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Born: Nov 01, 1915

Date of Passing: Sep 25, 2017

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TOMMASINA AIELLO Tommasina passed away on September 25, 2017, aged 101 years. Darin Hoffman, Funeral Director, in care of arrangements. Mosaic Funeral Chapel, 1839 Inkster Blvd. (204) 275-5555
Publish Date: Oct 11, 2017

TOMMASINA AIELLO Early morning on September 25, 2017, our Nanna Tommasina passed away quietly in her sleep at the Poseidon Care Centre. Born in San Mango d'Aquino, Italy, on November 1, 1915, Tommasina immigrated to Winnipeg in 1965 and made it her home. Her strong will and tenacious personality were admired by all who knew her. Even at the ripe old age of 101, she continued to impress everyone with her feisty spirit. She had a long and wonderful life and there was no task too big or too small she would not take on. It is safe to say that domestic work never charmed her as much as working the land and being in the great outdoors. She took great pride in her many accomplishments, her homes in Italy, her matchmaking skills, as well as the varying career paths she chose to explore throughout her lifetime. She finally retired in 1991. We are proud of how Nanna Tommasina navigated through the last few years of her life and kept her dignity right to the end. She will be sadly missed by her son Alberto and his wife Carmela; her grandchildren, Mario Aiello (wife Silvia, nee De Luca) and Sina Aiello (husband Russ Psooy); her great-grandchildren Katherina, Jessika and Olivia. Tommasina also leaves behind her extended family in Winnipeg, British Columbia, Australia and Italy. We would like to thank all the staff and caregivers at the Poseidon Care Centre for their service and support and a special thanks to the residents who became her friends. We know she will be warmly remembered and respected by all, as Mamma Tommasina. Your journey here is done....May you rest in peace Nanna and be united with your beloved husband Ernesto, our heavenly Father and all the Saints who lovingly watched over you. A private family service will be held in San Mango d'Aquino, Italy in the coming months. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society.

Publish Date: Sep 27, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 11, 2017

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Our mother, Agatha, was Tommasina's table mate in the dining room at the Poseidon Care Centre, and her neighbour across the hall. Mom is severely hearing-impaired, and speaks no Italian that we know of, but she really liked Tommasina, recognized her spiritedness, always had big smiles for her and spoke about her to us often. Mom had the impression that Tommasina liked doughnuts, so whenever we brought Mom Tim-bits, she gave some to her friend. Mom was very sad about Tommasina's passing and will miss her very much, as will we. - Posted by: Lois Braun () on: Sep 29, 2017

  • We were very sorry to hear of Nonna Tommasina's passing. Will never forget her feisty spirit and her strong desire to live her life on her own terms . To the family, we extend our heartfelt condolences. Know that you are in our prayers and always in our hearts. Love, Enza, Nick and family. - Posted by: Enza and Nick Conicella and family (friends) on: Sep 27, 2017

  • We are very sorry upon hearing of passing of Commari Tommasina. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. - Posted by: Domenico and Rose Fiorillo (Friends of the family) on: Sep 27, 2017

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