20 October , 1934 – 8 April , 2019
Giuseppe Messina was born on October 20, 1934 in Siculiana, Sicily, Italy. He passed away peacefully on April 8, 2019 at the age of 84 years, surrounded by his loving wife and children. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Kaia and siblings Calogero, Francesco, Serafina and Alfonsa. He is survived by his loving wife; Maria, children; Ray (Leanne), David, Franca (Mario) DeLuca and Alessandro (Candace), grandchildren; Anthony, Vanessa, Mikayla, Giuseppe, Kaden, Nicolas and Jacob, brother; Gerlando (Helen) and many nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends will fondly remember Giuseppe as a loving and devoted father. Anyone who met him always enjoyed his company and his love for life. His greatest joys were watching Italian soccer, listening to classical music, playing his saxophone, clarinet and keyboards and most importantly, spending time with his grandchildren. His biggest passion was performing with his band, “The Young Europeans”, for countless weddings and other events. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him. Visitation will be held on Monday April 15, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 PM at Bell and Burnaby Funeral Chapel 4276 Hastings St. Burnaby BC. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM on Tuesday April 16, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 2025 Napier St. Vancouver. Special thanks to all the home support for their love and care over the years and to all the nurses and doctors at Burnaby Hospital for making the last 6 weeks as comfortable as possible for Giuseppe. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. or the Children’s Hospital.
- Visitation Monday, 15 April , 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, 16 April , 2019
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Ma Teresa Intal
16 April 2019
I’m a home support worker from St Elizabeth . I went to Mr Messinna since he started service with SE . I have 4 hours respite , with Mr Messinna . I remember in summertime we go to Edmonds Park. Rain or shine ...Stay under the tree and watch all the children playing , listen to music on my phone ... eat our snacks ...
He’s really happy ...go inside Edmonds centre. Watch the people swimming Watch the band playing...even met an old friend and colleague . While they’re playing Mr Messinna would hum and even scream because he wants to sing ...
To the point that the band leader would say sssh ...
and the ballroom dancing . Lots of Italian there everybody talking to Mr Messinna . Made lots of friends there ...
so many memories with Mr. Messinna as well as the whole family that I will cherish in my heart for the rest of my life . May you Rest In Peace 🙏