Egidio Marchesan passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at the age of 76 years with his family by his side.
Egidio was born on December 30, 1929 in Castello di Godego, Treviso, Italy and immigrated to Calgary in 1954. Together with his brother, they developed and operated their own construction company. When not working Egidio could be found spending time in his garden. He was a gentle man who had a wonderful sense of humour and enjoyed playing cards with friends. Egidio was calm, affectionate and loving towards his family. He took a special interest in teaching his grandchildren about Italian culture and language. His passion for farm life never left him and this was evident with his trips to Italy , as well as other European countries and California to enjoy the harvest season. Egidio’s greatest joy in life was being surrounded by his family, sharing a meal together and recollecting past times.
Egidio leaves behind his wife of forty-three years, Elide; his daughter and son-in-law Adriana and Gerrit Spronken and their children Nicole and Michael; his son and daughter-in-law Renato and Mara and their children Alessia and Mirella; his son and daughter-in-law Frank and Stacey. He also leaves to mourn his brothers and sisters Ermelina, Urbano, Adelina, Gerardo, Gilberto, Tiziano, Ottavio and Albino. Egidio was predeceased by his parents Maria and Angelo Marchesan.
Caro Nonno e Papa, sentiamo la tua mancanza ma ricordiamo sempre il tuo sorriso e affetto. Ciao Nonno
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, September 4, 2006 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 Tuesday, September 5, 2006 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 Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th St. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Egidio Marchesan, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences