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SAVOIA, Giovina (nee Dorazio)

February 26, 1920 – November 26, 2011

God has called one of His angels home. It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of this beautiful and courageous wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Through all her life, Giovina maintained an unwavering faith in God, which she has always cherished, especially in her last days. She was always happy and joyful but never more so than with her family and friends around her, sharing her wonderful wit, easy laughter, storytelling and of course, her wonderful food. Giovina was a special person who inspired everyone she came into contact with and her passing will truly leave a void in all our lives.

She leaves to mourn her husband Bonomo, children Franco (Barbara), Mario (Susan), Gino, Julio (Pam), Kathy (Scott); grandchildren Matthew (Christa), Marc (Trisha), Robert, Monica, Julia, Danielle and Stefano; great-grandchildren Natalie, Samantha, Mackenzie, Jaden, Ethan and Rhiana; loving brother Alessandro (Anna), nephew Nicola (Maria) and their extended families in Canada and Italy.

She was predeceased by her parents Antonio and Graziella; brothers Carmine and Domenico; sisters Ida and Maria; daughter-in-law Beverley. Giovina is also predeceased by her two infant children Tonino and Maria, who await her in heaven.

We extend a special thank you to the staff of unit 62 at the Foothills Hospital, Dr. Osei-Tutu, and nurses and staff of the Agape Hospice, Cathy, Marty and Maria. Giovina requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a children’s charity of your choice or to the Agape Hospice. And, in thanking all those unknown people whose gift of blood has sustained her these past few years, we ask you to consider donating blood in her memory.

Relatives and friends are invited to pray the rosary at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.), on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 7:45 p.m with Prayers and Tributes to follow at 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Giovina Savoia, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Susan, Tom, Molly and Mimi Neufeld :

    Dear Kathy, Scott, Monica and Julia, and to the Savoia family, our most heartfelt and sincerest condolences. Kathy, you are such a lovely, kind and caring person, just like your mom. We are praying the rosary for you and yours. God will give you strength. Love, Susan

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  2. Have received many thoughts and condolences from colleagues at work.

    Great to have the support.

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  3. Franco – Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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  4. Dear Kathy, My deepest sympathies to you and your family

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  5. Frank,Jewel &Teresa Roscioli :

    Kathy & Family

    No time on earth is long enough to share with those we love or to prepare our hearts for good-bye.

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  6. The Laursen Family :

    Dear Kathy, Scott, Monica, and Julia,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. May the knowledge that you have given her so much love and care help in the grieving process. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    ALyson, Shawn, Kallen, Noah and Danny

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  7. Anthony Scanga & Family :

    To the Savoia Family & Franco & Barbara Savoia: Your mother was truly a one of a kind person who touched our lives in a special way. She was truly a mother to all of us who visited her home.Her warmth welcome and generous hospitality are special memories of this special lady. The Lord welcomed her to his eternal home with his words “Well done my faithful child”. My children always remember their visits to Calgary because of Giovina Savoia’s love. Our deepest feelings are with you during this time of grief. Loving thoughts Anthony, Sarah, Noah, Miryam & Rebekah

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  8. Dear Kathy, Scott, Monica and Julia and to the Savoia family we wish you our deepest sympathies. Your Mother and Nonna will always be in your heart and she will be your angel in heaven. May you find strength in all the wonderfull memories you shared as a family.

    God Bless – Alberto & MT Romano, Lucia & Francois Cousin & Carlo Romano and Luca, Giulia, Gabriele, Xavier & Michela

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  9. David & Flora DeCock & family :

    Dear Bonomo & family:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers.

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  10. Hi Franco, and Hi to your brothers and sister. I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing but I know she was ready and was asking to go. She really was a very dear woman and I loved visiting her when I was able. You all have a great saint in Heaven who will look after all of you. I only wish I could be there for the funeral. I am with you in prayer and will continue to pray especially for Bonono as I know he will miss her terribly. Blessing to everyone at this time. Sr. Georgette

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  11. condoliance alla famiglia Savoia perlaperdita della cara Mamma preghiamo per ilsuo posto in paradio

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  12. Maddalena (Lena) Mautone-Geary :

    Dear Kathy and families,

    I was so saddened to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a great and loving person. I know it’s hard at this time, but the hurt will pass as you have many friends and a lot of family and each of you will get through this difficult time with grace and love. All I can say is remember the happy times as your household was always filled with love and warmth. Again, my deepest condolences to you from Lena and family (John and Margaret Anna), my brother Lazz and family (Alba and Carmela) and most of all my mom, Annunziation Carmela Mautone.

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  13. Franca D'Angelo :

    Dear Franco, My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  14. Antonio Lombardo :

    Dear Kathy, our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. From Tony, Jackie, Nicola, Aidan and Emily Lombardo and Mark Nakajima.

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  15. CARLO E GIOVANNA ODDONE :

    Dear Kathy Our Deepest condolences to you and the your family, our prayer are with you Carlo Giovanna Oddone and family

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  16. Lilian Romanzin :

    Dear Kathy and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

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  17. Kathy,
    Your Mom’s love will always be with you and your family!!! Our thoughts are with you, Scott, Monica and Julia at this difficult time.
    Dona and Ken

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  18. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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  19. Ralph, Susy, Steven & Erica Lombardo :

    Dear Kathy and family,
    Our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Ralph, Susy, Steven & Erica Lombardo

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  20. Albert and Eleanor Fiorino :

    Dear Franco, Barbara and family.
    Please accept our condolences at this very sad time. The loss of a mother is one that is felt deeply. May her love for you always be treasured and rewarded by eternal repose in God’s loving arms.
    Al and Eleanor.

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  21. Dear Kathy,
    Sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,
    Yolanda

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  22. Teresa and Melina Cusano :

    Dearest Kathy and family,
    We are so very saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Teresa, Melina and Luigi Cusano.

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  23. Lidia, Tony, Jordana and Nicolas :

    Dear Kathy, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our prayers are with you.

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  24. Frank Farrugia & Jackie Fyke :

    Dear Franco, Barb and family,

    We consider ourselves fortunate to have spent time with your Mom and appreciate what a wonderful person she was in so many ways. We offer our most sincere condolences and hope that our thoughts and prayers comfort you.

    Frank and Jackie

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  25. Franco & Annette Bonafede and Family :

    Dear Kathy and Savoia Families, sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. May she rest in the peace and love of Christ eternally.

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  26. Kathy De Benedetti :

    Dear Kathy and family,
    I just heard of your sad news from my father. Sorry that I could not be there for you, Scott and the kids today at the funeral.

    I have many fond memories of your mother and her cooking. She was a great person and will be sorely missed by many. Your entire family, especially your father, will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kate Ward (nee Kathy De Benedetti)

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  27. Dear Kathy, our deepest sympathies to you and your family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Rafela and Leo Grossi

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  28. Bernd & Yvonne Ennig :

    Gino, though we never had the privilege to meet your mom, we have a small understanding of how much she meant to you and your family, through the stories and memories you have shared with us. Our prayer is that God will give you peace and that you would have the assurance of life everlasting. Bernd & Yvonne

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  29. Filomena Lerede :

    Dear Kathy (and family),

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we hope that your beautiful memories of years gone by will give you strength during this difficult time. We have many fond memories of your mom dating back to when she and our grandmother, Caterina, spent a lot of quality time together as friends. They were both angels on earth and will now be reunited in heaven. Sincerely, Filomena & Scott.

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  30. I am offering my heart felt condolences to your family at this time of grief and loss, the pain of which will only pass slightly as time goes by. I regret that I was unable to be be at the services. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless you all, as he has surely taken your mom into his arms.
    Tony and Evanthia Luliani

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  31. Kristen O'Leary :

    To the Savoia family.
      I would like to offer my sincere condolences. Giovina was one of the dearest people, always loving, and a source of inspiration throughout my life. I will always remember her joy, cheer, strong faith, and of course her lovely pitzels she would always send home after visits.  I was so bleased to have known her, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  32. Thank you to all of you for your wonderful words of support and comfort. Mom will be truly missed and we appreciate this wonderful community which has given us such love, both now and over the years. God bless you all and live as mom lived her own life, in joy and peace.

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  33. Mery and Tony de Somma :

    Dear Dr. Savoia,
    Our deepest sympthy on the loss of your beloved mother. Our prayers ae with you all.

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  34. With deepest sympathy I offer my condolences to the Savoia family.

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  35. Teresa Lucente and Family :

    To Dr. Katherine Savoia and the Savoia Family,
    We extend our condolences for the loss of your cara mamma, Giovina. She sounded like a wonderful woman. How sad that we lost our Salvatore on the same day. You showed such great compassion and kindness, coming to visit dad in Unit 47 on your days off. They don’t make doctors like that anymore! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With sincerest gratitude,
    Teresa, Francesco, Olimpia and the Lucente Family

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  36. The Viani Family :

    Dear Kathy (and family), Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Mamma and Nonna. We are thinking of you and pray for your pain to sway quickly so you can concentrate on the memories of such a wonderful person.

    God bless you all.

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