Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Monday, January 6, 2014, Giovanni Ferrera passed away at the age of 82. Beloved husband Anna Maria (Fazio). Loving father of Tony, Frank and Angelo. Cherished grandfather of Justin, Andrew, Jeremy, Christopher, Amy and Matthew. Dear brother of Angela (the late Luigi) Ferri, Lucia (Felice) Mazzoni and brother-in-law of Mario (Pasqua) Fazio, Tony (Anna) Fazio, Pat Fazio and Gina (Natalie) Martini. Predeceased by his parents Felice and Michela Ferrera and father and mother-in-law Peter and Sarafina Fazio. At the age of 62, Giovanni retired from Suncor after 24 years of service to spend extra time with his family and friends. He was a member of The Dante Club, always volunteered his time to help others and was so proud of his family and grandchildren. Giovanni was proud of his catholic faith. His presence at church was very prominent and he believed that true faith makes strong family ties. His morals and positive thinking will continue on through his family and friends. He was always known as a kind and gentle man and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Family and friends were received on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church 1011 Oak Ave, Sarnia, with entombment in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at <>

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