Maria Pia Avolio (nee Giammarco)
Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in her 96th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Leo (2012). Dear and loving mother of Adele (Jeff Hollway), Carlo (JoeAnne) and Elia Wakunick (David). Cherished grandmother of Matthew. Predeceased by her brother Gilbert (2012). Mary was known for her quick wit and sense of humour. She loved to sing and make people laugh. She especially got a kick out of planning and perfectly executing her practical jokes on unsuspecting family members and friends. She was also a phenomenal cook. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to those who truly cared for her during her stay at Rapelje Lodge. A private funeral service has taken place and Maria was laid to rest beside her beloved husband at Holy Cross Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Help a Child Smile.