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Born: Apr 16, 1932

Date of Passing: Sep 12, 2021

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(nee PRINCI)
April 16, 1932 – September 12, 2021

Peacefully, with family at her side, Lina passed away at the age of 89.
Lina is survived by her children, Carmine (Nancy), Rosa (Delfin Martin), and Cathy (Joe Funk); her beloved grandchildren, Anthony (Cathryn Thomas), Kaitlyn, and Daniel Militano; Julia and Anthony Martin; Montana and Matteo Funk; her sister Angela Gelardi; sisters-in-law, Giuseppina Princi, Pasqualina Princi, Domenica Militano, and Alphonsa Militano (Italy); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lina was predeceased by her husband Nino, her parents, Raffaele and Caterina Princi, and her brothers, Antonio and Raffaele Angelo.
Lina was born in Delianuova, Reggio Calabria, where she lived until she was 22. In 1954 she immigrated to Canada to join her husband Nino, where they would start a family and establish their lives. Lina was a seamstress and a homemaker. Most importantly, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. Her love for her family knew no bounds. Each grandchild had a special place in her heart, and she cherished each one individually.
Lina taught us to how to live a life of faith (she cherished her time on the Holy Rosary Women's Auxiliary), kindness, generosity, courage, and determination. She will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Holy Rosary Church - viewing is at 11:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Sam Argenziano presiding. Those who wish, may watch the Mass virtually by going to Entombment will follow in Waverley Memorial Gardens, 1501 Waverley Street. Active pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers are nephews, Raffaele Princi, Ralph Gelardi, Carmine Militano, Carmelo Militano, Joe Zirino and Rocco Giampaolo.
We would like to thank Florence Kasirye for her care and friendship over many years, Herminia Teluz for the devotion, compassion, and dignified care she provided to our Mother, as well as the Palliative Care team for their kindness and consideration.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cardiac Patient Care at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.

680 Archibald Street

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 15, 2021

Condolences & Memories (19 entries)

  • Nancy & Carmine, so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Jocelyne Wladyka (co-worker) on: Sep 22, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to the Militano family. Your mother was a wonderful friend to my mother (Ida) when she lived on Fleet Ave. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Raffaelina Loschiavo (Friend ) on: Sep 21, 2021

  • Our sincerest condolences are extended to the family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Dominic and Teresa Caligiuri (Friend) on: Sep 20, 2021

  • To the entire Militano Family, We are so sorry to hear of Lina's passing, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Giorgio & Angelina Cotroneo (Friends) on: Sep 17, 2021

  • Militano Family - Our most sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful Mother; she will be missed and remembered by many with great fondness. It is hard to believe this is the woman who chased Nino down the street with a stick after some of his wine making equipment blew up in the basement when Carmine and Rosa were young tots and Cathy was a baby. We are certain you all have many cherished memories that are less explosive! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Laurie and Madeleine Frost - Posted by: Madeleine Frost (Family Friend and former classmate of Cathy's) on: Sep 17, 2021

  • Dear Camine, Rosa & Cathy & families, Please accept our condolences for the loss of your mother. From what I heard, she was a great woman to be admired & cherished. My mom remembers her as being a beautiful and strong woman. As you mourn the loss of a very special mother, may you find strength in all of your wonderful memories together. She will never be far from your heart. Our prayers are with you on this difficult times. Cugini Filleti from Montreal, Grazia, Domenica, Rosa, Joe & Families. - Posted by: Domenica Filleti (Cousin from Montreal) on: Sep 17, 2021

  • Sentiti condoglianze. Our family sends you heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved mother and grandmother. I remember with fondness the friendship and respect that your family and mine have had for each other over the years. May Lina’s loving voice always be with you and give you comfort. Con tanta amicizia, Caterina Bueti Sotiriadis e famiglia - Posted by: Caterina Bueti Sotiriadis (Friends of the family) on: Sep 17, 2021

  • My deepest condolences Carmine and Nancy and family. Comfort and consolation as each of you mourn the passing of your Mom/Grandmother. Loving thoughts and prayers - Posted by: Carol Lawrence (Friend) on: Sep 17, 2021

  • To Carmine, Rosa, and Cathy: It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of your mom, Lina. Please accept our deepest condolences and sympathies at this time. Lina will be remembered as a kind and generous soul, who always had a warm welcome and a loving word for myself and Betty, whenever we were in town. Because we do not have all the family member’s addresses, would you please pass on our sincere condolences and sympathies to them all. Again, we will be thinking of you all, in the coming days, as you put Lina to rest, at last, united with your dad. - Posted by: Christopher Cronk and Elizabeth(Betty) Bennett (Long Time Friend) on: Sep 16, 2021

  • Dear Carmine & Nancy, so sorry to hear of the passing of Carmine's mother. Janet and I extend our heartfelt sympathy as our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Laurie Penton (Friend) on: Sep 16, 2021

  • Carmine and family - Blessings on all of you during this time of loss. On behalf of the Langans. - Posted by: Joseph Langan (Family friend) on: Sep 16, 2021

  • Dear Nancy and Carmine, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our condolences to you and your family. Bill & Beverley - Posted by: Bill Shepherd & Beverley Kaye Vane (Acquaintance through the Foundation) on: Sep 16, 2021

  • Dear Carmine and Nancy. My condolences on the loss of your mother. Sincerely, Paul McNeil. - Posted by: Paul McNeil (Former work colleague) on: Sep 15, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences go out to the Militano Family: Melo (Nancy and family), Rosa (Delfin and family)and Cathy (Joey and family). Aunt Lina was very kind. We will cherich all the memories of family gathering as we grew up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. John Militano and Sandra Militano-Caple (including Peter, Andrea and Erin Caple) - Posted by: Sandy Caple (Neice to Lina and Tony Militano) on: Sep 15, 2021

  • Our sympathies to the entire Militano family on the loss of your dear mother/grandmother. May all your precious memories of her love be a comfort. - Posted by: Kathy Ewatski-Foret (Friend of family ) on: Sep 15, 2021

  • To all the Militano family, sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all of you at this time. - Posted by: Maria Richichi (Childhood friend of Cathy’s ) on: Sep 15, 2021

  • Dear Carmine & Nancy, extending our heartfelt and deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear mother. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this very sad and most difficult time. Lynda Ruban Staff & friends at the HSC Foundation - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (staff at Health Sciences Centre Foundation) on: Sep 15, 2021

  • I would like to extend my Condolences to Rosa and the Entire Militano Family! God Bless! - Posted by: Tony Guzzi (Acquaintance of Rosa) on: Sep 15, 2021

  • Carmine Please pass on our condolences for your loss to your family. - Posted by: John Schubert (Acquaintance of Carmine) on: Sep 15, 2021

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