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PENNACCHIOLI, Eusebio

June 3, 1922 – December 6, 2012

Eusebio Pennacchioli beloved husband of the late Ida Pennacchioli (nee Caravaggio) of Calgary, AB, passed away on December 6, 2012 at the age of 90 years.

Eusebio was born on June 3, 1922 in Rocca San Giovanni, Italy. He immigrated to Canada from Italy in 1953 and worked for the City of Calgary until his retirement in 1984. He also served his country in WWII. Eusebio married his beloved Ida on February 4, 1951. Eusebio was a passionate family man who loved his grandchildren. He enjoyed vacations with his family in Italy, California and Mexico. He also loved gardening and wine-making and was particularly proud of his spectacular vegetable and flower gardens and his many home projects, including the building of his greenhouse.

Eusebio is survived by his son Enzo and daughter-in-law Laura; grandchildren Adriana and Maxine; nephews, Luciano (Ida), Angelo (Carmel), Mario (Sharon) of Guelph, ON, Frank (Julie) of Toronto, and Nicola (Silvana) of Italy, and his niece Angela of Toronto; as well as many other relatives and friends residing in Calgary, Ontario and Italy. He was predeceased by his wife Ida; daughter Antonietta; brothers, Mauro, Emilio and Nicola; and sister Giovanna.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, December 9, 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, December 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. A special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Sarcee Carewest for the excellent care they gave Eusebio.

In living memory of Eusebio Pennacchioli, 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. Mario and Sharon Mazziotti :

    Enzo, Laura, Adriana and Maxine, we just want to tell how sorry we are for your loss. Zio Eusebio was a good man and will truly be missed. We are so happy, though, that we got to spend time with him and all of you in September. We will treasure those memories always.
    Even though we don’t live close, and are not there at this time, know that we are there in spirit.
    With love,
    Sharon and Mario and Family

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  2. Renee Tremblay :

    To Enzo and Family,

    Zio Eusebio was always so kind and full of smiles whenever I was blessed with his presence. He will remain solely positive in my thoughts.
    My sincerest condolences for your loss and I send you love in this difficult time.

    xxxRenee

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  3. Angela Colombo :

    To Enzo, Laura, Adriana and Maxine

    We are very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May all your treasuresd memories of this kind, always smiling, gentle man give you peace.

    Angela, Tony, Luigi and Domenic Colombo

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  4. Colonel Belcher Adult Day Support Program :

    Dear Enzo, Laura and family,

    It was with great sadness that we saw Eusebio’s obituary announcement today. We all here at ADSP have missed him greatly, we have missed that special smile of his, the contagious laughter, his practical wisdom and quick wit.

    He always mentioned how lucky he was to have such a loving family and how much he cherished you all.

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies at this difficult time,

    God bless,

    Clients and staff at ADSP Colonel Belcher

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  5. To Enzo and family,
    I have just heard of the passing of your father and would like to send my heartfelt condolences. As we must all leave this world someday, may you find comfort in memories of his long and well lived life.
    Gina Vigna

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  6. Enzo and family,
    My sincerest condolences on the loss of your father.

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  7. Mellissa Tremblay :

    Enzo, Laura, Adriana and Maxine,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all.
    Mellissa

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  8. Enzo, Laura
    I’m so sorry to hear of your dads passing. We just noticed the sad news on the web. He was a great man, father and grandfather, not to mention husband. It was truly a pleasure to have met him. Eusebio was so much alike to my father in their thoughts and beliefs, view of life and their way of coping in this country. We will always remember their courageous move to Canada was for the betterment of our lives. This I know for certain, his goals have been a success. I will remember his smile, and yes, his quick wit in any subject discussed.
    Jack, Paola Olivieri

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