elevated Gs1gN May 17, 1934 – September 26, 2018

elevated Gs1gN Visitation
Sunday September 30 2018 from 5 – 8 pm

elevated Gs1gN Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated Gs1gN Funeral Mass
Monday October 1, 2018 at 11:30 am                             

elevated Gs1gN Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated Gs1gN Entombment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery – in the Holy Family Mausoleum
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7

elevated Gs1gN Obituary

elevated Gs1gN Belvedere, Ioppolo Calabro, Filippa

elevated Gs1gN Filippa (Pina) peacefully passed away on September 26, 2018 at the age of 84. Caring and devoted mother of Elizabeth (Frank), Daniela (Nino) and Mark (Diane), she was pre-deceased by their father Romualdo.  She was the proud and cherished Nonna of Marco, Domenic, Francesco, Gabrielle and John.  Pina is now reunited with her parents and sisters, for whom she cared deeply and will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews in Italy and the USA. Born in Catania, Pina was raised by her widowed mom and sisters in Rome and Trento.  She left her career and single life behind when she immigrated to New York and later married Romualdo in 1968. She quickly took on the role of mother and homemaker, which lead her to Toronto as the result of her husband’s career. She cultivated few but enduring friendships which she cherished.   An avid reader, she always found the time to express her love for music, fashion, literature, art and architecture. She enjoyed singing out loud, playing briscola, and socializing. Newly independent in the late 90’s, mom took on the role of caregiver and companion to her dear sister Graziella in Rome and spent a number of years travelling back and forth. The arrival of her grandchildren brought her much joy and she relished the time spent with them to her final days. Her resilience tested at various times in her life, she persevered in the knowledge that she was loved unconditionally by her family and this love was duly reciprocated.  She never lost her faith or her sense of humour in the face of many struggles.  We would like to thank the PSW’s and nurses at Pine Grove Chartwell LTC and Four Elms Retirement Residence for assisting in mom’s care in her final weeks and years.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice is appreciated by the family. 

elevated Gs1gN Ti vogliamo tanto tanto bene, rimani sempre nei nostri cuori. Riposa in pace carissima mammina e nonnina Pina. 

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