Dante Obedoza Evangelista, of Calgary passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Rockyview General Hospital on Monday, September 27, 2004 at the age of 54 years.
Dante was born on September 24, 1950 in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines. He was a Registered Civil Engineer. He followed his brothers, Cesar and Ruben and immigrated to Canada in September 1973. Dante began his career as a Draftsman and was promoted to Senior Structural Designer. He worked with companies such as Agra Monenco, Colt Engineering, Cimarron Engineering and Delta Engineering Ltd. Dante was a talented golf player, a brown belt karate champion and an avid bowler. He enjoyed fishing and loved swimming. Dante was an extreme perfectionist, very meticulous and always wanted nothing but the best. He was characterized by his easy going, sociable nature and had a contagious sense of humor. Dante was an extremely generous man to everyone in his life. He was a loving uncle to his nieces, Marilou, Melva, and Beverly, treating them like his own daughters, doing everything he could to support them through years of school and always instilling the values of a proper education. Dante was truly a genuine mentor always teaching about life’s valuable lessons.
Dante is survived by his mother, Serapia Lopez Obedoza Evangelista; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Julio and Elsie, Cesar and Brigitte, and Ruben and Brenda; nieces Joyce, Ivy, Marilou (Chris) Ignacio, Melva (Jeryl) Altares, Beverly Evangelista and Katrina; nephews Zaldy, and Robert; grand-nieces Jeziah and Mylena. Dante was predeceased by his father Eufronio Millano Evangelista.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday, October 1, 2004 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Friday, October 1, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church (835 Northmount Drive N.W.) on Saturday, October 2, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Rolando Badiola, Presider. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Sincerest appreciation is extended to the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for their wonderful care over the years, as well as the nursing unit #32 of Foothills Medical Centre; Dr. Oliver David, Dr. Gleuck, Dr. Hyndman, Dr. Andres Obedoza Botuyan, from Chicago, IL, RN Marg Whittaker and the Glenmore Carewest nursing staff. Dante also would have wanted everyone to know that he appreciated all the love and tremendous support over the many years to making his life more comfortable and enjoyable.
In living memory of Dante Evangelista, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences