September 5, 1954 – Bagnoli Irpino, Italy
April 17, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Dom beloved husband of Heather Chieffo (nee Ballantyne) of Calgary, AB, passed away suddenly in the ICU of the Foothills Medical Center on April 17, 2014 at the age of 59 years.
Dom dedicated his life to teaching and to his students. He had an enormous passion for teaching science, especially Biology 30. He spent 28 years teaching, of which he spent his last years at Sir Winston Churchill High School where he looked forward to inspiring his students every day. He touched a lot of people with his kindness, compassion and love of learning. Dom adored his family and was an incredible father to his three daughters.
Besides his loving wife Heather, Dom is survived by his three cherished daughters, Stephanie (Dustin), Maria and Domenica; his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and David Macdonald and their daughter Vanessa; his Aunt, Maria Frasca; cousins, Raffaela (Torino) Pascheri and Domenic (Jane) Frasca; mother-in-law, Catherine (Larry) Freeborn; many nieces and nephews; and many extended family in Italy. He was predeceased by his parents, Raffaela and Aniello Chieffo and most recently his uncle Domenic Frasca.
Dom’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Tulle family, Claire, George, Megan and Carolyn for the love and support they have shown the family through these difficult times. We also wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr.” Sunny” and the staff of the Ultrasound Department as well as all the staff and nurses of the Day Medicine Unit at the Foothills Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dom Chieffo Memorial Fund through the business office at Sir Winston Churchill High School (5220 Northland Drive N.W.).
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Dom Chieffo, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences