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DEL PAPA – Mario

April 18, 1943 – December 30, 2009

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mario Del Papa. Born in Agnone, Italy, he made Calgary his home in 1962 and developed an excellent reputation as a carpenter and craftsman. He was loyal, compassionate and generous. He worked hard all his life to provide for his family and was always there to lend a helping hand. He liked to cook, garden and make wine. Mario made an important contribution to many lives in his own special, simple, quiet way. He nursed his beloved wife Evelyne through her long illness and was predeceased by her in August.

Mario is survived by many people who loved him dearly, including his daughter Kristina and her husband Darren Sagan; a son Daniel and grandson Vincent; sisters Dina, Giuseppina, Lucia, and Gemma, and many nieces and nephews.

You are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.) Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (4718 Worcester Drive S.W.) on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Habitat for Humanity Calgary, 125, 2323-32 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 |403-253-9331

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  1. Jane and David Miller :

    Dina and Mike – we were so very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. You are all in our prayers,
    Jane, David, Travis and Melissa Miller

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  2. Fabio Del Bello :

    Mario was a very good friend of ours and will be
    greatly missed.
    My sincere condolences to your family on the loss
    of this good man.

    Fabio Del Bello

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  3. Sylvia Griffin. England.United Kingdom on January 27th, 2010 11:37 am (Edit)
    I was very shocked & saddened to receive news from a friend in Calgary that Mario had passed away. I had sent a card in Dec expressing my sorrow at the passing of Evelyne. Evelyne & Mario were a fantastic couple who were much loved and appreciated by my late Mother-in-law, Louise Griffin & Dennis Griffin. My late husband & I spent many happy hours in the company of Evelyne & Mario on our visits to Canada & I express to you all my sympathy and trust you will find comfort in the many happy memories you have of them both, & the knowledge they were loved so very much by all who had came into their lives. Fondest Regards, Sylvia (Griffin)

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  4. Jodi Vermette :

    Love you Uncle mario. We deeply miss you everyday. The Vermette Family

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  5. Daniel Del Papa :

    Miss you dad. Love you dad. Hope you and mom have found each other and are walking arm in arm.

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