McInnis & Holloway
Funeral Homes

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
“The opportunity to serve” is the highest compliment
McInnis & Holloway could receive.
Call (403) 243-8200 or 1-800-661-1599

FESTA, Gerardo Vittorio

January 4, 1932 – Forino, Italy
May 23, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Gerardo Festa beloved husband of Rosa Festa (nee Ruggiero) of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the age of 87 years surrounded by his loving family.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street & Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Reception to follow at Corpus Christi Church. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Gerardo Festa, 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

Offer Condolence for the family of FESTA, Gerardo Vittorio

Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Condolence Messages

  1. Silvia, Alessia and Katia Allan

    Mrs. Festa, Mike,Rob,Nina,Lisa and families,

    I was saddened to hear of Mr. Festa’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I apologize in advance for not being at the memorial or funeral as I will be in SK on both of those days. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves memories no one can steal.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  2. Brunella Bryant (Leone) and family

    To Commara Rosa, Mike, Rob, Nina and Lisa and to all your families,
    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Comparo Gerardo.
    He was a dear friend of the family and a wonderful man who was always so happy and full of smiles. He will truly be missed.
    Treasure all the beautiful memories you made together.
    May God Grant you all peace and strength during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  3. Irina Lucardie

    To Mrs. Festa, Mike, Rob, Nina, Lisa and all of the family, we offer our heart felt condolences to all of you and pray that you will all have peace and strength during this most difficult time.
    Irina, Kiahna Lucardie & Bruno & Slavica Baricevich.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  4. To the Festa families,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help to comfort you. To the world he was your Father but to your family he was the world!
    The Wood Families

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  5. Josie & Gerry Scalise

    Rob, Gemma, Mike, Stephen & Joel,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Cherish those memories as those can never be taken from you.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  6. Mrs. Festa, Mike, Rob, Nina and Lisa- I am very sad to read about Mr. Festa’s passing. I remember spending much of my elementary childhood years at your home in Thorncliffe at your dinette table after school, usually eating snacks prepared by Mrs. Festa. Mr. Festa would come home from work, always with a smile on his face ready to chat with Nina and I about our day. I always felt so welcome in your family home. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  7. Biagio & Josie Oliverio

    To Rob, Gemma, Mike, Stephen, Joel and the extended Festa’s family.

    We are saddened by the passing of Gerardo but glad to know that he is no longer suffering and that he will always be with all of you from heaven.

    Deepest Condolences!

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  8. Zia Rosa, Mike, Rob, Nina, Lisa and the extended Festa Family,

    It was with great sadness that we learned of Zio Gerry’s passing.
    Your father taught me so much when I worked with him at Volker Stevin during the summer months in high school. He taught me that we get up in the morning not go to work, but make things better. I believe Zio Gerry lived by this philosophy every day. Whether it was working hard making a better life for his family, bringing nephews over from Italy and giving them a loving home and opportunity for a better life or just growing the best tomatoes, Zio made made things “BETTER”.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sadness. May God wrap Zio in his loving arms and give the Festa family peace in knowing he was revered on earth and he will be among the blessed in heaven. ” Blessed are the pure in heart , for they will see God”.

    We love you Zio Gerardo.

    Tony,Angela, Amanda,and Domenic Iandolo

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  9. Michal Kellner

    Our deepest sympathy to Rosa, Mike, Rob, Nina and Lisa.
    Your Husband and Father Gerardo was loved and respected by everyone who met him. He will be remembered for the great guy that he was.
    We know you will miss him very much as we all will.
    God bless you and your entire family
    Your neighbors Michal and Betty Kellner

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  10. Angela e Ugo Orizzonte

    Cara zia e cari figli e nipoti di Zio Gerardo. Ci dispiace con tutto il cuore per la perdita di zio. La nostra fede ci permette di credere in un Dio che ci accoglie di nuovo nelle sue braccia in fin di vita. Un Dio da cui veniamo e torniamo. Zio Gerardo ci ha insegnato come vivere questa vita con amore. I ricordi sono tanti e buoni ed ognuno di noi e arrichiato nell’anima e nel cuore per averlo conosciuto. Che Dio accolga Zio con tutto’amore e vi assista e vi benedica tutti in questo momento particolare di dolore.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  11. Dear Zia Rosa, Mike, Rob, Nina, Lisa and to all the extended Festa Families

    While there is no way we can feel your pain, we do feel your loss. Peace and love to you all during this sorrowful time.

    With love always,
    Maria Iandolo and Domenico and Gerardina Iandolo

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  12. Edoardo Orizzonte

    Zio will always be remembered with Love and Laughter, from his giant smile to his angelic voice. We offer of deepest condolences and prayers with the family during this difficult time. May God forever keep his soul in peace. Till the day we meet him again in Heaven he will always be remembered. With Great Love Edoardo, Michelle, Giorgia, Luca, Lorenzo Orizzonte.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  13. Pasquale and Dany Pellegrino

    Please accept our most sincere condolences.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  14. With deepest sympathy to all the Festa Family. Remember his twinkling eyes and unforgettable smile.

    Louis & Sara Rego & Family

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  15. To the Festa Family,
    Our deepest sympathies to your family during your time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    TD Insurance Colleagues

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  16. Maria Verbonac

    Dear Zia Rosa, Mike, Rob, Nina, Lisa and to all the extended Festa Family,

    Please accept our deepest condolences.
    Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope.
    With love,
    Maria, Darrell and Kiera Verbonac

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  17. I offer my deepest condolences on the passing of your grandfather, Daniel and to you Katina, Daniels wife. I am sad to hear of his passing but happy that he is free now of earthly pain. May God bless and comfort all of you.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  18. Linda And Gary Woodrow

    My heart hurts for you all during this sorrowful time.

    With love and the deepest sympathy,

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  19. To the Festa Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Godspeed
    Casoria Family

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  20. So sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies to the Festa family. Gerry was a great man. I felt privileged to have been able to work for him at Volker. Words can’t express how saddened I am to hear of your loss.
    Rest in peace

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  21. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. We wish you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain. It was a pleasure to have worked with Gerry for many years; I will always be grateful for all the knowledge and experience he passed along.
    Our sincere condolences
    Grant & Susan Maxwell

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  22. Porgiamo a tutti in famiglia le nostre piu’ sincere condoglianze.

    Mery & Tony de Somma

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  23. Wendy Aylesworth

    Dear Nina and all the Festa Family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. May all those special memories you have support you in the coming days and weeks. My prayers are with you.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  24. My thoughts are with you and your family
    at this very difficult time.
    I spent a lot time working with Gerry as a contractor on the
    unground jobs with Volker Steven. It was a
    pleasure to have known and worked with Gerry.
    Joe Nell

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Leave Your Condolence

*