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FASOLI – Raffaello (Ralph) Mario

January 7, 1935 – March 19, 2010

Raffaello Mario (Ralph) Fasoli, beloved husband of Clementine (Tina) Fasoli of Calgary, passed away from heart complications in Juarez, Mexico on Friday, March 19, 2010 while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta at the age of 75 years.

Raffaello Mario Fasoli also known as “Ralph” was a middle child born January 7, 1935 in Verona, Italy to Valerio and Lucia Fasoli. World War II brought much uncertainty and hardship to the Fasoli family so at age 14; Lucia moved Ralph and his siblings to Belgium to join their father as he found work as a miner in the coal mines. Ralph was educated in Charleroi, Belgium at the technical school “Universite du Travail Paul Pastur” receiving his “Brevet de Capacite” and training in “Metalogy”. He married Clementine (Tina) Boccacci on May 23, 1959 in Chatelet, Belgium before immigrating to Canada. Ralph aspired to be a machinist because of his love and patience of working with metal and had big dreams as he moved from Belgium to find his new home in Calgary. They built their first home in Forest Lawn, Dewinton, Okotoks and then Calgary to be close to his business. Ralph often jokes that he didn’t know a word of English when he arrived, but both were determined to make a successful life for themselves in the new country. Ralph worked as a machinist/millwright until beginning a business in Calgary with his brother Luigi in 1975. They called their new venture Fasoli Industries. In the late 1970’s, Ralph and Luigi parted ways and Clemro Industries Ltd. was incorporated in 1981 and later became Clemro Western Ltd. Ralph and Tina spent many winters in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; a place he called heaven on earth. His recreation activities involved beautifying his farm, watching cooking shows and spending time in deep thought perfecting his inventions at Clemro. Clemro Western Ltd. was Ralph’s pride and joy, “All I ever wanted to do was design and build equipment. I always wanted to make the best”. Ralph invented the Clemro Cone and has Canadian and American patents. Ralph was a finalist in the “Ernst & Young Entreprenuer of The Year for 2008 in the manufacturing division. Ralph was lucky to visit his childhood friends and family in Italy, France and Belgium in the summer of 2009, which brought great joy to his heart. As Ralph aged, he found more time to stop and smell the clover in his hay fields on his farm in Millarville, and found much humour in his grandchildren. As his family saw Ralph drive around slowly on his tractor admiring his accomplishments, Ralph had a smile on his face because he was content. He knew he had done it all and that his life was very complete.

Ralph will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Tina; son Emanuel (Lorine) Fasoli, daughter Corinne (Ross) Tucker; grandchildren Dominic, Jasmine, Danelle and Riley. Ralph will also be sadly missed by his brother and best friend Luigi Fasoli, sister Amalia Grygiel and their families, as well as numerous family members throughout Italy and Europe. Ralph was predeceased by his parents Lucia and Valerio and infant brother Mario and sister Maria.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Albert The Great Catholic Church (10 Prestwick Drive S.E.) on Wednesday March 31, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Entombment to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If it is preferred, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SAIT Polytechnic Raffaello Fasoli Memorial Scholarship Fund, Attention: Marie Holder, SAIT Polytechnic, 1302 – 16 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 0L4. A special thank you to Dr. Donald Meldrum, Dr. Jeanette Soriano both of Calgary, Dr. Leslie Swindle Campos and Dr. Alejandro Rios Ramirez and his assistant, of Puerto Vallarta for the excellent care provided to Ralph. Thanks also to our special friend Esiquio Ramirez for all his efforts.

In living memory of Raffaello Fasoli, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. giorgio figlio di giacomo FECCI :

    Sincere condoglianze da parte di zia Angiolina (vedova di giacomo Fecci) Maria Giorgio (cugini )
    Zio giacomo era il fratello di MAria Fecci sposa Boccacci

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  2. Kris Walterson :

    To Emanuel and family; I was so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family during this sad time. Respectfully, Kris Walterson

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  3. Bob and Gail McArthur :

    We wish to express our sincere condolences to the family.

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  4. Sarsfield, Don & Family :

    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  5. Sean and Jacquie McArthur :

    Please accept our thoughts and prayers for you and all of your family. He will be deeply missed as a father, husband and grandfather.

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  6. Ronnie C. Lorenzo :

    To: Tina, Manny, Corinne and Family,
    I’m sorry to hear about your loss, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven….
    May God of peace sanctify him wholly and his whole spirit and body and soul be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

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  7. Lori Leavitt :

    Dear Corinne and family: Our sincerest condolences at your loss. Losing a parent is the hardest thing a child has to experience regardless of age. Know that your heart will always be full of memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We will arrange to have a Mass said in your father’s memory.
    Lori and Sarah Leavitt

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  8. Doug Poffenroth and Staff of Signature Landscape :

    To Tina, Corrine and Family, so very sorry to read of Mr. Fasoli’s passing. Our thought’s and prayers are with you.

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  9. Howard Blumhagen :

    I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Luigi Fasoli and family on the loss of his brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time of great sorrow.

    With Deepest Sympathy
    Howard Blumhagen
    Bank of Montreal (Retired)

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  10. Ellen and Domenico Rossi :

    Tina, with shock we learn of Ralph’s passing. We so regret not having connected with you this year in Puerto Vallarta. Our thoughts are often with you and sincere sympathy.

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  11. My sincere condolences to the Fasoli family on the loss of your husband, father and brother. I had the opportunity of working with Ralph, Luigi and Ross all of which created some great memories. One thing I will never forget is an on site meeting with Ralph at his ranch where he pulled up in his swather wearing a bright florescent pair of clogs, dress pants and a beautiful sweater.

    Les Balogh
    Balogh Contracting Services Ltd.

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  12. corinne boccacci :

    nous sommes avec motre coeur et esprit avec toi tata la pensée est de te donner de la force pour continuer ton chemin condoléances
    coco and family

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  13. Christopher Volk :

    To Manny and your family. I was just made aware of your father’s passing. I am so sorry to here this my freind. I am forever indebted to you and your father. Please accept our deepest sympathies. You are forever in our hearts.

    Christopher Volk and family.

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  14. Silvana Boccacci-Schuettler :

    Chère Clémentine, nous avons été attristés d’apprendre le décès de Ralph. Je suis de tout coeur avec toi et mes pensées vous accompagnent, toi et ta famille.
    “Pense au soleil et aux étoiles
    Qui toujours seront présents
    Pense à la nature et à ses beautés
    Qui toujours défient le temps
    Pense à l’amour que vous vous portiez
    Et dis-toi que toujours il va t’habiter”
    Ta cousine Silvana Schüttler-Boccacci

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