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BERTI – Ermenegilda (Ermes)

September 25, 1924 – November 21, 2010

Ermes Berti of Calgary, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the age of 86 years.

Ermes was born in the town of Paese, Italy. She immigrated in 1955 to Canada and settled in Calgary with her husband Angelo.  They started their life together, raising their family of three children. After retirement they enjoyed their trips to Puerto Vallarta and other sunny destinations. They also enjoyed their road trips, fishing and camping in their Boler. Her most precious time was spent being a “Nonna” and making risotto for her grandchildren. Most recently she became a “Bis-Nonna” to baby Mary.

Ermes is survived by her three children, Maria (Ken) Mislan, John (Rose) Berti, and Luciano Berti; and her four grandchildren, Teresa (Andrew) Waddington, Paul Mislan, Laura Mislan, and Leah Berti; and her great granddaughter Mary Waddington. She is the last of her eight Cancian siblings. Ermes was predeceased by her husband Angelo in 1999.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.  Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Yolanda Kao for the special attention and care she has always given our mother. Thanks also to the nursing staff of Unit 62 at the Foothills Medical Centre.

In living memory of Ermes Berti, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Paola Berlese McNeal :

    The memory of our loved one will live forever in our hearts.
    In questa triste circostanza porgiamo sentite condoglianze.

    Paola Berlese & McNeal Family
    Raeford, NC

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  2. Carmine Annunziata :

    Luch & familiy

    Our deepest condolences during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Carmine & Edwina Annunziata

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  3. Maria, John, Luciano and families,
    I am sorry to hear that your mom has passed away. Please know that I am thinking of you during this difficult time. The Berti family has a special place in my heart from those first years of teaching at Holy Cross School, quite a few years ago.
    God Bless

    A former Teacher
    Jerry Novlan

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  4. Dear Luciano Berti and family:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for your loss.
    Steve Howard.

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  5. Marilyn Pearce :

    My thought’s and prayers to you all at this difficult time .

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  6. To the Berti Family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences of the passing of Ermes – a wonderful mother and grandmother. In memory of Ermes, a donation has been made in Erme’s name to the United Way.


    The Calgary Police Service Identification Unit

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