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August 3, 1937 – December 1, 2011

Carlos Madrigal of Calgary passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at the age of 74 years.

Carlos was born and raised in Madrid, Spain and moved to Manchester, UK in 1956. It was here that he became the wonderful husband of Margaret and a loving and admiring father to Irene. At the age of 29, he moved his family to Calgary to work in the hospitality business. Carlos had a long and distinguished career as the Maitre D at the Highlander Hotel “Black Angus Dining Room” from 1966 until his retirement in 1998. His deepest interests revolved around hunting, soccer, and a passion for cooking. His legendary and talented displays of his culinary creations will be missed.

Carlos is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Irene and Glen Phillips; grandsons, Derek and Kevin; sisters, Loli of Manchester, UK and Mayte of Madrid, Spain. He was predeceased by his wife of forty-five years, Margaret Madrigal on June 20, 2010.

Our heartfelt thanks to Janet Bullard and Dr. Martin LeBrie for their support and guidance.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Carlos Madrigal, 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. With deepest sympathy to Irene and her family.

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  2. Henny Traboulay :

    My sincere condolences to the family. Carlos will always be fondly remembered for his kindness and hospitality. A great Maitre D indeed. Myself and others have fond memories from the “Highlander days”.
    God Bless.
    Henny Traboulay

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  3. Sheila Gurevitch (Sheftel) :

    Dear Family
    We remember Carlos fondly at the Highlander Hotel. He was a very fine man,always welcoming and did an outstanding job. He loved my parents Leo & Goldie Sheftel & they loved to be with him. We have fond memories of your dad & grandfather.

    Sheila Gurevitch.

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