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GALANTI – Dr. Mario

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), members@amnesty.ca 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.”

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  1. Grace and Family,

    Gary and I wish to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Mario. I’m sure the life and love that you have created together will assist you and your family through the difficult days ahead. Unfortunately Gary and I are in Palm Desert and are unable to attend the funeral services on Saturday. I will call you when we get home.
    Love,
    Judy

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  2. Our condolences to Dr. Galanti’s family. He was our family dentist while living in Fairview, until his retirement. He was so kind and it was important to him that our children would have a positive experience every time they were in his office. We missed him so much when he retired early.

    Sincerely, The Jensen Family

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  3. Richard Penn :

    I am deeply saddened to hear about Mario’s death. I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences on your family’s loss.

    Richard Penn

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  4. Josie De Paoli :

    Grace and Family,

    Thinking of you during this difficult time of sadness.

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  5. Heather Joy Shahariw :

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Heather.

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  6. Linda Casoria Greco :

    Our heartfelt condolences to the Galanti Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May all your wonderful memories give you comfort. Dr Galanti was my family dentist since I was little girl when we first arrived in Canada from Italy, and continued to be our dentist until his retirement. We surely missed him when he retired.
    Tony & Linda Greco and Family.

    Le nostre sentite condoglianze a voi tutti.
    La Famiglia Casoria

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  7. Judith Hansen :

    To Grace and family,
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
    Love, Grant and Judith

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  8. Peter & Betty Meneghetti :

    Carissima Graziella e tutta la famiglia:
    Betty ed io siamo commossi alla notizia della dipartita del carissimo Mario. I ricordi di lui sono molti, comprese le partite di calcio dei nostri figli (Stefano e Mauro) sul campo di Bonavista, tanti, tanti, tanti anni orsono! Vogliamo inviarvi le nostre piú sentite condoglianze ed un forte abbraccio.
    Piero e Betty Meneghetti

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  9. Bruno & Ivana Viti :

    Graziella e Famiglia,
    Vi giungano le nostre sentite Condoglianze per la scomparsa del vostro caro Mario.

    Bruno & Ivana

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  10. Barbara Lake :

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the service on Saturday, but I will be thinking of you and your family. Hoping to see you soon

    Barb

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  11. Bob & Valerie Pella :

    We are very sorry to hear of Mario’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Bob and Valerie Pella and family

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  12. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. Galanti. Dr. Galanti was our family dentist in Fairview when we first arrived in Calgary in 1978. He took very good care of us until his retirement and we certainly missed him.
    He was always very kind and caring.

    The Mann Family

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  13. I was very saddened to hear this and wish to offer my deepest condolences to all of you.

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  14. Graziella, Alex and Stefano

    I’m so sorry to hear about Mario. I have fond memories of our many holiday get togethers and other gatherings. Mario had such a great sense of humour and zest for life. I’m really sorry but I won’t be able to attend on Saturday. But I’ll be thinking of you. Take care.

    Alec Silenzi

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  15. Connie & Steve Rosenstein :

    Dear Grace & family:

    I am very sorry to hear about Mario. I will be thinking of you.
    Connie & Steve Rosenstein

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  16. Tony Oliverio :

    I am very sorry for your loss. My condolences to the Galanti family.

    Tony Oliverio

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  17. Mrs. Irene Stronks :

    Condolences to the Family of Dr. Galanti he was our Dentist until his retirement. I had many discussions with him about how spoken language changes if people live and work in differend enviroments e.g. fishermen from his home village. He was a very compassionate Dentist always willing to take on special cases. Over the years my husband and I would run into him at the swimming pool. God Bless you all John and Irene

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  18. Dear Grace,

    I was very sorry to read the sad news of Mario’s passing in the paper.

    I haven’t seen you in a long time but I remember the good times I had playing tennis with you at the old Glenmore Club.I also remember how fondly you used to speak of Mario.

    I’m sure you and your family will miss him dreadfully.

    I know there is nothing I could say that would help, but I do want you to know that I am thinking of you at this time and that you have my deepest sympathy.

    Kindest regards,

    Joyce Nichol

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  19. Froukje van Dorssen :

    Dear Grace and family,
    We were very shocked to hear about the passing of Mario. Unfortunedly words can not take away the pain when you lose your beloved husband but may it comfort you that we are thinking of you.
    Love,
    Froukje and Dolf van Dorssen.

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  20. Joan & Marty Shannon :

    Dear Grace, Stefano, & Alex
    Please accept our sincere condolences. We are presently on Maui but Jason very kindly sent us the obituary as he knew we would want to know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Best Regards, Joan & Marty

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  21. Allison Ross :

    Dr. Galanti was our family dentist until he retired. I will always remember his great sense of humor and his big smile when he walked into the room. He was one in a million and will not be forgotten.

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  22. Pat and Don Murray :

    Grace,
    We were so sorry to hear of your loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Pat and Don

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  23. Cliff & Jackie Mork :

    Our condolence to the family. He was a favorite family dentist; very gentle and always concerned that he didn’t hurt you. We’re sorry we couldn’t attend the service as we are still in Arizona.

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