Dina Nastasi

Obituary of Dina Felomena Nastasi

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January 1, 1946 – Sessano, Italy

February 21, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Nona, sister, and aunt, Dina Nastasi (nee Di Blasio), beloved wife of the late Buster Nastasi, on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at the age of 78 years.


At the age of nine, Dina immigrated to Canada from Sessano, Italy, with her mother and sister to reunite with her father and brother in Cowley, AB. Eventually, they settled in the Crowsnest Pass where she met the love of her life, Buster Nastasi. They married and had two daughters, Jennifer and Lori.


Dina attended business school. She went on to work in various managerial positions in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, and customer service.


The most important thing in Dina’s life was her family. In 1996, she and Buster moved to Calgary to be closer to her daughters.


Dina enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. She loved to camp, play bingo, and invest in the occasional slot machine. Nothing made Dina prouder than spending time with her grandchildren. She never missed a recital, sporting event, school play, or graduation.


Dina is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Woodward and Lori (Cory) Filipuzzi; and her grandchildren, Taylor and Dylan Woodward, and Olivia and Sydney Filipuzzi. She is also survived by her sister Doni (Lawrence) Barnett; niece Kathy (Jim) Zabaneh; nephew Lawrence (Debbie) Barnett; and great-niece and nephews, Ethan Zabaneh, Sofia and Jaxson Barnett, all of Calgary, AB. She will also be remembered by her nephew, Darren (Glenda) Nastasi and their daughter Jessica, all of Crowsnest Pass, AB, as well as numerous family and friends.


Dina was predeceased by her beloved husband Buster; parents Carlo and Santina Di Blasio; brother Michael Di Blasio; son-in-law Wayne Woodward; nephew Donald Nastasi; and numerous family members.


Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street N, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6) on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Dina’s honour may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca, https://cancer.ca/en/ways-to-give/personal-donation.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Dina’s family here.


In living memory of Dina Nastasi, 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: 403-276-2296.


Funeral Service

6:00 pm
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Chapel of the Bells
2720 Centre St N
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 276-2296
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