With love from the Campo family.
Dear Diana, we share your sadness and send heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Sending our deepest condolences to Gino Frank, Diane and Adrianna and families She will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My deepest condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
From the Santos family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
From the Santos family
The reality has not yet set in for me that I have lost my beloved “Comare Lena.” As the devoted cousin of my mother and father, Emma and Vincenzo Frammartino, she was chosen by them to be my godmother – a role she fulfilled with passion and commitment throughout my life, exemplified especially by her steady stream of family visits.
On the most special of occasions, as well as the most ordinary days, she would appear, often unexpectedly, in our doorway – her face aglow with a spirited smile, emitting a bellowing laugh that would make one’s ears ring! Especially during the years when she lived just down the street from us on Drewry Ave, the Frammartino family and the Giordano family would get together practically every night. It was either at our place or theirs that the espresso cups would be spread on the kitchen table, among the playing cards; and whenever she yelled out: “Briscola!” the entire neighbourhood would surely have heard her. In the winter, she always helped us with our sausage-making sessions, and at the end of summer, our families would gather together to make bushels, and bushels, and bushels of tomato sauce.
Her generosity was boundless, especially in her gift-giving rituals. She never neglected my birthday as a child. At Easter she would deliver the fanciest Easter eggs, made of authentic Italian chocolate, accompanied by an extra tight hug (that always left me breathless for a while!). The brief loss of oxygen, however, was well-rewarded with those massive cuculi she would slap on our table – my favorite of all her expertly baked, traditional Calabrese confections. Her Christmas gift was always the biggest one under the tree, and artfully wrapped in the shiniest paper – yet it too paled in comparison with the tasty treats she would prepare with my mother at the beginning of every holiday season. Much missed are her “out of this world” turdilli, taralli, fresine, ginetti, scallille, cicitelli, etc.! She had a knack for baking and a knack for taking joy in living that is impossible to imitate.
I have learned many things in my years, but I will never learn to laugh at life the way my Comare Lena did – a necessary skill for both survival and fulfillment in this perplexing world.
When the Giordano family moved away from Drewry, we missed them profoundly, but the visits still persisted regularly, until my mother’s illness and eventual death, and my move to Nova Scotia. After twenty two years, I saw my Comare Lena again at my father’s funeral, a year and a half ago. I was moved beyond words, to be in her suffocating, affectionate embrace again. I am so grateful I was able to see her on that occasion – as it was the last. My Comare Lena’s passing is not only the end of a life, but the end of an era in my family’s history.
To my cousins, Gino (Adriana), Diana (Robert) and Frank, we extend our deepest and sincerest condolences for your loss.
Zia Elena today we lay you to sleep with all your other angels!
You were one of a kind we all share many amazing memories with you!
Your love for family, food, baking , playing scopa, bingo and the casino.
I’m happy to keep the memories with me!
May you Rest In Peace!
My condolences to all the family!
Today if I could, I would grab a hold of your cheeks and kiss them a 100 times, that what my kids said they remember about u!!!
Cindy, Pat, Daniel, Analisa and Francesca
You were such a pillar of strength & love in our family. Today as we lay you to rest , the memories are everlasting in our hearts forever. Your infectious laugh & warm hugs will be missed. Rest In Peace Zia. Condolences to the whole family. May God give you the strength you need as you endure these trying times.
I was so sorry to hear about Zia Elena.
She was one of the first people in the family I met that stood out in my mind.
I will always remember her laughing and dancing at weddings and other social gatherings.
Later when I learned about some of the challenges in her life, I thought her positive outward spirit was even more inspirational.
She will be missed and remembered.
Take care, sorry,
Elena you were such a beautiful friend to our dear mother Vita Adamo at Villa Giardino. Our dear mother enjoyed playing cards with you and other friends and cherished your friendship. You will be missed. Continue playing cards with our mom in heaven. Rest In Peace Elena
Toni De Luca & Family
Franca Gucciardi & Family
We will always remember Elena because of the joy she brought to everyone. Our deepest sympathy is extended to Peter and Luisa and all of the extended family.
Rita, Albert & Mark Amendola and Family
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. We’ll always remember her spunk and contagious laugh. May she Rest In Peace.