Obituary of Juanito Lazaro Samano
July 12, 1938 - Laur, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
December 1, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta
Juanito Samano, beloved husband of Clarita Samano (nee Capinpin), of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at the age of 84 years.
Juanito was born in Laur, Nueva Ecija, Philippines on July 12, 1938. Juanito married Clarita Capinpin in 1964. He moved to New Jersey, USA in 1976 and later immigrated to Calgary, Canada in 2000.
Juanito attended Far Eastern University and went on to join the Merchant Marines as a Seaman. Juanito accomplished much through his life and was particularly proud of becoming Vice Mayor of Laur in the 1970s.
Juanito loved watching his idols in Old Western movies and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years.
Juanito’s most memorable vacation was a road trip through the United States with his family to see Disneyland and Universal Studios.
He will be most remembered for his generosity and kindness towards children, his sweet smile, and big eyes.
Besides his loving wife, Juanito is survived by his daughter Maria Cynthia Ortiz of Calgary, Alberta; three grandchildren, Nikola, Giuliano, and Klariz of Calgary, Alberta; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Juanito was predeceased by his siblings Socorro, Manuel, and Francisco.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis & Holloway (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Prayers and Tributes starting at 6:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mark’s Catholic Church (5552 Madigan Drive N.E., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences, memories and photos can also be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Juanito Samano, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.