Ilia Filippetto

Obituary of Ilia Filippetto

December 8, 1935 – Cosenza, Italy

September 18, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Ilia Filippetto (nee Ruffo) on September 18, 2022, at the age of 86.


Ilia was born in Cosenza, Italy, and moved to Calgary in 1965 with her family. In 1967, she married Roberto. Ilia is lovingly remembered by her beloved husband and their children, Dino, and Anna, as well as her grandchildren, Matteo, and Dontae who were the light of her life. She is also remembered by her siblings and their spouses, Dominic (Esterina), Benito (Ilda), and Lina (Michele), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and godchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, Vittorio and Maria, and her sisters, Ida and Mafalda.   


Ilia will be greatly missed by many, especially for her gentleness, her welcoming nature, and her delicious meals and baking.


Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral mass at Canadian Martyrs Roman Catholic Parish (835 Northmount Drive NW, Calgary, AB), Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


The family of Ilia expresses its appreciation to the staff of the Peter Lougheed Centre for the care they provided. Memorial donations may be made to this organization for its continued support of others.


In living memory of Ilia Filippetto, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


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