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Ettore Hector Primiterra

August 20, 1945 ~ April 18, 2022 (age 76)


Hector Primiterra passed away on April 18, 2022, at the age of 76 years. 

Ettore, known as Hector, was born in Torrevecchia, Chieti, Italy. Hector married his loving wife Rosanna on June 20, 1965.

In March of 1966, Hector and Rosanna started their journey from Italy to Canada by boat to Halifax, Nova Scotia then onward to Calgary.

Hector was always passionate about sports, from his earlier years where he played soccer to his ongoing love of watching anything hockey, football, soccer, and wrestling related. He also enjoyed spending time on cars - including motorbikes, going fishing, and playing bocce. He was a perfectionist at everything he attempted, he always caught the most fish and always won at pool or foosball. Hector was never happier than when he had a new pet in the house, from dogs to birds and cats, usually all rescued from the SPCA. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.  

Hector started his working career as a pastry chef at Pasticceria D’Amico in Pescara, Italy, which helped him land his first job in Canada at the Calgary Italian Bakery. In 1975, Hector opened his own flooring store - Cortina Flooring where he developed his passion and artistic skills as a tile and stone craftsman. His talents and love for the job led to his career as a general contractor, where he overlooked many significant projects. His passion for helping people and the relationships he built along the way drove his career in both Calgary and Kelowna.

Hector will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Rosanna; daughter Gloria; son Franco; and his two grandchildren Michaela and Daniel. 

Hector always left an impression on those who met him. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 2:00 pm with a reception to follow at Corpus Christi Parish Hall (parking available at the Parish Hall located across from the Church).





















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 Service Program


Funeral Mass
April 29, 2022

2:00 PM
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
404 Northmount Place NW
Calgary, AB T2K 3P9

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