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MERCIA, Antonina

August 15, 1924 – Castiglione, Sicily
August 7, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Antonina Mercia (nee Conti) of Calgary, AB, at the Rockyview Hospital on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the age of 93 years.

Antonina was born on August 15, 1924 in Castiglione, Sicily. She immigrated to Canada in 1952 and settled in Calgary, AB.
Antonina was a devoted wife and mother. She was married for 53 years to the love of her life, Giuseppe Mercia predeceased her in 2003. Antonina was passionate about her family. She loved all children, especially her grandchildren. She also loved flowers and enjoyed gardening. She was most happy when she had her family gathered around the dinner table enjoying a home cooked meal together. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Antonina is survived by her four sons and two daughters-in-law, Salvatore, John and Diane, Vincenzo, Frank and Rosa; her four grandchildren, Joseph, Michelle, Nina (Duncan) and John. She is also survived by one brother, five sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North Calgary, AB) on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Antonina Mercia, 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.

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  1. Chris and Virginia Rappel

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that she has gone to rest in the peace of Christ. God bless.

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  2. Anna Vespa Stambene

    Mercia Family,
    Our most heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Comari Antonina. She was a very kind and generous woman that we will remember forever.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

    Emma Vespa
    Anna Vespa Stambene

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  3. John and Terry Silvestro

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of your dear mother, Nina.

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  4. Nunzio & Margaret Mercia

    Salvatore,Gianni,Enzo,Frank and families,
    We are sharing your sorrow and pain with the passing of your beloved mother and grandmother. Nina was a wonderful person with her caring loving ways. We will all miss her.
    Nunzio and Margaret and family

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  5. Salvatore, John, Enzo and Frank. I just heard about your Mom’s passing.
    My condolences to each of you, I was very sorry to hear this.

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