Michele Angelo Castagna
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December 13, 1931-September 4, 2019
Peacefully after a short illness, at the age of 87, we announce the passing of our beloved Father and Grandfather on September 4th 2019
Michele was predeceased by his loving wife Giacomina (Lina) Castagna (Nee Costa) and son Mario Castagna. His memory will be forever cherished by his children Saverio (Lori) Castagna, Tony Castagna and Rina (Frank) Consiglio; Grandchildren Dante, Cassandra and Isabella Consiglio and Lauren Castagna; and in-laws Maddalena Castagna; and Nick and Carmela Costa.
Michele was born in Vibo Valente, Calabria Italy on December 13th 1931 and was the youngest of eight children. In 1959 he embarked on the adventure of his life and came to Winnipeg. After a couple of years he returned to Italy to marry his true love and together they immigrated to Canada and built a life with their four children in Winnipeg. Dad worked in the construction business for many years working on projects such as the Richardson Building and the Sugar Beet Factory. He also spent many years working on projects out of town in locations such as Flin Flon and Gillam. His desire to spend more time with his family pushed him to make a career change leaving construction to start work with East West Packers. After a lengthy career, he took a break and then decided to return to work where he delivered for DeLuca’s. He loved this work as he was able to meet many people, share a joke or just say hello to acquaintances. No matter what he was working on, he continuously showed us the value of perseverance, hard work and dedication. For that we will all be forever grateful.
Special thanks to Dr Mathews, the caregivers at Harmony Court and the staff at St. Boniface Hospital for ensuring his comfort. The family would also like to thank Alicia and Frank Consiglio for the enduring support and friendship they extended to our parents over the last few years.
Mass of the Resurrection will be held Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 510 River Ave. Winnipeg, MB. Rev. Father Sam Argenziano presiding. Condolences at 10:00 a.m. Entombment at Chapel of Eternal Memories Mausoleum, 1501 Waverley St., Winnipeg, MB.
Pall Bearers will be his Grandson Dante Consiglio, nephews Saverio and Aldo Castagna, Tony and Franco Costa and friend Frank Consiglio. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews Mike Castagna and Nick Costa
In Lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made to CancerCare Manitoba 675 McDermot Avenue Winnipeg MB R3E OV9 or a charity of your choice.
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