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Mel James Portigal

October 29, 1949 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 72)


After struggling for many years with health issues, Mel is now at peace.

Left to mourn and miss him is his wife, Eleanor; three stepdaughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Along with his three surviving siblings, their spouses, and his nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his mother Rose; father Samuel; and brother Danny.

Calgary born and raised, Mel worked his entire career with the City of Calgary, retiring after 47 years of service.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Mel's name to the Calgary Humane Society or SPCA

A Celebration of Life will be held on June 27, 2022, at 1:00 pm, followed by a reception at Evan J. Strong Funeral Services North (3625 12 St. NE).


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Celebration of Life
June 27, 2022

1:00 PM
Evan J. Strong Funeral Services NORTH
3625 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6P4


Calgary Humane Society
4455 110th Ave SE, Calgary AB T2C 2T7
Tel: 1-403-205-4455

Alberta SPCA
17904 118 Ave NW, Edmonton AB T5S 2W3
Tel: 1-780-447-3600

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