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Tuesday January 19, 2021
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Pattison Funeral Home
Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday January 20, 2021
11:00 AM
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Iqbal Khurshid celebrant. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be by invitation only. Family and friends are invited to watch the funeral Mass online. Please go to Youtube.com and in the search line type in: “Medicine Hat Holy Family Church.” Interment, beside her dear husband Giovanni, will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
In memory of
Carolina Iannattone
September 24, 1921 - January 14, 2021 - Age 99

After 99 years of filling hearts with love and kindness, it is with sadness that we must announce the peaceful passing of Nonna Carolina, our precious mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend to many, who left us to be with her beloved husband, Giovanni Iannattone, on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Nonna had a kindness and character that was largely guided by her faith and her view of life could be summed up by what she often said: È così! “It is what it is!”. For Nonna, family meant everything and was foremost in her thoughts. Nonna will always be cherished by her children, Gino (Patricia) Iannattone, Antonia “Nina” (Bill) Haysom and Beni Iannattone. The true treasures in her life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Johanna (Denis) Hassett and their children, Arthur, Tiffany, Lucy and Ryle; Matthew (Deanna) Haysom and their children, Fischer and Kinleigh; and Marcus (Genevieve Bourdon) Iannattone and their son, Khyran. Nonna adored many nieces and nephews in Canada, Italy, Switzerland and Australia. Nonna Carolina was predeceased by her parents, Savina and Beniamino Minchella; her husband, Giovanni, and his siblings, including dear Biagio (Annita) (who also came to Alberta); her sister and brother-in-law, Antonia (Domenico) Rizzo; and her brother, Domenico Minchella.

Nonna Carolina, the eldest of three children, was born on September 24, 1921 in Sant’ Andrea del Garigliano, Italy. On October 6, 1946, Nonna married Giovanni and began their family. Within seven years they had decided to head 8,000 kilometers due West to Medicine Hat, Alberta. Giovanni went first and two years later, Nonna, with two small children in tow, traversed the Mediterranean and the Atlantic by steam ship to Pier 21 in Halifax, then traveled across Canada by train to Medicine Hat where Nonna created hearth and home. Nonna embraced her new country, new culture and language and soon after had her third child, Beni. Nonna was an extraordinary gardener and cook. Her entire backyard was a garden of plenty, which she planted, nurtured and harvested year in and year out, well into her 90s. Her three to five pound tomatoes and 14-foot high sunflower were Medicine Hat News-worthy events and served as fine examples of her gardening prowess. True to her Italian heritage, Nonna was a fabulous wine maker and the annual vintage knocked the socks off many of us. At the age of 97, Nonna transitioned and adopted new homes at Meadowlands and Masterpiece Southland Meadows. Our family is grateful to the caring staff and new friends who were a blessing and comfort to her.

Che Dio ti benedica. We will do our best to follow your path by having concern for others and channeling your strength to meet our challenges. Arrivederci Nonna. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Iqbal Khurshid celebrant. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be by invitation only. Family and friends are invited to watch the funeral Mass online. Please go to Youtube.com and in the search line type in: “Medicine Hat Holy Family Church.” Interment, beside her dear husband Giovanni, will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Any charitable donation in memory of Nonna Carolina would be greatly appreciated by the family. One charity that was particularly close to Nonna Carolina’s heart, as a breast cancer survivor, is the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 – 5 Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Carolina Iannattone.

Those who wish to view the funeral service may do so at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2T7kJ78QT8 

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Message from Marina Rossetto January 17, 2021
Benny: I am thinking of you and your family. May God bless you all at this time. Thank you for letting me know. I have so missed Zia.
Marina Rossetto
Message from Dick & Garda Davies January 17, 2021
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your very special mother. God has called home “His good and faithful servant”. She was a loving wonderful lady and will be missed by all who knew her.
Dick & Garda Davies
Message from Colleen Troesch January 17, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Carolina , I am very thankful to have been able to spend time with her and Benny with my sister Josephine. She is one remarkable lady. My deepest condolences 🙏
Colleen Troesch
Message from Amanda Bourdon January 18, 2021
My deepest condolences to all of Nonna Carolina's lovely Family. She was such a special Lady, what a Spark!! She will be remembered with great fondness and lots of love.
Amanda Bourdon
Message from Josephine January 18, 2021
My deepest sympathy for the beautiful Iannattone family! Words could never say just how proud I was was to have such a beautiful friend and neighbor! I will cherish every memory,laugh and story of Carolina's friendship! Family and friends were everything to her! She will always be my Angel!
Josephine
Message from David Stickel January 18, 2021
I will treasure the memories of our many visits and chats on the phone over the years. She was a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed.
David Stickel
Message from Dennis and Charlene Dal Broi January 18, 2021
Nina and Family, thinking of you during this difficult time. Take care.
Dennis and Charlene Dal Broi
Message from Leo & Irene (nee Vollman) Schneider January 19, 2021
Deepest sympathy to all of you on the lost of your mom. You are in out thoughts and prayers.
Leo & Irene (nee Vollman) Schneider
Message from Pat Odenbach January 19, 2021
Beni, my deepest sympathy and so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.
Pat Odenbach
Message from Bob Pocsik January 19, 2021
My deepest condolences to Gino, Nina & Benny and all your families. Take care.
Bob Pocsik
Message from John Derksen from Central Upholstery January 19, 2021
We send you all our deepest condolences and prayers. What wonderful amazing lady she was. WeLoved her a lot. Best wishes for her family
John Derksen from Central Upholstery
Message from Patty Jo Folliott January 19, 2021
My sincere condolences to you and your family Nina. I know close you all were and I am sure she will still be looking after you in heaven. 💖
Patty Jo Folliott
Message from Gabriella Sas January 19, 2021
To Gino, Nina, Beni and families Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Carolina was a very kind and compassionate lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Chris & Gabriella Sas and Louis DalMolin
Gabriella Sas
Message from Malcolm and Jennifer Sissons January 20, 2021
Gino, Nina, Beni and families, very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. She had a full, long life. Our condolences.
Malcolm and Jennifer Sissons
Message from Eileen and Jim Cicon January 20, 2021
Dear Nina, Bill and Family,
Your mom was such a lovely lady, she was always so pleased when I stopped and said Hello to her. And I remember her making me the best spaghetti I ever tasted just shortly after you and I met. And that was a lot of years ago.
May you always have wonderful and happy memories of her.
Eileen and Jim Cicon
Message from Marvin and Marlene Knodel January 20, 2021
Gino, Pat and Family,

Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of Carolina. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Marvin and Marlene Knodel
Message from Stephanie Rowinski January 20, 2021
To Gino, Nina and Beni and families. We are sending you our deepest condolences on the loss of Carolina. She was such a kind and generous woman who always made us feel welcome. We hold many fond memories of her indeed. She will be missed! Stephanie, Kelvin, Patrick and Nettie. ( Sametz/Karpenic family)
Stephanie Rowinski
Message from Merv & Kathy Kopperud January 20, 2021
To Gino and Patricia,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother and friend. Sometime this little note shows that others care makes the day a little bit easier. We know how hard it is to say good bye to a Mother.
Merv & Kathy Kopperud
Message from Bernadette and Bill Cooper January 20, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Gino and Pat and to the Iannattone family.
Bernadette and Bill Cooper
Message from Marcel, Em, Taya Rossetto (Son and Family of Mario & Doreen Rossetto) January 20, 2021
To Zia Carolina's Family,

I write this with a heavy heart knowing Zia Carolina and my Nonna were the best of friends. Nonna passed five years ago..I miss her dearly! I know she will welcome Zia with open arms again, those two loved each other. From my family to yours, we will miss Zia Carolina's love and affection she always gave us.

Thinking of you in high regard - Marcel, Em, and Taya Rossetto
Marcel, Em, Taya Rossetto (Son and Family of Mario & Doreen Rossetto)
Message from Mario and Doreen Rossetto January 21, 2021
To Gino, Nina, Beni and family

It is with great sadness to hear our most beloved "Zia" has gone home. She was a loving, caring and thoughtful lady, and made the best gnocchi ever! Her vegetable and fruit gardens were grown with such pride and love, and never failed to share with others. Reunited with Amalia (her best friend) Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to each of you.
Mario and Doreen Rossetto
Message from Rosa and Dino Reale January 21, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to you all. Carolina, my comare, my friend and family was an amazing, caring woman. A week did not go by where we spoke on the phone. I will miss her deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rosa and Dino Reale
Message from Lawrence and De-De and family January 21, 2021
Sorry to hear about Carolina. Our prayers go out to you Gino,Nina and Benny and all your families.Carolina will be sadly missed.I enjoyed my little chats with her and her humor.
Lawrence and De-De and family
Message from Mikayla (Rossetto), Ryan and Ginevra Plysuik January 21, 2021
To Gino, Nina and Beni

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, and friend to our family. "Zia" Carolina will be missed immensely, as she was such a gentle and loving person, with a beautiful smile! Thank you for all the fruits and vegetables Zia! Please accept our condolences, and may our prayers help comfort you.
Mikayla (Rossetto), Ryan and Ginevra Plysuik
Message from Brian Stonehouse January 30, 2021
Nina and family 🙏🏻

Pam and I would like to express our deepest condolences in the passing of your dear mother🙏🏻!

May God bless you all🙏🏻

Brian and Pam Stonehouse
Brian Stonehouse