Giuseppe Mercia of Calgary passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Thursday, December 25, 2003 at the age of 82 years.
Giuseppe was born on March 19, 1921 in Castiglione, Sicily. He immigrated to Canada in 1952 and settled in Calgary. He worked for the City of Calgary for twenty-eight years. Giuseppe loved to hunt and fish, but his true enjoyment came from gardening, his greenhouse and his family. He always had a smile and a sparkle in his eye whenever he saw his grandchildren.
Giuseppe is survived by his loving wife of fifty-three years Antonina; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Salvatore, John and Diane, Vincenzo, and Frank and Rosa; and four grandchildren, Joseph, Michelle, Antonina, and John. He is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Salvatore and Gerda of Condor, AB and Nunzio and Margaret of Thunder Bay, ON and a sister and brother-in-law, Severina and Nunzio Lomonaco of Australia. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Maria and Grazia of Castiglione, Sicily. Giuseppe will be deeply missed and forever remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 7 P.M.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church (4716 Worcester Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. with the Rev. Leonard J. Hagel, Presider. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6. Telephone: (403) 264-5549. www.heartandstroke.ca. or Alberta Foundation For Diabetes Research, 12834 – 163 Street, Edmonton, AB T5V 1K6 To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to thank Dr. Lam and Dr. Wong and the caring nursing staff at the Rockyview.
In living memory of Giuseppe Mercia, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences