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POTORTI – Antonio Pasquale

October 20, 1943 – March 30, 2010

Tony Potorti, beloved husband of Carmela, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at the age of 66. 

He was born in Casignana, Reggio Calabria, Italy on October 20, 1943 and then immigrated to Canada in 1965 and went to work in Kimberley, BC.  Tony was married in Calgary to Carmela Priolo in 1968 and later decided to move to Cranbrook to raise their family in a smaller city setting.  Five years ago, Tony and Carmela returned to Calgary to join their children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Carmela; his son Carlo (Cheryl) and daughters, Rita Astorino (Vittorio), Marisa Newton (Aaron) and Leona Wodynski (Shaun); his seven precious grandchildren, Luca, Sofia, Lidia, Milania, Abi, Delano, and Joseph; his siblings, Pina Romeo (Antonio), Antonietta Ferraro (Benito), John Potorti (Tonya Ferraro), and Rocco Potorti (Denise); his brothers-in-law, Frank Priolo (Annette Logan) and Attilio Chiarastella (Maria DaSilva); his sister-in-law Angela Priolo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Tony was predeceased by his parents Maria and Vincenzo. 

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 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 Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.   Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to deeply and sincerely thank the amazing Palliative Care teams of both Home Care and Unit 47 at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tony’s name directly to AHEIA (a charity that educates and mentors young hunters) at 911 Sylvester Crescent, SW, Calgary, AB T2W 0R8.  Tony was an avid outdoorsman, and hunting and fishing were such an integral part of his life.

In living memory of Antonio Potorti, 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. Claire & Giovanni Pagnucco :

    For Carmela & the Potorti family
    At this time of sorrow, many thoughts are with you , may the care of family and friends support you .
    May God comfort you at this difficult time
    Claire & Giovanni

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  2. Elmira Munch :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the memories of your Dad bring a smile to your face.
    Elmira/Lee Munch and family

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  3. Rose Minervini :

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. We are thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Sending our love and prayers.

    Zia Rosetta and Zio Tommaso Minervini

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  4. Elmira Munch :

    Dear Rita and family
    We are saddened to hear about the passing of your Dad. May your memories of your Dad bring you laughter and a smile to your face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Elmira/Lee Munch from Edmonton

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  5. MR. MRS. STEVEN NEWTON :

    Dear Carmela and family,
    We are so saddened for your loss of your beloved husband and father.
    We wish we could be there to share in your Memorial service for Tony.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
    Warm Regards, Kay and Steve Newton

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  6. To Carmela and family, I was very saddenned to hear about the passing of Tony. My Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

    Don

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  7. Frank and Marg Dorchak :

    Sorry we are not able to attend the funeral. Just know our thoughts and love are there for you and the kids.

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  8. Sonia & Brad Meikle :

    Dear Carmela and family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Our heart goes out to you during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
    With sympathy,
    Brad and Sonia Meikle

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  9. Jack and Paola Olivieri :

    To Carmela and all of your family:
    Its with great sorrow and sadness to hear about the passing of your loved one, husband and father. Our deepest condolences are shared through our prayers. Jack and Paola

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  10. To Leona, Carmela and your entire family, I would like to express my deepest sympathies to all. I had the great pleasure of knowing Tony for only a short period of time. The impression that he left with me is strong and admirable. My prayers and thoughts are with you through this difficult time.

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  11. Gino Davoli :

    Dear Carmela and family.
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and and thoughts are with you.
    Gino & Angela Davoli

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  12. Carmela and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember Tony saying, “do you want to hear a good one”.
    I would like to extend my sympathy to all during a difficult time. My thoughts are with you.

    Jack

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  13. Sylvie & Angelo Mafrica :

    Extending our deepest sympathy for your entire family in your loss. And hoping, that comfort and peace may come to you. Our prayers are with you.

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  14. Dave & Donna :

    Carmela & Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time. We are sorry that we are unable to be with you for the celebration of Tony’s life. He was truly a fine man.

    Love and prayers, Dave & Donna

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  15. Karen Penney :

    Carmela & Family

    A GREAT big hug goes out to you and your family. I’m so saddened by Tony’s passing. Growing up he was my second father. I have so many fond memories of Tony. He was a sweet person with the biggest of hearts. He will be missed. Sorry I am unable to attend Tony’s celebration of life being held tomorrow, but just know you are all in my thoughts and prayers!

    Love Blockhead=:)

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  16. Carmela and Family

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The strength of family and friends will help each of you through the days ahead.

    Eva White

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  17. Julie Fiorentino :

    Dear Mrs. Potorti, Carlo, Rita, Leona, Marissa and family:
    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of “Mr. P.” Indeed, it has been a long journey for all of you. I remember Mr. Potorti as such an amazing chef who always made me feel so welcome in your home. I have fond memories of sampling his fine food and the many sleepovers I had throughout my teenage years. I will continue to keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers as you heal during this difficult time. I hope to see Rita at our 20 year reunion this summer.
    Sincerely, Julie Fiorentino

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