Obituary of Giuseppina Zugna
Peacefully surrounded by her family at home on Monday, May 30, 2022, Giuseppina Zugna of Thornhill, formally of Chatham at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Lino Giuliano Zugna.
Born in Ventimigilia, Italy in 1938, daughter of the late Antonio and late Antonia (Abram) Furlan. Loving mother of Liliana Zugna (Kenneth Klepacki) and Olivia Zugna. Cherished grandmother of Katryna and Lee Klepacki. Dear sister of Vittoria Marchesich, Frank (Shirley) Furlan and Carlo (Diana) Furlan.
Predeceased by her eldest sister Virginia Crevatin and brothers-in-law Mario Crevatin and Paolo Marchesich. She will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.
Giuseppina was born in Ventimiglia, Italy. During World War II at the age of five, her family relocated back to their homeland in Istria, Italy. At the end of World War II, times were very dangerous and tumultuous for Italians living in this region as it fell under Communism rule. Giuseppina bravely risked her life and jumped the border with a girlfriend at the age of sixteen to find work and a new life in Trieste. There she met her future husband Lino and emigrated to Australia where they married and started their life together. Both daughters Liliana and Olivia were born in Australia and in 1967, the family moved to Canada.
Giuseppina better known as Pina or Josephine, and her husband Lino enjoyed travels, adventure and discovering new places, and later emigrated to Canada to be closer to family. Family was everything to them. She lost her soul mate Lino over thirty-four years ago and a few years later her grandchildren Katryna and Lee were born - her new pride and joy.
Pina will be remembered by those who knew her and loved her as a beautiful kind woman who enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends. She loved children, was lively and very hard working. She took pride in her family, home and gardening. Pina would light up the room with her presence and smile; she was warm, welcoming and fun to be with.
She enjoyed various genres of music and loved to dance. By all those who knew Pina, she was known for her flare for fashion and style. Pina was strong, energetic and never complained even at the most challenging times.
She always bounced back with a smile. We will miss her comforting words of wisdom, advice and warm embraces.
Family and friends will be received at Hinnegan Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William Street S, Chatham (519-352-5120) on Friday June 3, 2022 from 11 AM until 12:40 PM.
A Funeral Mass will follow at St. Agnes Church at 1 PM.
Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.
Donations to Holland Bloorview Children’s Hospital or any Children’s Charity of your Choice would be appreciated.