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Antimo Altieri passed away on Tuesday evening October 24, 2006 at the age of 89.
Antimo was born and educated in Sessano P. Campobasso, Italia. He was conscripted into the Italian army at the age of 21, later serving in World War II. He served for Il Re in the patria, Artiglieria Armata. He married Antonietta Valerio Oct. 5, 1941. In 1952, he immigrated to Canada with twelve friends seeking a better life for his family. He soon began working for the Canadian Pacific Railway in Cowley Alberta. He was later joined by his wife and two daughters. Antimo and Antonietta lived in Lethbridge for 37 years before moving to Calgary in 1996, residing here until his passing. For many years he represented his Local as the chairman for his union. He served on the executive committee of the Lethbridge Italian Club. Until recently he took pleasure in golfing, gardening, making wine, sausages, and cheese. Antimo’s gregarious nature led him to play a part in the film, The National Dream, where he met Pierre Burton. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Antonietta, his daughters Costanza Altieri of Vancouver and Flora Altieri (Tony Bromhead) of Calgary, granddaughter Ramona Lisell of Red Deer, his sister and brother-in-law, Antonietta and Michele Evangelista, and numerous nephews and nieces in Calgary, Italy, Switzerland and South America. The family would like to thank the staff of the Foothills Hospital, special services unit 46 for their thoughtfulness and care. Thank you to Doctors Workun, Federico and P. Andersson.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640-19th Avenue N.W.) on Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W.) on Monday, October 30, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th St. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Antimo Altieri, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences