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AUDIA, Giuseppina (nee Scalise)

February 15, 1924 – San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy
November 16, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Giuseppina of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully at Bethany Care Centre on November 16, 2018 at the age of 94 years.

Giuseppina was brought into this world by Elisabetta Flaviano and Luigi Scalise at San Giovanni in Fiore, Cozena, Italy on February 15, 1924.

Like so many young immigrant wives, Giuseppina, along with her young son Giuseppe (Joe), arrived in Canada at Pier 21 in Halifax on July 31, 1956. She joined the love of her life, Giovanni, who preceded her to Canada in 1954 to start a new life. As fate would dictate, the family expanded with the addition of four sons.

Giuseppina was the consummate homemaker, like many from her era. She was a chef, baker, gardener, and tailor. With five boys, she was also a first responder (medical and peacemaker). Traits that exemplified Giuseppina were her love and devotion for family.

Although Giuseppina was stricken with ill health within the last few years, she still managed to smile and regale you in song. She would bring a smile to those who knew her and loved her so very much. Giuseppina was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and a friend to those who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all.

Giuseppina now journeys to join her husband, Giovanni; brother, Domenico; sister-in-law, Rosa; sister, Filomena; brother-in-law, Francesco; and daughter-in-law, Anna Marie; and other relatives who predeceased her.

She is lovingly remembered by her sons, Joe (Suzanne), Luigi (Rita), Mario, Dominic (Janet), Gerry (Valerie); her grandchildren, Naomi, Johnny, Lisa, Joshua, Michael, Maria and Marco, all whom she loved and cared for very deeply. Giuseppina is also remembered by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends in Canada and abroad.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum.

Heartfelt thanks to the health and pastoral care professionals at Bethany Calgary (Heartland Unit and Level 2 South) who cared for her not only as a resident but also as a friend. If friends so desire please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice in Giuseppina’s name.

In living memory of Giuseppina Audia, 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, and Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Rose and Frank Spadafora :

    To the Audia family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,in this time of sorrow. We will always cherish the moments we spent together with our mother’s,especially when Frank sang to them and making them smile and laugh. God has gained another beautiful angel, may you all find peace and comfort knowing she will be ok. God bless you all
    Love
    Rosa and Frank Spadafora

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  2. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Zia Giuseppina’s family is a testament to her strength and love. She has left a strong legacy. All our love, Antonio and Maria Urbani and family

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  3. To Joe, Suzanne, Luigi, Rita, Mario, Dominic, Janet, Gerry &Val:
    We are so sorry for Zia Giuseppina’s passing; we will miss her and never forget the happy memories we shared with her and Zio Giovanni.
    With deepest condolences,
    Tony, Rosanne, and Maurice Audia

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  4. John & Lisa Oliverio :

    Deepest condolences to all of the family zia Giuseppina truly one of kind person never will be forgotten not just how happy she was at all times but for a kind and bountiful care she had for my uncle her sons but for all who knew her . Me and Lisa we will miss her but we will never forget .RIP zia GIUSEPPINA

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  5. Gerry, Val, Maria, Marco,and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May you be uplifted by a lifetime’s worth of memories and accomplishments.
    JP, Jill, Jacob and Jessica from above

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  6. Deepest condolences to the Audia family
    Giuseppina was a wonderful lady. Always had a kind word and a smile for all. She and my mom (Ana Pinto) were room mate’s at the Bethany, she and her family were a godsend to Ana. She will be missed.
    Our deepest condolences
    Carmen Pinto and family.

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  7. Saverio & Teresa Scalise :

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Commari Guiseppina was always a special cousin and a wonder full person. We will miss her smile and laughter. To Joe, Luigi, Mario, Dominic, & Gerry and families cherish the memories of such a wonderfull mother ,grandmother. Our deepest condolences. Saverio& Teresa Scalise and family.

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  8. Bryan & Bev Amadore :

    To the Audia family,

    Bev and I would like to express our sincerest and most heartfelt condolences on the loss of Giuseppina. She was a lovely woman adored by all. Full of love, caring and joy. May she Rest In Peace.

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  9. Dr Rapske and Staff :

    Our sincere condolences on the loss of Mrs Audia

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  10. Joe and Suzanne, please accept our deepest heartfelt condolences, on the passing of your Mom. Keep the memories close and she will be with you forever.
    Thinking of you , the Mancini Family.

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  11. Luigi:

    Donna & I express our sincere condolences to you and family on the passing of your mother. She had lived a long and full life and know the memories of her will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayer are with you & family during this difficult time.

    Bill & Donna O’Connor

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  12. To My Zia

    I Love you and miss you. You are now with the family in heaven

    Zia RIP.

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  13. Dominic, David, Bruna, and Joseph Audia :

    To everybody in the Audia Family, please accept our heartfelt condolences over our loss of Zia Guiseppina. She was such a sweet lady and a great cook. We always looked forward to getting some of her home baked pita impigliata, which she was always eager to share. She will live on in our memories forever and will be truly missed.

    Dominic, David, Bruna, and Joseph Audia

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  14. To our cousins;

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish the memories of Zia Guiseppina, she was truly a beautiful lady. We will miss her dearly.

    Josie, Gerry, Roslyn & Domenic

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  15. Tally and Joan Abougoush :

    Sending our Love and condolences to her friends and Family. May she Rest In Peace.

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  16. Mario

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

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  17. Beverley Smith and family and Mollie Lundquist :

    To all the Audia family,
    Your mother’s and grandmother’s kind and gentle heart and loving ways will always be remembered especially by our mother. Although they both spoke a different language they got along so well on any occasion they both attended. They had a few things in common, one being their age, our mum was just three weeks older. Although we can’t possibly understand the depth of your sorrow felt with her passing, please know that others are sharing your sorrow and mourning her loss with you

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  18. Adela & Dave Shapka :

    Dominic, Janet, Josh and Michael. Our deepest condolences are with you and the Audia family. When you think of your Mom remember all the great times you spent together. She is free now. No more pain, only love and joy.

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  19. Frank and Caterina Fabiano :

    AUDIA FAMILY

    We are sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our sincere condolences goes to your Family.

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  20. Nicole,Deneca,Brynn and Zander and Myself(Shawn) offer our deepest condolences for the loss of Zia. She was the one who made me appreciate banana’s as child always having one offered to me with every visit. She was a special lady and touch many hearts in her life and had a contagious smile. She will be greatly missed.

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  21. Joseph and Serafina Oliverio :

    To our 5 cousins and families, our sincerest condolences on the loss of zia Giuseppina. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, in this time of sorrow. We will always cherish and remember zia smile and contagious joy as well as the care she showed to all her family and friends. All our love, Joe and Serafina Oliverio and family.

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  22. Joe and Nina Greco :

    With fond memories from my youth as a close friend with Joe, I remember this beautiful, warm-hearted soul, Guiseppina, as a very welcoming and generous lady. Our condolences to Joe, Suzanne, and all the Audia family.

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  23. Franca cristiano :

    Deepest condolence to the Audia family for your loss franca eugene and family

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  24. John Talerico & Family :

    To the Audia Family,
    Our condolences on the passing of Guiseppina. May you be comforted in all your family’s memories. God Bless.

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  25. Sending our deepest condelences to the Audia family . May all the great memories you shared together with your mother-grandmother , comfort you during this difficult time. From Cristina , Alberto and the Scarpone’s family

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  26. Luigi, Rita and your families,

    Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. You are very much in our thoughts

    Norm, Mary and family

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  27. Ann and Victor :

    Luigi, Rita and family,
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Ann and Victor

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