Joe Vetere of Calgary passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 12, 2008 doing what he loved, celebrating with friends.
Joe was born in San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy and immigrated to Kimberly, BC in 1953. He built a home for his wife and daughter who joined him two years later. After the birth of their two sons they moved to Calgary in 1963. Joe lived his life with a passion for joy and happiness. His positive and amiable demeanour gained Joe many friends. He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and treasured friend.
Joe will be deeply missed by his wife of fifty-nine years, Rosa; his children Teresa (Don), Mario (Karen) and Tony (Rita); grandchildren, Jonpaul (Angie), Trena, Joe, Peter and Michela and his great-grandson Parker Joe. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Tony (Fiorina) Iaquinta and a sister-in-law Rosa Ambrosio, as well as many extended family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (4718 Worcester Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.
In living memory of Joe Vetere, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park Memorial Forest by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296Print This Obituary & Condolences