OBITUARY

Luciana Ricciutelli-Costa

19 February, 195814 December, 2020

Luciana Ricciutelli-Costa was born on February 19, 1958 and passed away on December 14, 2020 and is under the care of Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel.

Donations in Luciana Ricciutelli-Costa's memory can be made to Inanna Publications.

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Jeanne Maranda

10 March 2021

I was shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Lu. For twenty years, I worked with her as the French Editor of the Canadian Woman Studies and I greatly valued her leadership. She had a bright and positive spirit - I enjoyed working with her to support a better life for women.
My deepest condolences to her family that she leaves behind far too soon.

suchita divi

20 January 2021

Dearest Diana - We are so sorry to hear about the heartbreaking lost of your sister, our deepest condolences to you, Susheel, Rajah and Rohan and your family. We wish you love and immense strength during this time. Much love from Suchita and Paavan

Ursula Pflug

9 January 2021

Luciana was a force of nature. She actively sought to correct the imbalance in publishing, skewed against women authors till this day. She published a diverse list long before there was a greater push for it. She was a superhero, active on many fronts. I've donated to Inanna before, and most recently in her honor, to help keep alive the dream of feminist publishing she so fiercely championed. She is missed, and she won't be forgotten. Sincere condolences to Tino, Stefano and Claudia.

Salimah Valiani

9 January 2021

Sodade (v)
— for Luciana


couriered across seas during a pandemic

so I could have
points and praise handwritten with care
by a reviewer attentively chosen by you

whom I wanted to thank profusely
through you

sample of the convening you quietly crocheted

final thing to pass
your hands to mine

this manuscript
to cherish

Katherine Side

5 January 2021

Deepest condolences to Lucianna's friends and family at this difficult time. She helped to build a strong feminist community at York University. Her passion, energy, and commitment were memorable and she will be sorely missed.

Katherine Side

John Redpath

4 January 2021

Tino, Stefano, and Claudia:

My sister Anne, my wife Kathy, and I were blessed to have had Luciana's presence in our lives.

Jen Liptrot

4 January 2021

My deepest condolences Tino, Stefano and Claudia. I have just learned of Luciana's passing and while I had not been in touch with her for many years now, her warmth, brilliance and spirit left an indelible mark on me in the years I was working at Inanna. I learned so much from her about how to be a passionate, unfailingly persistent and persuasive champion for women and women's voices. She was an inspiration and a phenomenal soul, and she will be so greatly missed.

Sandra Woolfrey

4 January 2021

The passing of Lucianna has wrent a tear/tear in our hearts and in the feminist universe in Canada. She was a life force, an earth mother, who had so much love to give her family, her friends, her authors and colleagues, Inanna. She was remarkable. So much talent and warmth and compassion, so much emotional intelligence, such generosity of spirit and desire for social justice, such a determination to bring new and under-represented women’s voices to print. Somehow, we will have to collectively mend the tear that her loss has created. She would want that. My condolences to her family. She loved you so much.

Marlene Kadar

4 January 2021

I want to send my sincere condolences to Luciana’s family, many friends and colleagues, and let them know how devastating it is to know we have to move forward without this beacon to help light the way. loss of such an extraordinary, loving person, a mentor in feminist publishing, an intellectual giant who gave us so many fine words, so many varieties of voices. I will remember Lu as a most gracious woman and a sensitive and skilled editor who could dream big and make things happen. I admired her deeply: her commitment to publishing poetry across the literary and political spectrum was always inspired. Lu was holding my hand as I completed a manuscript, encouraging me to “finish up” even as she had her own challenges. She held many hands on this journey and kept us near and warm, even when we could not be together. Generous, warm, wise at all turns, I will miss Lu very much, as will so many others in her wide and ever expanding orbit.

Aliaa Rafea

3 January 2021

Luciana will be missed greatly. I cannot forget her role in editing my co-authored book which I edited with Dr. Sharon Mijares and Dr Nahid Angha. May her soul rest in peace.
Deep condolences to her family and her friends.