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LYSKO, Maria Rachela (nee Ziorio)

April 16, 1931-Lamis, Italy
June 8, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Maria, beloved wife of Mike Lysko, passed away on June 8, 2013 at the age of 82 years.

Maria was born in San Marco in Lamis province of Foggia, Italy on April 16th, 1931. In 1957, she came to Canada, and it was then that she married the love of her life, Mike Lysko on December 28th 1957. They were married for 54 years. She began her career in retail and worked downtown at Hudson’s Bay for 25 years. Maria’s true passions in life were cooking and flowers. She will be sorely missed by all.

Maria is survived by her husband Mike; son Michael Lysko Jr (Sheri) and their daughter Avee; and daughter Yvonne Lysko. She is also survived by three sisters, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Thursday, June 13th 2013 at 11 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Maria Lysko, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Linna Ziorio :

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. My best childhood memories were spent at Cio Mike and Cia Lina’s playing with my cousin Yvonne. We had many of family gatherings and Cia Lina had to be the best cook and baker, she is the reason why I love to eat. I loved my kind hearted Auntie and strive to be as loving, as she was to all of us. She took part in all family functions bringing food to feed an army and took part in all the fun filled activities . She was always a good sport. God Bless you Cio Mike, Yvonne, Mike, Sheri and Avee my prayers are with you during this difficult loss.

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  2. Angie (Arcangela Ziorio) Durrant :

    Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. All the family in England (sister Angie, husband Ken, son Kenny, daughter Liza and grandchildren Frances, Charlie and Rai) send our condolences. Never to be forgotten memories are of how well Lina and Mike looked after us on our visits to Canada and how much food and drink there was when Lina prepared “just a little snack” (her favourite saying) for us! Sorry that we will not be able to be there on Thursday.

    “When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help.”

    God bless from all in England

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  3. John Coronetta :

    My thoughts and prayers and Condolence to Mike and family

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  4. Rostyslaw Dmytruk :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I remember meeting Aunt Lena for the first time when we lived in Lamont in 1957. After we moved to Edmonton we shared many memorable family events. After Uncle and Auntie moved to Calgary they continued to welcome us into their home. May God Bless you Uncle Mike, Yvonne, Mike, Sheri and Avee

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  5. Dear Mike, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Maria. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family in this time of sadness and grief.

    You never say a final goodbye to one you have truly loved for they are always just a thought away.

    My prayers and thoughts are with you, take care and God Bless.
    Your friend,

    Mike Halket (A/I)

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  6. Nancy Lanza :

    Mr. Lysko, Mike and family.
    Sorry about the loss of your wife and mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take Care

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  7. Tanella and Matteo Ziorio :

    Our thoughts are with you at this time of loss. The family in Belgium (Tanella and Freddy, Matteo, Pascal, Valérie, Toni and all the grandchildren) send our condolences. It is deeply sad that we could not see Lina one last time, but she will live forever in our memories.

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  8. Rene and Martin Prior :

    We are thinking of you all at this sad time.

    We will always remember the wonderful time we had with Lina and all the family when we came on holiday in Canada. Memories we treasure.

    God bless you all

    Rene and Martin xxx

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