Passed on: November 23rd, 2012
Gino Francesco Filippi passed away Friday, November 23, 2012 at the age of 85. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Piera; his son Paolo (Veba); daughter Rita (Darcy); grandchildren Angela (Darnell), Lisa (Tim), Crystal, Candace (Derek), Aidan, Olivia; and six great grandchildren, as well many relatives who held him dear. Gino is predeceased by his parents, his brothers, sister, son Guido, and six sons in infancy. Gino was born in Italy and came to Canada with his wife and sons in 1953. After spending a short time in Lethbridge, Alberta, they moved to Moose Jaw where he made many friends. He happily invited friends and strangers alike to his supper table for a meal and a glass or two of his homemade wine. Gino and Piera eventually moved to Regina to be closer to their daughter Rita and her family. PRAYER SERVICE will be held Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, Saskatchewan. A FUNERAL MASS will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Resurrection Parish 3155 Windsor Park Rd, Regina, Saskatchewan with internment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Hwy #1 East, Regina, Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gino’s name may be made to Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Volunteer Services, 4F - 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 1A5 or Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Services Music Therapy, 4F - 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 1A5. Family and friends are invited to sign the online obituary and tributes page at www.regina-memorial.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.