March 16, 1926 – September 14, 2010
Michelangelo Arena born in Spadola Cz Italy March 16 1926 passed away in Calgary Alberta Tuesday September 14, 2010 at age 84.
Michelangelo ‘Mike’ is survived by Maria his beloved spouse of sixty-three and a half years. His children; Vittoria ‘Vicki’ (Frank) Ammirati, Rosie Decnodder, Tony Arena, Santina, Joanne, Leonard ‘Len’ Arena, Alessandro ‘Sandy’ Arena, twelve grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He was predeceased by his eldest son Bruno in 2006 and by his first child Rosa in 1951.
Mike will like to be remembered for his optimistic view of life and his greatest saying was ‘To never give up’. We express our gratitude to all the staff of Units 23, 51, 52 and ICU at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, especially to Doctor Sharma and primary care givers for the exceptional care given to our dad.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) on Friday, September 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Joseph section of Queens 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 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. or 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 Michelangelo Arena, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences