October 13, 1940 – March 7, 2011
Heartbroken…. we lost a dad, husband, brother, grandfather, uncle and great friend on Monday, March 7, 2011.
Mario exemplified all the wonderful and decent qualities in a human being – love, compassion, generosity, a shoulder to cry on, a great sense of humour, honesty and dedication to his family and friends. He lived a life filled with wonderful memories in Trieste, Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia and Calgary. His best times were spent travelling with his wife and children, hunting with his friends, hiking in the mountains, walking in Fish Creek Park and being amongst all of his many friends here in Calgary and tutti i suoi amici a Trieste. Mario practiced dentistry in Calgary for over thirty years. Known for his “gentle hands”, Mario will also be fondly remembered by his colleagues and patients.
So proud and honoured to be a part of his life are his wife of forty-two years, Graziella, his children, Alexandra (Mario) and Stefano (Manuela), his sister Gloria (Chris), niece, Olivia and nephew, Francesco (Gemma). His grandchildren, Christian, Adrian, Lia and Niccolo will also miss their wonderful Nonno, especially jumping on his bed and doing “his exercises” with him.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to Amnesty International, 1-800-AMNESTY (1-800-266-3789), firstname.lastname@example.org or to PETA, www.peta.org. We would like to thank everyone who helped Mario – Dr. Zanussi, Dr. Fleck and all of the nurses on Unit 81 at Rockyview Hospital.
In living memory of Dr. Mario Galanti, 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.
“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, Bibia e Stefano.”