August 1, 1918 – Fernie, BC
September 6, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Mike Amantea of Calgary, AB, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the age of 96 years, with his family by his side.
Born in Fernie, BC to Michele and Maria, he lived through the Great Depression and served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. Returning to Canada, he met and married the love of his life, Connie, and together they raised their four children. Mike owned and operated Amantea Shoes, along with his three brothers, Jack, Ralph, and Frank. Mike had an unwavering belief in giving back to the community. He was a life long member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4965, the Italian Club and Italian Sportsmen’s Dinner.
Mike was passionate about his garden, sports, and friends, but most importantly, his family. We will miss the twinkle in his eye, the comfort in his voice and the warmth of his presence. His was a life well lived.
Mike is survived by his children, Robert (Liz), Joe (Ann), Mary, and Rick (Christine); grandchildren, Kevin (Megan), Patrick (Cheryl), Connor (Ella), Brittany (Kyle), Cole, Michael, Chelsea (Chris), Amy, Justin (Emily); great-grandson Bailey; his dear sister Violet (Honey); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mike was predeceased by his wife and soul mate Connie; favourite (and only) son-in-law Ralph; and numerous family members.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W.) on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.
In living memory of Mike Amantea, 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