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(nee Canalia)

Riposa In Pace

Born in Lusiana,

Pr. Vicenza, Italy

on December 28, 1919.

Passed away peacefully

surrounded by her

loving family

on July 31, 2022.

Aged 102 years.

Beloved wife of

Frank (deceased).

Treasured and devoted mother of

Franco (deceased),


Dearly loved mother-in-law of Bruno Basso.

Cherished Nonna of



Gabriella and Nick.

Loved and remembered by all her family and friends in Australia, Italy and France.

Dearest mamma,

We always thought papà was the strong one, but your strength and determination to live and be here for your family was truly inspirational. You were so gentle and kind, generous, witty and funny- always happy to play along with the kids and their jokes. Your love for us was immeasurable, your cooking legendary, and your heart so big. We will always remember you mamma with great pride and boundless love. Reunited with papa and your loved ones. Tua figlia, Marisa.

Carissima Lucia,

Non ho parole per esprimere le mie emozioni in questo momento difficilissimo e sopratutto triste. Volevo solo dirti che per me sei stata una seconda mamma. Ti ringrazio che mi hai accolto con le braccia aperte nella tua famiglia e per tutte le gioie e bei ricordi che non dimenticherò mai. Salutami “Frank” quando vi ritrovate. Ciao, Bruno.


You had a massive heart and always put others first. Your perseverance has been an example for us to follow and your spirit shall live on and continue to guide us. I was blessed and honoured to have had you in my life. Con il tuo spirito da montanara, insieme la mamma, sei il cuore della nostra famiglia Nonna. La tua cucina un posto di gioia e d’amore. Le tue parole un sostegno, I detti saggezza. Sentiremo dolorosamente la tua mancanza, ma sappiamo che adesso sei insieme con Nonno e in pace.

Con tanto amore, Il tuo Damiano

Cara Nonna,

Our Masterchef and “Big Boss” - I will miss our Sunday family lunches and watching “The Chase” with you. I am blessed to have had such an incredibly strong and determined role model. We ‘nipoti’ are forever grateful for the sacrifices you and Nonno made and the unconditional love you gave us.

You will be ‘proprio’ missed,

Tua Maestrina, Alessia

Cara Nonna,

102 years, and 30 of those I was lucky enough to have been loved by you. Whenever I am missing you, I will remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life. Your cheeky sense of humour, generous nature and love for family are all values you have instilled in me. You were the pillar of our family, with a heart of gold, and a fierce strength like no other- I hope to always make you proud. Finalmente in pace con Nonno nel vostro giardino.

Love Gabriella and Nick

The family would like to thank the Staff and Drs at Prohealth Midwest, especially Dr Lena Tedesco, for the many years of devoted care of mum.


Date listed: 6/8/2022

Publication: The Advertiser