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Born: Jan 22, 1928

Date of Passing: Oct 22, 2021

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Luigi passed away peacefully on October 22, 2021, at the age of 93.
Luigi will be forever remembered and loved by his daughter, Fernanda (Steve Hodgson); son, Robert (Heather Milne-Di Lazzaro); grandchildren, Kayleigh Hodgson (Kevin Gooch), Kevin Hodgson (Sydney Beales), Courtney Di Lazzaro (Tyler Dusanek) and Brenna Di Lazzaro (Carson Law); his great-granddaughter Gia Gooch; his brother, Romano Di Lazzaro; his sisters-in-law, Alice Di Lazzaro, Pierina Di Lazzaro and Linda Bandong; his brother-in-law, Enea Mardero; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Antonia (Nina) Di Lazzaro; his parents, Giovanni and Elvira Di Lazzaro; his brothers, Pino and Nello Di Lazzaro; his father and mother-in-law, Pietro and Enrica Mardero; his sisters-in-law, Elisa Mardero Martignoni, Ada Mardero Copetti, Orsolina Mardero and Arpalice Di Lazzaro; his brother-in-law, Bepi Mardero; and his granddaughter, Laura Di Lazzaro.
Luigi was born on January 22, 1928 in Rivarotta (Rivignano Teor), Italy and immigrated to Winnipeg in 1956 with his cousin Vittorio Di Lazzaro. One of the many people he met in Winnipeg was Bepi Mardero. Bepi told Luigi about his sister Antonia who was living back in Italy. Luigi was intrigued and started to correspond with Antonia. The two decided they would be a good match. In July 1958, Antonia arrived in Winnipeg and the two were married a month later. Their daughter Fernanda was born a year later followed by Robert in 1962. Luigi worked a variety of jobs before finding his profession as a Sheet Metal Worker. He would delight in pointing out the many buildings that he helped build in Winnipeg. Luigi loved the cottage that he and Nina built at Valhalla Beach, where he loved to fish, hunt, garden, and visit with family and friends. He was especially proud of his award-winning tomatoes. His homemade sausages were a family favourite. Luigi loved his children and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. He was so happy to meet his great-granddaughter Gia who was born this past March. He would smile from ear to ear when he would see her.
A memorial service will be held on October 29, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. Please R.S.V.P. to Chapel Lawn between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., proof of vaccination required.
The family would like to thank the home care workers and nurses who provided support to Luigi over the last 12 years. Thank you also to the staff at Concordia Hospital 3 West for the care received during his stay.
If you wish, donations can be made in Luigi's honour to a charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • My deepest condolences go out to Program Manager Sydney on the passing of Kevin's grandfather. "The comforting promise of the resurrection awaits all men in the memorial tombs". Acts 24:15 - Posted by: Philip (D.A.S.C.H. client) on: Oct 28, 2021

  • Robert we are sorry to hear of your father's passing. May your shared memories bring you comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Our thoughts are with you. John & Muriel. - Posted by: John & Muriel Nunes (Friends) on: Oct 27, 2021

  • Dearest Fernanda, Robert and families, I was so sorry to hear of your dear father's passing. As a child, I remember your Dad being a gentle giant - tall and strong, but quiet and gentle in nature. I have such fond memories of both your parents. I remember so many get togethers in those early days when your parents and my Dad were new arrivals to Canada. My parents were their best man and matron of honor at their wedding and I have a photo which I love, which was taken at your parents' wedding where I am running after my Dad. Losing a parent is always so difficult but especially when it's your last surviving parent. May your wonderful memories give you solace during this difficult time. My condolences and deepest sympathy. - Posted by: Lucia Mauro (family friend) on: Oct 27, 2021

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