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BOMBARDIERI, Guerino Cesari (Chic) PhD.

October 21, 1920 – October 28, 2012

Surrounded by his loving family, Chic Bombardieri beloved husband of Bess passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 92.

Chic was born and raised in Calgary, served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1938 to 1945 and received his BSc. and MSc. from the University of Alberta and his PhD. from McGill. He was employed by Esso Resources for many years. Chic was a member of the Glencoe Club and the Esso Resources Annuitants Club. Chic loved the outdoors and was an avid hiker and cross country skier with the 5th Dimension, the M & M as well as the Esso Annuitants Outdoors Clubs. Chic was also a long time member of the Calgary Concert Band. Dad loved learning, life, music, people, being active in the world and his family.

Chic is survived by his loving wife Bess, three children Sandra (Henrik) Johansen of Maryland, Robert of Calgary, David (Linda) and two grandchildren Lauren and Nicholas of Edmonton as well as one sister Anna Smith and one brother Alfred Bombardieri both of Vancouver, sister-in-law Phyllis Ziegler, brother-in-law Joe Vassallo, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Guiseppe and Caterina, his siblings; Rose (Vassallo), Victor, William, Angela (Fulton), David and Octavio.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service will be on a later date at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers a contribution to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

In living memory of Guerino Bombardieri, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Pam and Ken Wright :

    So very sad to lose another fine man. We always enjoyed visiting when he and Bess were part of the Ziegler clan parties. Christine, Will and the girls were so lucky to have such a fine man in their family. May you all hold onto the wonderful thoughts sent your way and know that we feel honored to have known Guerino. I shall always treasure the last hug.

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  2. Rebecca Fulton :

    Uncle Chic was a wonderful uncle. I have so many fond memories of being included in his family’s trips to Happy Valley, or to see plays, when I was a child. I loved his sense of humour and his sage advice [“Don’t wear anything binding”]. He was always a fun person whenever I saw him.

    My heart goes out to Auntie Bess, Sandy, David and Robert. He was an amazing man who was much loved. I am very sorry for your loss.

    With love from,

    Becky

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  3. Kathy Prichard :

    Sandy’s family at Yellow Springs Elementary School and the entire YSES community express our deepest sympathies. Knowing the wonderful person that Sandy is, we know that “Dad” must have been amazing too!
    We love you!

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  4. We were so very sorry to hear about your father Sandy. All of Yellow Springs Elementary school sends you and your family their love and support. Love, Corki

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  5. Greta, Tim Deanna and Graham Nettleton :

    Hi
    Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We know that he is at peace and had a GREAT life. I remember the time that he shared Easter with us at our house. Both he and Bess were a wonderful addition to our celebration. He will be missed.
    Love from Greta, Tim Deanna and Graham

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  6. Sandy and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Eventhough I never had the pleasure of meeting your father, grandfather and husband; he sounded like a great person from the stories that Sandy would tell. I work with Sandy at Yellow Springs Elementary and I can assure you that she dearly treasures her family. I am keeping your family in my prayers.
    Once again, my sincerest sympathy.
    Fondly,
    Amy Sloan

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  7. Dear Bess and Family,

    My sincere condolence on the loss of Chic. I always appreciated my contact with Chic during my hiking with him.

    Chic was one of those great people that you always assume would be around for ever.

    Chic lived a full life and I’m absolutely sure that he enjoyed every moment of it. He will be deeply missed by all.

    With Great Respect and Sympathy.

    Jim Tilbe

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  8. To Chic`s Family:
    I was surprised to read about Chic’s passing in the Hearld. I knew Chic at the lab. Please accept my condolences and my sympathy for all of you at this time and best wishes for pleasant memories in the future.
    Sincerely,
    Glenn Bilton

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  9. Bill Paskiewich :

    Bess and family…we will always miss Chic and will always remember him

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  10. We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Chic, who was truly a gentleman and want to convey our sincere condolences to Bess and family, and thinking of you in this time of sorrow.
    Henry and Anne Pal.

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  11. Maya Charlebois :

    My deepest condolences to you Bess and your family on the loss of a life partner and family life member. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Maya Charlebois

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  12. Pauline Schaus :

    Dear Bess and family,
    My deepest condolences to you Bess and your family on the loss of Chic. Witnessing the two of you hiking and skiing with M’n’M was such an inspiration to me. He was truly a gentleman and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad occasion.
    Pauline Schaus

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  13. Rich & Jan Sommerfield :

    Dear, Bass, Sandy & Family,

    We would like to offer our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Love,
    Rich & Jan Sommerfield

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  14. Ken Croasdale :

    Dear Bess and family,

    My condolences on Chic’s passing.He was a fine person. I first met Chic when I joined the Imperial Oil Lab in 1968. Chic occupied the adjacent office and he helped me a lot to settle in. Subsequently we had many a fine philosophical discussion on wide ranging topics. With his wisdom, kindness and calmness he was a great example to us all.

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  15. Al Bombardieri :

    Dear Bess,Sandra ,David,Robert, Henrik, Linda,Lauren & Nicholas.

    To the memory of an exceptional man.,We are all the better because he was here. He is still present in our hearts and minds.

    Much love to all of you and Iwill see you soon.

    Al

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  16. Susan and Myron Podlog :

    We offer our sympathy to all the family members on news of ‘Chic’s’passing.
    We are neighbours a few houses down. We read about Chic’s passing and his many contributions and interests in the Herald.

    Sincerely
    Susan and Myron Podlog

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