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DIAZ, Gilda Diaz

October 1, 1932 – Manilla, Philippines

March 15, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

 

After a long battle with cancer, Gilda passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday, March 15, 2019 surrounded by friends and relatives at the age of 86.

Gilda Diaz Diaz was born on October 1st, 1932 in Manilla, Philippines. She arrived in Canada in 1984 and sponsored her youngest brother Noli and family to come to Canada in 1996.

Gilda was a devout Roman Catholic, a kind and tough woman, and a fighter all the way to the end. She was a hard worker and caregiver, running a day home from 1999 to 2010 where she continued to pass on her strength to those who came under her care. In her spare time she enjoyed Bingo and the lottery.

Gilda was predeceased by her brother Noli; and niece Isabel.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on  Friday, March 22, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church (5504 20th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone:1(866)412-4222.  www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Gilda Diaz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Grandma Gilda, I will always remember your kindnesss and huge smile. My condolences to the family.
    Anita Day

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  2. Tanya, Lauren & Al

    My heart shattered hearing of Grandma Gilda’s passing. She was the biggest blessing to our family looking after our daughter for many years. I will forever be grateful for you and the influence you had on her. You were family. Gilda, I know you’re dancing with the angels, and Lilet. You were a beautiful soul who touched many, and will be missed by all of us that loved you dearly. ❤️

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  3. Your strength and passion for life will always be an inspiration to us. Thank you for the love, care and kindness you have shown. You have fought a long battle and we are comforted in knowing you will be in a happier place without pain and anxieties. You have lived a great meaningful life, touching a lot of people and we will miss you, our tough cookie Grandma Gilda!

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  4. Cindy Dela Cruz

    Our hearts, prayers and condolences goes out to the bereaved family Diaz – Bayona. May she rest in peace.

    Love from,

    Cindy Dela Cruz and Ventura family

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  5. The Lucero Family

    We will deeply miss you Gramma Gilda.

    Arthur, Hannah, Cecile and The Lucero Family

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