Celia Anne Marie Giovannini
May 22, 1955 – June 06, 2021
Celia Anne Marie Giovannini (CeAnne and Celie to most) came into this world on May 22, 1955 in St. Lawrence, NL. The last of nine children CeAnne hit the ground running and never stopped. Whether it was in the garden, along Shoal Cove beach, on the soccer fields or through the halls of the many hospitals she worked in, CeAnne always had energy to spare.
She was motivated, and guided, by her enormous heart and her love for family and friends. There was literally nothing she would not do for either. And did it she did. Every single person touched by CeAnne’s love and generosity will attest to this.
CeAnne was multi-talented. A St. Clares Nurse, CeAnne was an extraordinary RN and co-worker. She truly loved being a nurse and part of talented and compassionate teams.
As a production manager & graphic designer, she taught these skills where she learned them, at Ryerson University. Over the years she steered and executed quite literally thousands of projects – both professional & personal – through to exquisite perfection.
As a woman who loved to work with wood, and had a knack for all things carpentry, paint and ‘please fix what Meg broke’ related, there is a long line of people and places that benefitted from her generous talents.
CeAnne always did the right thing. Her integrity was beyond reproach. Her mantra was ‘do the right thing, especially when no one is looking’. And that is exactly how she lived her life.
This extraordinary daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, wife, fur-mom, friend and co-worker was a force a nature. She was inclusive in her actions all the time. It is for all of these, and so many more reasons, that it makes saying good-bye to CeAnne so difficult. But say it we must – until we meet again. We can say with certainty that CeAnne is truly at peace. And for this we are grateful.
Predeceased by Mother & Father : Celestine (d. 1961) & Olivia (nee Murray d. 2010) Giovannini
Parents-in-law : Adrian Harry (d. 2014) & Mary (d. 2013) Vis
Spouse : Margaret Mary (Meg) Vis
Furbabies : Avalon (and Sydney, Haley, Shadow, Tori, Tiga and Lady)
Predeceased by Older Brothers: John (d. 2011, Beverley) and Gregory (d. 1995, Wilhelmina) Giovannini; and brother-in-law Michael Vis (d. 2015)
Siblings : Elizabeth Dobbin (St. John’s), Adolphe Giovannini (Danica, St. John’s), Jeanette Holden (Dave, Mount Pearl), Mary Chidley (Michael, Renews), Ethel Giovannini (St. John’s), E. Patrick Giovannini (Vancouver)
Families-in-law : Cathy & Steve Previdsa (Michael, Josh), Anne Vis & Keith Johnson (Clara)
A very large contingent of Nieces, Nephews, Grand Nieces and Grand Nephews whom she loved as her own.
And an even larger list of friends who made CeAnne’s life richer. Of special note: Frances Gibbons, Marilyn Thompson & June Layden, Colleen Tapper & Annette Conway, Georgina Short & Louise Cormier, Roz Giovannini.
Finally we would like to acknowledge the remarkable care that CeAnne received from a large and supportive team of health professionals from the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, Health Sciences Centre and most especially Community Health, Major’s Path and the Palliative Care Unit/Pain Management team of Eastern Health. We are particularly grateful to Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Mathieson, Dr. Fardy, Carmel Collins NP and team, and April Adams RN
In lieu of flowers we suggest the following options:
Gifts in Memory directed to the Health Care Foundation in support of the Palliative Care Unit (healthcarefoundation.ca/donate/in-memory-donations/, 777.5926.
Happy Valley-Goose Bay SPCA (www.hvgbspca.com/donate–help.html, (709) 896-7387.
Due to COVID-19, there will be no visitation. There will be a celebration of life at a later date.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Celia Anne Marie Giovannini 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Torbay, Province: T-N