Harvey Mosca passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at the age of 73 years.
Harvey will be fondly remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, wonderful brother and friend. Born in San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy, Harvey immigrated to Canada at seventeen years of age in 1953 to join his father, Frank, in Calgary. Together they worked tirelessly to bring their remaining family members to Canada. The family was successfully rejoined in 1954 in Calgary and has made their home here ever since. Here he met and married his wife of fifty-two years, June, and together they raised their family of five children. Harvey worked at the City of Calgary Sanitation department for twenty-five years, making many lifelong friends. In 1976 he realized his life long ambition of becoming a “self made man” and started his custom home building business, Canac Homes. He spent the remainder of his life building fine homes, enjoying the company of his many friends, mentoring his children and loving his grandchildren. Harvey’s good nature and love of life was endearing and infectious. He loved family gatherings, dispensing advice, campfire cookouts, dispensing advice, making meatballs, dispensing advice, betting the ponies, and dispensing advice. He believed in “la Dolce vita” (the good life) and was eternally optimistic. His passing leaves his family with heavy hearts and will sadden all those who knew him. Harvey was a great friend to all.
Harvey is survived by his wife June; sons, Frank (Karen), Tom (Marie) and Rich (Linda); daughters, Linda and Teresa (Rob); and his grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, John and Pat (Jeanne); and sisters, Maria (John), Kay (Dominic) and Rosie, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Harvey was predeceased by his parents Frank and Teresa Mosca.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.) on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca, or to the Calgary EMS foundation, 100, 3705 – 35 Street N.E., Calgary, AB T1Y 6C2 Telephone: (403) 538-6150, www.canadahelps.org. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff of Calgary EMS as well as the staff of the Emergency and Cardiac Units at the Foothills Medical Centre.
In living memory of Harvey Mosca, 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