Luigia De Marchi

Obituary of Luigia De Marchi

April 22, 1936 – Faller Di Sovramento, Italy

July 13, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


Luigia ‘Gigetta’ De Marchi (nee Slongo) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.


Born on April 22, 1936, in Faller, Sovramente, Italy, Luigia lived a rewarding life filled with opportunity, travel, family, friends, food, and love. Upon meeting the love of her life, Gioachino ‘Jack’ De Marchi (deceased 1989), they planned for a new life in Canada. On July 13, 1957, the two wed in Calgary, the city that would become their home.


Luigia is survived by her loving daughter Vana (Tony Novello); loving son Gianni (Linda De Marchi); loving grandchildren, Sandra (Keith Clausen), Mario, Dario, Dante, and Gemma; as well as two great-grandchildren, Alissa and Logan, all of Calgary. She is also survived by her sister, sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews in Fonsazo, Italy and in Uruguay.


In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,


In living memory of Luigia De Marchi, 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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