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August 13, 1943 - November 16, 2012
Arturo "Art" Cariaga Molina, 69, of Calgary Alberta passed away Friday, November 16, 2012 at Calgary Rosedale Hospice. Art was born August 13, 1943 in Baguio City, Philippines to Bartolome and Honorata Molina. He graduated 1964 from St. Louis University of Baguio City, Philippines BSAc; certified in 1965 as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and took two years Law. On December 19, 1970 he married the former Evelyn Rosario Austria in Calgary Alberta. Art was employed as an accountant for 46 years working primarily in Calgary for the Oil and Gas industry. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Chestermere Lakeside Greens G&CC. He was one of the founders of the Philippine Cultural Center Foundation (Calgary). He was the first chairman and held office for 6 years and spent the remaining years as a Treasurer. He spent most of his time with his children and grandchild and spent leisure time golfing and PCCF dancing with Evelyn. Art is survived by his two sons, Gilbert Lester Molina and his wife Gail, Steven Ray Molina and his wife Anne, and his daughter, Christine Molina Leung and her husband Dennis all from Calgary. He has five grandchildren, Nicholas, Braydon, Matthew, Ava, and Christian along with a sea of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his two brothers, Fred Molina, Romy Molina; and two sisters, Jeanie Fitzsimmons, and Mary-Ann Diaz. He was preceded in death by his parents Bartolome and Honorata Molina. A special thank you to Foothill Hospital, Tom Baker Centre, and Rosedale Hospice in Calgary for their loving care and support. Thank you to Mountain View Funeral Home as well as St. Thomas More for all the arrangements. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Mountain View Funeral Home on Tuesday & Wednesday, November 20 & 21, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Prayers & Tributes will commence in the Chapel at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday). Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (15 Templebow Road NE Calgary AB.) on Thursday, November 22, 2012 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Raul Ranola and Reverend John Alex Pinto, OCD, presiding (those who wish, may pay their respects from 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.). Interment will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery, Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Calgary, Rosedale Hospice www.hospicecalgary.com. Those wishing to sign Art's guest book may do so at http:/ /mountainviewmemorial.ca/ or at the Official Funeral Service. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, Google/GPS - 242013 Garden Road SE, 1605-100 Street SE, (17th Avenue & Garden Road), Calgary, AB Tel: (403) 272-5555.
Published in The Calgary Herald on Nov. 20, 2012