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WADE, Velia

August 7, 1921 – Trieste, Italy
May 5, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Velia Wade of Calgary, Alberta, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the age of 97 years.

Velia was born in Trieste, Italy on August 7, 1921. She met and married her husband, Raymond Wade, in 1950 in Trieste, and then immigrated to Canada together with their young daughter, Maureen, in 1952. Throughout her life, Velia had many hobbies, and was particularly fond of painting, sewing, and cooking for her family. She was also an accomplished seamstress. Velia faithfully attended her church for many years, and loved the Lord dearly. She will be remembered mostly for her strong faith and love for her family. She could often be heard humming tunes to her favourite hymns while tending to her garden roses.

Velia is survived by her daughter Maureen; two grandchildren, Melissa, and Megan; and great-grandson, Bennett. Velia was predeceased by her loving husband of sixty-four years, Raymond.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through

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

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