Martina Gacillos Tigley of Calgary passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre on Monday, August 16, 2004 at the age of 93 years.
Martina was born on July 15, 1911 in Lawa-an, Eastern Samar, Philippines.
Her life was dedicated to her passion for teaching and throughout her life she held positions as a School Teacher, School Principal, District Supervisor and Sunday School Teacher. She was a devoted wife to Clemente Sr., loving mother, and doting grandmother and great-grandmother. She and her husband Clemente Tigley Sr. came to Calgary in 1976. She will be remembered for her loving kindness and the encouragement she brought to everyone around her.
Martina is survived by her children, Lou Cardoso, Frank (Rebecca) and Clemente Jr. (Anastacia) all of Calgary, Dr. Esther (Dr. Ruben) Rivera of the U.S.A., son-in-law Rev. Abelardo Montes of the Philippines; grandchildren, Edgar (Karen), Allan (Dr. Emilie), and William (Melissa) Tigley, and Rameses (Analyn) Rivera all of Calgary, Tiffany Rivera of Florida, Dr. Ruben Rivera Jr., Dale (Melda), Billy (Norieta) and Martin (Nelia) Montes all of the Philippines; and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Clemente Tigley Sr., daughters Miriam Montes and Elizabeth Tigley, and son-in-law Roberto Cardoso.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (August 18, 19 and 20, 2004) from 5:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 10:00 A.M. Graveside Service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff of Foothills Medical Centre’s Unit 46 for all of the kindness and compassion which was shown to Martina during her time in their care.
In living memory of Martina Tigley, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences