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Born: Apr 30, 1970
Date of Passing: Jul 27, 2019Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
April 30, 1970 - July 27, 2019
He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Trina Mahon-Racciatti, and their son Luca; parents, Maria and Armando Racciatti; sister Laura (Rick) Masi, brother Enrico (Ogai Sherzoi) Racciatti, nephew Grayson Sherzoi-Racciatti, mother-in-law and father-in-law Eleanor and Rudolph Mahon of Barbados, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins in Winnipeg, Italy, and Argentina, as well as many friends.
Gianluca was born and grew up in Winnipeg. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Education degree. He worked for many years as a teacher with the Seven Oaks School Division teaching Music and French. But always looking for new challenges, he later joined the financial industry as an advisor and became a Senior Marketing Director. He earned much respect and admiration from the people he taught and worked with.
Teaching was Gianluca's forte, and his love for music was evident. He was a talented musician and virtuoso guitar player. Although his greatest love was playing the guitar, he could play almost any instrument. He loved his family deeply, and he will be greatly missed.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 510 River Avenue. Friends may bring their condolences one hour prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Waverley Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 10, 2019
Condolences & Memories (7 entries)
On behalf of myself and family we are very truly sorry for yours, Luca's, and the rest of the family's loss. Nobody is ever ready for a situation such as this. I am thinking of you daily. xo - Posted by: Hollie (Co-worker) on: Aug 14, 2019
My family and I met John about 16 to 17 years ago in Barbados and he was always friendly and courteous to all of us. He adapted to Barbadian life like a duck to water, no hangups whatsoever. We considered him one of us. At this time my family Justin, Johann (he was a groomsman at John's wedding), Akeem and Shequila send our heartfelt sympathy on this sad occasion. May he rest in peace. With much love Angie and family. - Posted by: Angela Francis (Friend) on: Aug 13, 2019
No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that he/she is now resting in the arms of our Lord. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort in loving memories. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Mario Falvo and Family - Posted by: Mario P. Falvo (Friend) on: Aug 13, 2019
Trina, my deepest condolences to you & Luca, the Racciatti family and Eleanor & Rudolph, so sorry for your loss. When I met John-Luke the first impression that I had of him was that of a warm and sincere man; he loved his family very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Annya & family - Posted by: Annya Swann-Rouse (Friend) on: Aug 13, 2019
My deepest sympathy to you and family. May God comfort you during this time of bereavement. - Posted by: Tracy Clifford (Good Time Snacks Ltd) on: Aug 12, 2019
My condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Sandra Paul (Good time snack ltd) on: Aug 12, 2019
Dear Trina and Family, my heart is saddened by your loss. Although I never met Gianluca I can tell what a wonderful man he was. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sue McTavish - Posted by: Sue McTavish (Co-worker) on: Aug 12, 2019
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