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Vincenzo Arnaldo Sacco
April 26, 1928 - February 16, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">Vincenzo Arnaldo Sacco <br>Calgary, Alberta <br>April 26, 1928 - February 16, 2017 <br> <br>Surrounded by his loving family, Vincenzo (Vincent) Sacco passed away at the Southwood Hospice after a long battle with COPD. <br> <br>Vince was born in San Martino di Finita, Italy. He was trained as a carpenter and furniture maker although many who knew him then, would also say he was a “Jack of all Trades”. In 1954, he married his soulmate and true love Maria. They immigrated to Canada in 1957, with $25 in his pocket, 2 children and the desire for a better life for their family. <br> <br>Within 2 days of arriving in Calgary, Vince began work as a laborer and eventually would work as a cement finisher for major cement companies. He never feared hard work, long hours or inclement weather. Vince took great pride in the work that he did. Each job, no matter how large or small, was done as if he were doing it for a member of his family or best friend. He wanted it to be perfect. <br> <br>With perseverance, resilience and inner strength he created the home and life he had dreamed of. Together Vince and Maria would be blessed with 4 children. They were his proudest achievement. With them, he was generous with his love, time and wisdom. He lived a good life and from his example and gentle guidance inspired them to make thoughtful and positive choices about their own lives. <br> <br>He instilled in his children love of their heritage and culture. Atypical of his generation, when he was not working, you might find him in the kitchen helping prepare homemade noodles, gnocchi, bread and sausages. Each year he looked forward to planting his huge garden. Amongst his beloved friends and neighbors, Vince was well known for his amazing garden and especially his tomatoes. He was quick to share what he had grown with everyone that visited; rarely, did someone leave without something. Even being tethered to an oxygen tank did not hold him back, fifty feet of hose and a "little bit“ of hard work was all he needed to continue to create his Garden of Eden <br> <br>Vincent is survived by his spouse Maria, children Johanna and Renato Cussigh, Bruno and Ann Sacco, Sara and Len Bates, and grandchildren Marco and Karly Cussigh, Meagan Sacco (Clayton), Matthew Sacco, Ariel Bates and Jarod Bates, Claudia Sacco and Emma Sacco. <br> <br>He was predeceased by his son Claudio Sacco and his granddaughter Renee Cussigh. <br> <br>The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Palliative Home Care Team (Wendy, Lisette, Cara, Nathan, Abiba, Joseph, Kurian) for their compassionate care. Special thanks to Dr. Narang and Dr. Fraser for their years of care. <br> <br> <br>The funeral service will take place at Eden Brook Funeral Home on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00 am. <br>Donations may be made to Heart Beats Children's Society of Calgary, Box 30233, Chinook Postal Outlet, Calgary, T2H 2V9 <br></div>