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GALLO, Francesco

 1930 – San Giovanni In Fiore, Italy

2013 – North Vancouver, British Columbia

It is with great sadness that the Gallo family announce the passing of their father and nonno Francesco Gallo at the age of 83 years. After bravely battling three bouts of pneumonia he passed peacefully on Monday, June 3, 2013 in Vancouver, BC. Throughout his battle with pneumonia, he remained positive and maintained his quick wit and keen sense of humour.

Francesco was born January 1, 1930 in San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy. He immigrated to Canada in 1954, residing in Ottawa and subsequently married the love of his life Maria Granato via proxy. They were married forty-seven years. Francesco and Maria lived in Calgary since 1970 where they raised their three children, Paride, Sarina and Davide. Because of a medical setback, he resided with his daughter Sarina and family in Vancouver since 2006. Francesco was passionate about the great outdoors, gardening and foraging for wild mushrooms. He especially loved the mountains of Whistler, BC and Banff, AB because the topography reminded him of his hometown in Italy.

Francesco is survived by his family whom he loved and in whom he took tremendous pride, Pat and Maria Gallo, Sarina and Mark Ruus, David and Grace Gallo; nine grandchildren, Jesse, Tessa, Christopher, Marisa, Caroline, Jonathan, Stefano, Alaina, and Gabriel and his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Maria in May 2003; his sisters Saveria, Liberta, and Rosetta; and his brothers Giuseppe and Pasquale.

Francesco will always be remembered and forever loved. Rest in Peace.

Relatives and friends are invited to the Funeral Mass which will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish (formerly Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church) (1714 – 14 Avenue N.E.) on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 10:30 am. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Francesco Gallo, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Shanon Fisher :

    Dear David, Grace, Gallo family,

    I am saddened to learn of your loss and it always feels like there are no appropriate words, but the following has always provided me strength,

    When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

    My thoughts are with you and your family and knowing the love and pride your Dad, Grandfather, Brother has for all of you.

    Shanon Fisher

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    To Dave, Grace and Gallo family.

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you always. We pray that you will be strong in this time of sorrow.

    God Bless

    Angela Marra and Family
    Sam Marra and family
    Cathy Sangregorio and family
    Domenic Marra and family

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  3. Martha Albanito :

    To Davide, Grace and Gallo family, Sorry to hear about the loss of your father, We your friends/family will be beside you to support you, Let your father’s soul rest in peace and bless you and your family,
    Our deep condolences! God Bless Mario, Martha

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  4. Josie & Gerry Scalise :

    Pat & family and David & family,

    Please accept our deepest condolences for the passing of your father. So sorry we were unable to attend the funeral mass. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Josie, Gerry, Roslyn & Domenic

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  5. Andrea & Carol Bartolillo :

    To all the Gallo Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May the memories you hold in your heart give you comfort. Our sincerest condolences.

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