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VELCIC, Albin

August 13, 1934 – Brsec, Hrvatska
November 5, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

With sadness we announce the passing of Albin Velcic on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the age of 80 years old..

Albin immigrated to Canada in 1958 and after apprenticing in Empress, Alberta, he settled in Calgary. For many years he ran a successful auto service franchise with his brother. He then contributed twenty-two years of service with Calgary Transit. Albin was an avid fisherman, gardener and Montreal Canadiens fan, who enjoyed sharing good meals and good wine with friends and family whenever possible.

Albin is survived by his wife Filomena; seven children, Nancy (Joe) Binfet, Lorraine (Ajit) Silas, Ken (Karen) Velcic, Peter Martignetti, Liliana Stenhouse, Angela Recsky, and Dario Martignetti; eleven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, all of Calgary; five brothers-in-law, Fiore (Luviginia) Contrada, of Montefalcione, Italy, Michael (Antonia) Contrada, Tony (Clorinda) Contrada, Mario (Adalgisa) Contrada, Frank Contrada, along with all their families, all of Calgary; four sisters-in-law, Gina Velcic of Halfmoon Bay, BC, Maria Velcic of Lovran, Croatia, Lucy DiManno of Calgary, and Giuseppina Martignetti of Montefalcione, Italy. He will be missed by all, including many more nieces and nephews and relatives in Canada and Europe.

Albin was predeceased by his first wife Jane (Ivanka); two brothers, Karlo of Halfmoon Bay, BC and Tony of Lovran, Croatia; and sister-in-law Joanna Contrada of Calgary.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in his honor.

In living memory of Albin Velcic, 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. James Kendrick :

    I worked at the Shell station for Al & his brother pumping gas many years ago, he was a great guy, and hard worker. I think of him often.

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  2. Nadia & Bob Pinter (nee) Reginato :

    Our deepest condolences to all of you during this difficult time

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  3. Kim and Gerald Costigan :

    Lorraine so sorry to hear about your dad. Our condolences. We are thinking about you during this difficult time.

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  4. Donna Bradley :

    Nancy, I just saw the notice and my heart leapt for you and your family. During our last conversation about your Dad, I remember being excited by the fact that we had just visited the area in Croatia that he was raised in, and that helped me to understand just a little bit more about his life, and work ethic. We will be travelling and I truly regret I can’t be there to pay my respects to your father. Please feel the big bear hugs from Canmore I’m sending you.

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  5. Noreen Brandelli-Pate :

    Nancy
    So sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope you find solace knowing your dad is now comfortable and at peace.

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  6. The Sinclair's :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time..

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  7. Don and Carrie Murray :

    Very sorry to hear about your Dad, Lorraine. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  8. Kathyann and Rob Reginato :

    Our condolences to Dario and family. We are so sorry for your loss.

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  9. Ajit and Lorraine,
    sorry to hear about Al, our condolences to you and your family.

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  10. Filomena and Family,
    We are very sorry hear of Albino’s passing. We are thinking of you at this time and hoping that all of your happy memories together help you through this sad time

    From everyone at Scarpones

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  11. Ken Karen boys and family. Our Sympathy to your family.

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