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BARBERO – Irene Francesca

April 11, 1926 – October 17, 2009

It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of Irene Francesca Barbero, beloved mother, grandmother and friend. Irene passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary on October 17, 2009 at the age of 83.

Irene was born April 11, 1926, in Cossano Belbo, Italy. In 1947 she married the love of her life, Primo. In 1957, together with her husband and young son, Irene immigrated to Canada to begin a new life in Calgary. She was predeceased by Primo, her beloved husband, in December 1982. Irene’s compassion, gentle spirit and strength of character will be greatly missed by her son Michael and his wife Marilyn, as well as her grandsons Michael and Andrew Barbero, and Irene’s daughter, Blanche MacAulay and her granddaughters Lindsay and Sara MacAulay. Irene leaves to mourn her sister Maria of Asti, Italy and her brother Domenico of Torino, Italy, along with many dear friends and adopted family members in Calgary’s Italian community. Her main joys and devotions in life were family, friends and faith. Irene loved to work with her hands, and was always happiest when gardening, knitting, crocheting, and above all, cooking. For those left behind, the memory of Irene’s simple wisdom, ceaseless generosity and enduring love will guide and inspire us forever.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19 Avenue N.W.) on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 10:30 A.M. Graveside Service to follow at St. Joseph’s Section of Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation (1000 – 5 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 4T9). The family wishes to express their sincerest appreciation to the staff at the Peter Lougheed Centre and Rockyview General Hospital for the consistent kindness and care Irene and her family received these past several months.

In living memory of Irene Barbero, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Bercier Family :

    Zia will be deeply missed by our family. She was such a wonderful woman with a kind heart, warm smile and gentle words. We are all very honored to have known Zia and will miss her dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Lots of Love
    Jason, Evonna, Austin, Ellesia, Ava and Nicolas Bercier

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  2. Julie & Ken McKeeman / Lidia & Tony Izzo & Family :

    We just wanted to let you know that we were thinking of you at this very difficult time. She was a very special person and she will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love
    Julie, Ken,
    Lidia, Tony, Jordana & Nicolas

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  3. Carmine Annunziata :

    Michael,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your recent loss. Our deepest condolences to you, Marilyn, Michael & Andrew.

    Love Carmine & Edwina Annunziata

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  4. Dear Bianca, Lindsay, Sarah and the rest of the Barbero Family;
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all thru this very difficult time. Try and hang onto all the great memories to help you thru the pain.
    Deepest condolences.
    Marty, Ann, Ashlyn & Tyler Fulkerth

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  5. Trustee Michael Annuik :

    To the Barbero Family,
    There are no words of comfort or pearls of wisdom I can give. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. God bless you and your family and give you comfort at this time of loss. Deepest condolences from our family.

    Michael Annuik
    Trustee Wards 11-12

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  6. Trish Zeigner and Barry Guise :

    Dear Mike, Marilyn, Michael, Andrew, Blanche, Lindsay and Sarah

    It saddens me that your Mom/Mother-in-law and Nonna is gone. She was such a sweet and loving lady. I havent seen her in years but I have fond memories of her smile. I know my Nonna cherished her and thought she was a wonderful person.

    Our deepest condolences to all of you and take care of each other during this difficult time. I know you will all miss her terribly.

    Love
    Trish Zeigner and Barry Guise

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  7. Dear Mike and Marilyn.
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. The words of love you shared in your announcement convey how important she was in your lives. God bless.

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  8. Anne & Claudio SACCO & family :

    Dear Mike, Marilyn, and your family,
    we are so sorry for your loss, how very sad you all must be. Your Mother was a great and brave pioneer coming to Calgary way back when and starting a new life for herself and her family, such bravery should be celebrated! Your are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Anne, Claudio, Claudia & Emma SACCO

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  9. Shelley MacAulay :

    Dear Bianca, Lindsay, Sara and the rest of the Barbero Family:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during the loss of a very special person. Irene was a kind and loving lady she always put a smile on our faces. She will be deeply missed.
    Deepest Condolences,
    Frank, Shelley, Christa & Stacey

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  10. Serafino Scarpino and Family :

    Our heart felt condolences to the Barbero family. Our prayers are with you.

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  11. Nick Polini and Family :

    Dear Bianca, Lindsay, Sara and the rest of the Barbero Family:
    Our most sincere condolences to your Family. I pray that you Trust in Lord with all your Heart and He will strengthen you during this time and always. In Jesus Name Amen.

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  12. Sincerest condolences to your Family, God Bless All

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