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VILLALOBOS, Benjamin

September 28, 1943 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 28, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Benjamin Villalobos, beloved husband of Maria Villalobos of Calgary passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the age of 74 years.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Benjamin immigrated to Vauxhall, Alberta with his wife and four children in 1982. He spent his time in Southern Alberta farming for many years before moving to Calgary and starting a small business. He was a loving husband, married to Maria for forty-seven years, and inseparable for fifty years. Their deep love for each other was reflected in their close knit family and relationships they cultivated with their dear friends that became their extended family in Canada. He was a caring husband, father, grandfather and friend to many and will be remembered for his sense of humour and love of practical jokes. He had a keen mechanical ability and could fix absolutely anything including a friend’s dishwasher on Christmas Eve or a furnace in the middle of the night. Besides his love for Maria, his family and friends, he had passion for cars, politics, Argentina and a refined palate that included steak, chocolate, ice cream and Coca-Cola.

Ben had an unmatched Joie de vivre, lived a full life and loved adventure. He fought a long, difficult battle with Parkinson’s for the past several years. He was well supported by family and many friends through these challenging times.

Besides his loving wife, Maria, Benjamin is survived by his children, Ben (Joelle), Frank (Meagan), Dolores (Trevor), and Mili. His grandchildren, Mia, Ema, Ines, Benjamin, Agustina, Camila, Lucia, Tristan, and Sebastian. His siblings, Estela (Gonzalo), Gonzalo, ChiChi, and Alvaro and a large extended family in Argentina that loved him deeply.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club (12501, 14th Street S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2W 2Y8) Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, #120, 6835 Railway St SE Calgary T2H 2V6, www.parkinsonalberta.ca.

In living memory of Benjamin Villalobos, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Carol Buchanan :

    Maria and Family,
    My condolences on your loss. I send my love,

    Carol Buchanan

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  2. Lisa Osachoff :

    Mili and Delores, I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking about your whole family at this time.

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  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Brent, Amy, Evan and Abbey and all of our family

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Maria you and Benjamin were my second parents and I love you all deeply. Please know I am thinking of you often and am send love and prayers to comfort you at this difficult time. I fondly remember the days at the farm and the many days at the house in Cedarbrae. Your family taught me a deep love and laughter can weather anything. Peter and I offer our condolences and wish we could be there to show our support. Dolores please let me know if there is anything you need I am always available to talk ❤

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  5. Denise Beaudry :

    Dear Dolores & family; We offer you our most sincerest condolences for the loss of your father. We are fortunate to have met and shared some time with both your parents, such wonderful people!

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  6. Leah Hartley :

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

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  7. Harvey and Joanne Wood :

    Dear Ben, Joelle and family.
    Our thought and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May the pain you feel today be eased by the memories you hold close to your heart.

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  8. Tania (Chacon) Adams :

    I’m so sad to hear the news this morning. Mili, I know how much you love your dad. You have a beautiful family and it was always so nice to see the great love you all have for each other. Sorry for your loss and pray you will all have peace, comfort and strength at this time. Hugs

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  9. José M BARBIERI :

    En nombre de la familia Barbieri les hago llegar nuestros más sentido pésame. Uds. son como familia y lo extrañaremos mucho a nuestro querido Ben/Benjamin/Mincho

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  10. Barb&Ron Smith :

    Dear Ben and Joelle
    Ron and I offer our condolences to you both and your families.
    All our love Barb and Ron Smith

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  11. Maggie y Javier Morgan :

    Maria y familia
    Nuestras condolencias, estamos con Uds en estos momentos difíciles
    Los queremos mucho
    Un abrazo para todos

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  12. Jourdan Pym :

    Dear Villalobos Family,
    Sending you all lots of love at this time. I am sorry for the pain you are feeling with such a loving soul taken too quickly but hope you can all celebrate his life and spend time together in the process.

    Lots of love and hugs!

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  13. Álvaro González Villalobos :

    Con profunda tristeza a Mincho, Piyí y sus queridos hijos:
    Mincho era persona iluminada por su hombría de bien y su grata compañía, tan inteligente y especial. He perdido un amigo con quien tuve un cariño entrañable, y un gran respeto, toda la vida. Pérdida irreparable. Mi admirada Piyí, seguiré estando con ustedes, y con Mincho como siempre fue y siempre será.

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  14. Beth Collins :

    Our deepest condolences to all of you during this difficult time. Tell stories and remember all the good times and memories.
    Beth, Derek, Jackson and Sebastian

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  15. Pablo y Vero van Gelderen :

    Piyi querida! Muchos años pasaron pero siempe están y estuvieron en nuestros recuerdos nuestra convivencia en el Noroeste Cordobés!! Qué épocas y qué vivencias!
    Nuestri querido Mincho, ya descansa en PAZ!
    A vos y a los chicos nuestro abrazo del alma! Un beso enorme a todos y uno muy especial para vos!
    Los queremos!
    Pablo y Vero van Gelderen

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  16. Raul y Susana Alvarez :

    Querida Maria y flia.
    Un abrazo enorme para todos y para Benjamin “gracias x habernos hecho reír, recordarte siempre nos hará sonreir, aun con nostalgia”.
    Cariños para todos.

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  17. Brent & Agi English :

    We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Agi and I wish we could be there to show our support, we are thinking of you!

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  18. Feiber omana :

    Dear Dolores and family,

    Our deepest and most sincere condolences for your family’s loss.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

    Sincerely,

    Feiber Omana & family

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  19. Jeff English & Demelza Motley :

    Dear Villalobos Family,
    Our deepest condolences, we both wish we could have been there in person to show our support. Thinking of everyone.

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  20. Jeff English & Demelza Motley :

    Dear Villalobos Family,
    Thinking of you during this time, we both wish we could have been there to show our support. Our deepest condolences.

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