elevated JhcBf September 22, 1927 – January 17, 2022
elevated JhcBf Visitation
Friday January 21, 2022 from 4pm to 8pm
elevated JhcBf Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated JhcBf (please find entrance from Bayview Avenue, south of Highway 407)
elevated JhcBf Funeral Mass
Saturday January 22, 2022 at 10:30am
elevated JhcBf Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated JhcBf Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the Mass will be private and attendance will be by invitation only.
elevated JhcBf Entombment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated JhcBf Obituary
Luisa Del Giudice – Her Life Story
elevated JhcBf Peacefully on Monday, January 17, 2022, Luisa Del Giudice passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 94 years.
elevated JhcBf Born on September 22, 1927, in Terracina, Italy, Luisa was the eldest of 5 children. She was a willful, strong, intelligent, independent and loving beautiful soul. At the age of 22, she came from Italy to Canada and married her soul mate, Pietro Del Giudice in the following year. Pietro arrived in Canada to begin their loving journey as Mom and Dad, Nonna and Nonno, and eternal best friends. Together, they raised 3 wonderful and loving sons, John, Frank and Elio.
elevated JhcBf Always the first to host large Italian family gatherings whether in their home or at their beloved cottage, Mom and Dad enjoyed being with their large close knit extended family, always laughing, singing, playing cards and of course enjoying never ending Italian meals and wine! Mom was a gracious hostess and amazing cook, always inviting family and friends to enjoy her homemade pasta (she was not one for store bought!). Mom loved baking and passed on her secret recipes for pizzelle, limoncello and other biscotti and zeppole (coated with cinnamon and sugar). We all looked forward to receiving our cherished care packages!
elevated JhcBf Many a great time was had by all who visited. Nonna and Nonno were married for 67 years before Nonno passed away but Nonna always stayed true to him and the family they created. Less than four years after his passing, she rejoins him to sing and dance again. Mom will now be surrounded by her loving family in Heaven: Dad, Frank, her parents Olimpia and Vincenzo, her brother Elio, her sisters Maria and Teresa.
elevated JhcBf Mom is a loving, giving, tenacious, and caring Mother and Nonna. You never left her presence hungry for a meal, a laugh, a hug, or home made goodies. Mom is known for her cooking, her strength and her ability to always see the good in others, calling each of us every single day (even when it was not reciprocated). Her laughter filled any room she was in, and her love for each of us brings smiles and warmth to our hearts. We will miss her dearly!
elevated JhcBf Special thanks to Juliet Santos for the wonderful care she gave Mom over this past year; to Dr. Bernstein her personal physician who always made time; and to the personal support team for their ongoing care.
elevated JhcBf Carrying on Mom and Dad’s memory are their two sons, John (Diana) and Elio (Lucy). She cherished her role as Nonna to Pamela, Linda (Jean-marc) and Christian, and most proud of her newest role as Bisnonna to Marcel. She is survived by her loving sister Rita, and other family members in Canada, Italy and California, including her loving nieces and nephews, and the many dear friends she made along the way.
elevated JhcBf In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temmy Latner Centre for Pallative Care. For those who wish to view this service, please click the link below. Online viewers, please be advised that the link will only go live 10 minutes prior to the service time.
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