PASQUALE D’IPPOLITOPosted: September 16th, 2016
Pasquale went to be with the lord suddenly, on Sunday, September 11, 2016, after a short but brave battle with Cancer.
Pasquale is survived by his loving wife Lilia Cattoni, sons Renato (Francis) D’Ippolito, Silvano (Gail) D’Ippolito, step-sons Leo (Annelise) Cattoni and Lucio Luigi Cattoni, his grandchildren Anthony (Jackie) D’Ippolito and their son Owen, Michael D’Ippolito, Alessandro D’Ippolito (Amy Gerber), Luciano D’Ippolito, Anthony Cattoni and Renzo Cattoni, his brother Riccardo (Aurellia) D’Ippolito and 2 sisters Andonietta D’Ippolito and Lucia D’Ippolito and many beloved brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife Maria, brothers Armando, Carmine, Nicola, Pietro and his sister Beatrice and numerous brothers and sisters –in-law.
On March 21, 1933 in Sessano, Italy the extraordinary life of Pasquale began. Coming from a family of 9 children, life was difficult but somehow they all survived. During the war years, as a young child, he often spoke of going into the mountains with his brothers and sisters to avoid the bombing raids. In 1954 Pasquale married his childhood sweetheart, Maria and they were blessed with two sons, Renato and Silvano. In 1962 they travelled with their 2 small children for a better life in Canada. They first came to live in the small community of Blairmore , AB where Pasquale worked for CP Rail. In 1969 they moved to Lethbridge, AB where Pasquale worked for Sven Erickson’s Bakery eventually returning to CP Rail, retiring at the age of 65. Sadly after 40 years of marriage his wife Maria passed away. Pasquale was to find love for the second time when in 1998 he married Lilia Cattoni and had been married happily for the past 18 years.
Above all else Pasquale was a family man embracing everyone with all his heart. Love above all else is the legacy he leaves behind.
Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 6:00pm on Monday, September 19, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S. Lethbridge, AB.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 St N, Lethbridge, AB, with Father Lukas Drapal, celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1510-2 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 0G; the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211 Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7 or to the Canadian Cancer Association, 317-10 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7.
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