It is with great sadness we announce that Lisa, loving wife of Domenico of fifty-eight years, peacefully and with dignity ascended to her next plane of existence.
Lisa was born on October 1, 1933 in S. Stefano di Sessanio, Italy and spent her youth in Italy and Belgium. She and Domenico were married in Italy in March 1951. She immigrated to Canada in 1959 with Viny and Fonsa. Fausto was born in Calgary. She was a great lady, caring, loving and helped anyone she could, a great wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Lisa had many passions; gardening, sewing, cooking but her favourite was taking care of her grandchildren. We will miss her and she will always be in our hearts.
Besides her loving husband Domenico, Lisa is also survived by her children, Vinicio (Terry), Alfonsina (Vic) and Fausto; grandchildren, Corey, Anthony, Lisa (Joey), Darrick, Amanda, Taralyn (Mike), and Kayla; great grandchildren, Tyler, Saige and Charlie; sister Colorinda of Italy; niece Alfonsina (Nino) of Toronto; cousin Raimondo (Rina) and sister-in-law, Emma Vespa, all of Calgary; nephew Carlo; niece Anna (John); and relatives in Belgium, Liano (Anna), Maria Pia (Phillipo) and Vera.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, February 12, 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 Friday, February 13, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. Special thanks to Emma Vespa, Rina King, Bruna Audia and Susie Zeiler, for all their help and support. Special thanks also to all the staff at the Bethany Harvest Hills and the staff at the Peter Lougheed Centre (Unit 43).
In living memory of Lisa Vespa, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences