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Manzara, Carlo

September 29, 1935 –February 8th, 2012

Following a brief illness, Carlo passed away peacefully on February 8, 2012 at the Foothills Hospital. He was predeceased by two infant sons, his parents Marino and Gina, and his eldest brother Joe. He is survived by his wife of fifty six years Gerry (nee Gentles), sons Leonard (Nancy) and Stephen (Julie), and precious granddaughter Ella. He is also survived by his brother Arnold and a large extended family in Canada and Italy.

Carlo was a teacher at Bishop Grandin High School for over thirty years. With his good friend Mary Lou Mastromonaco, he especially enjoyed organizing and leading many student trips to Europe each year at Easter time. He was very active with the Alberta Teachers Association and served two terms as President of Local 55. For over forty years Carlo was a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church Choir, and most recently enjoyed singing in the tenor section of the Calgary Italian Choir.

Special thanks to Dr. Reuben Eng and Carlo’s attending nurses. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make a donation in Carlo’s memory to the FMC-Intensive Care Unit c/o the Calgary Health Trust at www.calgaryheathtrust.ca or by mail at 800, 11012 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary AB T2J 6A5.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) on Tuesday February 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Carlo Manzara, 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. Mabel, Floyd and family :

    Aunty Gerry, Leonard, Stephen and family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, we are so deeply saddened by Uncle Carlo’s passing, he was a great person in every way and he will be missed very much by all of us.
    Please take care…..

    Lots of love,
    Floyd, Mabel and family

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  2. Al Bombardieri :

    I just heard a few minutes ago of Carlo’s “passing” from my brother-in-law Joe. I am very sorry and offer you my most sincere condolences and will be praying for the Manzara family.

    Gerry and Arnold I Especially want you to know how sorry I am. I remember with fondness the few times in the last 12 years that I was able to visit with you.

    The first time was our reunion at your home Gerry when I met the Manzara brothers for the first time since High School. In particular I remember Your Hospitality Gerry and your sending me your family recipe for Stracchi-thankyou again.

    I am sorry that I will not be able to see and talk with you at the funeral but be assured that my thoughts and prayers will be with you. I will be offering up Mass for both Carlo and Joe as I missed Joe’s “Passing” entirely.

    Please send me your address as I would like to send you a card.

    Al
    PS My thoughts are roaming through the first 15 years of our lives as Joe Arnold Carlo and a few other school mates grew up very much together.

    joe’

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  3. Guy& Terry Blasetti :

    Dear Jerry & Family;
    We were shocked to hear of Carlo ‘s passing. We are in Mazatlan. May the good Lord bless you all and keep you. We will be praying for Carlo and you all. The Blasetti & Manzara families go back a long way. We remember many good times and cherish them.
    God bless and keep you all strong.
    CIAO GUY & TERRY
    And the Blasetti Family

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  4. Heather, Danny and Arnold Manzara :

    So sorry for your tremendous loss. May you take comfort in our thoughts and prayers for you at this time.

    Much love to you Gerry, Stephen and Leonard our hearts are with you always.

    Arnold, Dan and Heather

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  5. Ed & Marilyn Doll :

    Gerry & family,

    It is with regret that we have learned of the passing of our former colleague. We both have fond memories of Carlos, having worked with him for many years at Grandin and on the ATA. As we are in Mexico for the winter, we be unable to attend his funeral, but do wish to send our sincere condolences.
    Ed & Marilyn Doll

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  6. Ellen Guderyan :

    I am so sorry to hear of your sad loss Gerry. I remember meeting you and Carlo on the ski hill many a weekend! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

    Ellen

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  7. I taught with Carlo at Bishop Grandin and remember his professionalism and keen sense of humour. He had a beautiful voice – a wonderful asset in the Play “You Two Come Here, the Rest Come with Me”. Very sad to hear. Blessings to your family.

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  8. Jackie (Amantea) Kleiner :

    Gerry and Family

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Carlo will be remembered as a gentleman and someone who enjoyed life.

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  9. Nettie and Bryon Kost :

    Gerry and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. We have many good memories over the years with Carlo at Bishop Grandin.
    We are away but do want you to know we are thinking of all of you.

    God Bless.

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  10. Alec and Dianne Hopfner :

    Gerry and Family

    We are sorry to hear of the passing of Carlo. Sending are heartfelt sympathy in your time of sadness and loss.

    Alec, Dianne and Family

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  11. Alec and Dianne Hopfner :

    Arnold and Family

    May the Lord be your comfort and strength and may you have a sense of His nearness to you during this time of loss and sorrow. Sending you our heartfelt sympathy.

    Love
    Alec, Dianne and Family

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  12. Domenico and Ellen Rossi :

    Dear Gerry and family,
    Our thoghts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Carlo was such a gentleman, and a very responsible person in every way.
    Domenico and Ellen Rossi

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  13. Rino&Anna Calabrese :

    Dear Gerry &family:
    We were shocked to hear Carlo’s passing. We will miss him so much as a friend’choir member and the best president ever. Much love to you and your family Anna e Rino Calabrese.

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  14. We were so sorry to hear of Carlo’s death. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
    Tony, Eda and Roy DeSantis

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  15. Gerry and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
    It was a privilege and an honor to have known a man like Carlo and his memory will be etched in our hearts forever.
    With our deepest sympathy and caring.
    Ray and Gayla worden

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  16. Nhu pham & family :

    Dear Mrs. Manzara, Leonard, and family,

    Although words cannot help ease the pain of your immense loss, we hope that they can convey our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May God be with you to give you strength and guidance during this difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Nhu pham & family

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  17. The Jendruszka's John,Ann,Kevin and Dale :

    It comes with great sadness to hear the passing of Mr Manzara. A friend of dad’s growing up in calgary and a fine teacher to Dale and Kevin at Bishop Grandin drafting courses. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this difficult time.

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  18. Gino &Lina Monte :

    Dear Gerry and family
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    May the Lord give you and your family the streght at this difficult time.We will miss is hugs and smiles Carlo was an AWESOME man.

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  19. Cathy and Fred Harbinson :

    Dear Gerry and family,
    Our deepest sympathy, It is a very sad time but we have such wonderful memories of Carlo. Gerry remember that wonderful school trip with the students and the picnic in Assisi – so many fond memories.
    We are here for you Gerry,
    With love from you friends Fred and Cathy

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  20. Joanne Stalinski :

    Gerry, Leonard and Stephen:

    Please accept our most sincere and heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts are with you.

    Joyce Stalinski and Joanne Stalinski

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  21. Jerry and Janice Novlan :

    Gerry and Family
    We are so sorry to hear of Carlo’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time of loss. God Bless!

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  22. Carissima Gerry .Le piu ,Setite Condoglianze mi Aggiungo al Vostro dolore .Carlo ci Manchera tanto. Ma ci Dobbiamo dare coraggi luno con laltro.Mi dispiace di non essere presente ,per darvi.un po di supporto ma ci vediamo al mio rientro .Un Forte abraccio e Condoglianze di nuovo a voi e tutti in Famiglia.Bianca & Franco Romeo

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  23. Jim & Peter Barbaro :

    To the family of a very kind and gentle man, Please accept our deepest sympathy.

    There are many fond memories of Carlo, Arnold, Joe and their mother Gina and father Marino. We lived next door on Marsh Road with my grandparents the Serani’s.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Jim and Peter Barbaro

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  24. I was so very sorry to hear of Carlo’s death .I met him when I began teaching at Bishop Grandin in 1985 . I shall always remember his kind nature . My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time . Joan

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  25. To Gerry and the family,
    My sincere condolences and prayers to you at the loss of Carlo. You must know we were neighbors when we were children, and the Manzaras and Seranis were neighbors forever. Carlo was the first boy I admired and looked up to, after all I was four then. I will always remember the young boy who grew up to be the gentle man, who married the beautiful Gerry and lived happily ever after. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely, Palma Barbaro Seeger

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  26. Steven & Gisela Egner :

    Gerry, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are so shocked to hear about your loss, and regret it so much that we never got to meet Carlo. I know we would have enjoyed knowing him in person. Our love and prayers are with you.
    Steve & Gisela

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  27. Maureen Tobin-Hurl :

    Gerry,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Please know that you will always hold a special place in our hearts.
    Blessings,
    Maureen, Bruce and Ryan Hurl
    (Kieran, in memorium)

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