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Born: Mar 23, 1952

Date of Passing: Jul 02, 2021

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March 23, 1952 – July 2, 2021

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Tomasina De Negri.
She will be missed and remembered by her husband Giovanni, children, Claudia (Eric) and Mario; and grandchildren, Mattea and Luca, her greatest pride and joy.
Also mourning her loss are her siblings, Loris (Donna), Mike (Anna), and Mara (Tim); brothers and sisters-in-law, Renato (Maria) and Nadia (Walter) and their families; her nieces and nephews, Jeff (Stephanie), Richard (Stepanka), Robert (Vanessa), Mark (Chantelle), Alessandro (Ashley), Sara (Steven), Stefania (Kyle), Adriana (Victor), Nicoletta (Alex), and Adam; and great-nieces and nephews, Noah, Nicholas, Ella, Samuel, Briar, Owen, Avery, Emma and Olivia. She will be missed by her cousins, Anna Maria (Carlo), Danny, their families in Winnipeg, as well as other relatives in Canada, the United States and Italy. Tomasina was predeceased by her parents, Pierluigi and Emma Vendramelli, nephew Nicholas, father and mother-in-law Mario and Giuseppina De Negri and brother-in-law Carlo.
She was born in Vittorio Veneto, Treviso, Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1956 with her mother and her younger brother Loris, and joined her father who was already here. They settled in Virden, Manitoba. The family moved to Winnipeg in 1958 where she lived until her passing. She was married in 1972 with complete commitment to the love of her life with him by her side in her final moments. She took pride in the work she did at Gendis and Richlu Manufacturing. She was a passionate cook who fed everyone, loved flowers, being outside and her favourite pastime of spending her mornings reading her books. Most of all what made her happiest was being in a home taking care of her family and friends regardless of what they were doing. She was perfectly content to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves and that is what brought her joy.
Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 510 River Ave., Winnipeg, MB with Fr. Sam Argenziano officiating. Due to COVID restrictions, attendance at the mass will be restricted to family only. The service can be viewed on the Holy Rosary Church YouTube channel: Entombment at Assumption Cemetery, 3990 Portage Ave. will also be limited to only family.
The family wants to thank the WFPS for their prompt response and assistance as well as the staff at Grace Hospital Emergency for their compassion and help. We also want to thank Dr. Poon and Dr. Roche at Assiniboine Clinic for their years of care.
Flowers graciously declined, donations can be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation in her name.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 07, 2021

Condolences & Memories (18 entries)

  • I had the privilege of meeting Tomasina but a few times (when she brought freshly prepared meals in for Claudia that made her co-workers extremely envious). She was kind, gracious, and humble. On one occasion, I told her how much Claudia had helped me when I first started working in health care. She replied by saying that she'd tried to teach her children the importance of helping others and also telling me how proud she was of the person Claudia had become. My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Claudia and her family. - Posted by: Sean Petty ((Former co-worker of Claudia)) on: Jul 20, 2021

  • I only just found out about Tomasina's passing a few moments ago and was in disbelief. I first met Tomasina at Gendis Head Office when I got my first full-time job after graduating from university. As a fellow Italian and warm-hearted person, Tomasina took me under her wing. After I left Gendis, we continued to keep in touch and saw each other on Sundays at church always catching up about our families. Her beautiful spirit and smile will be missed. My deepest condolences to the family. Riposa in pace cara amica. - Posted by: Michelina Violi (friend and former Gendis co-worker) on: Jul 13, 2021

  • My dear Giovanni, I was saddened to hear of your beautiful wife’s passing💕. Tomasina and I often found ourselves seated at the same table, dinner after dinner, and we were never at a loss for conversation . It was an honour to know you both. May God Bless you with comfort and precious memories to sustain your days💕. With Prayers and Thankfulness for our shared journey, Danika Jones - Posted by: Danika Jones (Friend) on: Jul 12, 2021

  • Dave and I were sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest condolence to you and your family. She was always a happy person and a delight to be with. - Posted by: Jean and Dave Beauchamp (Friend) on: Jul 09, 2021

  • Dear Gianni and family, We were deeply saddened to hear of your sudden loss. Wishing you Peace, Love and Comfort during this very sad time. Ralph Cantafio and Family - Posted by: Ralph Cantafio (Friends) on: Jul 09, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Gianni and family. I knew Tomasina from when Holy Rosary was still on Sherbrook Street. We belonged to “The Servants of Mary”. I wish you courage and strength. She is very proud of the beautiful eulogies. May she Rest In Peace. Josie and Pino Zimarino - Posted by: Josie (Garofalo) Zimarino (Friend) on: Jul 09, 2021

  • It is with deep sadness that we heard of Tomasina’s passing. She had a radiant personality and a ready smile. Our thoughts our with her family during this difficult time. Stan and Anna Carbone - Posted by: Stan and Anna Carbone (Friend) on: Jul 08, 2021

  • Dear Gianni and family, It is with a heavy heart that send you my deepest sympathy. Tomasina will always be missed and in our hearts. Love Danny - Posted by: Danny Padoan (Cousin ) on: Jul 08, 2021

  • I saddened to hear of the passing of Toamasina. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. I hope that the fondest memories carry you through this time. - Posted by: Guy Jeanson (Long time friend of Lori’s and aquaintance to the be family) on: Jul 08, 2021

  • Dear Donna, Loris and Family, Heartfelt condolences at this very sad time. Thinking of all of you, Gina Petty - Posted by: Gina Petty (Friend) on: Jul 08, 2021

  • Deepest condolence to you and the family. We pray for her, romolo e adele. - Posted by: romolo e adele (friend) on: Jul 07, 2021

  • So sorry for your loss Loris, Donna and Mark. We are thinking about you! We miss seeing you guys and think about you often. - Posted by: Judy and Ken Hartz; Drew and Crystal Hartz (Friends) on: Jul 07, 2021

  • Was always a good day working with Tomasina. She will be missed my condolences to the family. - Posted by: Justin Quesnel (Co working Richlu for 12 years) on: Jul 07, 2021

  • Gianni, Loris, and Michael it was a shock to hear the sad news... There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. We pray that you find solace in the knowledge that Tomasina will now guard over your whole family together with dad Luigi and mom Emma. Sincere condolences from Giovanni and Domenica Versace. - Posted by: Giovanni Versace (Friend) on: Jul 07, 2021

  • Sending you our deepest condolences for the sudden passing of your Tommasina! My thoughts and prayers for this terrible loss to the family. Tony Pancotto and family. - Posted by: Tony Pancotto (Friend) on: Jul 07, 2021

  • Many years ago we would take our children to Italian school and Sunday school and then slip out for coffee or tea. The Tea Cozy was our favourite hangout. We spent many Sundays with her dear friend Shirley Pica and my friend Sonia as well as any other Mom who needed a break. We shared our lives and laughs. What a sweet memory. I was so saddened to hear this shocking news. My heart goes out to you at this time of grief. Le mie condoglianze alla famiglia. - Posted by: Maria Peluso (old friend) on: Jul 07, 2021

  • Gianni, Claudia and family and Mario, Words cannot describe how sorry we are for your sudden loss. Our hearts are heavy and aching. She was an amazing wife and mother! As you all go through this difficult time, remember you are all loved, you are all in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. We will truly miss her. With all our love, Ana Maria, Carlo and family - Posted by: Ana Maria Nevieri (Cousin) on: Jul 07, 2021

  • Mike, Anna and family sending you our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God grant your sister eternal rest. - Posted by: Joe and Suzanne Kiazyk (Friend) on: Jul 07, 2021

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