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PAGNUCCO, Giovanni “Johnny”

September 4, 1941 – Arzene, PN, Italy

October 11, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Giovanni (Johnny) Pagnucco passed away with his family by his side on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the age of 77 years.

Johnny immigrated with his family to Canada in July 1953 to the Sparwood area in British Columbia. Johnny attended school in the local community, and at a young age he started working in the nearby coal mines, and then worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He moved to Calgary in 1967 to join many of his family members who had already moved to Calgary.

In Calgary, Johnny met Claire Bruno and they were married on November 15, 1969. They lived most of their adult life in Bridgeland in Calgary and they enjoyed being close to many of their Pagnucco and Bruno relatives. Johnny worked for the Italian Bakery and then was employed with the City of Calgary for 28 years until he retired at the age of 60 in 2001. Johnny was always a very hard worker and he was an exceptionally generous, caring, and humble individual who was willing to help anyone that needed his assistance.

Johnny is survived by his loving wife Claire; his sisters Maria Del Degan (Rodi), Fermina Di Lullo (Dino), Giuliana Masotti (Carlo), Luigia Barbieri (Lino); his brother Peter Pagnucco (Jean); and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his infant twin brother Giuseppe, his older brother Luigi, and his parents Albina and Carmelo.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.  Reception to follow at the church hall. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

To honour Johnny’s love of animals (including his beloved Bianca and Dante), in lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Giovanni may be made to Four Feet Companion Foundation at www.fourfeet.org or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Giovanni Pagnucco, 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. Le Nostre sincere condoglianze a te’ Claire,per la perdita di Giovanni e a tutta la famiglia Una preghiera per la sua anima.Carlo e Giovanna Oddone.

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  2. Tony and Mary Jo Iervella :

    Claire
    Please accept our condolences. He will always be remembered for his kind, calm and gentle spirit. God Bless you.
    Tony and Mary Jo Iervella

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  3. Claire,
    We were saddened to hear of Johnny’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Vini and Loris Sciore

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  4. Roberto Bruno :

    Chiara,
    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Giovanni. Johnny was a kind, gentle and generous soul, always there for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the Pagnucco family.

    Mara Bruno, Roberto & Family, Susanna & Family

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  5. Ilda and Pino Rende :

    Dear Claire,
    My heart goes out to you. My prayers go out to you. Living across the street and always seeing Johnny everyday was such a joy. Always doing something around the yard, and coming almost every day to visit my parents. Bringing my dad socks for looking after the house when the go and vacation. Johnny will truly be missed.

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  6. Patricia Montgomery :

    Dear Claire: We are sadden to have heard of Johnny’s passing. He was a kind & gentle soul. We will always remember his thoughtfulness, charming smile & generous heart. A hug to you & our sincere condolences to you & his family.
    Pat & Doug Montgomery

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  7. To Peter and Family,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Lina Grossi & Family

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  8. Ashley Teresa :

    Zia,

    Thinking of you during this difficult time, Uncle Johnny will forever be in our hearts and I will always cherish the wonderful memories with him and our family. I know he has been reunited with Bianca now and is smiling down on us.

    All my love,

    Ashley

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  9. Very sad day I lost my partner , when we worked together for the City. My deepest Sympathy to the Pagnucco family. We will alway’s remember as a very kind man rest in peace John .

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  10. Delia Stayner :

    Dear Claire, we are so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was so kind and always had a smile for everyone. He will be dearly missed.
    Take care my dear, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love Matt and Delia Stayner

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  11. Ivana & Bruno Viti :

    Chiara,
    Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Giovanni. He was a wonderful man and a dear friend. Our thoughts are with you and his family during this difficult time.

    Bruno & Ivana, Alfredo & Angela

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  12. Our Sincere Condolences to you Claire and to the Pagnucco & Bruno Families for your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Ilva and Carmine D’ambola,
    Antonia Masocco

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  13. Marilyn & Jerry Aquilini :

    We were so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing – such a sweet, kind and gentle man. He will always be in our thoughts and our deepest condolences go to you and your family at this very difficult time.

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  14. Joe and Laura Capone :

    Chiara,

    Our Sincere Condolences, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Joe and Laura Capone

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  15. John & Maria Greco :

    Dear Claire,
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Giovanni. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

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