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February 19, 1920 – December 16, 2010

Mauro Primiterra of Calgary passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at the age of 90 years.

Mauro was born February 19, 1920 in Francavilla a Mare, Chieti, Italy to Domenica and Alfonso Primiterra; he was the second of three children. In 1939 Mauro married his beloved wife Amelia of sixty-six years. Together they immigrated to Calgary in 1971 to be close to their children and grandchildren. Nonno Mauro enjoyed gardening, socializing with friends over coffee, and spending time with family. He will be greatly remembered for his loving nature, his compassion for all and his unforgettable smile that touched our lives forever. His passion for life was unmatched.

Mauro is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Alec Dorazio; and his son and daughter-in-law Alfonso and Assunta Primiterra. He will be sadly missed by his six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Amelia and by his brother Nicola.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Forward condolences through We would like to thank the entire staff of units 71 and 47 for their tireless efforts in making Nonno Mauro’s final days as comfortable as possible.

In living memory of Mauro Primiterra, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Nindy Dhaliwal and family (1KO INDUSTRIES) :

    To respected Mrs. Amelia and family,

    We are very sorry for the loss of Mr. Mauro. We pray to the Almighty God to grant strength to the family to go through this hard time. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

    Nindy Dhaliwal and family

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  2. Mery and Antonio de Somma :

    Cari Compari,
    Vi giungono le nostre piu sentite condoglianze. Commiseriamo con voi la perdita del vostro caro papa, nonno e bisnonno.

    Che Iddio vi doni la forza di superare questo tristo periodo.

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  3. Jeff, Tutran, John, Alison (Encana Financial Compliance team) :

    To Mike Primiterra and family,
    Mike, your colleagues at Encana are thinking of you at this difficult time. We are very sorry for your loss. As a small token, we would like to make a donation in your grandfather’s behalf to the charity of your family’s choice.

    Jeff, Tutran, John, Alison

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