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LOPO – Gilda Candelora (nee Bernardi)

February 2, 1926 – August 15, 2010

Gilda Candelora Lopo was born on February 2, 1926 in Ortona, P. Chieti, Italy and passed on Sunday, August 15, 2010 in the presence of her loved ones, husband Oreste; daughters, Mary (Peter) Ferraro and Linda (Harry) Klapper; grandchildren, Cory and Lucas (Melissa) Klapper, Katia and Peter Ferraro; and great granddaughter Harlow Klapper. Gilda is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law Emilio and Dora Bernardi of Australia; sister Adelaide D’Alessandro of Ortona, Italy; special nephew Vince Bernardi of Windsor, ON; and numerous relatives and friends in Italy.

Gilda’s family would like to honour and thank her numerous friends and relatives for being a part of her life’s journey. Without all of you, her life would have been meaningless, she treasured every memory. We are all a part of each other and forever connected.

And so it is.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church (835 Northmount Drive N.W.) on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112,, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

In living memory of Gilda Lopo, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Claire & Giovanni Pagnucco :

    To Mary & Peter et al

    At this time of sorrow many thoughts are with you
    May memories give you comfort
    May God give you strength
    Thinking of you

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  2. Christine Beston :

    We are very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
    Love, Christine Beston, Jayson Collins and Dylan.

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  3. Vito and Dina (Mattucci) Mancini :

    Oreste, Mary, Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Gilda’s passing. She was a wonderful woman. This is a very difficult time, reach out to your friends and family to help you and as each day passes, remember the good times for this will give you strength.

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  4. Fruncillo family :

    To Mary, Peter and family,

    At this sad time, we offer our prayers and heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

    Italia, Rino and Fruncillo family.

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