Mackay, Giuseppina (Pina)

Pina Mackay passed away, in the comfort of her own home, the morning of December 17, 2019, -after a courageous 4 year battle with brain cancer.
Pina spent her last few days surrounded by loving family, friends, and her loyal pets.
She is survived by her loving husband Rob of 40 years, her son Sean (Chantal), her daughters Ann-Marie (Cliff) Trueman, Erin (Daniel) Burnell; and, her “precious granddaughters”  Sophia Burnell and Cali-Pressly Trueman.
Pina also leaves behind sisters Liz Fox (Mickey), Katie Sangiuliano (Tony), and
Toni Sangiuliano (Dominic); along with numerous nieces and nephews, whom she adored.
She was pre-deceased by her parents Anna Maria and Vincenzo Sgro.

Visitation will be held on Sunday December 22, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at St. John’s Cemetery & Crematorium, 737 Dundas St. E., Mississauga. The funeral service will take place on Monday December 23, 2019 at 1pm in the Chapel at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery & Crematorium. Followed by a reception.

22 replies
  1. Franca Venneri & family
    Franca Venneri & family says:

    To Rob and family, our condolences to your whole family for the loss of precious Jo. She approached every day with a smile that will not soon be forgotten.

  2. Howard and Maria Bertrand
    Howard and Maria Bertrand says:

    Dear Rob and family
    Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss of Jo. She will be remembered as a kind, giving and happy soul with an inner fight beyond words.

    She will be missed by all.


    Howard and Maria

  3. Kilfeather family
    Kilfeather family says:

    Our deepest condolences to the whole MacKay family. Jo was a lovely woman and her spirit will live on in her family, friends, and those she impacted.

    Be strong and God bless.

  4. Megan Beyer-Mascioli
    Megan Beyer-Mascioli says:

    Thinking of my childhood friends and their family during this time. I have nothing but fond memories from my time spent with the MacKay family. Sending my love and strength.

  5. Tim and Debbie
    Tim and Debbie says:

    Growing up with Jo we always knew she had a beautiful soul and the kindest heart. We will miss her in this world and want all of her family to know how fondly she will be remembered ❤️

  6. CherylAnn Caspersen
    CherylAnn Caspersen says:

    So sorry for your loss. Joe was a special woman . We shared a home room and were locker buddies at RMSS. She had such a kind heart and a beautiful smile. From my family to yours our deepest condolences
    CherylAnn Caspersen (Winchester ) Elsie and Dawson Winchester

  7. Darlene Wright
    Darlene Wright says:

    My deepest condolences for your loss. I have nothing but very fond memories of Pina when she lived in South Porcupine. She was always such a sweet, understanding, courageous and kind person who was always positive and gave strength and love to everyone who’s lives she touched.
    So sad for your loss!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. Penny and Bill
    Penny and Bill says:

    We are saddened by the news, that Pina has left the physical world. We are praying for all of you and may you find comfort in one another. God Bless.

  9. Jaymi Smith
    Jaymi Smith says:

    Pina was and will forever remain a beacon of kindness to those she knew and loved. She was always the first to offer you a place to stay when you needed it, she opened her heart and her home to anyone and everyone and always made you feel like you were loved unconditionally. Her deep laugh was genuine and comforting, her grin contagious. Pina was a collector of misfit teens, always giving to those who needed it the most. She holds a special place in so many hearts and will never be forgotten.

  10. Henry Aavasalmi
    Henry Aavasalmi says:

    Our deepest condolences to Pina’s husband Rob, her children, her grandchildren and her extended family. Pina was a sweetheart and a courageous fighter.
    Henry and Janice Aavasalmi

  11. Darlene beyer
    Darlene beyer says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family…our prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time.
    Terry & Darlene Beyer and family

  12. catherine stumpo
    catherine stumpo says:

    My heart felt condolences to the family. Pina was a truly beautiful person inside and out. She was quick to offer love and compassion to others even when she was struggling with her own life threatening issues. I will be for ever greatful to her for her kindness and compassion for my Daughter during her many health struggles. Heaven has gained an angel. We have lost a beautiful light.

  13. Vicky & Gino Naletto
    Vicky & Gino Naletto says:

    Our hearts go out to the family, so sorry for your loss.
    May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.
    Love Vicky & Gino Naletto

  14. catherine stumpo
    catherine stumpo says:

    My heart felt condolences to the family. Pina was a truly beautiful person inside and out. I will never forget her kindness to my Daughter during her many health struggles. Pina always provided a caring and loving ear. In spite of the fact that she was dealing with her own life threatening issues. Heaven has gained an angel. We on earth have lost a beautiful light.

  15. Rita Furletti-Stansa
    Rita Furletti-Stansa says:

    No words. My heart hurts for you all. Met her in my teens. Shared smiles and stories. Her smile is everlasting. Condolences to you all ❤


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