Michele (Mike) Gelsi beloved husband for fifty-five years of Rosina Gelsi of Calgary, passed away at the Sarcee Hospice on Thursday, September 22, 2005 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 76 years.
Mike was born on August 22, 1929 in Rose, Cosenza, Italy, and came to Canada (Calgary) on November 11, 1966. He was employed with Standard General for thirty years. His passions were spending time with grandchildren, soccer, gardening, making wine and a great love for his country he left behind. Besides his loving wife Rosina, Mike is survived by his daughter Carmela Casella, and his son Gennaro Gelsi and his wife Kathryn. He is also survived by his grandchildren Mike, Nancy and Quinn; his sisters Maria Infusino and family, Dora Carnevale and family of Calgary, Gemma Gelsi and family, Rosina Gelsi and family of Italy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
All we have left of you are pictures in a frame, but memories and our love for you will always remain Ciao Papa, “We Love You Always.”
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. 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 Calgary Health Trust – Carewest: Sarcee Hospice, 10101 Southport Road SW, Calgary, AB T2W 3N2 Telephone: (403) 943 – 0615, www.calgaryhealthtrust.org. The family would like to thank whole heartedly Dr. Lategan and Dr. K. Savoia, also the nurses at the Sarcee Hospice for the loving care towards our father, special thanks to Brenda his homecare nurse.
In living memory of Michele Gelsi, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences