Posted: May 20th, 2022


It is with much sadness that the family of IVY JOEVENAZZO announce the passing of their mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at the age of 94.

Ivy was born in Calgary at the Holy Cross Hospital on May 2, 1928, the oldest daughter of Alfred Edward (Curly) Tuff and Ivy Edna (Knight) Tuff. She came to Lethbridge with her parents at the age of 3 1/2 years. She attended Bowman School from grade 1-8 and Lethbridge Collegiate Institute from grade 9-12. Ivy worked at the Royal Bank of Canada for two years prior to her marriage to Frank Joevenazzo on July 7, 1948. She spent the first thirteen years of marriage as a wife and mother to her five children, Bill born in 1949, Judy born in 1952, Randy born in 1954, Cindy born in 1956 and Kathy born in 1961. In 1961, Ivy went to work as a nursing attendant at the Galt Rehab Centre (now the Galt Museum), then transferred to the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital. She worked in the nursing profession for 27 years, making many good friends and retired in 1988. After retirement Ivy and Frank enjoyed travelling to many places including Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Yukon, East and West Coasts of Canada and many destinations in the United States.

She joined the Catholic faith at the time of her marriage and was a willing contributor and active volunteer at St. Patrick’s church. She was also a volunteer at St. Michael’s Health Center, Gilbert Patterson School, Lethbridge Regional Hospital and visited lodges and nursing homes as part of her volunteer work with St. Patrick’s church.

Her love and joy were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Always willing to make life easier for family and friends.

Ivy is predeceased by her husband Frank (2011), mother Ivy, father Alfred and sister Florence.

She is survived by her five children Bill (Val), Judy (Ken), Randy (Elaine), Cindy and Kathy (Randy) as well as eleven grandchildren Shannon (Tracy), Danielle (Rob), Adam, Kristi (Scott), Kyle (Kristen), Bryson (Karrie), Rayelle (Riley), Brendan (Chiquita), Jared (Julie), Breannon (Taylor) and Lucas and seven great grandchildren Savannah, Ephriam, Roman, Lillianna, Lucious, Leonidas, Braylen and Winnie. She is also survived by her sister Helen (Rupert).

A Memorial Service and reception will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, May 25, 11:00 am.

The family respectfully requests that all in attendance please wear a mask.

Flowers gratefully declined. Donations can be made to Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation (


To send a condolence, please visit

One Condolence for “JOEVENAZZO, Ivy”

  1. Brian and Linda Giovinazzo says:

    To Bill Judy Randy Cindy and Kathy

    It is with sadness that that I heard of the passing of your mom.. I will always remember your mom as a compassionate and good hearted person. Our condolences go out to all of you and your extended families.

    Brian and Linda Giovinazzo

Leave a Condolence