FERRARI, Alexander Vincent
December 13, 1924 - April 5, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Al Ferrari, known affectionately to many of us as "Papa". Al's parents were immigrants from Italy who met and married in Calgary where he was born and at the age of five the family moved to Turner Valley. During WWII, Al served in the Royal Canadian Navy and then returned to Calgary to embark on a career in the hotel business. On a ski weekend to Banff, Al met Magnhild Peterson, fell in love and were married in June of 1950. Mel and Al began their lives together in Calgary and were blessed with the births of their four sons. Soon, Mel and Al followed their hearts and moved their young family to Banff in 1964. Al continued his work in the hotel business and later with Parks Canada and then retired in 1989. Al enjoyed his retirement with golfing, travel and cherished family get- togethers filled with music and laughter. Predeceased by his mother, father, brother Leo, favourite cousins, Mario, Vincent, Jules and Dante, Al's gentle spirit and kind heart will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Mel, brother Roy (June), sons Mark (Janice), Peter (Marilyn), Lee (Brenda), and Guy (Monica), and grandchildren Nicholas, Sarah, Jessica, Catalina, Andrea and Mathieu. Forever missed and always in our hearts. Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Rundle Memorial United Church in Banff. Condolences may be sent to www.bowriverfuneral.com. Telephone 403-678-4880.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Apr. 8 to Apr. 10, 2014