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REA – Carolina “Lina”(nee Colombo)

May 22, 1927 – September 22, 2009

Lina was born to Maria Libera and Arcangelo Colombo in Bonefro, Campobasso, Italy. Lina married Michelino Rea on January 16, 1947 and immigrated to Calgary in June of 1956. Lina was devoted to her family, and loved to work in her garden. Lina had a natural ability to grow flowers, she had a passion for roses having an American Beauty bush which she tended to for over 30 years. Lina was a very generous person, she enjoyed cooking, with a special talent making breads, pasta dishes and baking for her grandchildren. Lina will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all those whose lives she touched.

Lina leaves to mourn her loving son and daughter in law, Ralph and Marian Rea; her daughter Nyckie Rea; sister, Adelina Massarelli of Montreal; brother and sister-in-law, Luigi and Domenica Colombo and their family, Marylee (Boni), Tony (Angela) and Victor Colombo, sister-in-law, Antonietta  Colombo and her family, Angelo, Maria (Murray) and Pina (Leonard) all of Calgary; sister-in-law, Lucia Colombo and her family, Arcangelo and Maria (Pietro) all of Montreal as well as several extended family in Canada and Italy.

She was predeceased by her husband Michelino on July 21, 2005, brothers John on February 8, 2009 and Michele on March 30, 1992.

A Private family Funeral Mass was held in her honour at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church. Graveside Services took place at Queens Park Mausoleum. Forward condolences through

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, or to charity of the donors choice. The family wishes to thank Dr. Y. Majeed and the staff at Southwood Care Centre  for the compassionate care Lina received.

In living memory of Carolina Rea, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Charlotte Kenney :

    Dear Nykie,

    I am so shocked and sad to learn of your mom’s passing. We met and talked several times, at Southwood Nursing Home, where my parents are – you always gave mom some lovely flowers to enjoy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care


    Charlotte Kenney

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  2. Hello Charlotte,
    Thank you for your kind words. Sorry for the delayed response as I don’t have access to a computer- this was sent on my behalf through a friend. Again, thank you for taking the time to send a message. Hope your parents are well and hope the Italian shop is good to you.

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