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ZAGHETTO, Gerardo (Gerry)

October 30, 1914 – April 12, 2013

Our Father, Gerardo, passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the age of 98 years, surrounded by his loving family.

Dad was born in Campo San Martino, Padova, Italy, then relocated to Rieti where he met the love of his life, Rosina.  They were married on April 28, 1938.  Soon after the birth of their first child, Dad was called to serve as an Alpino during World War II.

After the war, he made the difficult decision to leave his parents and numerous siblings for Canada in search of a better life for his growing family.  Even though Dad had limited education, his thirst for knowledge and his inquisitive mind was always wanting to learn right up until his passing. 

 Mom and Dad’s marriage was blessed with four children, Rita, Piera, John, and Norma.  Dad was predeceased by his wife of sixty-three years Rosina; son John; granddaughter Coreen; and son-in-law Mario.  Left to cherish many fond memories are Rita and her husband Gabriele, Piera and her fiancé Jim, Norma and daughter-in-law Teri.  Our father’s pride in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren was forever evident, always inquiring about their lives and achievements.  The grandchildren, who were the joys of his life are Bruno (Debbie), Noreen (Alan), Dean (Linda), Nadia (Graham), Mark (Glenda), Scott (Nelia), Stephanie, Andrea (Kyle), Vincent (Stephanie), and Paul.  The fourteen great-grandchildren who were loved beyond explanation are Anthony, Jeremy, Alyssa, Michaela, Kinleigh, Taylor, Jared, Matteo, Milena, Cierra, Alexia, Maximus, Luca, and Simone.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (400 Edmonton Trail N.E.) on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers please consider making donations directly to causes that were dear to our father’s heart such as, CNIB Canada (www.cnib.ca) or Ronald McDonald House (www.ahomeawayfromhome.org/southern).

In living memory of Gerardo Zaghetto, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. VELLA GAETANO&LUCIA :

    WITH DEEP SADNESS WE GIVE YOU OUR SIMPATHY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVING PAPA

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  2. Marie Trottier (Coppola) :

    We offer condolences to your family in the loss of your dear father. We remember so well our first home in Calgary which was in his home and how helpful and welcoming he was to us. A very gentle and kind man.

    Coppola family

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  3. Maria DiPalma Olenick :

    So sorry for your loss. Gerardo is now reunited with Rosina. Our prayers will be with the family.

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  4. To the Zaghetto family,

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father, grandfather, and great grandfather. We will keep you all in our prayers and hope you find comfort in the great life Nono lived.

    Love Grace, Joe, Nikki, and Adrian.

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  5. Jim and Gianna Evans :

    I am terribly sorry for the loss of your father. Geraldo will be missed. He was a nice man and a wonderful friend to my mom and dad (Joe and Esterina Blasetti). Our thoughts are with you.

    Jim and Gianna Evans

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  6. Anna Coronetta :

    Dear Comare Rita & Family, Comare Piera & Family, Comare Norma & Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
    Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
    We always enjoy visiting with Compare Gerardo. He was very special person to our family and will be missed very much.
    Comare Antonia Coronetta, Anna Coronetta & John Coronetta

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  7. Frank/Rosalina Conte and Rita/Greg Bellotto :

    Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your father. We will always tresure his fond memories. He will be missed by all, our most sincere sympathy.

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  8. Tiziano Patriarca :

    My most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  9. Kathy Greaney :

    Dear Norma and all the Zaghetto family;
    Such a blessing he had in you and your family and your loving care of him especially in these last few months. He lived a long life and was obviously much loved and will be fondly remembered. My sincerest condolences to all the family.

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  10. Jill and Carlo Brandelli :

    Gerardo was such a kind man. Always interested in other people. We always enjoyed see him. We are so very sorry…Jill, Carlo and girls

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  11. Arnold, Danny @ Heather :

    Very sorry for your loss, may our love be with you during your time of need and always.

    Much Love,

    Arnold, Danny and Heather Manzara

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  12. Benoit Family :

    Dear Piera, Rita, Norma and Family,

    We are very sorry and saddened to hear of the loss of your dear father. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God bless,
    Benoit Family

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  13. Sharon & Brian Robb :

    Piera and family, please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your dearly beloved Father. Please know we are thinking of you.

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  14. Eda DeSantis :

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the death of Gerardo. He was a great person always smiling. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
    Tony, Eda and Roy DeSantis

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  15. knights of Columbus Council 12419 :

    Deepest sympathy and our prayers for the family, especially Rita and Piera.

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  16. Angie & Tony Lucrezi :

    Dear Norma & family,
    Thinking of you and all your family. Treasure the many memories of your time together.
    With Sympathy, love & hugs, Angie & Tony Lucrezi

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  17. John Fainella :

    My deepest condolences to a family of dear and never forgotten friends.
    John Fainella

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