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VESPA – Domenico Joseph

November 7, 1928 – July 2, 2010

It is with great sadness we announce that Domenico, loving husband of fifty-eight years to the late Elisabetta, passed away peacefully and with dignity.

Domenico was born on November 7, 1928 in S. Stefano di Sessanio, Italy and spent his youth in Italy and Belgium. He and Elisabetta were married in Italy on March 3, 1951. He immigrated to Canada in 1958, and one year later, Elisabetta, Vinicio and Fonsa joined him. Fausto was born in Calgary in 1963. Domenico was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. Domenico was hardworking, dedicated and always willing to lend a hand. He enjoyed gardening, and was an accomplished wine maker and sports fan. He especially enjoyed Bocce at the Calgary Italian Club where he was a lifetime member enjoying many hours volunteering, but his greatest joy was his grandchildren.

We will dearly miss him and he will always be in our hearts.

Domenico is survived by his children, Vinicio (Terry), Alfonsina (Vic) and Fausto; grandchildren, Corey, Anthony (Kristen), Lisa (Joey), Darrick, Amanda, Taralyn (Mike), and Kayla; great grandchildren, Tyler, Saige and Charlie; sisters, Vera and Maria Pia (Filippo); brother Liano (Anna), all of Belgium; sister-in-law Emma Vespa; as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Belgium. Domenico was predeceased by his wife Elisabetta “Lisa” Vespa on February 7, 2009 and brother Leo Vespa on March 15, 2006.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, July 9, 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 Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire memorial donations in Domenico’s name can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Donations Department 100-119 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6 (1.888.473.4636)

In living memory of Domenico Vespa, 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. Carlina Nori :

    It brings us all great sadness to lose another friend of the family. We will always remember all the good times we have shared together with your Dad.

    Thinking of you all at this time.

    In deepest sympathy and prayers,
    Nella and David Pacione
    Joe and Chris and Family Pacione
    Carlina and Mike and Family Nori

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  2. Joanne Masters :

    It is with great sadness that I read of Domenico’s passing. I had the pleasure to care for his wife Elisabetta and of course coach Domenico along the way. When Bethany Harvest Hills lost Eliabetta we lost two members of our Harvest Hills family. I think of both of them often. I shared a special date with Domenico and Elisabetta March 3 a wedding anniversary for my husband and me as well and even had a phone call this year on March 3. Sadly missed, wishing all the family health and happiness. Love Joanne and house 3/4 staff at Bethany Harvest Hills.

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  3. Lyle and Patsy Lane :

    Dear Alfie and Vic, we are so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing in the paper today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your family. He will surely be missed.

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  4. Vince and Onelia Ammirati :

    Sincere condolences on the loss of your father. We are thinking of you at this time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Noel Ohlheiser :

    From are family to yours our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    In deepest sympathy to your family relitives and freinds.

    I I
    K S
    K A

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  6. Carmela and Mike DaSilva :

    Dear Alfie,
    Sending a note to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  7. Tina Brandelli :

    So very sorry to hear about your Dad, we have fond memories of him and our Dad at football games and at other special times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Luisa Currie and Tina Brandelli

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