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MONACO, Nicolino (Nick)

February 13, 1925 – April 16, 2012

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, nonno and friend, Nick. He died peacefully at the age of 87.

Nick was born in Rivisondoli, Italy in 1925 and married his sweetheart Benilda in 1950. Nick immigrated to Canada two years later in hopes of finding a better life for his wife and newborn son. Confident he had found a new home, he returned to Italy and shortly thereafter in 1957 brought his family to start a new life in Calgary. Nick was known for honesty, hard work, precision, and dedication in everything he did. Whether it was maintaining his yard and garden, crafting his red wine, or his thirty-three years of service with the Canadian Pacific Railway, he instilled these values in his children.

Nick was a strong man with a soft heart who was always willing to strike up a conversation. He enjoyed meeting his buddies for a coffee or a Sunday picnic at Bowness Park, which always included a game of Bocce. Most of all, Nick loved to be surrounded by his family at the dinner table while enjoying a wonderful meal prepared by Benilda – his favourite chef!

Nick is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Benilda; three sons, Amato “Mat” (Lori), Al (Laurie), and John (Heather); and five grandchildren, Bradley, Brian, Jeffrey, Caley and Carter. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Emilio Falcione (Joan) and their family in Calgary and other extended family members in Italy and the United States. Nick was predeceased by his brother Ermanno; sister Elsa; and brothers-in-law, Pasqualino and Antonio.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, April 20, 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 Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1-866-412-4222, www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Nicolino Monaco, 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.

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  1. Giacomo (Jack) / Paola Olivieri :

    To Benilda and all of your family:
    Our deep condolances is very much heart felt for the loss of Nick. You were all such sincere friends to my parents and to us while we were growing up. I have nothing but great memories and respect for him and we will miss him in Church
    Jack

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  2. Gordie and Joan Connally :

    We are so sorry for your, so sudden, loss

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  3. Dear Monaco family:
    We are sorry that we cannot attend Nick’s service. We want to pass on our condolences to your family. We hope that you can take comfort in the fact that Nick may have left us, but memories of him as a kind, friendly and gentle man will always be with us forever.
    Our condolences
    from Tony and Marina Franco and Family

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  4. To the Nicolino Monaco Family:

    It is with deepest sympathy and prayers that we send to you during your time of sorrow on the passing of “my pal Nicky”. We will always remember him.

    Russ (the Bro.) Franklin & Family

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  5. Paulette & Greg :

    Monaco Family

    We are saddened by the news of Nick’s passing…Nick was a very proud man with deep devotion to his family and friends…Our thoughts and prayers are with during this difficult time.

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  6. Jim, Joanne,Kevin,Reaghen and Alison Murphy :

    Dear Bennie,
    We are so sorry to hear about Nick. I had the opportunity to meet him twice while visiting Lori and Matt. I can feel your loss as he was a wonderful and caring man. Our thoughts are with you and yours and hope with the love and strength of your family it will help you through this difficult time.

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  7. Don and Sue Danard :

    Dear Matt and Laurie,

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Our deepest symapthies to you and your family.
    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love and hugs,
    Don and Sue

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  8. Tere MacDonald and Michelle Matthews :

    We at Schanks South would like to let you know our prayers and thoughts are with you Matt and your family at this time. Cherish all the memories and good times. Sincerely, Tere MacDonald and Michelle Matthews .

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  9. Gail Winston Buker :

    Being an ex Railroader too working for Canadian Pacific Railroad for 35 years I would like to offer my deepest condolences at this most difficult time to both you (Mat) and Laurie. Gail Buker

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  10. Michele & Dina D'Agnillo and family :

    We remember Nic fondly, and pay tribute to his long and close friendship with Rafaele Del Papa, also a CPR employee. Our sympathy and prayers are with your family at this time of loss. Kind regards, Mike & Dina D’Agnillo

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