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DICIANO, Pierino

September 24, 1932 – Fossacesia, Chieti, Italy
April 11, 2014 – Calgary, AB

It is with honour that we hand our loving father, Pierino DiCiano, over to the open arms of God.

Pierino was born in Fossacesia, Chieti and immigrated to Canada in February of 1956. Pierino worked for the City of Calgary Engineering Division for 33 years. He had a zest for life and was a devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved to bicycle and camp in the great outdoors and caught many impressive fish. He was skilled at everything he did such as soccer, swimming, never lost at foosball and could run like the wind. He was an avid member of the Italian Club and President of the Bocce committee. He won many trophies playing Bocce and loved dancing at all the functions. He spent a lot of time in his garden and even made award-winning wine.

Pierino was known for his heart of gold, compassion, loyalty but above all will be remembered for his humor. He loved making people laugh and left a lasting smile on everyone he met. His passion was his grandchildren whom he adored and spent every minute he could with, passing on many of his humorous traits.

He was predeceased by his brother Antonio DiCiano and sister Agnese Martelli. He is survived by his wife Anna Maria, his loving son and daughter Luigi and Antonella, but most importantly, his cherished grandchildren Dominique and Nico Barbario.

Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of his life on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:30 at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North). Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pierino’s name directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of Pierino DiCiano, 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. Giuseppe e caterina mancuso :

    sentite condolianse alla famiglia di Pierino nella pedrita di un grande amico miricordo Pierino uno. dei piu’ onesto. amico possile. ricordiamo anche lasua sofferenza perche non lavebre meritato ciao Pierino noi prechiamo perte’

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  2. Jack and Gerry Thorson :

    To Luigi and family
    Please accept our condolences in the loss of your father Peter. In the short time we knew him we came to admire him greatly for his courage and great sense of humour. We have lost a friend.

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  3. Riccardo Di Ciano :

    I was deeply saddened by the news of Pierino DiCiano passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

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  4. Banting/Toudy/DiCiano Family :

    Our deepest condolences, words cannot say enough how much Perino will be missed by all who knew him, RIP

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  5. CARLO E GIOVANNA ODDONE :

    Partecipiamo con grande dolore con voi per la perdita del vostro caro papa’ ,a tutti voi le nostre condoglianze,e una preghiera per Pierino
    Carlo Giovanna Oddone e famiglia

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  6. Luigi & Franca Torriero :

    Anna, Luigi & Antonella,
    Our most sincere condolences for the loss of your husband and father. May God grant you the strength of faith.

    Luigi & Franca Torriero

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  7. Abruzzese Cultural Association of Calgary :

    Anna & Family,
    Please accept our most heartfelt condolences for the loss of Pierino. Our organization was very fortunate to have Pierino as a board member for many years. Pierino ensured that the celebration and preservation of the Abruzzese culture could continue for many years in the Calgary community. We will miss his kind spirit and great sense of humour, especially during our porchetta preparation and cooking days. May he rest in peace.

    Abruzzese Cultural Association of Calgary

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  8. LESLIE SOMLYAI :

    My deepest condolences to you Antonella and the rest of your Family on the passing of your father. May he rest in peace.
    Leslie

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  9. Joseph Arcuri :

    Anna, Luigi and Antonella. Please accept our deepest and heart felt condolences for the loss of your husband and father. He is now at peace, camping in the “greatest outdoors” that Heaven has to offer.

    Joe & Cathy Arcuri

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  10. Bonnie Fairway :

    My deepest Condolences to Antonella and family. I know how important your dad was (always) in your life. Be brave ex-pardner. This too shall pass. Keep the happy memories.

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  11. Renee Mullins :

    So sorry for your loss . Take comfort knowing he is at peace in the house of our Lord

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  12. Marcella Stante :

    I know how much he was loved and how much you grieve. My heart felt condolences to you all. He was a warm kind soul with an adorable funny bone. The world is a sadder place without him but Heaven is now enriched. I will always remember him like an uncle. Love Marcella

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  13. Bernie & Marisa Boulet :

    Anna, Luigi, Antonella and family,
    Our heart felt condolences to you all. We have very fond memories of your father, he was a kind and gentle man. We hope that your loving memories of him will help you through this difficult time and then find a place in your hearts forever.
    Bernie & Marisa Boulet

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  14. Sam & Diane Granato :

    Luigi and Family,
    Our Deepest Condolences to you and your Family
    Our Thoughts and
    Prayers are with you all,

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  15. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

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  16. Fena Maucieri :

    Luigi…I just heard the sad news of your father’s passing. I am so sorry. I wish I could have been at the service to offer my condolences and support. I hope all the wonderful memories you have will bring you comfort. With sincere sympathy, Fena

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