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VERVENA, Giacomina “Jackie”

May 11, 1922-Penna Sant’Andrea, Italy
January 29, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Giacomina Vervena of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the age of 91 years.

Giacomina emigrated to Calgary in 1957 to join her husband, Gus.

She is survived by her daughter Pina (Berto) Biondo and son Dario Vervena; grandchildren Sonia (Lorne) Stapleton and Dean Vervena; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Stapleton. She was predeceased by her husband Gaspare “Gus”.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:00p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church (1714 14th Avenue N.E.) on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Giacomina Vervena, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. William Serrani :

    Eternal rest for my first cousin, Giacomina, and Peace and Love
    for her immediate family and my cousins also.

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  2. Maria Conforti-Piotto :

    Dearest Pina, Bert, Sonia, Lorne, Ashley
    Dario and Dean,
    We extend to all of you our sincerest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dear Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Giacomina. You mother was a gentle and kind spirited woman with a smile to offer everyone she met. She will be sadly missed by those who knew her. The love you all shared will remain eternally in your hearts . You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely,

    Maria & John Piotto & Family

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  3. Annette Valerio :

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. May your memories give you comfort during this difficult time. I remember fondly our time in Penna San Andrea, Giacomina’s home town, in her home, our families’ get togethers and I cherished her stories of her friend, my nonna – Maria Lilina. She will be missed.

    With love and prayers,
    Annette Valerio and family

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  4. Dear Pina, Bert, Dario, Sonia, Lorne, Ashley, Dean & all Giacominas family in Italy.
    My heartfelt condolences to you all. With all my love and prayers. Your cousin Joan

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  5. Ilvia Viola and Family :

    Dear Pina, Berto, Sonia, Lorne, Ashley and family,
    May God’s grace strengthen you in remembering the wonderful memories that you shared with your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. We extend to you our deepest and heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
    Eugenio, Rita, Ilvia, Silvana and Marcello Viola

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  6. Dario
    We rarely had a conversation that you didn’t speak of your mother. I finally met her at the Rockyview and will never forget how proud she was of you. May your grief be softened knowing you were the best son to her you could be. May God comfort you and family!


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