December 23, 1926 – October 9, 2014
Giovanni Ledda, beloved husband of Giovanna Maria (nee Fiori), father, nonno, brother, zio, and friend, passed away on Thursday, October 9th, 2014, at the age of 87 years.
Giovanni was born in Ploaghe, Sardegna, Italy on December 23rd, 1926. He immigrated to Canada in 1951 where he made a career in construction as a concrete finisher. His passion throughout life was his wife and family. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and spending countless hours with his grandchildren telling stories. He was always ready to help with hammer and nails, or with wisdom and a happy heart. Giovanni loved life and never gave up.
Besides his loving wife Giovanna of 60 years, Giovanni is survived by his children Nina (Joe) Greco, Angelo (Wanda) Ledda, Rina (Joseph) Romano, Pietro (Lisa) Ledda; grandchildren Pat (Rae), Maria Joanna, Catrina (Perri), Kristen, Kiana, Mattea, Cesare, Giovanna (Graham), Giovanni (Amanda).
He is also survived by his brother Zio Giovanni in Sardegna, sisters-in-law Teresa Mattola in France and Maria Fiori in Calgary, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Canada, Italy and France. He was predeceased by his parents Pietro and Maria Caterina (nee Sau), his step-mother GiovannAngela Pulina, brother Salvatore, sister-in-law Sebastiana Ledda, and brother-in-law Giovanni Fiori.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34th Street SW) on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated (also at Holy Name Catholic Church) on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum (4th Street & 31st Avenue NW). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Giovanni Ledda, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences