In Memory of



Obituary for Giovanna Zammit

Giovanna Maria Zammit (nee Doneo) born August 25 1936 in the beautiful seaside town of Sliema on the Island of Malta in Europe. Giovanna was affectionately known to her friends in Canada as Joan.

Giovanna was the only daughter of Joseph and Georgia Doneo ( nee Cachia) whom predeceased her in 1971 and 1954.

She spent her growing up years in the company of numerous cousins , Aunts and Uncles and lifelong friends . With whom she laughed and made beautiful memories of family and life in Malta .

In January of 1957 she married the love of her life , her beloved husband of the past 66 years :Spiro who returned to Malta from Canada (having emigrated in 1951 ) in December of 1956 to marry his fiancée at Sacre Coure Parish in Sliema .

They returned to Toronto in February 1957 and settled for a number of years in the Junction area of West Toronto . Eventually in later years they made their home in Scarborough, Ontario .

They moved to British Columbia with their daughter and family in 2001.

Giovanna worked in several jobs including at Allanson Manufacturing in East York and was also a valued employee of Morse Jewellers.

In 1970 she became an employee of the then Scarborough Public School Board as. Caretaker . She was a dedicated , loyal and highly respected and hard working member of staff . She retired with great celebration from the Board after over 30 years of service .

Giovanna was also a loving and devout Catholic . In her life she dedicated herself to many ministries in her parish . Whether it was taking orders for baked goods for parish bazaars or knitting and crocheting blankets for charity , making rosaries or conducting prayers : she did so with great love of neighbour .

Her lasting legacies are also her most valued treasures : her family .
Along with her husband Spiro she leaves behind
her only daughter Anna ( Bill) and 5 grandchildren whom she helped to raise and loved more than life : Jennifer (Nathaniel) , Michelle (Adam) , Michael , Teresa and Jessica . Including many beloved nieces and nephews who treasured Zija Gianna in the Zammit family .

In lieu of flowers we ask you to consider donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or Masses for the Repose of her Soul .

All we learned about love , faith , devotion and sacrifice : we owe to our Wife, Mother and Nanna. Until we see you again in Heaven .