Giovanna Urbani

Obituary of Giovanna Urbani

August 24, 1935 – San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy

June 29, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


Giovanna Urbani (nee Spadafora) of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 29, 2022, at the age of 86.


Giovanna was born in San Giovanni in Fiore, Cosenza, Italy. After immigrating to Canada in 1954, she worked for McGavin’s and Weston’s Bakeries for over 45 years. She married her husband Vittorio in 1965 and together created a great life. Giovanna will be lovingly remembered for her boundless energy, bravery, strong work ethic, wise counsel, and unwavering devotion to family. As well as for her warm, welcoming, hospitality that always included her delicious cooking and baking.


Giovanna is survived by her daughter Lorraine (Frank Laratta), and her cherished grandsons, Adriano (Megan), and Matteo. She is also survived by her in-laws, Rosetta, Pasquale, Dolia, and Antonio (Maria), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Carmine Urbani, her parents, Ignazio and Filomena; and siblings, Salvatore, Angelina, and Maria.


Funeral Mass will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (1566 Northmount Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB), on Monday, July 11, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum (3219 4 Street Northwest, Calgary, AB) Reception to follow at McInnis and Holloway, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB). Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Giovanna Urbani, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


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