Giovanna Marchet

Obituary of Giovanna Cerato Marchet

January 9, 1948 – Fonzaso, Belluno, Italy

June 29, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta



Giovanna Marchet (nee Cerato), beloved wife of Aldo Marchet, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at the age of 76 years.


Giovanna was born in Fonzaso, Belluno, Italy, on January 9, 1948. She moved to Canada in 1970 where she met her husband and was married in 1972.


Giovanna most enjoyed cooking and making everyone eat, she collected recipes from every cuisine and tried any food presented to her without abandon. She was always active and trying new things, especially buying every new gadget she saw. She was also very naturally artistic and could knit, sew, embroider and crochet many beautiful things. She loved good conversations, meeting new people and laughing often.


The most important thing in Giovanna’s life was her family, especially her granddaughter Marisol. She absolutely loved being a Nonna and she did everything for her including bringing her to Italy to be baptised.


She will be most remembered for her endless energy, willingness to help, her passion for Formula One Racing and Euro Soccer and being the best Nonna ever.


Besides her loving husband, Giovanna is survived by her son Francesco (Carly) and daughter Norma (Marc and daughter Marisol), all residing in Calgary, AB.


Giovanna is also survived by her younger brother Luigi (Allison) from Airdrie, AB, and younger sister Maria (Fermino and sons Giovanni and Stefano) from Fonzaso, Italy. As well as numerous cousins and friends in Italy and Canada.


Giovanna was predeceased by her brother Sergio Cerato, mother and father, Francesco Cerato and Guiseppina Angaran.


As per Giovanna’s wishes, no services will be held.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Foothills Hospital NICU at:


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


In living memory of Giovanna Marchet, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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