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Born: Apr 26, 1926

Date of Passing: Jan 05, 2021

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April 26, 1926 - January 5, 2021

It is with great sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on January 5, 2021.
She was predeceased by her husband Aldo Conci; her parents; three brothers; two sisters; and grandchildren, Lida Rodrigues and Leigha Conci.
She is survived by her four sons, Gustavo (Candace), John (Louise), Joe (Josie), and Frank (Pina); grandchildren, Sarah, Tanya (Eduardo), Daniela, Adam (Chan), Aldo, David, Lorisa (Justin), and Mikayla; grandson-in-law Mike; and six great-grandchildren.
She was born and grew up in Grimaldi, Italy and emigrated to Canada in 1949 to marry the love of her life, Aldo. Her hometown of Grimaldi always had a special place in her heart. We all grew up hearing her stories of the town, the house, the convent, the church, the bell (dong, dong) and the people.
Her cooking was incomparable and her pizza, pasta, gnocchi, pitulede, fried chicken, french fries and rice balls are sorely missed.
Her garden gave her much pleasure, and she spent many hours tending it. Neighbours and passersby often commented on her beautiful flowers.
Sadly, several years ago dementia changed her life. We are very grateful to all the staff and volunteers at Deer Lodge Centre, 3rd floor Dementia Care Program for the kindness, care and love they showed "Mama".
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Given COVID-19 restrictions, a private family funeral will be held at Holy Rosary Church on January 14, 2021, commencing 11:00 a.m. CT. You are invited to watch the livestreaming of the funeral on:

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • We were so sad to hear of Mrs. Conci's passing. We lived across the street from her for 15 years. Whenever my son (4 at the time) would see her he would get excited and say "Mom, Mrs. Conci is outside"...... (she always gave him ice cream) and wanted to run outside. She was a wonderful lady with so much wisdom to share especially when it came to gardening. She helped me transplant some of her hosta plants in my front garden that I transported to my new home, I will always look at them and be reminded of her❤️Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Fred, Marianna, Anarita, Ella and Giuseppe Cuda - Posted by: Marianna Cuda (Past neighbour) on: Jan 21, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to your family on your loss. My parents lived with Lida and Aldo when they were first married. My two older sisters had the privilege of being a part of their loving home. Stories are told to this day of that very special time. All our love the Lamothe Family - Posted by: Pam (Lamothe) Yorke (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2021

  • Gus, Joe, John, Frank, Tanya and families: We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during these difficult times. Nana's kind spirit will forever live in your hearts. May those beautiful memories give you comfort, peace and heal the pain of her departure. Kennia and Eduardo. - Posted by: Kennia and Eduardo Molina (Tanya's in-laws) on: Jan 14, 2021

  • Dear Gus, John, Joe, Frank and families, I am so sorry for your loss. Commare Lida meant so much to so many people. She always spoke so highly of her family and how proud she was of all of you. I spent many visits in the basement kitchen watching her make her "Famous Rice Balls". I never did quite make them the same way she did. Commare Lida had the "Magic Touch" I guess. Our deepest condolences. Dina and Harvey Bector (Colistro) - Posted by: Dina Bector (Friend of the family) on: Jan 12, 2021

  • Our condolences to the Conci family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Carmine and Luigina Fiorillo (Friend) on: Jan 12, 2021

  • Gus, John, Joe, Frank and families; so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember many visits at your place growing up where our families spent time together. There’s no doubt your mom’s rice balls were the BEST in town! Take care Pat Vergata (Colistro) - Posted by: Pat Vergata (Colistro) (Family Friend) on: Jan 10, 2021

  • We would like to send our sincere condolences to the family. She was a special women. A smile every time we saw her, plus a hug. Hoping the fondest memories help you all during this difficult time. Keeping her in our prays. Hugs to all. - Posted by: Jane and Neil Kehler (Friend) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • My sincerest condolences to the family. Your mom was a very gentle lady and I remember how friendly and thoughtful she was whenever we met and she always asked about my parents. May the wonderful memories give you peace and strength during this difficult time made even harder because of the pandemic. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. - Posted by: Marina Di Nella (Masi) (Friend) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • John, Bill and I are very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mom. I hope your memories of her will help you during this time. Bill and Sue Stevenson (friends of John) - Posted by: Sue Stevenson (Friend of son) on: Jan 09, 2021

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