It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Giovina Torriero, on Thursday, June 23, 2005, after a very courageous battle with cancer at the age of 85 years. Giovina passed away peacefully with dignity and grace surrounded by her loving family.
Giovina was born in Lanciano, Italy on March 16, 1920. Giovina was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who was greatly respected, admired and loved by all who knew her. Profoundly generous she gave unselfishly of herself to others expecting nothing in return. Her legacy of service to others is a tribute to her life. She will be lovingly remembered as a matriarch and a guide by family members. We will remember her generous, uncomplaining spirit and lifelong example of giving. She took much pride in her home and gardening and loved to feed the birds in the yard. She loved to tell stories about the old days in Italy and loved to attend Sunday Mass. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and friends. Giovina will be cherished and missed beyond compare by all who had the privilege to be a part of her life. Giovina is survived by her nine children, Michele and Tettina Torriero, Maria and Guerino Sorrentino, Assunta and Pietro Rapino, Paul and Lina Torriero, Nick Torriero, Rita and Vince Dicampli, Carmine and Mary Torriero, Joe and Rosemary Torriero, Vando and Elsie Torriero; nineteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren. Giovina was predeceased by her son Giuseppe in 1955 and by her husband Domenico Torriero in 2002.
“Ogni Momento Trascorso Insieme” E’ Stata Una Grande Gioia, Il Tuo Ricordo Restera’ Nei Nostri Cuori Per Sempre.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, June 27, 2005 at 8:30 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, the family would prefer memorial tributes be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, #100, 2421 – 37 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Y7 Telephone: (403) 250-7090, www.mssociety.ca/en/give. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Agape Hospice for the care given to our beloved Giovina.
In living memory of Giovina Torriero, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences