January 4, 1931 – Oakbank, Manitoba
August 29, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
Arthur Sichello of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the age of 88 years.
Art was born January 4, 1931 on the family homestead near Oakbank, MB. He took his schooling in Hazelridge and graduated from Hazelridge High School. After a short career in the hotel business, Mary and Art moved to Windsor, ON, where Art began a thirty year career with Burroughs Business Machines. His opportunities with the company took the Sichello family to Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary. Art retired from Burroughs in Calgary in 1986. After just six months of retirement, Art was invited to join the team at Gunnar Manufacturing Inc. where he worked as a facility planner and draftsman. He retired from Gunnar at age 73 after eighteen years, eight months and eighteen days. Retirement years were spent travelling with family and socializing with friends. Workouts at the YMCA and coffee at the A & W became a vital part of every week.
He leaves his wife of sixty-five years, Mary Sichello (nee Boyes), and his children and children-in-law, Leslie (Arley), Lawrence (Janice), and Jason (Vanessa). Also left to mourn are his grandchildren, Haley (Javi), Lee (Sophie), Ashley, and Alex.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB), on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
Sincere thanks to Dr. R. Ward who has lovingly doctored three generations of Sichellos. Thanks as well to Dr. Leung and the staff at Foothills Medical Centre: You cared for Art in a way that comforted the entire family.
In living memory of Art Sichello, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.
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