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December 19, 1940 – Matera, Italy
October 29, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Palma of Calgary, passed away on October 29, 2018 at the age of 77 years.

Palma was born in Italy and moved to Canada in the early 1960’s, where she met and married Bruno Reffo and had two children. Palma was a hairstylist for 40 years and loved interacting with people through her work.

Palma is survived by her two children Phyllis Reffo and Sandro (Sasha Lupichuk) Reffo; four grandchildren Jena Weinberger, Tess Weinberger, Connell Reffo, and Joven Reffo;

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells 2720 Centre Street North), on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Palma Venezia, 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, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Marilyn Rondesvedt

    Sandro, Sasha and Phyllis,
    Thank you Sasha for taking the time to phone me about your Mom’s passing, it was greatly appreciated. She has been my friend and hairstylist since 1970. I am really going to miss her.

    So sorry for your loss. Love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.


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  2. Sharon Stephens

    Dear Sandro, Sasha, Connell, Joven, Phyllis, Jena and Tess,

    My heartfelt love and condolences to all of you with the passing of Mina, the dear matriarch of your family.

    May all of you find comfort in special memories each of you have shared with her. Cherish those good times and hold them close to your heart.

    I have had the honour of sharing your family with Mina for close to sixteen years. When ever I visited Calgary, we spent many family visits together. We also shared some lovely luncheon outings, then shopping at the mall, just the two of us.

    I am grateful for the times spent with Mina, both of us so proud of our grandchildren and and their mom and dad. I will miss her unique spirit and energy.

    With Love, Light and Respect
    Sharon Stephens (Sasha’s mother)

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