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BLOTSKY, Pierina (Rina)

November 4, 1958 – Montreal, Quebec
May 30, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce the sudden passing on May 30, 2018 of Pierina Blotsky. She was surrounded by her loving family as her life on earth ended peacefully at the age of 59 years old. She fought a courageous battle with cancer and had a great attitude throughout which encouraged many.

Pierina was a special soul, kind, brave, generous, loving and funny. Her happiness stemmed from putting the needs of others before her own. We are all better for having shared time and love with her. She loved travelling the world with Gord, hosting family and friends in her home and spending many special moments with her sons.

Pierina leaves behind her beloved husband Gord of thirty-nine years, her two cherished sons Nicholas (Diandra), and Phillip (Alissa). She also leaves behind her sister Sally (Raymond) and her brother in-law James (Vera). She was preceded by death by her parents Giuseppe and Grazia Lanza, her in laws Constantine and Jeannette Blotsky and her sister Josie. She will be remembered by many other family members and close friends.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church (10 Prestwick Drive S.E., Calgary AB) on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. If friends so desire donations in memory of Pierina will be gratefully accepted towards the Tom Baker Cancer Center, 1331 29 ST NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2, https://albertacancer.ca/tom-baker-cancer-centre. We would like to say thank you to Dr. Marc Webster and especially Dr. Satvir (Sunny) Lal and their staff who comforted her in the last four months. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Pierina Blotsky, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E.. Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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  1. Tom McKague :

    Gord Nick and Phil, me deepest condolences, wishing you all the best.

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  2. Shiara Oliver :

    Dear Gord, Nicholas and Phillip

    There are no words about the loss of your beautiful wife and mother. Rina was beautiful inside and out. My deepest heartfelt condolances to you all. Shiara Oliver

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  3. Nos plus sincères condoléances. Nous pensons à vous.
    Affectueusement,
    Jean et France

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  4. Mathew Peltier :

    To the entire Blotsky family

    We are saddened to hear of your loss.

    Rina was an amazing person

    Rina was a part of our early years

    I am sorry to hear this news

    To Gordo, Phil, Nick and family

    She will be missing by many but she will never be forgotten

    Much love and sympathy from the Peltier family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time

    Mathew, Andrea, Taylor, Cohen, cage Peltier/Fredine

    I remember playing hockey at the blotsky house.

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  5. Antonietta D'Alessandro :

    My deepest condolences to the family my prayers and thoughts are with you .

    Rip Pierina

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  6. Alison Chudleigh :

    I remember Rina with such a fondness. She was so very kind and gentle to me at a time when I was very scared and alone. She felt like an angel sent from heaven to kindly help me at those times. I’m sure she will continue her loving support from heaven where she has even great means to shine her light. My heart hurts for your family at this time for the great loss you will being feeling. My prayer is that you feel the peace of her presence for as long as you all need until comfort fills your hearts and helps you to continue.
    My heart felt condolences.

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  7. Sonya Philippe-Yee :

    I am so deeply saddened by Rina’s passing. I always remember how wonderful she was. We had many laughs at UA/CO. Rina always saw good in people, I always looked up to her and told her many times I wanted to be like her. She was an angel. She will be missed!

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  8. Greg Retzer :

    Gord, Phil and Nick,

    My deepest condolences on your loss.

    Greg Retzer

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  9. Linda Molinari :

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Rina will remain in our hearts forever. Thinking of you at this very sad time.
    All our love, Linda, Mario, Mathew and Marco Molinari

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  10. Bourassa family :

    Gord, Nick & Phil;
    Our sincere condolences. We are so saddened by the passing of Rina. We feel so privileged to have had her as part of our lives. The world has lost such a kindred spirit but heaven has gained a beautiful angel. What a courageous and wonderful person. We will cherish her memory forever.
    With all of our love and support,
    Monique, JD, Daniel and Mathieu Bourassa

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  11. Gail Nisbet :

    Dear Gord and Family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Pierina was one of the sweetest persons I have met.

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  12. Shelley Gerber :

    We are so very sorry for your loss Gord, Nick, Phil and the entire family. Our thoughts are with you all in this time of sorrow.
    Bruce and Shelley Gerber

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  13. Lori Wilson-Trent :

    It has taken me a couple of attempts to write this. I worked with Rina at Continental and always admired her calmness and thoughtfulness. She was a true inspiration. She could wrap her arms around any situation and make it or them ok. She was dignified and carried herself with such eloquence that no one in her presence could help but admire her. Such a great loss for humanity but a gain for the angels Above. She will be missed. Until we meet again. Prayer to her family for your loss.

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  14. Oszczakiewicz Family :

    Gord, Nick, Phil and Sally, our deepest condolences for your loss. Remembering Rina’s wonderful, kind and gentle soul, will forever remain in our hearts. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

    Ron, Cecily, Bryan and Katina

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  15. Ron Whitton :

    Our sincere condolences to all the family. It was a privilege to have met Rina, and a tragedy to leave so young. We only have good memories of her, such a gentle and loving person. Our thoughts and prayers are with are with her.
    Nicole & Ron

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  16. Kathrin-Ann Morawski-Puerzer :

    When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
    I will always treasure my time with Rina.
    My heart is broken.

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  17. Brian and Ellen Doyle :

    Gord, Nick and Phil, We know that the road ahead will not be an easy one, but you will all be guided by the show of love and courage that Pierina gave you. She was a true inspiration to all of us that knew her. I will cherish the memories of our high schools days at James Lyng, the honor of being part of Gord and Pierina’s wedding and the recent visits we had with here in Rhode Island and in Montreal. She was taken from this earth too early. She will be greatly missed.
    Pierina, rest in peace.

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  18. Rielly B Whitman :

    I love all the Blotsky’s

    Gord, I love you so much.

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  19. Christine Vernet :

    I am truly saddened by this news. Rina was perhaps the kindest soul I ever met. She wrapped people in love and Shen took on every challenge with grace and strength. I have no doubt that she did the same in her battle.

    My condolences to her friends and family and I will forever be greatful that Rina was part of my life .

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  20. Cindy and Sylvain Dupuis :

    To the Blotsky family, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.

    Cindy and Sylvain

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  21. Andrea, Hector, Allie, Justin and Tyler :

    Gord,Phil and Nick
    We were heartbroken to hear the sad news about Rina.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    We were blessed to have known Rina, and shared so many memories with you all.
    I pray our Lord will hold you close to His Heart…
    Proverbs 31

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  22. Ramona and Clare :

    Dear Gordy and family please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Ramona and Clare

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  23. April Matsuno :

    I was very sorry to hear of Rina’s passing. She volunteered many hours of her time helping others in the Wellness Kitchen at South Health Campus. Her kindness and generosity will not be forgotten. My sincere condolences to her family.

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