Oliva Tersigni

Miss Oliva Tersigni

Friday, September 7th, 1934 Monday, October 12th, 2020

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Obituary for Miss Oliva Tersigni

TERSIGNI, Oliva Salvatrice

Our dear, precious sister, Oliva, passed away peacefully, on Thanksgiving Monday, October 12, 2020. Much loved sister of the late Baby Loretta, the late Sam and the late Patricia, Ralph and Joanne, Loretta and the late Alan Wilke, Dominic and Jo-Ann, Mary-Anne and Andy Angerilli, Theresa, Joe and Liz, Frank and Evelyn, the late Tony, Margie and Mike Misurka and John and Lisa. She was a special aunt to the late Angie Tersigni and great-aunt to the late Jack Wishart. Oliva was predeceased by her parents Dominic and Margaret Tersigni, both of whom she cherished and cared for lovingly.

She was a loved, respected aunt to many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Oliva will be deeply missed by so many special friends from her school days, teaching career, music endeavours and travels.

Oliva was a dedicated, gifted educator, a talented singer/musician and an avid gardener. She was one to reach out to so many and yet remain independent and strong. Oliva remains an incredible inspiration to all who knew her.
The family deeply appreciates the outstanding care for our sister by Dr. Christopher Stemerdink, by the Guelph General Hospital and by Hospice Wellington.

To honour Oliva’s memory, donations can be directed to her favourite charities:

The Wish Heart Fund for Children’s Cancer

Action Read ( Community Literacy Centre,

Children’s Foundation of Guelph Food and Friends (Waterloo Ave., Guelph)


Hospice Wellington

Cards are available at the funeral home (519-822-4731) and condolences may be sent to

A Mass of Christian Burial took place at the Basilica of Our Lady on Friday, October 16, 2020 with entombment at Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum, Marymount Cemetery, Guelph.

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    Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum, Marymount Cemetery
    5400 Hwy 6N.
    Guelph, Ontario
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Liz James

I was so saddened to hear of Olivia’s passing. She was a beautiful person who loved her family deeply, and I always enjoyed our conversations and my time with her
Comment | Posted at 02:57pm via Condolence

Angie Bin

My condolences to all of your families on the passing of Olivia. I always remember her beautiful smile!
Comment | Posted at 07:57pm via Condolence

Joanne Regan

My condolences to Oliva’s family. Oliva was a beautiful person, both inside and out. I taught with Oliva at Norte Dame many years ago and admired her devotion to her students and her relationships with staff. She was so hard working, sincere and inspiring and more than occasionally, she would come out with a real ‘zinger’ - to everyone’s surprise and delight. Rest In Peace dear Oliva.
Comment | Posted at 01:59pm via Condolence

Ned Furfaro

Our deepest condolences to the Tersigni Family.
Ned & Colleen Furfaro
Comment | Posted at 01:47pm via Condolence

Jean Laveck

My deepest sympathy to all the Tersigni family. Oliva may have been small but she was mighty.... a mighty dear friend, a mighty counsellor, a mighty gifted artist and musician, a mighty humorous personality. I shall miss her dearly but will smile when I think of her, my good friend, Oliva.
Comment | Posted at 12:03pm via Condolence

Will Lenssen

Our sincerest condolences to the family and close friends on the loss of a fine and classy lady. May you all find peace as Olivia is with the Lord. Celebrate her gift of self to you all and may she continue to be with you in mind and spirit forever and a day. God bless and keep you all in the palm of his hand.
Posted at 04:50pm

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