Jose Manaday Acido, beloved husband of sixty-nine years to Epifania Acido of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at the age of 91 years.
A devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Jose will be lovingly remembered by his wife and four daughters and their families: Wenefrida (Vicente – pre-deceased) Soriano and their children – Wevilene (Nick) Pedronan, Vicente Jr. (Helen), Rodel – pre-deceased (Rosalia), Susan (Michael), and Joseph; Clemencia; Aniceta; and Angelita (Leopoldo) Liscano and their children – Michael (Heather), Christopher (Jen), Leo and Timothy (a.k.a. Mocho). He is adored by his great-grandchildren: Jennifer, Kevin, Vanessa, Shantelle, Vincent, Winona, Hillary, Samuel, Selena, Isabel, Ivana, and Hannah. He is also survived by three siblings: brother Fernando (Concepcion), sister Felicisima (Severo) Lampitoc and brother Ambrosio (Felicidad – pre-deceased). Jose will be greatly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was also affectionately known as “Joe” to many.
Born in Banban, Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, Jose grew up with a zest for life. He enjoyed being together with family and friends, loved dancing and singing, as well as his time spent fishing, hunting and farming. Jose also served with the Philippine Army in World War II alongside Allied U.S. forces. After the war, Jose continued to serve in the civic arena and was head of his Baranggay community for many years helping in various areas including the Farmers’ Association and the Water System Commission. On February 14, 1978, Jose and his wife immigrated to Calgary. He worked as a carpenter with Modern Homes before retiring. Jose loved to cultivate his own beautiful flower and vegetable gardens and ensured that neighbours received gifts from his harvests. He enjoyed making new friends and entertained many with his wonderful storytelling. He was an avid boxing fan, loved taking pictures and home videos with family and had a passion for recycling. He was a blessing to us all.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. with Prayers and Tributes to follow at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family extends their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff of Unit 61 and 59 at the Rockyview General Hospital as well as the Southwood Hospice for their outstanding care and service.
In living memory of Jose Acido, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences