This is the story of Rosette Magni Casazza, wife to one, mother to three, nonna to seven and friend to so many. It is with great unexpected sadness that I write this but at the same time so happy to know and express the wonderful story of her life. We all know her as Rosy or Nonna and sometimes scema and or mona depending on whom she was talking to, funny to say the least. She was full of life, drive and spunk and she had so much love for her family.
My mothers story starts December 15th 1936 in Brussels Belgium the youngest daughter to Umberto and Yvonne. She spent her childhood, grew up and made many lifelong friends in Brussels. She remained in contact with them 80 years on. As she grew up she came to love the arts and therefore studied at Les Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles. She met my Father Ennio Casazza in Brussels through one of his trips to Brussels when she was about 20, they dated and soon fell in love. My Father boarded the Carinthia - Cunard in 1957 from Liverpool to Halifax where he the came to Montreal to find work and set up life for them in Canada. In 1958 they came back to settle here and they were married in Montreal on May 8th 1958 she was just 22 years old. They soon after settled in a middle class suburb in east Toronto, the Markham area and then spent the next thirteen years raising three children Patrizia, Martine and Mark, working hard and making many friends. Rosy took her artistic talents with her and started making her signature unique stained glass art work framed in plaster of paris, framed to hang as a painting. She kept this amazing talent, expanded it and has painted many oil and water colours as well. She has made so many beautiful unique pieces, we are so lucky to have them with us. Rosy so loved her home making it warm, cosy and full of all kinds of trinkets, decorative things and her amazing artwork. Everywhere you look you can see her in everything.
About thirteen years later my father had a once in a lifetime offer to work in Montreal and without hesitation they moved here and stayed in the West Island for the next 45 years. She continued her artwork which she loved so much raised us kids and worked retail for many years. She has made so many life long friends along the years. Everyone who met her loved her so much. She was friendly, only if she liked you, down to earth and could easily make you laugh with her quirky mannerisms. She spoke her mind and could put you in your place and at the same time she could make it real and you would know it was for your own good. Nothing mattered more than her family. She will be so greatly missed by every one, but there is so much abundance in her amazing legacy that she will live on forever in all our hearts for those she has touched.
Info: Rosy simply wanted to be remembered the way we knew her and as she lived. She did not wish to have a big fancy funeral, so please take a few minutes to celebrate her life by adding your thoughts and sharing your experiences with us. Write a note, share a story, post a picture and play a viedeo... Thanks she would have liked that.