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Janina Diodati

February 11, 1946 ~ November 3, 2021 (age 75)


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Janina Diodati on November 3, 2021.  Janina was predeceased by her devoted husband Jim and her parents (Betty and John Jedwabny).

Janina was born in Scotland in 1946 and came to Canada in 1953.

Janina was a respected educator in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.  She retired for the final time as the Superintendent of the Catholic Independent Schools Vancouver Archdiocese in June 2007.

In retirement, she continued her love of teaching by mentoring and tutoring children of all ages. Throughout her life, Janina was a dedicated community volunteer, leveraging her expertise, time, resources, and wide-ranging connections to advance causes that were dear to her heart. This included serving on the executive boards of charities such as the International Centre for Development Learning.

Janina will be lovingly remembered by her surviving cousins Carolyn (Reg) Fountain, Dennis (Audrey) Woon - their daughter Jennifer (Brian) Tichenor and son Jason (Erin) Woon, Richard Woon -  his son (Tyler), sister-in-law Louise Lorenzetti, nieces Diane and Lisa Lorenzetti (Arya Boustani), nephews David and Mark Lorenzetti (Colleen), great-nieces Parisa and Ella Lorenzetti, and great-nephew Nathan Lorenzetti, as well as countless extended family members, dear friends, and her beloved cat, Olivia.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no in-person memorial service will be held in Calgary.  Her internment will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made in Janina’s name to Diabetes Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, or Heart & Stroke Canada.



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Canadian Diabetes Association
204-2323-32nd Avenue NE, Calgary AB T2E 6Z3
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Canadian Cancer Society
200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary AB T2E 2P5
Tel: 1-403-205-3966

Heart and Stroke Foundation
119 14 Street NW, Suite #200, Calgary AB T2N 1Z6
Tel: 1-403-270-3549

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