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MOLARO – Julius Caesar

April 8, 1926 – April 3, 2010

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Julius Caesar Molaro. Dad passed away peacefully at the age of 83 at the Father Lacombe Care Centre on April 3, 2010.

Julius was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on April 8, 1926. His loving wife and our mother Nora Alice (Cassidy) predeceased him in October 1991. Julius was the oldest son of Antonio and Agnes (Chiesa) Molaro of Saskatoon. Bernard, Catherine, Lucy and Frances are his siblings.

Julius and Nora raised eight children beginning their family life in Saskatoon and then moving to Calgary in 1967. Mary, Greg, Chris, Connie, Dean, Anita, Paul and Don enjoyed a supportive and loving family environment. Dad always believed in education. He strongly encouraged his children to succeed through attaining university degrees and advanced diplomas. His children’s achievements of three diplomas, six bachelors’ degrees and three masters’ degrees have been the pride of Dad’s life. He was always eager to know about how his sixteen grandchildren were doing in school. In his own life, his educational success included graduation from City High School in Saskatoon as the valedictorian followed by a Bachelors of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto. He was an accredited real estate appraiser and a certified lecturer in advanced real estate appraising.

Dad led a rewarding life through volunteer work. A long time membership in the Knights of Columbus influenced his volunteering effort. He served on many public boards starting in Saskatoon as an elected trustee of the Separate School Board. In Calgary, he was a member and Deputy Chairman of the Calgary General Hospital Board of Directors, a chairman of the Annual Oratorical Competition for the City of Calgary High Schools, a member of the City of Calgary Parks and Recreation Board and the City of Calgary Court of Revision for Property Assessments. He was a member of the Alberta Assessment Appeal Board judging the merits of property tax assessments. He was also appointed to the Municipal Government Board.

Julius also served his engineering profession by volunteering. He was a member and Deputy Chairman of the APEGGA Board of Education. He also often served as a judge at school science fairs. Dad led the architectural design committee of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Calgary.

His working career included both private business and public service. He began working as an Engineer for construction firms in Saskatoon then later with the Department of National Defence. His projects included the construction of the Veterinary School building at the University of Saskatchewan and air defence facilities in Saskatchewan.
As a business owner in Saskatoon, Dad took over his father’s business of flooring, tile, granite and marble stonework. This enterprise was responsible for the facing stone on most of the University buildings in Saskatoon and many other major projects in the region. Many of the area churches and cemeteries are filled with the craftsmanship that came from this company. As a young man he and his father built the beautiful marble alter in the Catholic Shrine at Mount Carmel Saskatchewan.

Dad and Mom moved the family to Calgary in 1967. He worked for Parks Canada as the regional civil engineer for Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. He continued his career on the inaugural Alberta Land Compensation Board. He subsequently worked for Fluor Canada contributing to the methanol plant construction effort near Redwater, Alberta. He filled his last working years as a real estate appraiser, where he specialized in multifamily building appraisals, industrial and commercial properties.

A Prayer Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through We extend our sincere thanks to the medical, support and spiritual staff of the Father Lacombe Care Centre. The compassionate care Julius received was outstanding throughout his time there.

In living memory of Julius Molaro, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Rick Molaro :

    Mary, Greg, Chris, Connie, Dean, Anita, Paul and Don: Please accept my sympathies on the passing of Julius. All the best to you all. From your cousin, Rick Molaro and family, Regina.

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  2. Angie Molaro :

    I find myself thinking of the memories and times shared with your Dad (and Mom) over the years. I want to send along my sympathy to all of you. May you find comfort in all your memories.
    Angie Molaro (Bernie’s widow)

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  3. Al & Ella Gething :

    We were truly sorry to hear of Juilius’ passing. We came to know him through our real estate career and he became a trusted friend and client, always ready to offer advice when needed. He was a true Christian.

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  4. Blaine G. Melnyk :

    To the Molaro family – ( and to Dean, Chris, Amanda and Richelle ) please accept our sympathy as we greive the passing of Julius who has left us to be with God, in peace. Julius is fondly remembered by us as a man who cherished his wife and children, lived a full life, loved people and his family well and was a real character to share a conversation with. God comfort you and give you peace at this time.
    With love,
    Blaine, Carolyn, Joel, Jocelyn and Julia Melnyk

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  5. Sharon Toudy :

    I am saddened to learn of the passing of Julius and I will miss his smile and cheery “Hello” and “Thank you” for the smallest service. I’m certain his memory will linger with all of you for many years to come. My deepest condolences. Sharon (Care giver at Father Lacombe)

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    Julius led a wonderful life of family first and professional level second. There are many memories from childhood on for me. I cannot attend his funeral… becuase at this time in my own life and circumstances, my brother’s passing is heartfelt in so many ways. Please know that I am there in thoughts and memories. I will visit the tree planted in his memory on my next trip to Calgary. Family of Julius, he taught all of you well. Live your lives in the peace granted from your father Julius.

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  7. Peter and Ann Melnyk - Victoria BC :

    To the Molaro Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you find comfort in your faith in God, and the many rich memories and blessings both your parents have given you.

    We share your loss as we bid your Dad and grandfather farewell.

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  8. Al and Lauren (Melnyk) Bagley - Bend Oregon :

    Molaro Family – May your many wonderful memories give you strength; hold tight to them for comfort. You are all in our thoughts.
    Al, Lauren and Family

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  9. Bryan Melnyk :

    We are with you in this time of sorrow, with our condolences and prayers and love. We are sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. We will remember him for his love of family and his community.

    Bryan, Daniel, Paul and Evan Melnyk

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  10. Michael Molaro :

    Dear Cousins,

    Sorry to relay our belated condolences as we have been away travelling. May you all find comfort and peace with your good memories of Julius. I wish Bernie could have lived to provide his support to you all as well.

    In sympathy,
    Michael, Joanne and Nigel Molaro

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