Giovanni Silvestri beloved husband of Natalina, of Calgary passed away on February 17, 2009 at the age of 73 years.
Giovanni had a great love for his family and friends. As an accomplished tailor, he and his wife worked very hard in their own tailoring shop located in Kensington. He then became a proud owner of a grocery store where he worked for many more years. Giovanni had a great love for music and always picked up his accordion on a whim to play a tune. He was always happiest when he was surrounded with loving family and friends. In recent years he struggled with emphysema until his passing. We know he is breathing easy in the presence of God and resting peacefully. We will miss you dad.
Giovanni is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Natalina; children, Antonietta, Frank (Kathy) and Gino; grandchildren, Giovanni (Jennifer) and Bono; sister, Filomena and brothers, Domenico (Carmela) and Lucio (Bruna). He will also be greatly missed by all his nieces, nephews, brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, February 23, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Giovanni Silvestri 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences