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GIUSEPPE ALLEGRO

Born: Nov 01, 1928

Date of Passing: Oct 07, 2019

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GIUSEPPE ALLEGRO
November 1, 1928 - October 7, 2019

It is with much love that we announce the peaceful passing of our father and nonno, Giuseppe Allegro, during the morning of October 7, 2019.
Giuseppe was born in Camastra, Sicily, to Tomasina and Biago Allegro, the youngest of six children. He was predeceased by his parents and his five siblings: Cologero, Andrea, Maria, Anna, Pina, and wife Angelina.
Giuseppe is survived by his four children: Sina (Cesare) Sacco, Gino (Holly), Charlie (Donna) and Ross (Cheryl) Allegro; and his eight granddaughters: Jennifer (Hart) and Ashleigh (Dimitri) Sacco, Kaila, Samantha, Hailey, Abigail, Bronte and Gillian Allegro, as well as many nieces and nephews throughout Italy and Germany.
At the age of 11, Giuseppe's father passed away, while his two older brothers were away at war. Giuseppe had to stop going to school in order to provide for his mother and sisters. Taking on this great responsibility at such a young age formed and influenced his extremely hard working and entrepreneurial drive for the rest of his life.
At the young age of 21, he moved to Belgium to work in the coal mines, a job where the stakes and future health implications were extremely high, yet it was the only way he could support his family in Sicily. After surviving three grueling years, and having learned his second language, French, this allowed him to apply entry to Canada without sponsorship. He arrived in Winnipeg (via Halifax) in 1952.
Upon arriving to Winnipeg he stayed at the Via Rail train station, which housed a number of immigrants at the time. Given that he spoke Italian and French he was able to communicate to others as to where he could find work. He was advised to apply for employment at CN Railways, where he would eventually work for the next 40 years.
During his time at CN, he married Angelina by proxy and sponsored her and her family to immigrate to Winnipeg, Canada, where they raised their four children. Giuseppe learned to speak, read and write in English, and developed a strong interest in finance and real estate, which became an eventual second career. A strong value that he passed to his children and grandchildren in that education was the ticket to living the "Canadian dream".
His relationships with each of his children and grandchildren were unique; he loved to tell stories about his life, almost always learning a fascinating new detail each time. Giuseppe always encouraged education to his children and grandchildren and the importance of secondary education, he was very proud of his children's and grandchildren's accomplishments.
In November, Giuseppe celebrated his 90th birthday with his entire family, and friends that he met when he moved to Lindenwood Terrace in 2014.
Funeral service and burial will take place at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. for viewing and 10:00 a.m. service, which will be led by Father Sam Argenziano and burial to follow.
The family would like to thank Pembina Place Personnel Care Home for their caring and compassion during our dad and nonno's final weeks.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

Riposa in Pace, Dad and Nonno.

Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www.glenedenmemorial.ca

Glen Eden Funeral Home
204-338-7111

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 10, 2019

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • To Sina, Gino, Charlie, Ross and family, My deepest condolences to you all and your families in the loss of your father. I have many great memories of him and may you find comfort in the memories you have of him throughout the years. Sending you much love and prayers. Love Raffelina - Posted by: Raffelina kellington (Family) on: Oct 15, 2019

  • To Sina, Gino, Charlie, Ross and family, My deepest condolences to you all and your families in the loss of your father. I have many great memories of him and may you find comfort in the memories you have of him throughout the years. Sending you much love and prayers. Love Raffelina - Posted by: Raffelina (Family) on: Oct 15, 2019

  • Dear Sina; It is with heartfelt sympathy for you and your family for your loss. It is with much sadness that I would like to express my condolences. Take care. Dawnie - Posted by: Dawnie (friend) on: Oct 14, 2019

  • We are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. - Posted by: Giorgio & Angelina Cotroneo and Family (Friends) on: Oct 12, 2019

  • We would like to send our sincere condolences to Sina and her family. You have been a devoted daughter. May you now take comfort in knowing that your father is free of pain and in a better place. - Posted by: Frank, Felice and Michael Rossi (friends) on: Oct 12, 2019

  • So sorry for your loss, My sympathy goes out to the Allegro family. - Posted by: Sharon Rowntree (Love) (friend ) on: Oct 11, 2019

  • Charlie, Donna , Ross , Cheryl and family. Our condolences in the passing of you father. Sending our love to all of you. - Posted by: Doug and Pierina (Family) on: Oct 11, 2019

  • Deepest condolences, so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Jeffery Wozny ( Friend) on: Oct 10, 2019

  • So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Pauline & Michael (Neighbour ) on: Oct 10, 2019

  • Charlie, Donna, Hailey and Abby, Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your father, father in law and grandfather. May you all find comfort in the precious memories you all shared together. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Pam, Ken Wazney and family - Posted by: Pam & Ken Wazney (Friends of Donna and Charlie) on: Oct 10, 2019

  • My sincere sympathy goes out to the Allegro family. Losing a family member is so heartbreaking. May God help you all through this loss of your father, grandfather and great grandfather. - Posted by: Doreen Buss (Friend) on: Oct 10, 2019

  • Sincere condolences. - Posted by: Michael+ Anna Vendramelli (friends) on: Oct 10, 2019

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