Obituary for Kianga Gisela Giannelia
GIANNELIA, Kianga Gisela (née Zitzmann), peacefully at Mississauga Hospital the evening of February 12, 2018. Born in Leipzig, Germany, early childhood in Mozambique, Africa, teen years in pre-war Berlin, war years studying Agriculture and Home Economics in Paderborn, Germany; post war in Tirol, Austria, emigrated to Canada in 1956. Is pre-deceased by daughter Katharine, son Andreas, husband of 30 years, Johannes. Survived by daughters Maria Huys (Frank), Patricia (Walter Baker), sons Paul, Rainer (Inke Kase), Alexander (Lisi), and Michael, grandchildren Sharon Malone, Mark Huys, Eugema Ings (Grant), Andrew Huys, Alexis Giannelia, Felix Howe (Leila), Silvie Giannelia, Tanya Giannelia (Yves Plourdes), Christina Giannelia, Melina Giannelia, Manon Ste. Marie, Taylor Giannelia, Travis Giannelia, 9 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Kianga was a little known Canadian writer that prepared an original work of art in the form of a carefully crafted family memoir for all to share, wherein she noted how Life goes on.... Life is just like a river. It starts as a tiny spring somewhere and becomes a brook. Gradually growing to a stream and river. As the water flows, it forms rapids, waterfalls and goes underground too, just to emerge again and eventually to flow in the ocean, the ocean of eternity. She reminded us often that no man is an island and that no man is alone. She also once noted that life is just like a boat wherein you merely need to make sure that when the next wave comes along, that you are not underneath it, that you are on top and eventually you come out at the other end.
Mrs. Giannelia is resting at the funeral home of Skinner & Middlebrook Ltd, 128 Lakeshore Rd E (1 block west of Hurontario St) Mississauga on Wednesday February 21, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral Mass in St Mary Star of the Sea Church, 11 Peter St at Lakeshore Rd Mississauga on Thursday at 11 am. Interment St. Marys Cemetery to follow. Reception to follow at the Chartwell Regency, located at 29 Mississauga Rd North. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Ontario Farmland Trust would be appreciated by her family.