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MARRA, Salvatore

November 20, 1921 – February 9, 2012

Salvatore Marra, beloved husband of sixty years of Maria Marra of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at the age of 90 years.

Salvatore was born in San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy and immigrated to Canada in1962. He was a World War II veteran and a German Prisoner of War. Salvatore will be remembered for his love of gardening and especially his love for his family.

Salvatore is survived by his loving wife Maria; two sons and two daughters, Giuseppe Marra, Tommasina (Leon) Slomka, Saletta Marra and Giovanni (Suzanne) Marra; and ten grandchildren, Amanda, Keith, Matthew, Sarah, Sean, Devin, Trevor, Jordan, Tayler and Regan. He is also survived by two sisters, Rosina Marra and Anna Marra in San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Giuseppe and Tommasina Marra; and four brothers, Francesco, Giovanni, Antonio and Fr. Silvester Marra.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Salvatore Marra, 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. Linda & Philip Blasetti :

    Mrs. Marra, Tommasina, Leon and the entire extended Marra Family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences as you grieve the loss of your wonderful, Husband, Father and Grandfather. His long life provided you with the blessing of many lessons passed on to his Grandchildren. Take comfort in the peace he now enjoys.
    Most sincerely, Philip & Linda Blasetti

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  2. Luigi Audia & Guiseppina Audia :

    Absent in body but present in spirit.

    Our sincere condolences

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  3. Saletta, Sean, Devin & Trevor,
    & Marra Family,
    My sincerest condolences at this most difficult time of loss for you all.
    May you cherish & carry all your wonderful memories in your hearts.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you,

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  4. Just a quick thank you to Holden Beach folks for your kindness all these years to my dad, Chief Raymond Simpson and my step mom Ms. Betty Simpson and my otbrher Randy and I. We all love and miss Holden Beach so much as our feet are still firmly planted in the sand We’ll miss the times there and especially the great Holden Beach people; who are the very best anywhere. Dad lived a very full and busy life with Betty at Holden Beach. Blessings to you all and we ALL miss Holden Beach! Mitch Simpson

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