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PULICI, Maria Lucia

November 24, 1947 – April 12, 2013

Maria Pulici, beloved wife of David Tiessen of Calgary, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the age of 65 years.

Maria was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to Canada in 1990. Maria was open and warm, adventurous and outgoing. She left her friends and family with many beautiful memories and her husband Dave will always cherish the special memories they shared and the wonderful time they had together. Maria’s positive attitude and strength have been and will always be a source of inspiration to those whose lives she touched and she will be dearly missed.

Besides her loving husband of seventeen years, Maria is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Rodrigo Tomei, Renato and Luisa Tomei; daughter and son-in-law Tatiana and Alexandre Marques; five grandchildren all of Brazil; her step-children Cheryl and Michael Johnston, Lori and Shayne Kardal, Bryan and Samantha Tiessen and Alan and Pamela Tiessen; eight grandchildren all of Alberta. She is also survived by a brother and three sisters and their families.

A Celebration of Maria’s Life will be held at South Calgary Community Church (2900 Cedarbrae Drive S.W.) on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB, Telephone: (403) 995-4673,

In living memory of Maria Pulici, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Herb and Jaci :

    ….Condolences to the entire family….

    Lou was a bright light to us all, and we know that it still shines for all of us….

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  2. To Dave and family,

    Joe and I were very sorry to hear of Maria’s passing. She was a lovely, sweet, and warm hearted lady. It was our pleasure to have been her neighbours on Oakmoor Way. We hope that you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories that you have of her.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Karen Sher & Joe Bennett

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  3. Gail and Mark Frisky :

    To all of Maria’s Family,
    Our heart’s are saddened by the loss of such a warm, wonderful person. Her extended family was a large one but one she spoke so highly of and with such warmth. Our thoughts are with each and every one of you. We celebrate a truly lovely person and we are so blessed to have wonderful memories of Maria! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

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  4. Such a lovely lady will be missed.
    Many condolences Tati.
    Big love.

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  5. Gorda, com todo amor, meus sentimentos e meu carinho.

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