It is with tremendous heartache that we announce the death of Oliver “Oli” Franklin Kibala. Oli died suddenly in Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at the age of 23 years. The youngest of three boys, Oliver was born in Fernie on April 14, 1987 to proud parents John and Grace Kibala.
Oli will be sorely missed by his father John Kibala, brothers Michael and Daniel (Charmaine Anderson), his paternal grandmother Lucy Kibala, and his maternal grandfather Secondo Boccatonda. He is also survived by his Uncle Victor (Ann) Kibala, cousins Cody Kibala (Jaylene) and Keely Kibala (Laina) with their infant Jacob, and his Aunt Leida Cyron and family in Calgary as well as many other relatives in Italy. Oli was predeceased by his Grandpa Mike, Grandma Mafalda, Uncle George, and in December 2009, his mom Grace.
Visitation was held at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel” on Monday, February 7th. Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Holy Family Catholic Church on Tuesday, February 8th with Father Bart van Roijen, Celebrant. Cremation followed the service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Air Rescue, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.