Giuseppe Eugenio (Joe) Gagliardi, beloved husband of Emilia of Calgary, passed away peacefully, with his daughter Nella at his side, at the Beverly Centre, on Monday, August 30, 2004 at the age of 81 years.
Joe was born in Malito Cosenza, Italy on August 3, 1923. He married Emilia in 1948. Joe immigrated to Alberta in 1951 and started his employment with CNR where he worked for twenty-nine years. He and Emilia spent thirty-seven years in Edmonton and then moved to Calgary in 1996. Giuseppe and Emilia loved to travel in their RV throughout North America. They later became “Snowbirds” and travelled to their condo in Mesa, AZ. When he was not travelling, Joe enjoyed going to Garage Sales, adding to his collection of treasures.
Besides his loving wife of 55 years, Giuseppe is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Anna and Keith Clyburn of Victoria, BC and Nella and Franco Benacchio of Calgary; a granddaughter Daniella who was the light of his life; and family in Italy. Giuseppe was predeceased by his parents, Anna and Antonio; and brother Vincenzo.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, September 3, 2004 at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24th Street S.W.) on Saturday, September 4, 2004 at 10:30am with the Rev. Paul Pinto, Presider. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #105, 7500 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 0L9 Telephone: (403) 266-0620. Special thanks to his angels here on earth, (the caregivers and companions at the Beverly Centre) for the care and compassion provided to Papa Joe.
In living memory of Joe Gagliardi, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences