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Peacefully on June 11, 2014, Manola Borrajo-Giner passed away at the age of 50.
Left to cherish her memory, her beloved daughters Manuela and Carmen; husband Felipe Aguerrevere; sister Maria Amalia; brother Alberto; and parents Maria Luisa Giner and Manuel Borrajo.
An exceptionally talented visual artist, Manola was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela with a home in Edmonton for the past 14 years. Family, friends and her art were Manola's love, passion and joy. Her compassionate heart, contagious enthusiasm and caring nature left a unique mark on the lives of those who crossed paths with her.
A Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Spanish Catholic Church (11314 – 111 Avenue) in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. A Celebration of Manola's wonderful Life will follow at Grandview Heights Community Centre (12603 – 63 Avenue, Edmonton) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation to 1000 Women: A Million Possibilities in support of Norquest College students; a charity dear to her heart. Her family wishes to thank the staff at the Cross-Cancer Institute for their kindness and care.
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Published in Edmonton Journal on Jun. 14, 2014.
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January 29, 2015
Dear Felipe, Manuela and Carmen,
I met Manola during her show at the McMullen gallery. She brought so much joy and fun to her art classes that it would be very difficult for me to describe the joy in the eyes of those who attended. Her enthusiasm for art and color was infectious and I can only imagine what a beautiful person she was to be there as a wife and mother. She encouraged me to teach and continue with her weekly classes for two weeks, while she was gone for her treatment. I am happy that I could do this for her and I feel deeply honored. On the very last day she brought me flowers to thank me for my efforts. I was so touched.
I was not aware of her passing until now, and I will always remember her smile and loving ways. My thoughts will always be for you.
Kind regards,

Saswati Das
Saswati Das
June 18, 2014
Las distancias muchas veces son difíciles de acortar pero la inmediatez de los recuerdos hacen más llevaderos estos momentos.
Estamos seguros que todos los familiares y amigos acompañan a Felipe, Manuela y Carmen.
Flia. Zeberio Aguerrevere
June 18, 2014
Dear Felipe, Manuela and Carmen,
Our hearts are heavy with the news of Manola passing. Please accept our love and support in this most difficult time. It has truly been a privilege knowing Manola; beautiful, vibrant, joyous Manola, and a gift to sit illuminated by her bright, colourful, flower and circle-filled! garden of light. With much love, Elizabeth Wooding, Simon Bicknell and Family
June 18, 2014
Felipe, Manuela and Carmen
Manola's energy, attitude and love of life was wore on her sleeve. If we all just continue to have a little Manola in us, the world will be a better place.

Donna Assaly
June 18, 2014
Nuestro angel de colores. Te queremos.
June 18, 2014
We are saddened by the loss of such an amazing and talented woman. We were privileged to meet and work with Manola over the years and share in her infectious personality. Her laughter brought love to all around her.She will be dearly missed by all. Al Black, John Kilduff and Trevor Compton and the gang at Above The Bank Interiors and Christopher Clayton Furniture & Design House.
June 18, 2014
Dear Felipe and family,

My thoughts are with you at the hard time. You told me Manola is a great wife and mother.

Anming and family
Anming Wu
June 17, 2014
Dear Felipe, Manuela and Carmen,
We are so sad to hear about your loss. We feel blessed to have met her a year and a half ago when she created two beautiful pieces of art for our home. We loved her vibrant spirit, her creativity and passion for her work. She will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
Nicole & Roger Piquette
June 17, 2014
Cuanta pena nos dio la noticia del fallecimiento de la amorosa, grande,fantastica, querida Manola!, nuestras condolencias a su hermosa familia; Felipe y las niñas, a sus padres y hermanos, y todos los intimos amigos, que Dios y la Virgen les de fuerza para poder soportar el dolor de la separacion.... Que en Paz descanses amiga!!
Adela y Andres Tarnowski
June 17, 2014
Our hearts are with you at this time of great sorrow. Manola will be greatly missed but the sound of her laughter will always always be with us and make us smile. All the best, Rose and all her friends at Panache
June 17, 2014
Josefina Bruni Celli
June 17, 2014
Felipe,Manuela y Carmen. Todo nuestro cariño en estos momentos. Manola siempre estará entre nosotros.
Marisela y Fernando
June 17, 2014
Dear Felipe, Carmen and Manuela
Our hearts are broken. We are so blessed to have known Manola. She was a special friend and a gifted artist. She left this world a brighter place, thanks to her kindness and the splashes of colour. She will be with us in our thoughts and through her art.
Monika and Bob Nova Scotia
Monika and Bob Gansel
June 17, 2014
Felipe and family,

my thoughts are with you at this sad time. If we can help we will.

greg fink
June 17, 2014
The world has lost a beautiful soul. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Darlene Filis
June 17, 2014
Felipe, Manuela and Carmen....
My most sincere warm wishes and heartfelt sympathy are with you all. Manola's love of her family, her spirit, artistry and inherent joy touched everyone she knew. She was inspirational. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Shona MacLachlan
June 16, 2014
Dear Felipe, Manuela and Carmen,
We'd like to pass on our sincerest sympathy to you. We knew Manola through her artwork. We have two beautiful pieces in our home that we will always treasure.
Jana and Chris
June 16, 2014
Querido Felipe, Manuela y Carmen: Manola ha dejado una marca y un lugar muy importante para todos los que tuvimos la fortuna de convivir con ella. De ella una infinita inspiracion me lleva a seguir en el camino del arte y la imaginacion, la alegria de vivir y la sonrisa que contagia. La quiero mucho y la tendre en mi corazon por siempre, asi como te recuerdo a ti Felo- como manola te llamaba, y a las hijas tan hermosas que tienen. Por favor recibe de Daniel y mios abrazos y bendiciones para ustedes, que en todo momento encuentren la posibilidad de sonreir y seguir adelante, ahora hay un angel muy alegre y colorido que cuida de ustedes e iluminara su camino por siempre. Con mucho cariño, Gabriela C. Vargas y Daniel Malpica
Gabriela Vargas
June 16, 2014
Dear Felipe, Manny and Carmen, Our hearts break for you. Manola was a source of light and joy in the world and we grieve with you. Our prayers are with you. Allandra and Kathy Power (EYC family)
June 16, 2014
Felipe, Carmen and Manuela:
May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your loss is shared by so many of us. Manola will be missed, but Wayne, Nexi and me feel blessed to have met her and shared the beautiful moments we did. God bless you all in this hard moment.
Cristina Winters
June 15, 2014
To Felipe, Manuela and Carmen,
Our deepest sympathies go out to you at this time.
I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to know her as we did. Manola had a passionate spirit and an artistic vision that will continue to inspire countless others in this community and she will continue to live on in all the hearts of those that had the privilege to know her.
Era Rowles, Vince Gasparri, Mitch Miller
Rowles and Company
Era Rowles
June 15, 2014
Felipe, Manuela y Carmen,
Fue un autentico placer haber tenido la fortuna de compartir tantos buenos momentos con Manola. Nunca olvidaremos todos sus buenos consejos cuando recien llegamos a Canada.
Reciban nuestra mayor solidaridad en estos momentos tan dificiles.
Familia Garcia Medina
June 15, 2014
Siempre en mi recuerdo...
Susana Medina-Garcia
June 14, 2014
Dear Felipe, Manuela,and Carmen ,
We send to you our deepest sympathy and prayers. Manola had the brightest, most generous and creative spirit.We will always remember her warmth, her huge smile and hearty laugh. We were very lucky to have known her.
-Doug, Andrea,Samantha and Alannah Strilchuk
June 14, 2014
Felipe, Manuela y Carmen,
Manola ha sido y sigue siendo una luz inspiradora en nuestras vidas. Tenemos tanta suerte de quedarnos con los recuerdos y momentos tan divertidos que esperamos seguir compartiendo con ustedes.
Familia Santana Parrilla
June 14, 2014
Dear Felipe, Manuela, Carmen and family, our deepest sympathies to your family. It was an incredible privilege to have Manola in our lives; she was a beautiful human being inside and out. Her legacy will endure. Deb, Tom and the Wooding family
June 14, 2014
To Felipe, Manuela, Carmen and family,
Our hearts are with you at this difficult time. We have been blessed with the gift of having this special friend and will always cherish wonderful memories of joyful times together.
Brian & Elena Kucey
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