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GEREMIA, Urbano

January 26, 1938 – May 27, 2012

Urbano Geremia, beloved husband of Ann, went into the arms of our Lord peacefully on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the age of 74, surrounded by his family.

Urbano was born in Rossano, Italy on January 26, 1938, one of ten children. He came to Canada with his brothers Pasqualino and Giuseppe in 1959 and shortly after met and married Ann, the love of his life for the past 50 years. He worked in the construction industry throughout his life, retiring in 1999. Although he was a dedicated worker, his family, friends, and church were the focus of his life. He loved to sing in the Italian Church Choir and had a passion for cooking, especially for his grandchildren. He loved watching his grandsons play hockey and watching all of his grandchildren’s activities. He spent his retirement years in service to Our Lady of Grace Church as Sacristan and to its community as a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Urbano spent many days as chauffeur to the new priests and helped in the running of many church projects and the church hall.

Urbano is survived by his adoring wife of 50 years, Ann, daughters Maria (Marco), Roberta (Mauro), and son Angelo (Francesca). He will be lovingly remembered by his seven grandchildren David, Alyssa, Andrea, Cassandra, Jacob, Sara, and Jenna. Urbano is also survived by many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and dear friends in Canada, Italy, and Ireland. He is also predeceased by his parents, Maria and Aurelio “Angelo” as well as three sisters, Dina, Natalia and Rosie.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 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, May 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Urbano’s honour may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222, www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Urbano Geremia, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Tony, Pina, Joe & Rosa Rino :

    We are so sorry and saddened to hear the news. Urbano was the kindest most sincere man, always willing to help at church and always ready to serve. We won’t forget his smile. He will be greatly missed.

    All our love, the Rinos

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  2. Jacqueline, Kathleen and Morgan Geremia :

    Dear Auntie Ann, Maria, Roberta, Angelo and family,
    I was so sad to hear of Uncle Urbano’s passing. What a special man; always smiling, caring and loving to everyone around him. You were so lucky to have him as a husband, father and grandfather. I will always remember his kindness towards me and am grateful to have known him. Our love and prayers are with you always. Jacqueline, Kathleen and Morgan

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  3. My heartfelt condolences to you all, Mrs. Geremia, Maria, Roberta, Angelo and your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lou

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  4. Armand & Isabella Vandal and Francesca Scanga :

    Our deepest sympathy to Angelo, Francesca and all the family.

    What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
    All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

    Thinking of you. Hugs

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  5. ugeremia@shaw.ca :

    A zia Anna e figli porgiamo le più sentite condoglianze per il caro zio Urbano. Lo ricordiamo con grande affetto e sempre con il sorriso sulle labbra.
    Le vostre nipoti e cugine Federica,Cristina con mamma Cecilia e papà Aldo

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  6. Elizabeth & Robert Paolucci & Family :

    Dearest Ann and family:

    With heavy hearts we extend our deepest condolences to you all during this time of grief. We thank you for sharing Urbano with us. There will be a great void that no one will ever be able to fill at Our Lady of Grace, because Urbano gave more than his expertise as a Sacristan … he offered his faith and friendship to all. Please take comfort in knowing our prayers for Urbano’s eternal repose are being offered, and that we are also thanking the Lord for the gift of our shared time with him.

    With all our love,
    Elizabeth, Robert, Alessandra & Eva Paolucci

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  7. CARLO E GIOVANNA ODDONE :

    Dear Ann and family, we would like to send you our condolences and prayers to you all for the loss of your dear husband and father sincerely CARLO ODDONE GIOVANNA and family

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  8. Jim and Maureen Dempsey :

    Dearest Ann and Family, we would like to say that our thoughts,prayers and love are with you all at this time. We know that Urbano will be greatly missed and there will be a tremendous void in your family. We feel blessed that we had a very nice visit with Urbano last August when you were in Vernon and all the wonderful times we shared together with our families over the years. God Bless you all.
    Love, Maureen & Jim Dempsey & Family.

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  9. Father Bryan Frank :

    Dear Ann:
    I am so sorry to hear about Urbano’death.I will be celebrating masses for him in Canmore and Banff.

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  10. joe mancuso :

    Giuseppe e Caterina Mancuso.may 28th condolince alla famiglia urbano nella scompasra di Urbano etutto il resto della famiglia joe mancuso

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  11. Ilva & Carmine D'Ambola and family :

    Mrs. Geremia, Roberta, Maria, Angelo and
    family, Our deepest sincere condolences
    to all of you for your great loss.

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  12. Vic and Shannon Grossi :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Vic and Shannon Grossi

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  13. Marj and Albert Bell :

    Dear Ann and family

    We are so saddened to hear of your loss, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May all your fond memories help you through and bring a smile.

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  14. DEAR ANN GEREMIA AND FAMILY.

    WE ARE SORRY TO HEAR OF URBANO’S SUDDEN DEATH. IT WAS NOT LONG AGO WHEN WE MET YOU AND URBANO IN OUR OFFICE, AND IT SEEMED THAT YOU WERE BOTH IN GOOD HEALTH.

    WE WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GOD’S BLESSING, AND TRUST THAT HE WILL GRANT COMFORT AS HE ONLY CAN DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

    SINCERELY YOURS,
    DURK DE JONG AND STAFF AT DEJONG’S INSURANCE SERVICE

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  15. Tony Pasquini & Family :

    To Mrs. Geremia, Maria, Roberta, Angelo and your families. Heart felt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad and difficult time of great loss.
    Sincerely,
    Tony Pasquini & Family

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  16. Ilvia Viola :

    Although I know that no words can ease the loss you feel, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared with your loved one, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
    My deepest condolence goes out to all of you.

    Ilvia Viola

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  17. Ann Geremia and family.
    Sincere condolences on the the passing of your husband, father and grandfather.
    As a widow myself, I know what a difficult time this is going to be for you. May God grant you courage and strength to get through the coming days ahead.

    Time will heal a missing part of the heart.
    Anne Quast

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  18. Marie & Peter Ingle :

    Dear Ann and family, we were deeply saddened by the news of Urbano’s journey home. We can only say how sorry we are and to say that each of you are in our prayers, as we ask our Lord who has welcomed Urbano home, to bring you every comfort and moments of joy as you treasure 50 years of memories.
    We hope to see you soon.
    All our Love and Prayers, Marie & Peter Ingle

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  19. Brenda Stecyk :

    Our deepest sympathy to the Geremia family. Urbano was a great neighbor and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Brenda Stecyk and Vince Bercier.

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  20. Rita ( Poscente ) Carloni :

    Sorry to hear about Urbano’s death. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Love Rita (Poscente) Carloni

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  21. Maria Giannatelli :

    Dear Ann and Family, my deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Urbano.

    Maria Giannatelli

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