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CELIS, Romeo

September 27, 1934 – Centro, Ligao, Albay, Philippines
September 5, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Romeo Celis, beloved husband of Avelina Celis of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the age of 78 years.

He was born in Centro, Ligao, Albay, Philippines. He moved to Canada in 1988 with his family and settled in Calgary where he resided until his passing.

Besides his loving wife Avelina, Romeo will be lovingly remembered by his eleven children, Nick (Sherrisa), Ulysses (Judy), Jean (Gary) Baltas, Dennis (Cecille), Carolyn, Susan (Mark) Poffenroth, John Glenn, Rommel (Lou), Rontgen (Gloria), Engelbert (Marie) and Athena (Brent) Hughes; twenty-four grandchildren; and two great-grandsons; his three sisters Araceli, Erlinda and Tita; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families in the United States and Philippines. Romeo was predeceased by his parents, Eufrasio and Tereza, as well as three brothers, Don, Augusto, Rudolfo.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Romeo Celis, 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.

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  1. Marilyn and Gary Clark :

    Dear Avelina and family,
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy! Romeo was a very special person who touched the lives of so many. He will be missed by both his friends and his family.

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  2. Eugene Edward S. Serrano :

    My prayers to the bereaved family of Uncle Romy… May you rest in peace Uncle, we will miss you. Thank you for everything, we love you.

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  3. Cheryl Garmong, Linda Sanchez, Thomas Garmong, Malissa Albright :

    Condolences from Souh Dakota. We grieve with you all and pray for the peace that passeth understanding to dwell deeply in your hearts.

    Love,
    Cheryl, Auntie Linda
    Thomas, Malissa

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  4. Heartfelt condolences to Ron and his family at this time of sorrow for the loss of his father, Romeo Celis. May you be filled with find and living memories and look forward to carrying them on into future.

    With Deepest Sympathies, Susanna

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  5. I wish to extend my most sincere condolences to the entire Celis family. Greif is often proportionate to the loss, and, having known Romeo, I know that the loss must be tremendous for everyone. My thoughts are with those who have just lost an incredible husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. I will remember and appreciate his life, and am grateful to have had the privilege to have had my life touched by his.

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  6. The Tiangco Family :

    Dear Susan, Athena and the Celis family,

    We’re so sad to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May he rest in peace.

    The Tiangcos
    (Mila, Antoinette, Abby, Allie and Tony)

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  7. Joey, Carmen & family :

    Condolence to Ron, Engel, Dennis and the entire Celis family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sorrowful time.

    May he rest in peace.

    From the Brillantes’ family

    “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

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  8. To the Celis family all my condolences on the passing of your father, husband and beloved grandfather. God bless you all.

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