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EVANGELISTA, Michele “Mike”

June 15, 1920 – April 18, 2013

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and Nonno. Michele “Mike” Evangelista passed away early Thursday morning, April 18, 2013 at the age of 92 years.

Mike was born and raised in Sessano del Molise, Isernia, Italy. He was conscripted into the Italian army at the age of 21 and immediately entered World War II where he served in Northern Africa. There he would be captured and go on to serve two and a half years as a P.O.W. Upon his liberation, Mike returned home where he met and married Antonia Altieri on December 22, 1946. In 1959, Mike immigrated to Canada to seek a better life for his family. Throughout his career he worked building sidewalks for Standard General and later Marmot Concrete until his retirement in 1982. Until his health failed, Mike had a great passion for gardening, winemaking, wrestling, hockey and visiting with friends at North Hill mall. Above all else, his family was the center of his life.

Mike is lovingly remembered by his wife of 66 years Antonia; daughter Mirella (Stefano) Pangia; son Joseph; grandchildren, Gina Pangia and Joe (Antonia) Pangia; and two great-grandchildren, Michael and Gabriella Pangia. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews in both Canada and Italy. Mike was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters, as well as their spouses.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W.) on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W.) on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 15 Colonel Baker Place N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3 Telephone: (403) 261-7219, or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978, The family would like to thank the staff at Bayshore for all their assistance and compassion with Mike’s care in the past few years.

In living memory of Mike Evangelista, 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.

“Papa’ ti vogliamo un mondo di bene. I nostri cuori sono cosi’ pieni di dolore ma almeno, avremo sempre dei bellisimi ricordi.
Sempre con te, i tuoi figli, Mirella e Joe.”

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  1. joe ecathy mancuso :

    condoliance alla famiglia di michele Evangelista per laperdita di Michele preghiamo’ il signore che loaccompagnia
    in paradiso al nostro mondo dell’pace

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  2. Ida Petrollini, Silvana & Jeff Arthur and family :

    Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow.
    May your beautiful Father’s blessed memory be a constant source of comfort to you and your family for all time.
    Heartfelt condolences to you all . He was a wonderful man <3
    May you find strength and comfort in your Father’s memory for the rest of your lives.
    God bless each and everyone of you.
    We love you all very much. Your Dad hasn't left you, he is always in your Hearts and still taking good care of his family, but now in Heaven watching down on all of you. Love always

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  3. Nonno, you have been a big part of my life for the past 16 years and I truly respect and love you like my very own Nonno. Sunday night dinners without you at the head of the table, will just not be the same.
    Thank-you for being you and for being the best Nonno and Great Nonno anyone can ever ask for.
    I will miss you

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  4. Silvia Fontana Sturmer & Family :

    To the Pangia Family,
    We extend our most sinere condolences for the loss of your Nonno. May you find the strength and courage through this difficult time, and always hold the fond memories close to your heart.

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  5. Mario Perrier :

    Please accept my deepest condolences and my prayers goes to the family. I was fortunate to have the privilege knowing Mike and spending quality time with the family.

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  6. Joe and family, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your nonno our thoughts and prayers are with you all, our deepest sympathy may you be conforted by all your beautiful memories of the time you had together.

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