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PINEDA-SELVA – Carmen Cairo

February 8, 1950 – January 21, 2011

C. Cairo Pineda-Selva beloved husband of Dina, passed away at the Salvation Army’s Agape Hospice after a courageous nine year battle with cancer.

Cairo was born in Managua, Nicaragua to Ernesto and Dolores, the fourth of six children. In his early working career Cairo spent time employed as an EMT, and Disc Jockey for a local radio station. After immigrating to Calgary, AB in February of 1987 with his family, Cairo became an electrician by trade. In the early 1990’s he earned his journeyman ticket, a lifetime accomplishment of which Cairo was most proud. In 2010, he fulfilled another of his life dreams when he travelled to Santiago, Cuba, to celebrate his sixtieth birthday. Cairo will be fondly remembered for his unique sense of humour, his love of music and poetry, and his deep rooted sense of loyalty to his friends and family.

Cairo is survived by his wife of forty years Dina; son Cairo; daughters Karla and Alma; and mother-in-law Ambrosia. He is also remembered by his sons-in-law Steven and Joey; daughter-in-law Johanna; and two grandchildren Bailin and McKenna. Cairo will be missed by many close friends, his siblings and extended family.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.

In living memory of Cairo Pineda-Selva, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. Tracy Soderberg :

    I am so sorry for your loss Dina and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  2. FREDY , LULA MUNIZ Y FAM. :

    Enviamosles nuestras condolencias , y mas profundos sentimientos , recordando los mas hermosos momentos que estuvimos juntos en nuestro pais, como amigos y familia , siempre estaran vivos en nuestros corazones .

    con un especial carino.

    Fredy , Lula y fam.

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  3. Rev. Bonnie S. Luft :

    Dearest family, you already know our hearts are with you as you journey through this time of grief. Our prayer is that God will strengthen you with his presence and grace to bring peace to your hearts. We praise God that Cairo is at rest in him.
    in Christ,
    Bonnie and Lawrence+

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  4. Carlos Y Elena Reyes :

    Reciban nuestras mas profundas y sinceras condolencias por el sensible fallecimiento de vuestro querido esposo, padre y abuelo, Cairo Pineda descansa en paz, te recordaremos siempre con mucho carino.
    Familia Reyes Bascunan

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  5. Dina y familia, les enviamos nuestras condolencias y nuestras oraciones en este momento tan dificil que estan pasando. con mucho carino
    Karen y Jean-Pierre

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  6. Familia Roman Vargas :

    Dona Dina y Familia, les enviamos nuestras mas profunda y sincera condolencias.Siempre tendremos en nuestros pensamientos y oraciones a Don Cairo. Siempre sera recordado con la la alegria y el amor que siempre brindo a sus amigos. Siempre el estará en nuestro corazones como la persona especial que fue.

    Com mucho cariño.

    Crepita, Sergio A, Esperanza, Gloria , Virginia y Familia.

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  7. Marvin E. Pineda :

    Le Esperanza que tenemos es que miremos a nuestros seres queridos cuando venge nuestro Senor por segunda vez y nos lleve a la tierra celestial. Reciban Nuestra mas profundas y sinceras Condolencias.La biblia dice que la adoración es el mejor remedio para la tristeza. “Todo lo que respira alabe al Señor” Salmos 150:06

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  8. Chepita, Sergio A, Esperanza y Familia :

    Dina y Familia, les enviamos nuestras mas profundas condolencias. Siempre Cairo estuvo prensente en nuestras oraciones y pensamientos. El vivira siempre dentro de los corazones de los que el amo. Nosotros siempre lo recordaremos con mucho carino, tal como la persona tan especial que fue.

    Chepita, Sergio, Esperanza Roman y Familia.

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  9. Dina,
    Abrazos y sinceras condolencias, siento mucho tan sensible perdida en tu nucleo familiar.
    Sergio Gaytan – Merlin Edge

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  10. Doreen Wenham :

    Dina;
    I just heard this morning that Cairo had passed away. My prayers are with you and your family. Take comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering but rejoicing in a better place. Much love, Doreen

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  11. Marlen DeCardenas :

    Siento mucho la muerte de Cairo, recordandote siempre.
    -Marla

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  12. Ingrid Romero Martinez :

    Siento mucha la muerte de Don Cairo, yo si lo recuerdo de las fiestas en Jinotepe. Mi hermana y yo estabas chiquitas pero yo si recuerdo como disfrutaban esas fiestas que eran divertidas. Son bonitos recuerdos. Mi Papa seguro lo recibio alla en el cielo y estaba esperandolo tambien. Descanse en Paz Don Cairo.

    Ingrid, Karen, mi hija Andrea y Jessica.

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