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In memoriam


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November 22, 2011

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Amelia Labbe on November 8, 2011. Amelia was the coordinator of the Spanish Centre in the Department of French, Italian and Spanish since 1981. She arrived in Canada in 1978 from La Paz, Bolivia and devoted her life to teaching the Spanish Language and the Latin Culture. Thanks to her dedication many students embraced the Spanish language and the richness of the Hispanic culture of which she was so proud. She leaves a strong legacy for many generations of students. Amelia was also a dear friend and colleague, always eager to help and offer support.

Anyone wishing to make a contribution in support of Amelia's family should contact the Department of French, Italian and Spanish at fisl@ucalgary.ca. A remembrance book is available in the Spanish Centre in Craigie Hall D303. Those wishing to add expressions of sympathy, appreciation and farewell may visit the centre during its opening hours (MWF 11:00 – 14:00 and TR 12:00 – 14:00).  A celebration of Amelia's life took place November 19, 2011 at First Baptist Church, 1311 - 4 Street S.W., Calgary.