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OLIVITO, Giovanni

OLIVITO, Giovanni
April 12, 1928 – San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy
April 19, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Giovanni Olivito of Calgary, AB passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

Giovanni Olivito was born in San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy and moved to Locarno, Switzerland after meeting his beloved wife Caterina (Titina) Olivito; there they raised their children Pietro and Teresa. During his time in Switzerland, Giovanni worked as a mosaic artist and tile setter. His work gave him the opportunity to travel to various parts of Europe, including Germany, Austria, Holland, Belgium, and France.

In 1968, Giovanni and his family immigrated to Canada, and he continued to work as a tile setter for many years while growing and supporting his family.

Giovanni had a passion for family. He loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed growing tomatoes in his garden, making homemade red wine, and watching the odd boxing match while sipping on a rum and Coke.

Giovanni is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Teresa and Sam Cortese; son and daughter-in-law Pietro and Antonia Olivito; grandchildren Caterina and Biagio Veltri, Giovanni Olivito, Gregorio and Christine Cortese, Jordana and Jordan Giustini; thirteen great-grandchildren; as well as his sister Maria Lopez. He was predeceased by his wife Caterina (Titina) Olivito in 2011.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W.) on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:00a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Giovanni Olivito, 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. Mary Jo Mangone and Tony Iervella :

    Teresa, Pietro and Families

    I am very sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. My sincere condolences goes to your family. It’s always hard to say goodbye to a loved one but your Father’s presence will always be with you all.

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  2. Peter and Teresa and Families:

    It is with great sadness that I hear of your Father’s passing. Our sincere condolences to all of you. Cherish in the wonderful memories Zio Giovanni leaves behind. He has now gone to be with the love of his life (Zia Titina). Rest his soul and God Bless!
    Carol Moore and Family
    Luigino Granato and Family

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  3. Teresa e Salvatore :

    I have loved you from the moment I set eyes on you, from the moment you held me and smiled at me and promised me to forever love me. You always did, always kept your promise until your last breath. You have been the greatest papa, I am proud of you and will forever keep you close to my heart, as you walk through Heaven with mamma Titina, please look down and keep smiling at me as you have every day of your beautiful life. I love you papa Giovanni, love you forever, your proud daughter Teresa and Salvatore.

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  4. Luigi&Mirella Cortese :

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of a great man,I have many wonderful memories of Giovanni that I will cherish forever.

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  5. Giovanni Romeo :

    My condolences to Teresa and all the family. Giovanni and I became part of one another’s lives in what I believe was a time of need for the both of us. We didn’t know each other long but we looked out for one another whenever we could. Though I will misss visiting with you Giovanni I am extremely happy that you are no longer suffering and that you have rejoined the love of your life in heaven.

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  6. Jordana and Jordan and all your extended family…we are sending our prayers and condolences to you all. May your nonno rest in peace.
    Blessings,
    Mike and Carlina Nori
    Nella ,David, joe and Chris Pacione

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  7. Jack and Maureen Dunn :

    Jack and I are very sorry to learn of John”s passing and our sympathy is sent to all his family members. John and Catarina were neighbours for several years and we always enjoyed the produce from his garden and his homemade wine. We still enjoy some lovely tile work that he completed in our home. May he rest in peace.

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  8. Karen Rasmussen :

    He was such a special man and he will be missed. His love and pride in his family was radiant. Wishing you much comfort in your faith, your memories, and the peace of knowing how much your care supported him. Huge hugs to all,
    Rasmussen Family

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  9. Liz & Carlo Duri :

    We are so very sorry for the Loss of your Father. Our Deepest Sympathies go out to you All in this time of Sorrow

    Liz & Carlo Duri

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  10. Sam and Teresa and Families,

    I am sorry for the loss of your dear Father. The dedication and love that you felt for was very apparent in your daily lives. You gave the love that you felt and now and forever you will know that he knew and appreciated you in his bountiful life. You will be in my prayers and thoughts. RIP Giovanni.

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  11. My deepest condolences to you all. May you take comfort in the memories you shared with Nonno Giovanni & celebrate the wonderful, loving, kind & generous man he was.

    I am sorry I am unable to attend the service as I am out of town. You will all be in my thoughts & prayers.

    Rita Greco

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  12. To the Olivito and Cortese Families, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    Sincerest condolences,
    – Tony, Linda and Melissa Greco

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  13. Carina & Angie Casoria :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Sincere Condolences,
    – Carina and Angie Casoria

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  14. Anna Spadafora :

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Zio Giovanni was a great man. Now he will rest in peace with Zia Titina. God bless. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Anna and Leo Kalika (Spadafora)

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  15. Laura and Mark Spoletini :

    Jordan. Jordana and family
    We are so sorry to hear about your grandfather. Saying goodbye is always the hardest but the memories you have will last forever. Sending love and prayers to you.

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