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LEDDA, Giovanni Maria

December 23, 1926 – October 9, 2014

Giovanni Ledda, beloved husband of Giovanna Maria (nee Fiori), father, nonno, brother, zio, and friend, passed away on Thursday, October 9th, 2014, at the age of 87 years.

Giovanni was born in Ploaghe, Sardegna, Italy on December 23rd, 1926. He immigrated to Canada in 1951 where he made a career in construction as a concrete finisher. His passion throughout life was his wife and family. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and spending countless hours with his grandchildren telling stories. He was always ready to help with hammer and nails, or with wisdom and a happy heart. Giovanni loved life and never gave up.

Besides his loving wife Giovanna of 60 years, Giovanni is survived by his children Nina (Joe) Greco, Angelo (Wanda) Ledda, Rina (Joseph) Romano, Pietro (Lisa) Ledda; grandchildren Pat (Rae), Maria Joanna, Catrina (Perri), Kristen, Kiana, Mattea, Cesare, Giovanna (Graham), Giovanni (Amanda).

He is also survived by his brother Zio Giovanni in Sardegna, sisters-in-law Teresa Mattola in France and Maria Fiori in Calgary, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Canada, Italy and France. He was predeceased by his parents Pietro and Maria Caterina (nee Sau), his step-mother GiovannAngela Pulina, brother Salvatore, sister-in-law Sebastiana Ledda, and brother-in-law Giovanni Fiori.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34th Street SW) on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated (also at Holy Name Catholic Church) on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum (4th Street & 31st Avenue NW). Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Giovanni Ledda, 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. Tony & Linda Greco

    To the Ledda & Greco Family,

    Our deepeset condolences on the loss of Giovanni. May you take comfort in the memories you have shared together. May God bless you during this difficult time.

    Tony, Linda, Rita & Melissa Greco

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  2. the Michaud Family

    Dear Rina, Joe and Family,
    So very sorry to hear about the passing of your father/grandfather.
    Thinking of you lots during this very difficult time
    Peace. Love. Healing Blessings
    Phil, betty and the Michaud Family

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  3. Another pair of footsteps disappear…

    Peace to you and yours.

    Savoie Clan

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  4. To the Ledda & Greco Family,

    I am so truly sorry for your loss…my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I personally will always remember Giovanni as a kind and gentle man who always had a smile on his face.
    I hope with time you can smile at all the wonderful memories you have shared together.
    May he rest in peace xo

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  5. Dear Lisa and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your father-in-law’s passing Lisa. My deepest sympathies to you and your husband and family
    ” Yea though I walk THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death…..Thou art with me ”

    Heather Rogers

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