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Milo Alphonse Marcial
September 6, 1924 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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Milo Marcial, a lifelong resident of Blairmore, AB, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre. Left to mourn his passing is his son, Gary (Gladys) Marcial of Calgary, AB; his late son, Dan’s partner, Carol Toth; various brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Milo was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Matilda Marcial; his wife, Vicki; his sons, Ronnie and Dan (Laura); his brothers, Americo (Polly), Louis (Chris) and Michael; his sisters, Lillian, Albina (Bob) Glaser, Eda (Angelo) Evans and Mary (Bert) Cyr; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Fred and Lily Lencucha.
Milo was a man of many talents. He excelled in carpentry, especially cabinet and furniture making. He worked at various jobs over the years, eventually starting his own business, “Milo’s Contracting” which he operated for over forty years.
Milo was a lifelong member of the Blairmore Catholic Parish and the Knights of Columbus. He even served as project inspector during the construction of the new church and hall.
After forty-five years as a volunteer fireman, Milo retired from his position after five years as Fire Chief in 1995 to support his wife, Vicki during her battle with cancer. During his time as Fire Chief, he and his team of volunteer firemen started the fireworks show, “Thunder In the Valley” in 1992 which became a popular annual event for the community and tourists from many far-flung locales. The late Governor General, Jean Sauve presented Milo with the Exemplary Service Medal of Canada in 1987, and with his forty-year service pin and bar on 1990.
Milo was a strong supporter of Minor Hockey and served as president of the Blairmore Arena Association. He was honoured for his dedication in 1967 when the community named him as Sportsman of the Year. He was also an excellent athlete himself, playing hockey for the Crow United Senior Men’s team until a broken ankle ended his playing days at age fifty-two.
Milo loved the Crowsnest Pass, often saying “it’s the most beautiful place on Earth.” He spent countless hours driving in the backcountry and, in the winters, snowmobiling with Dan.
During his life, Milo touched the waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and travelled to northern regions of Canada. Dan and Laura guided Milo and Vicki on several vacations to the USA and Maritimes.
Gary and Gladys would like to thank Milo’s many friends and family members who helped him during the challenging later years of his life.
There are many stories that many people could share about Milo that would fill many pages. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him and fondly remembered for his legacy of enduring contributions to the Crowsnest Pass.
A Memorial Mass will be held at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Parish (13126 - 21 Ave., Blairmore, AB) on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 11:00am with Fr. Joseph Nagothu as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be gratefully accepted by the Alberta Cancer Foundation (www.albertacancer.ca), or the Arthritis Society of Canada (www.arthritis.ca). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555