On June 6, 2017, Giovanni passed away at the age of 86 years with his son and daughter by his side.
Giovanni will be missed and lovingly remembered by his son, Gianfranco (Cynthia); daughter, Diana (Heinz) Gackle; daughter-in-law, Ines; grandchildren, Bianca, Sophia (Cory), Harlan, Isabella and Mataeo; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Owen and Élliette. He will also be fondly remembered by his blended family, step-son, Lorenz (Cindy) Ehrlich; and step-grandchildren, Kevin (Brandi), Trevor (Christina) and Steven. Giovanni was predeceased by his wife, Orsola “Paola” Ehrlich, who just passed away on June 4; his son Roberto; his first wife, Maria; his parents; and all of his eight siblings in Italy.
Family and friends may pay their respects Tuesday, June 13 from 7:00 p.m. until 9 :00 p.m. at Park Memorial Funeral Home, 9709 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton.
Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Maria Goretti Roman Catholic Church, 9110 – 110 Avenue. Reverend George Puramadathil CFIC officiating with entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, #1502 College Plaza, 8215 – 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8.