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DeCOSTA – Rita (nee Bertoia)

February 8, 1935 – December 9, 2009

With great sorrow and heartache, we announce the passing of Rita DeCosta, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Rita will be lovingly remembered by her devoted husband Angelo, of 52 years; daughters, Merina, Lorie (Vaughn) Caron, Charlene (David) Moore; grand children Kaela and Chad Caron; brothers Ding (Mary), Reno, Silvio (Gail), Avelino, Leo (Charlotte), and Dele Bertoia; sisters Louise (Laverne) Herriman and Loretta Bertoia; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. She is predeceased by her parents Angelo and Elsa Bertoia; sister & brother in-law Avelina & Murray Kowal; sister in-laws Shirley & Madeline Bertoia. Rita was a devoted wife, mother, nonie, daughter, sister, friend and was happiest when surrounded by family and friends.

Rita will be dearly missed by all those who knew, loved and cherished her. Rita’s family would like to thank the staff from the Tom Baker Cancer Center, Calgary Home Care and the Intercare Chinook Hospice for their extraordinary care and compassion in her last few months.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, December 13, 2009 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Chinook Hospice, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary AB T2V 4Y8, Telephone: (403 258-0040.

In living memory of Rita DeCosta, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Angelo, Merina, Laurie, Charlene, my heart goes out to you for your great loss especially at this time of year.

    Remember that you will always have the memories.

    My deepest sympathies.

    Janet

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  2. We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Rita. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Frank and Judy Klein

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  3. Bernice Thompson :

    Dear Angelo and family,

    I was very sorry to hear about Rita’s passing. She will be fondly remembered by all.

    Bernice (Befus) Thompson
    403-274-0213

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  4. Lorie, please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Her spirit lives within all of you.

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  5. Patrick novakowski :

    My deepest sympathy to Angelo, Merina, Lorie, Charlene and the Decosta family. May God assist you in your time of grief.

    Pat

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  6. Leo and Fabio Bertoia (san lorenzo italy) :

    We are very sad to hear of the passing of Rita. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very sad time. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
    You are always in our thoughts…Rita.

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  7. Luigia Bertoia ( Arzene italy) :

    Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of Rita. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

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  8. Char, Dave and the DeCosta family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as are many others from Nottinghams.

    Sarah

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  9. Dear Uncle Ang, Merina, Lori and Charlene:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you today. I wish I could be there

    Love Elaina and family

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  10. Dear Angelo and family,

    Deepest sympathies and condolences on Rita’s passing. During the several years Angelo that I serviced your insurance account for your business it was a pleasure and you and Rita always gave me a warm welcome at your store . You and Rita were very genuine with me and made my day great. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  11. So sorry for your loss, just learned of her passing today at 1.00pm. My prayers are with you J. Hughes

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  12. Ron, Maxine and Lillian Laughlin :

    Angelo and Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss in the passing of Rita. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this sad time. May your happy memories of Rita over the past years, ease the burden of your loss in the days ahead.

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