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IZZO, Giuseppe

February 18, 1928 – Pietramelara, Italy
May 11, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Giuseppe Izzo, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, at the age of 86. Giuseppe passed away peacefully at the Foothills Medical Centre on Sunday, May 11, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

Giuseppe was born on February 18, 1928 in Pietramelara, Caserta, Italy, and was the third of nine children. He immigrated to Canada in January of 1961 and married Regina in October of 1964. They enjoyed 49 years as a loving and devoted couple. He worked for Atco Structures until he retired at the age of 65. During his retirement, he enjoyed vacations to BC, California, Las Vegas and Italy. Giuseppe’s yearly passions were wine making, crushing tomatoes, sausage making, canning peaches and gardening, the latter of which he spent many long hours nurturing his tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables and herbs. He enjoyed Saturday night dancing at various functions. Giuseppe’s most joyous moments were when he was with his grandchildren. During their early childhood years, he enjoyed driving the kids to and from playschool, spending quality time with them at home and at the park. On the occasional weekend, he anxiously anticipated the opportunity to babysit them again. Giuseppe loved watching soccer, hockey, and football on TV from his recliner. He especially loved attending Nadia’s ringette and field hockey, as well as Joseph’s soccer and hockey. A kind, simple, patient and humble man, he has left us with a lasting legacy full of memories that we will forever cherish. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

He will be missed by his caring wife Regina; son Antonio (Linda) and his two grandchildren, Nadia and Joseph. He is also survived by two brothers, Vince (Maria) and Mario, along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by six siblings, Nicola, Luigi, Teresa, Maria, Pietro and Giovanni.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Giuseppe’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial. A heartfelt thank you to Unit 54 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital and the Tom McCaig unit at Foothills Hospital for the amazing care they provided. The family wishes to give special thanks to Dad’s amazing family physician, Dr. Katherine Savoia, for her undivided and special attention over the years. We are forever grateful. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Giuseppe Izzo, 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. Linda, Vittorio and Maria Contino :

    Linda, Tony, Nadia, Joseph and all of the Izzo family, sincere and heartfelt sympathy and condolences are being sent to you today in the loss of your loved one Giuseppe. May God bless and bring you all peace within to help you get through this difficult time.
    Linda, Vittorio and Maria Contino

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  2. Dearest Tony, Linda, Nadia & Joseph,
    Our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your dear father and grandfather. Our hearts overflow with sadness. Tony, you are the best son a father could have and it is a testament of what a wonderful man he truly was. Take comfort in all the wonderful memories and may God give you peace and guidance through this journey.

    Kindest regards,
    Louis, Sara, Jaime & Nicholas Rego

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  3. Rafela Grossi :

    Sincere condolences Tony, Linda and family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Rafela and Leo Grossi

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  4. Demetrio & Doris Staffa :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  5. Izzo Family,

    May your memories give you peace and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

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  6. Ficaccio Family MAURO & ROBERTA AND GIRLS :

    To Tony, Linda, Nadia, and Joseph

    We are deeply sorry for your loss. May your family find comfort in the wonderful memories you have made with him, and know his spirit is always with you. A grandfather holds a special place for a child, and you were both blessed with a great one. We are sending you our prayers for comfort and peace at this difficult time.

    Mauro, Roberta & girls

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  7. Carla Volpi :

    Dear Tony, Linda, Nadia, Joseph & all family and friends of the Izzo Family,

    The Love of Family is Life’s greatest blessings. Know that you are supported in this time of sorrow from family and friends near and far. My sympathy and condolences to your family.

    Carla

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  8. Joe & Laura Capone :

    Izzo Family,

    Our prayers are with your family at this time. Take comfort in the wonderful memories that you have.

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  9. Francesco Russo and Family :

    Tony, Linda, Nadia and Joseph

    Sincere, heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father and grandfather.
    Our prayers and sympathy to you all as you struggle
    through this very sad occasion. Take comfort that his
    spirit will linger in your minds and be felt in your souls until
    the end of time.

    Frank, Natasha, Rene, Eva and Antonio

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  10. Regina, Tony, Linda, Nadia and Joseph, I am very sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. Memories will keep your nonno close. He was a very nice man with a great sense of humor. God be with you all.
    Dina Mancini and family
    Domenic Mattucci

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  11. Carmine Annunziata & Edwina Cernelli :

    Izzo Family,
    Our deepest condolences during your difficult loss. May you find comfort in the many memories you have of your papa.

    Carmine & Edwina
    Burnaby, BC

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  12. Carmine Annunziata & Edwina Cernelli :

    Izzo family,
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your papa & nonno. May you find comfort during this difficult time of all the life lasting memories you all have of him. God bless him.

    Carmine & Edwina
    Burnaby, BC

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  13. James and Darcy Esposito :

    We send our condolences to Comare Regina, Compare Tony and family at this sad time. We will always remember Compare Joe for his kind heart and loving nature, a true gentleman and inspiration to all men who knew him.
    Love and Peace, Jim and Darcy Esposito
    Palm Desert, California

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