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Giuseppe Poscente

Giuseppe Poscente

Friday, April 23rd, 1926 - Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
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Giuseppe Poscente
Born Antrodoco, Rieti, Italy April 23, 1926 to Clelia Felli and Priamo Poscente.

Giuseppe Poscente passed away peacefully in the morning on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the age of 93.

As a youth, Giuseppe worked on aqueduct projects and later as the driver to the town doctor ferrying patients for appointments. Searching for a better life, he emigrated to Canada in 1950 on the ocean liner Vulcania, landing in Halifax and taking the train to Nordegg. He then moved to Calgary where he lived with other bachelor Italians at first, then married Annunziata, also of Antrodoco, in 1953 in Drumheller. Their children Sandro and Clelia arrived, and he raised his children to become university educated professionals.

Giuseppe worked hard for his family. He worked in the sheet metal industry at Stewart-Phillips, then Watson Sheet Metal, later forming his own company West Air Sheet Metal. His career path took him from a Benchman to Journeyman to General Superintendent to Owner/Operator to computerized pattern design and layout. He was involved in many big projects such as: Calgary Place, Market Mall, Saddledome, McEwan Hall, Foothills Hospital, and many shopping centres in BC, AB and SK.

Giuseppe volunteered his labour and provided materials for work at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, S. Andrea and Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic churches. He worked on many furnaces and eavestroughs for fellow Italians. He was a good handy man.

Giuseppe took many trips back to Italy. He also enjoyed travelling to Alaska, Hawaii, California, Nevada, Florida, Mexico, Panama, Columbia and Caribbean. He built two homes from the ground up using sub-contracting management skills. He was a season ticket sporting enthusiast of the Calgary Flames and Calgary Stampeders.

Giuseppe was predeceased by his beloved wife Annunziata, brother Saverio and sister Irene. He will be dearly remembered by his son Sandro, daughter Clelia, sister Paola, as well as other relatives in Italy.

Friends are invited to gather at Choice Memorial (105-4715 13th Street NE) for coffee and a visitation on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (1566 Northmount Drive NW) on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:00 am. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Guiseppe, visit www.choicememorial.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Choice Memorial
    Address
    105 - 4715 - 13th Street NE
    Calgary, Alberta T2E 6M3
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Luke's Catholic Church
    Address
    1566 Northmount Drive NW
    Calgary, Alberta T2L 0G6
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    When
    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 12:30pm
    Location
    Queen's Park Mausoleum
    Address
    3219 - 4th Street NW
    Calgary, Alberta T2M 3A6
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paul volponi

Posted at 11:01am
Thank you Joe and family for always showing us love our whole life. My memories of being at your house will always be warm and treasured. I wish you, Clelia and Sandro all the best in your lives and Thank you for being the kind of people that you are. You truly learned the best example from your wonderful parents.

Love,
Paul Volponi
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Posted at 08:42pm
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Posted at 02:00pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Love Laura & Grace
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Grace Poletto

Posted at 02:36pm
Clelia and Sandro,
Although no words can ease the loss you feel, just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories of your father help you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Grace Poletto and family
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Luisa and Grant

Posted at 07:09pm
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