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DI LELLO, Nicola “Nick”

May 9, 1940 – July 31, 2012

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our husband and loving father Nicola Di Lello on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the age of 72 years.

Dad left his native land Fossacessia, Chieti, Italy in 1960 and came to Toronto with his mother, brothers and sisters. Dad was only 20 years old but full of energy and a will to work hard to achieve all of his dreams. He moved to Calgary in 1973, where he met the love of his life Bruna.

Nick is survived by his loving wife Bruna; two sons, Bruno and Anthony (Ali); brothers, Mike (Anna) Di Lello and Gino (Nancy) Di Lello; sisters, Maria (Mike) Di Matteo, and Paola (Vince) Buonomo; sisters-in-law, Lina (Ciccio) Saccomanno and Lisa (Amleto) D’Alfonso; brother-in-law Joe (Rosa) Rino; and numerous nieces, nephews and loving cousins. Nicola was predeceased by his father Antonio; mother Flora; brother Guerino Di Lello; his father and mother-in-law Antonio and Maria Rino; his brother-in-law Bruno Rino; as well as his Zio Domenico and Zia Giovina Torriero of Calgary and Zio Silvino and Zia Maria Greco of Toronto.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Nicola’s honour may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial. A special thank you to Dr. Card and Stephanie Duffy R.N., as well as Dr. Slawnych and the staff of Unit 47 at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

In living memory of Nicola Di Lello, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Lou & Dolores (DiLello) Zezima & Family :

    Sending our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to Bruna, Bruno, Anthony & Ali, as well as all our cousins and their families. May you find comfort in your memories of dear Nicola and strength in your faith. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. Sending our love across the country.

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  2. Outlaws Ball Hockey Team :

    The entire Outlaws Hockey team would like to send our condolences to our team manager and captain Bruno as well as the Di Lello family. We know that Bruno thought very highly of his father.

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  3. Lui, Grabriella, Michael, and Joshua Di Matteo :

    To Zia Bruna, Bruno, Anthony, and your families,

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers and we share in your grief and sorrow. Zio Nicola was a gentle and loving man and will be dearly missed.

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  4. Scott Giddings :

    With deep heartfelt pain I want to send my love to Nick’s family, Bruna, Bruno, Anthony & Alicia, and remind that the great virtue, joy & loving kindness that I know in his sons is undoubtedly from their terrific father and mother. Thanks for so willingly sharing your true nature with us Nick.

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  5. Tony, Pina, Joe & Rosa Rino :

    We love you Uncle Nick

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  6. Christopher MacDonald :

    Thank you Nick, for all the guidance, inspiration, and memories, that have filled my life since I was 8 years old, and first met Anthony. You were like a dad to a lot of us who never had one back then. You touched the lives of all your son’s friends, and we cherish every moment we got to spend with you. Bruna, Bruno, Anthony, & Ali… Nicola and myself offer our heart felt condolences during this new beginning for Nick. God Bless you all. We’ll miss you Nick, God Speed.

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  7. Di Lello family,

    Sincere condolences for your loss. Nick and Gino much respected and appreciated for their workmanship on many projects at the Crossroads Hotel in years past.

    Jim

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  8. My deepest and sincere condolences to Bruna, Bruno, & Anthony on the loss of your Father, he was a very nice man and a true friend, he will forever be missed.We Love you Nick.

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  9. Ron and Sherrie Thistlethwaite :

    Bruna, Bruno and Anthony, we are deeply saddened for your loss. May your happy memories live on forever.

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  10. Josie Battad :

    To Anthony and your family,
    My heartfelt condolences to the lost of your Dad. No words can take away or ease the pain and sadness you all feel at the loss of your Dad but just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow…May he rest in peace..

    Josie Battad

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  11. Frank, Melissa, Sophia and Marcello Torriero. :

    Our entire family wants to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you. Zio Nick will be missed.

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  12. Demetrio Staffa :

    With our Sympathy to You and Your Family.

    From – Demetrio and Doris Staffa

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  13. Dino Sorrentino :

    Dear Zia Bruna, Bruno, Anthony & Ali,
    Sending you our deepest condolences and sympathies on the passing of Zio Nick. We hope the immense loss you feel today will soon be replaced with the love and happy memories you shared with your loving husband and father. Zio Nick will be dearly missed.
    Best wishes, Ruth & Dino Sorrentino and Family

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  14. Our deepest sympathies to Bruna and all of Nick’s family. It is an honour and pleasure to have known him. We appreciated his sense of humour and seeing how he embraced family and friends with a twinkle in his eye.

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  15. Melina and Chuck Cawthorn :

    Dear Bruna, Bruno, Anthony & Ali our heartfelt sympathies go out to all of your family, Nick will be surely missed he was a wonderful man with a great sence of humor and a very big heart.
    Love and Hugs to all
    Melina & Chuck Cawthorn

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