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GIULIANI – Giovanni “John”

October 6, 1925 – August 13, 2010

Giovanni Giuliani of Calgary, passed away on Friday, August 13, 2010 at the age of 84 years.

Giovanni was born in Navelli, Italy and immigrated to Canada in the late 1950’s. Soon after arriving, he met and married Argentina and shortly after, moved to Calgary. Giovanni had three passions in life, his family, his garden and his wine making, and took great pride in all three. In his later years, his grandchildren were the joy of his life and always put a big smile on his face. Giovanni will be remembered as a man of integrity and honesty.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Rita and Scott MacKay; his granddaughter Morgan; and grandson Brayden. Giovanni also had a soft spot in his heart for their dog Peerce. He is also survived by numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Giovanni was predeceased by his wife Argentina in 2006 and his son Domenico in 1998.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. 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 Giovanni Giuliani, 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. Rosetta Giuliani :

    Our dearest niece Rita, Scott and children,
    The call from Zia Assunta in Victoria, of your father’s loss, has left us speechless.
    As you know, our beloved Giovanni left Navelli, September 1953, never to return. The family has never forgotten him and never will. Today family and friends gathered to talk about this tremendous loss. The bells for Giovanni’s passing rang today in Navelli.
    Words cannot in any way capture what we are feeling today, but they can certainly capture that we are all very close to you during this trying and difficult period.
    Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. We love you very much, and do sincerely hope that these words help to lessen what must truly be a an insurmountable loss.
    With love, Zio Tony, Zia Rosetta,Zia Maria, cousins, nephews and nieces

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  2. Shelley Turner :

    I am so sorry for your loss. I was John’s neighbor (2840) for 15 years. We had many chats over the hedge that I always was teasing him to cut into sculptures!! We looked out for each other as good neighbors do. My cat would often sneak over to his yard and gaze at the birds in his trees. He got a kick out of that! If I was doing some baking I would take some to his house and I got a giggle when he confessed he liked a cookie and a glass of milk before he went to bed. Take comfort knowing he is with his beloved Tina and Dominic now.
    Sincerely
    Shelley

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  3. Marino Giancarlo :

    Please accept my expression of sympathy and condolence in your loss. I was fortunate to have Compare Giovanni as my “Godfather”. I will always remember the food, wine and great times when our family visited. Take comfort in knowing that the memories you have will help you through this difficult time and in the years to come. He has been welcomed and is at rest in a better place. Sincerely, Marino Giancarlo

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  4. Terry Cathy & Lindsay Robertson :

    We are all so deeply sorry for the loss of father. We know how much he meant to all of you. We are very fortunate to have met him during our visits to Calgary. He is truly a great man and a great father. He will be missed but never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Terry Cathy & Lindsay

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  5. Maria DiMaria :

    Dear Rita, Scott, Morgan and Brayden,
    Our family was so sad to hear of the passing our dear brother and uncle Giovanni. We know, however, that no one will miss him more than you. Therefore, we pray that God will give you the strength and guidance to get through this very difficult time. May your father’s and grandfather’s memories live in your hearts and minds forever.
    Our sincerest condolences, with love,
    Zia Pierina and Zio Tony and cousins,
    Maria, John, Andrew and Erica DiMaria &
    Carlo, Teresa, Sara, Matthew and Jenna Cimetta.

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  6. I worked with John at the Holy Cross Hospital and last visited him when I came to Calgary from Australia in 2008. He was such a gentleman and so wise! We enjoyed his garden and a glass of red and marvelled at his clarity of mind on that last visit. Please know that from over here in Australia, we are with you in your grief and loss!

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  7. Emily DeFelice and family, Art and Gilda DeFelice and family :

    We are so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. Though we did not get to see him often, we will always remember the time we spent together! Please accept our sincere condolences.

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