FICIUR, Guisto “Joe”Posted: July 30th, 2021
1935 – 2021
It is with great sorrow and broken hearts the family of Guisto “Joe” Ficiur announce his passing on Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at St Michaels Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit at the age of 85.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Annie and his 3 daughters, Christina (Jeff) Moroz, Alana (Glen) Hubbard and Cynthia (Kelly) Trapp, his grandchildren Alisha (David) McKay, Spencer (Lana) Moroz, Maggie (Greg) Hemsing, Ryan, Alex and Brooklyn Mclellan, Kelci and Derek Trapp, his great grandchildren Oliver, Levi and Violet MacKay. He is also survived by his sister Nevia Brudnicki and brothers, Albino and Ernie Ficiur as well numerous nieces and nephews and family in Slovenia. He was predeceased by his father Giusto Ficiur, his mother Anna Ficiur and his brother Dino Ficiur.
Joe was born in Isola, d’Istria (Slovenia) on September 25, 1935. At an early age, Joe learned the value of hard work and dedication, and this stayed with him his entire life. In 1957, Joe and his family immigrated to Canada from Italy. He spoke often of his first year in Canada working sugar beets on a farm near Raymond.
In 1960 Joe met the love of his life Anne and they married in 1963. Together they built the foundation of a lifelong love and legacy that grew bigger and stronger every day. Joe’s most important legacy he built was a family that loved him dearly and learned from him every day. He taught us all lessons in life that we will never forget and will always treasure. His legacy is all around us and for that we are so very proud and grateful, especially for all the sacrifices he made for his family throughout his life.
Joe was a builder and he could build anything; there was rarely a day when Joe had nothing to do and if there ever was, a new project was in the makes. One of Joe’s final projects in his retirement was fulfilling their lifelong dream of owning their own farmland, there he built a home, raised animals, tended to the land and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings.
One of Joe’s final wishes was to take his final ride on the road he first arrived on so on July 26th, he and his family took the last ride on HWY #5 and #52 to Raymond and back, this was the road he came in on and the road he wanted to go out on. Joe also wanted a Celebration of Life for family and friends to gather and reminisce which is planned for his birthday, September 25, 2021. Please contact the family no later than September 10th to RSVP by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org more details will be provided then.
The family would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the many caring and supportive family, friends, and staff at St Mike’s PCU, especially Madelyn and Yvonne, you are angels on earth. If so desired, a memorial donation can be made in Joe’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. https://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/events-and-participation/home-march/?region=ab
Your presence, love and kindness will always be remembered,
rest for now, until we meet again
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