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AIUTO, Lilia Maria

August 3, 1922 – Castiglione di Sicilia, Catania
September 6, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Lilia Aiuto of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the age of 96 years.

Lilia was known as “Super Nonna”. She enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends and loved spending time with her own grandchildren. She loved family gatherings for which she prepared elaborate Sicilian meals bringing everyone together. Lilia followed the tradition of crocheting and knitting beautiful baby clothes for newborn homecomings. Her other passions included embroidery, sewing, music (especially Opera), singing and dancing. Lilia was an outstanding cook and baker. She was a lifelong supporter of St. Antonio’s Orfanotrofio in Padua, and Basilica Madonna della Catena in Castiglione. She was raised by her mother, Carmela Scuderi and grandparents Carlo and Maria Catena Oliveri, Filippo and Maria Catena Scuderi. Lilia was a generous, forgiving, loving and kind woman. Her favourite saying was, “Don’t ever grow old!”

Lilia is survived by her children, Ada Aiuto (Carlos Sousa) Melina Lamb (Brian Lamb; grandchildren, Lia Sousa, Sara Sousa, Taylor Lamb, Riley Lamb, Jared Lamb; and her great-grandchild Noah Sousa all of Calgary.

Lilia was predeceased by her husband Baldassare.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Graveside service will follow at Edenbrook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Lilia Aiuto, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Anita, Doug and Family

    Our condolences to the entire family. Nona was very special. She will be missed.

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  2. Barry , Cathy and family were so very pleased to have known Melina’s Mom! She was a lovely lady! We will miss seeing her and her smiling face at Brian and Melinas family gatherings! ♥️

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  3. Deirdre Zlomanchuk

    All my prayers and condolences to you Melina, and all of your family. What a life your Nonna led! I enjoyed learning about her through this wonderful obituary. I’m sorry that I won’t be in Calgary for the services, but wanted to let you know that I am thinking about all of you.

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  4. She was a very beautiful lady with an even more beautiful soul. I am happy to have known her. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed terribly. I wish I could be there for the family, I am sending all my love.

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  5. Thoughts and prayer are with this family.

    Deacon Tom

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  6. My deepest condolences to you Melina, and your family on the loss of your mamma. Mothers are a gift from God and her love will live in your hearts forever.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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