Obituary of Tranquillo Louis Furlan
July 23, 1925 - Padua, Italy
December 27, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta
Tranquillo Furlan, beloved husband of Livia Furlan (nee Canonica) of Calgary, Alberta passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at the age of 97 years.
Tranquillo was born in Padua, Italy on July 23, 1925. He married Livia Furlan in 1947. He came to Canada alone in 1950 and sent money back to his wife and son in Switzerland where they built a home. In 1963 his family joined him in Canada, where they have lived ever since.
Tranquillo trained as a machinist at SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) and worked for Curtis Hoover and Barber Industries. He worked in several mines and later, in the oil field.
Tranquillo accomplished much in his life and was particularly proud of his wife, Livia, for being a loving companion to him for 75 years. He's proud of his son, Valerio, for taking care of the family. Tranquillo was happy that his granddaughter, Nicole, is pursuing her second degree and that his great-granddaughter, Natalie, is doing well and is going to school.
Tranquillo had a passion for painting that he shared with his wife. He won many awards for his landscapes. He enjoyed playing cards and having family dinners. He was personable and loved sharing and making memories with the people he cared for. He stayed active swimming and walking around the neighbourhood with Nicole and their family dog, Bella.
Here is a compilation of some special words by Saint Anthony, who inspired Tranquillo:
“The life of the body is the soul; the life of the soul is God.
Un cuore capace di amare Dio al di sopra di tutte le cose.
Sostienimi con il tuo esempio, affinché io possa vivere e morire nella grazia e nell'amicizia di Dio.
To Father, Son may glory be
And Holy Spirit, eternally”
Tranquillo will be remembered most for his generosity, courage, and love for his family. Thank you to Livia, Valerio, Nicole, and Natalie for all their love and support over the years.
Besides his loving wife Livia, Tranquillo is survived by his son Valerio, his granddaughter Nicole, and great-granddaughter Natalie. Tranquillo was predeceased by his parents, Virginia and Giuseppe Furlan; three brothers, Pietro, Ceasare, and Antonio Furlan; and his infant sister. Tranquillo was reunited with Bella on December 31, 2022.
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In living memory of Tranquillo Furlan, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.