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Rene Rizzoli

April 3, 1923 ~ September 25, 2017 (age 94)
It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Rene Rizzoli Monday, September 25, 2017 in Agape Hospice at the age of 94 years. Rene was born the fourth of eleven children and raised on the family farm in Hylo, Alberta. Rene was a proud, courageous and heroic World War Two soldier who served his country selflessly abroad, surviving many challenges and hardships early in life. Upon his return, he married the love of his life, Marguerite, October 8, 1947. Subsequently he began a career with the Department of Transport as Airport Manager, which took him and his family to many airports across Alberta and the Yukon Territory. In 1967, he moved his family to Calgary where he assumed the role of Duty Manager, Calgary International Airport, retiring after thirty eight years of service. Rene was an active member of the Navy Reserve, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He was known to many as high energy, the outdoorsman, the handyman. He was always ready and willing to give of himself to the community, his church and his family. He was a pillar of strength, honest and dependable, a man of integrity, unquestionably mirroring the value of hard work and sacrifice. Certainly, a legacy for his children and grandchildren. Upon reflection, one would admit that his life was professionally rewarding and personally satisfying. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of almost seventy years, Marguerite, his devoted daughters; Patricia (Earle), Marilyn (Harvey), Catherine (Danny); daughter-in-law Jane; his sisters; Angela and Delphine; Grandchildren; Dru, Eryn, Ashley, Stefanie, Cole and Shelby; Great-grandsons; Adym, Benjamin, Chamberlain and Wes as well as many friends, nieces, nephews and godchildren. He was heart broken when predeceased by his only son, Bryan in February 2012. He was happiest amongst family - the treasure and pride of his life. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Michelle Geddes and Dr. Thomas Louie and their teams at Foothills Hospital, Bone Marrow Clinic Team at Tom Baker and the Salvation Army Agape Hospice staff for their compassionate care and comfort so willingly given to Rene. Those wishing to join in the celebration of his life are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Luke's Catholic Church (corner of Northmount Drive and Northland Drive NW) on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2:00pm. Photos, memories, and condolences may be shared through If so desired, in lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made directly to Tom Baker Centre and/or The Salvation Army Agape Hospice. Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES (403) 265-1199

Funeral Mass

SEP 29. 02:00 PM

St. Luke's Catholic Church

1566 Northmount Dr NW

Calgary, AB, CA, T2L 0G6

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