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Passed away suddenly January 9, 2013. Born October 11, 1935 in Malito, Italy. Predeceased by his loving wife, Maria. Survived by his children, Assunta (Carmine) DiPalma, Maurizio (Elisa), Sergio (Lori), and Adriana (Salvatore) Calandra; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Antonio (Iolanda), Maria (Agostino), Frank (Heather), and Pierino (Monika); as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Amedeo, Eugenio, and Vittorio.
A Visitation will take place from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby. Prayers will be offered at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, January 16 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 555 South Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 17. Entombment will follow at Ocean View Burial Park Abbey Mausoleum.
Donations in Umberto's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2013