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SPOLETINI, Tonino

October 6, 1924 – Fossacesia, Chieti, Italy
July 26, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Tonino Spoletini on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at the age of 93.

Tonino was born on October 6, 1924 in Fossacesia, Provincia di Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy. Tonino married Ida at the young age of 17 and welcomed his first child Giovanni in 1942. In 1946, he was widowed. He married Giovanina and was blessed with a daughter, Ida in 1950. In 1957, as many immigrants of the time, he immigrated to Canada to find opportunity and a future for his family. His family joined him in 1958 and they built their life in Calgary. Tonino worked for Westroc Industries for 32 years. He was extremely proud of his many years of service as he exemplified loyalty and hard work. He always kept himself busy. If not at work, he was tending to the garden, making wine; which he loved, or watching wrestling and of course The Price Is Right. After his retirement, he could be found making himself busy and spending his Saturdays at Spolumbo’s. He became a beloved figure that staff and customers alike anticipated each week. Tonino was a simple man who found happiness by working hard, spending time with his family and sharing a glass wine and a game of Scopa. He was so very proud of his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and was recently blessed with a great-great granddaughter. Their accomplishments were his greatest pride and joy.

Tonino is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Giovanni and Aurora Spoletini; his daughter Ida Fontana; his grandchildren, Tony (Lisa) Spoletini, Ida (Frank) Durante, Giuseppe (Jesse) Spoletini, Ernesto (Jennifer) Fontana, John (Gina) Fontana, and Toni (Darren) Carlson; great-grandchildren, Giancarlo, Domenic and Matteo Spoletini, Sofia and Giulianna Durante, John Mothershed, Domenic (Ashley), Anthony and Gabriella Fontana, Marcello and Luca Fontana, Kiera, Tristan and Riley Carlson; great-great-granddaughters, Anastasia and Bella Fontana; sister-in-law, Anna Spoletini; nephew, Tom and Marianne Spoletini and family; nephew, John Spoletini and family; sister-in-law, Giovanina Centofante of Australia and family; and many cousins and friends who he held very dear.

Tonino was predeceased by his wife Ida Centofante, wife Giovanina Spoletini; parents Giovanni and Giovina Spoletini, parents-in-law Antonio and Teresa Centofante, grandson Giuseppe Spoletini, son-in-law Nardino Fontana; siblings Tommaso and Giuseppina in their childhood, brother Ernesto; sister and brother-in-law Maria and Antonio Paolucci; brother in law Nicolino Centofante, nephew Phil Paolucci and nephew Tony Centofante.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (1566 Northmount Drive N.W., corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with Tributes beginning at 10:45 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Reception to follow at the Calgary Italian Club (416 1 Avenue N.E.) Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Our family would like to express our gratitude to the staff of Bow View Manor for their care and compassion for the time Tonino was a resident there.

In living memory of Tonino Spoletini, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Antonio & Antonietta Ambrogiano :

    Giovanni, Aurora & family,
    We are deeply sorry for your loss. We are away for the funeral but we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

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  2. Our condolences for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Lisa, Aaron Giovanetto and family

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  3. Richard Laudenbach & Bill Follen :

    Our love and prayers are with your family, sorry we can’t be with at this time of your loss. Our love and thoughts are with you all. May your fond memories give you peace.

    Love ya

    Richie & Bill

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  4. Our love and care to all of you in this time of grieving.

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  5. Teresa Ludwig :

    Our sincere sympathies and heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

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  6. Richie Laudenbach & Bill Follen :

    Sorry that we can’t be with you at this time of your loss. Our hearts, love and prayers are with your family. May all your fond memories give you peace.

    Love ya

    Richie & Bill

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  7. Jessica Mafrica :

    Our condolences and we are very sorry for the loss of a sweet caring man who was always a joy to see. I looked forward to his “Mony! Mony!” when he would come into Spolumbos in the morning. Love Jessica Mafrica-Smith, Bryant, Veruca and Milo Smith and Zena Wilbraham-Mafrica

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  8. Angela and Silvia Spoletini :

    Sorry to all the family for such a great loss. Zio compare was indeed a special man. He always made everyone chuckle. Rest In Peace.

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  9. Lorenzo & Julie Paolucci :

    Our deepest sympathy for loss of your dad he was a great man and a giant in his own right he will truly be missed may god bless

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  10. We would like to send our sincere condolences to the entire family.
    Cristina and Alberto Iamartino and family .

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  11. Sylvie Mafrica :

    Angelo and I send all of you our deepest condolences. He will be greately remembered! Blessings!

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  12. Anna Vespa Stambene :

    Our sincere sympathies and heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

    Emma Vespa
    Anna Vespa Stambene

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  13. Dean and Rose Petrillo :

    Our deepest condolences. It is never easy losing a loved one. Trust that God is with you all during this hard time. You are in our thoughts.

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  14. Guy Blasetti :

    To The Spoletini Family
    May God Bless you all in these trying moments .
    Tonino was a Friendly man with a smile never to be forgotten when he greeted you.
    At THE STORE his presents was seen by all when he was there filling the pop table checking tings out and saying Hello to all of us .
    Heads up and move forward for his memories will never leave you.
    CIAO Guy Blasetti & Family

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  15. Gerry & Livi Cardone :

    To the Spoletini and Durante families – our sincerest condolences for the loss of the famous “show-show”. He was truly a great story teller and his sense of humor was exceptional as he loved sharing it with everyone. May peace be with all of you in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!

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  16. Vicki centofante :

    To zia sorry to hear the sad news love to you all from vicki tony joanna Anthony Nichols Belinda and families Australia

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  17. David and Monika Profeta :

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. God bless you and bring you comfort.

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  18. The Dyer-Glaser Family :

    We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. Sending heartfelt condolences and hoping that the stories that will be shared for years to come will bring peace and smiles to all.

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  19. Frank& Loralea Mettimano :

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. God bless you and bring you comfort.

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  20. My deepest condolences to the family.
    I met Tony at Bow View Manor. He was a gentleman, patient and polite. Will miss him for sure.

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  21. Tony Lombardo :

    My heartfelt condolences to the entire Spoletini family.

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  22. Sheila and Bill Clapham :

    Ida and Tony…
    Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Grandpa.
    We will be thinking of you.
    Sheila and Bill Clapham

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  23. Sorry for your loss. He sounded like he lived a great life surrounded by loving family and friends.God Bless.

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  24. Ida Durante & Family
    I am saddened over the passing of Shisho! He always lived life to the fullest; a gift he shared with all of us. Wishing you & your whole family serenity during this difficult time.

    Isabel Toole&Family

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  25. Silvana Corradetti :

    My sincerest condolences to the Spoletini families.
    Silvana Corradetti

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  26. Elaine Quilichini :

    My deepest sympathies to you all as you face such a great loss.
    He was such a sweet man and I feel very lucky to have met him a few times.
    Love and prayers.
    Elaine Quilichini

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  27. Jay Todesco :

    To the Spoletini and Durante families – on behalf of the Todesco family, I wanted to pass on our sincerest condolences for your loss. Matt spoke very fondly of Jo-Jo during his time in the famous dish-pit. An amazing patriarch with an even more amazing heritage that is following in his path. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jay, Jen and Matt Todesco

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  28. Vince and Onelia Ammirati :

    To John and Aurora and Families
    Ida Fontana and Families

    Our heartfelt condolences on your loss of such a wonderful man that Tonino was.
    We are proud to have been his friend.He will be in our thoughts forever.
    Vince and Onelia Ammirati

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  29. Johanna Cussigh :

    To the Spoletini Families,
    The loss of a beloved one can be so difficult to bear. May the many memories you have of Tonino bring you joy and guide your way, as they will. They are gone but are present with us in our thoughts and memories. We are not able to be with you today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Maria Sacco and The Cussigh family

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  30. Dom & Deb Talerico :

    Our sincerest condolences & deepest sympathies to the family for your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  31. Nick & Joe Nocita :

    Deepest Sympathy for the loss of your family patriarch, our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. His memory will always live forever!

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  32. Renato and Lena Angelozzi :

    Our deepest condolences to the family for your loss. May the memories be with you always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.

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  33. Stan Cichon :

    No matter the age, a loss of a loved one is always most difficult. Tom, Frank to all your families my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father and father-in-law. I will pray for his soul and for healing in your family. May God bless you all.

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  34. Guido & Nora DiStefano :

    Our condolences for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Guido & Nora DiStefano and Family

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  35. Famiglia Gaetano/Lucia Vella :

    Sentite condogliaze a voi famiglia Giovanni/Aurora/Toni dalla nostra famiglia

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  36. My sincere condolences on your loss. He was such a wonderful and friendly man. I am sorry I did not know of his passing or I would have been at the funeral.
    Love and prayers to all of you.

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