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Rea-Curti, Gina

It is with great sadness that the family of Gina Rea-Curti announces her passing on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at the age of 44 years. Gina was at home surrounded by family following a long and courageous battle with cancer. We will forever cherish the memory of our much loved mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend, as a woman with an abundance of courage, spirit, warmth, generosity and humor. Gina was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She graduated with a linguistic degree from the University of Calgary and continued her education at McGill University. Her passion for languages also led her to Florence, Italy to continue her studies in Italian. Gina’s career in the educational field included teaching at numerous schools in Calgary including St. Joseph’s, St. Francis, and St. Pius, as a well respected French immersion resource teacher. Besides her passion for teaching, she had a great love of gardening and baking. Gina was an extraordinary person who cared deeply for her sons and family and always went out of her way to help others. Gina will be lovingly remembered by her sons Anthony and Claudio; her loving husband, Patrick Curti; her mother, Edda (Rea) Bonazza, and Marino Bonazza; her sisters, Maria (Ken) McClennon and Luisa (Duane) Hertzer; niece, Stephanie and nephews, Brendan, Cristian and Massimo, as well as many relatives and friends in Calgary, Montreal and Italy. She was predeceased by her father Raffaele Rea. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Friday, March 13, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Forward condolences through In living memory of Gina Rea-Curti 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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