Edna Picco of Calgary passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at the age of 79 years.
Edna was born in Yorkton, SK and received her education at the Yorkton Collegiate High School. She moved to Calgary in the early
50’s and- worked at the Bank of Montreal. She met George, her future husband at choir practice at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church where they would both become life long parishioners. George and Edna married in 1952 and lived in Riverside for one year before moving into their new house in Renfrew where she lived until her death. She was a member of the Ladies of the Knights of Columbus,
Catholic Woman’s League and Esso Annuitant Wine Club. Edna lived a very active life and traveling was one of her biggest passions. Two of her greatest moments were riding a camel in the Mongolian Desert and seeing the Great Wall of China. Her best vacation was a two month trip by train and buses through South America in 1980 with her husband and especially her annual trips to Mexico and Italy. She also loved to create fabulous dinner parties. Edna loved music, especially opera and latin and loved to dance. She was also an ardent hiker for over fifteen years and had two green thumbs for gardening. Edna’s greatest weaknesses were chocolate, a great glass of shiraz and Italian cuisine. Her funniest moment was suddenly realizing she was really a Conservative after being a staunch Liberal for over fifty years!
Edna is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Alex Picco of Calgary and Jim and Dora Picco of Foggia, Italy; two daughters and a son-in-law, Kate and Steve Zielinski of San Francisco, CA and Mary Picco and Brenda McPherson of Calgary; sister Jean Sine of Calgary; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Nimeck of Toronto and Vickie Gillette of Vancouver as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (400 Edmonton Trail N.E.) Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Monday, August 27, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Edna Picco, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences