Mrs. Giuseppa Tinebra
February 6, 1934 – July 5, 2018
TINEBRA, Giuseppa Josephine
Giuseppa Tinebra passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital, in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at the age of 84 years.
Josephine came to Canada in 1965. She was apart from her husband for one year as he was busy finding work and preparing a Canadian Home for his family. Josephine was born in Castrofilippo, Italy in 1934. She had a wonderful life and spent her time caring for her husband and two children. She loved to embroider and was an extra hard worker, working for the same sewing company for 30 years. She took care of her husband, Carmelo, until his death in 1996, then lived to enjoy her two girls and grandchildren until God called her back “home”.
Josephine is survived by her daughters, Joanne and Angie; Son-in-laws, Kevin and Keith; six grandchildren, Julia (Jeremy), Philip, Robert (Kim), Lauren, Paul and Cameron; and six great-grandchildren, Carmen, Emily, Lucas, Karis, Ethan and Baby Ball on the way. She was predeceased by her husband, Carmelo; one sister; and her parents.
A Funeral Service will be held at Foster’s Garden Chapel, 3220 – 4th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery), on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada .
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca
- Funeral Service Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Mrs. Giuseppa Tinebra
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August 28, 2018
To Joanne, Angie and your Families:
Such a long time since I first met Joanne in junior high when your family moved to Windsor Park. I really didn't know what to think about her high energy and exuberant character, but we did become friends and before long I was invited back to your house and met your Mom and Dad. What I remember, aside from being immersed in a bit of a different culture, was how warm and welcoming your mother was. Years later, when we had our own kids, Joanne helped me out by babysitting my older daughter Carly while I went to work, and Josephine was also part of the picture then. I think she loved and enjoyed all the children in Joanne's house and I remember that she wouldn't call my girl Carly, but affectionately referred to her as "Carlita." I know there was mutual respect and affection between her and her girls and that it must be so hard to not have her with you any longer. I hope it helps to know that others are thinking of you.
From Kathy (Tanner) Stevenson
July 19, 2018
I was saddened to learn of Mama Tinebra's passing. I would like to express my condolences to the entire family and especially to Joanne and Angie. It was through my best friend, Keith, and through Joanne and Angie, that I met a wonderful mother and woman. She lived a long life that was close to the most important people in her life, her family. She always had a kind word for me, "Mike" and I wish that I had known more Italian to have had a better conversation with her but her communication went beyond words.