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BERNACCHI, Luigi

August 12, 1933 – April 18, 2012

Luigi Bernacchi of Calgary passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the age of 78 years.

Luigi is survived by his sons, Louis (Gigi) and Giancarlo (John) Bernacchi; daughter-in-law Saro Jane Bunting; grandson Leon Bernacchi; sister Bruna Rossi; brother-in-law Giulio Rossi; and numerous nieces and nephews. Luigi was predeceased by his beloved wife Marina Bernacchi; his parents Eraldo and Maria; and his siblings, Alfredo and Silvia.

Luigi’s charming good nature endeared him to many; he will be missed but not forgotten.

A Celebration of Luigi’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. Special thanks to the caregivers at Bethany Care Centre and Mayfair Care Centre for supporting Luigi in his later years.

In living memory of Luigi and Marina Bernacchi, trees will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. My condolences to the family. I knew Mr Bernacchi, as a kind hearted , approachable, respectful, easy going, social, good natured man, with great integrity, who loved his wife dearly, and always sought the best for his two boys. .I have a great respect, and appreciation for the man I had the honor and pleasure of meeting…..PETE CERVO

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  2. Nancy Lanza & Anthony D'Alfonso :

    John and Gigi,
    We’re sorry to hear of your father’s passing, we will be thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Take Care
    Nancy & Anthony D’Alfonso

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  3. I would like to offer my deepest condolences for your loss. I have only good memories of him chatting about soccer or the day at the cafe.

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  4. Leon Bernacchi :

    I love you Grandpa and I will never forget you

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  5. Claude & Sandy Keenan :

    To Gigi, John and family.
    We have both known Luigi from many fine restaurants in Calgary and became good friends with him over the past 25 years.
    We too will miss Luigi, a truly unique and fine gentleman.
    Sincerely,
    Claude & Sandy Keenan

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