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FONTANA – Nardino

September 7, 1947 – November 20, 2010

Nardino Fontana, beloved husband of Ida Fontana of Calgary, passed away following a short battle with lung cancer, on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the age of 63 years.

Nardino was born in Sezze, Latina, Italy, and immigrated to Canada in September, 1967. Nardino married Ida Spoletini on June 21, 1969, and raised three children. His passion was the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons. Nardino always welcomed the company of his family and friends and gathering with his friends at the San Remos Social Club. Nardino treasured every moment he could spend with his children and grandchildren.

Nardino is survived by his loving wife Ida; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ernesto and Jennifer Fontana, and John and Gina Fontana; daughter and son-in-law, Toni and Darren Carlson; five grandchildren, Dominic Fontana, Anthony Fontana, Marcello Fontana, Gabriella Fontana, and Keira Carlson; brother and sister-in-law, Angelo and Franca Fontana; sister and brother-in-law, Maria and Sante Morellato; step brother Antonio Fontana; father-in-law Tony Spoletini; brother-in-law Giovanni (Aurora) Spoletini; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Nardino was predeceased by his father Ernesto; his mother Annunziata; step brother Guiseppe Fontana; cousin Ubaldo Fontana; mother-in-law Giovannina Spoletini; nephew Guiseppe Spoletini; and compare and best friend Mario Novello.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (1566 Northmount Drive N.W.) on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes 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 (888) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Nardino Fontana, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. JON AND SILVANA DICK :

    Angelo, Franca and family,
    We are very sorry for your loss.
    With thoughts of peace and courage for you,
    Love Jon and Silvana Dick, & Candice, Kyle and Morgan

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  2. Tina Ficocelli :

    Ida, Ernesto,Gianni and Tony
    Our deepest condolences.
    Our prayers are with you all.
    Tina and Isidoro

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  3. Frank Hickey & Lynne Hickey & Family :

    It has brought us great sadness to learn about the passing of your husband, and father, Nardino Fontana.

    He was a great gentleman who was inspiring and strong in so many ways, as evidenced in the well produced obituary published in the November 22, 2010 edition of the Calgary Herald.

    He has an amazing family that loved and cared for him deeply. It was great that he could watch his grandchildren grow up and to see them learn and progress. It was also nice that he had support of family and friends.

    My family and staff wish you and your family all the success you deserve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always, but more so now in this time of challenge!

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  4. Gianni & Doris and family Barbieri :

    To Ida and Family,

    We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
    Our prayers are always with you.
    Love,
    Gianni, Doris, Vanessa and Tyler Barbieri

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  5. Nicola Vaccaro :

    To the Fontana family;

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, father and brother.

    You are on our thoughts and prayers.

    Nicola Vaccaro and family.

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  6. Ida and Family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Try to put joy into your sorrow by remembering the good times. Keep in mind that his suffering is now over and he is with God and will never suffer again. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

    Lorraine

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  7. The Marasco Family :

    Dearest Franca, Angelo, Nancy, Lory & Fontana Family,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear brother & uncle Nardino.

    Our sincerest condolences to the Fontana & Spoletini families.  May the love of those around you help you through your sadness.

    Peace, prayers and blessings.

    Love,
    Sam, Rose, Francesco, Caterina & Tory Marasco

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  8. Giuseppe and Filomena Dolgetta :

    To the FONTANA family and relatives.
    Deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the Lord embrace Nardino in Heaven and give you all the stength and courage to continue your lives remembering all the good times you shared together.
    Giuseppe & Filomena Dolgetta

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  9. Anne, Claudio, Claudia and Emma Sacco :

    Dear Franca, Angelo, and your Girls (and families),
    We are so sorry for your loss of your brother/brother-in-law/uncle, Nardino. How very sad you must all feel. We are thinking of you and send you our sincere condolences. May Nardino rest in peace.
    Most sincerely,
    Anne, Claudio, Claudia, and Emma
    (Sacco family)

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  10. Natalie Sewell & Family :

    All our Love during this difficult time!
    Nardino, We miss you so much already Our Family will not be the same without you!

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  11. Clara Di Palma & family :

    Ida & Family,
    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the Lord look after your family during this time of great sorrow.
    Know that you are in our prayers.
    Clara Di Palma & Family

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  12. It is with a heavy heart that I send our deepest sympathies to your family. We will dearly miss Nardino around our campfire with his stories, jokes and everpresent smile. I am sure our trails will cross again my friend.

    Sincerely,

    Shane, Clay, Sheldon, Kevin and the rest of the gang from the “Redneck Bed and Breakfast”

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  13. Ida, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May you find the strength in the love of your children in this time of sorrow.

    Dianna Staffa

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  14. Ida so sorry to hear about your loss. He will be missed very much. My prayers will be with you and your family. Lynn.

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  15. Klassen Concrete Ltd. :

    To The Fontana Family
    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Klassen Concrete & Staff

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  16. Jan Montgomery :

    Dear Ida:

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  17. Olga and Jorge Mate :

    Dear IDA and Family

    Our sincere sympathies for your loss, our thoughts are with you.

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  18. May god bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.I will miss Nardino we worked and hunted together many times.
    gino mangone

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