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AMBROSIO – Rosa (nee Alessio)

October 3, 1920 – July 9, 2011

Rosa Ambrosio peacefully passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the age of 90 years.

Rosa was born in San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy. She married her beloved husband, Antonio, and together they immigrated to Canada in 1948 with their young family. They settled in Kimberley, B.C. where she remained until 2009 when she relocated to Calgary.

In Rosa’s long and rich life she experienced many changes and faced them all with dignity and strength. She will be forever remembered for her kindness and generosity. As the matriarch of her family, Rosa especially loved to gather everyone together for her wonderful meals and celebrations.

Rosa is survived by her children; Teresa (Fred) Finley of Calgary, AB, John (Lori) Ambrosio of Maple Ridge, BC, Guy (Lorraine) Ambrosio of Anchorage, AK and Tony (Patty) Ambrosio of Medicine Hat, AB, ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, brother John (Lorraine) Alessio, and sister Mary (Joe) Nemeth.

Rosa was predeceased by her loving husband, Antonio in 2006, her brother, Dick, and her parents, Isabella and Giovanni.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24th Street S.W.) on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. There will be a private family internment at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in honour of Rosa’s life to a charity that is close to their hearts.

In living memory of Rosa Ambrosio, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. John M Alessio :

    Theresa, John, Tony & Guy
    My deepest condolence’s on the passing of your Mom, I loved her and am really glad I was able to attend her 90th party. Aunt Rosie always made her U.S. neices and nephews feel welcome when we where in Canada and she will be missed. We just thank the Lord we had her for such a long and full life and many of her receipes will carry on through the cookbook your families put together. Sorry I will not be able to make this trip.
    Love John and Nancy

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  2. Andrew Alessio :

    Aunt Rosie,
    You will be greatly missed, I will always remember you .

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  3. Teresa & Fred, John & Lori, Guy & Lorraine, Tony & Patty.

    Your mother will always be remembered as a loving person to all of us. We will cherish her memory.

    God bless you all.

    Anna & Tony Greco Family

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  4. Jorge Arriaza (Renoir) :

    Teresa:
    My deepest condolence to your family.
    Your mother will be greatly missed.
    Bless you all

    Jorge Arriaza

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  5. Dan, Janet & Gabrielle Vas :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  6. Florence West :

    To the Ambrosio and Alessio Families

    Thinking of you all and offer sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother and sister. She was a wonderful friend and neighbour for many years.

    Florence & Roy West
    Bob & Irma Jean Brown

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  7. Frank Iaquinta :

    Teresa, John, Guy & Tony,

    In deepest sympathy from an old friend from the Kimberley days. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families.

    With condolences,

    Frank Iaquinta

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