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Born: Jan 22, 1935

Date of Passing: Aug 14, 2021

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Surrounded by his loving family, Luigi Loscerbo passed away peacefully on August 14, 2021, at St. Boniface Hospital, at the age of 86 years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Costantino Loscerbo and Maria Fiorentino, brother Pasquale Loscerbo, and sister Caterina Zedda.
Luigi is survived by his wife Karen Loscerbo (nee McKenzie), children, Kenneth (Maria Elena) Loscerbo of Winnipeg, MB and Julia (Alf) Garvin of Calgary, AB; grandchildren, Amanda, Alexander and Andrew Loscerbo, and Joshua and Grace Garvin. He also leaves his brothers, Guiseppe (Romana), Gaetano (Angelina), Antonio (Irene) and Mario; sister Gaetania (Guiseppe); and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Luigi was born in Amato, Catanzaro, Italy on January 22, 1935. He experienced the war as a child and loved to tell stories about soldiers camping on the family farm. He apprenticed as a carpenter until immigrating to Canada in 1953. After working several jobs in construction, he took a trade as painter and decorator and was very proud to open his own company, Bono Decorating, in 1974. Dad valued hard work and the independence he had working for himself. He was extremely entrepreneurial and knew how make a buck (also how to save a buck!). Growing up in hard times made him a genius at putting old scrap to good use.
In 1967, Mom and Dad married and were blessed quickly with two children, Ken in 1968 and 13 months later, Julia in 1970. Family was everything to Dad. He cherished the many large family gatherings with his brothers and sisters and their families. They were always loud and raucous, in the Italian family tradition, and filled with love, great food, and plenty of fun. His children and grandchildren were a source of tremendous joy and pride for him. He was at his happiest when his family was together.
Dad loved to garden and had the ability to make any small patch of land burst with flowers and vegetables. He loved to share the bounty from his garden with friends and neighbours, and he always put healthy food on the table.
Dad was a regular at the University gym for 40 years and made many long and lasting friendships there. With passing time, his workouts evolved from hard physical exercise to more social visiting. He loved to "do the rounds" with the 6:00 a.m. crowd.
The family would like to thank Dr. Fultz, nurses, Scott and Melissa, and all the kind, supportive healthcare staff at St. Boniface ICU for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.
Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Friday, August 20 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vital Parish, 1629 Pembina Hwy., with viewing to commence at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Fort Garry Roman Catholic Cemetery at 826 Crescent Drive.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 18, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of Luigiā€™s passing. He was a wonderful man and always had a good story for me. He was very proud of his family and talked about them often especially his grand children! He was such a strong man and I admired his dedication to the gym every morning! Just know how much he loved you all and keep the good memories close to your heart! Val - Posted by: Valerie Yuel-Miller (Financial advisor and friend) on: Aug 25, 2021

  • To the Loscerbo families, we wanted to offer you our deepest condolences on the passing of Luigi. - Posted by: Teresa and Dominic Caligiuri (Friend) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Sara and Giuseppe Cianflone and family (Family ) on: Aug 20, 2021

  • Luigi, Louie, was my godfather for my first communion at the old Holy Rosary Parish. He was also invited to be part of our marriage with Louise and Flavio (2012). We had a great time at the house, legislature and the Caboto Center as he was an invited, honored and special guest to be seated at the head table. I will always have great memories of a kind and gentle person, who had a real impact on me also to be kind and gentle. You will be missed, your godson, Flavio Livio Cianflone and wife Louise, now living in Nanaimo, B.C. God bless you Luigi. Always in my memories. - Posted by: Flavio Livio Cianflone (Godson) on: Aug 18, 2021

  • Although there have only been a few visits and a couple phone calls since covid, I will miss Lou's daily greeting at the U of M gym. Always a great visit. - Posted by: Warren Otto (Friend) on: Aug 18, 2021

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