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DI VALENTIN, Gregory Santin Uri

July 26, 1975 – Ottawa, Ontario
March 16, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Gregory Di Valentin, beloved fiancé of Clare McMillan of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the age of 38 years as a result of a skiing accident.

Besides his fiancée, Gregory will be missed by his parents Luisa and Santin Di Valentin; sister and brother-in-law Tanya Di Valentin and Kevin Ferriss; two nephews Luca and Zachary and niece Gabriella as well as extended family and many friends.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 10:00a.m. A Memorial Service will also be held in Ottawa at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Gregory Di Valentin, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Dear Di Valentin family,

    I wish to express my deepest condolences to you on the loss of your son, brother and uncle. I am deeply saddened by this news as are many of his friends here in Ottawa. I am proud to say that he and I shared many laughs over the years and that is the memory I will keep of him.

    Please do not hesitate to call upon us should you need any help in these trying times.

    Alan Pepe
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Classmate at CCSG, University of Ottawa.
    Co-worker at Bell Mobility Pagelink.

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  2. Maiko Midena :

    To all who are close to Gregory .. I give my deepest condolences to the Di Valentin family. I have known Gregory as kids and although have not spoken to him recently I do know he was a great human being and was well liked and respected by all. May he rest in peace.

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  3. Joelle Mackenzie :

    Such a tragic loss for your family. My deepest sympathies to all your loved ones. You were a lovely person with a great sense of humour and a kind soul. May you rest in peace my friend.

    Joelle

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  4. Luc Lavictoire :

    Although I had lost touch with Greg for a while, we reconnected via FaceBook. We had spent a lot of time go-karting back in high school. He was a great friend. He will be missed. All of his friends in Ottawa are thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Please accept my sincere condolences.

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  5. Edwige Jean-Pierre :

    My deepest condolences to Greg’s fiancé’, family and friends. I went to high school with Greg and remember him as a funny, witty and very smart guy. Although I hadn’t seen him in years, I’m very saddened to hear of his passing. RIP Greg.
    Edwige

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  6. Guy Berthelet :

    Dear Di Valentin family,

    I am sorry for your loss. Gregory was a great friend and he will live on in our memories forevever.

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

    Guy Berthelet

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  7. Nick Sebastian :

    Although it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow; may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. My deepest sympathy for you in your loss. Hoping that comfort and peace may come to you.

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  8. Jackie Harlow and Marc Laberge :

    Dearest Tanya,

    Jackie and I would like to extend you and your family our deepest condolences. Gregory, his fiancee and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and are thinking of you.

    Nous t’embrassons bien tendrement,

    Jackie and Marc

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  9. Kathleen Rivest`-Muir :

    My deepest condolences go out to Greg’s family and friends. Although I have not seen him since highschool, I do remember him as a thoughtful individual who always had a smile on his face. he will surely be missed.

    Kathleen Rivest-Muir

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  10. Montminy Family :

    With deepest sympathy. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

    AM, Syl, Alexandre and Jacob

    XO

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  11. Caroline Groulx :

    Dear Di Valentin family, fiancé and friends:

    I would like to offer my deepest sympathy for your loss. I went to high school with Greg and I remember him as a very kind soul with a great sense of humour. You are in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

    Caroline
    Ottawa

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  12. Alain Villeneuve :

    My condolences to you and your family

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  13. Michel Dumont et Julie Richer :

    Nos sympathies à Claire et toute la famille. Greg, on gardera toujours un bon souvenir de ta gentillesse et de ta grande générosité.

    Michel et Julie

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  14. Dear Di Valentin family,

    Please accept my deepest condolences.

    Greg was truly an original with a great wit and sense of humour. I will fondly remember the times we shared.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.

    Rest in peace, my friend.

    Éric Joly, Ottawa

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  15. Ron Lewandowski :

    I had the opportunity to work with Greg while at Thermo Fisher one of the organizations that GTL represented. He was a person with great energy a passion for his craft and one of high integrity. This is a tragic loss and one that you can only know that he now walks with the angels. My God bless you and your family.

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  16. My deepest condolences to Greg’ s family and friends.
    I went to high school with Greg and i had the honor of knowing such a wonderful person.
    Praying for you during this difficult times.

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  17. Anne and Ciaran Diamond :

    To Clare Mc Milllan, Mr and Mrs Di Valentin and family, and to all of his friends we wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy on the tragic loss of Gregory. We also wish to extend our sympathy to Clare’s parents, brother and sisters who are sharing Clare’s pain.
    Saint Francis pray for him and for everyone grieving his loss.

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  18. Mireille, Bruno, Éli et Ian :

    Nos condoléances à toute la famille. Nos pensées et nos prières sont avec vous en cette période difficile.

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  19. Sebastien Lacroix :

    To Clare McMilllan, Mr. and Mrs. Di Valentin and Family,

    Gregory’s giving spirit touched so many lives and will never be forgotten.

    When I reflect on all the cherished memories of Greg, I honestly cannot think of single time I did not have a smile on my face. Whether we were planning something that might likely land us in a little trouble or spending all night studying for the engineering exams, we always looked back the next day and were glad we got through it…together. Honestly, I would have never gotten through it without his help, his guidance and his friendship.

    He was one of the smartest, most generous and kind hearted people I have ever met. Even in passing, Greg’s selfless gift provided a new life & new hope to so many others with his generous gift of life.

    Greg loved life, his family his Friulano heritage and the beauty of nature. He lived life with passion, purpose and direction understanding that every day was a gift. Seizing every day and what it brings along with a tremendous and unique skill: being one of the world’s best listeners. We were all so blessed to have been able to learn and live life alongside such a special friend.

    Greg, we are all so deeply saddened by your passing. I know that you will continue to look over your loved ones and give them all the strength needed to overcome the challenges they face. In Heaven, like on Earth, you were, and remain an Angel to so many of us.

    May our prayers and thoughts bring comfort to Clare & the Di Valentin family in this very difficult time.

    Until we meet again my dearest friend.
    Tu seras toujours dans nos pensées et nos cœurs.

    Sebastien Lacroix

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  20. We were cowokerss of Gregoy. Words cannot express our sorrow. Gregory was such great person with a huge heart. We will miss him. Our thoughts are with you during these dificult times.

    Eric Teboul
    HORIBA Scientific – USA

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  21. Ville Haaslahti :

    I had the honour of knowing Gregory through working with Gamble Technologies. He was a friendly, smart and honest person and will be missed in our organization. I want to extended our deepest condolences to all his loved ones.

    Sincerely,
    Ville Haaslahti
    Hidex
    Turku, Finland

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  22. Carole and Richard mcAleese :

    We were so sorry to hear about the death of Greg, Clare’s fiance.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the families.

    Much love

    Carole and Richard

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  23. Joe and Jean McCorry nee McMllan :

    Jean who is Clare’s aunt and sister of Tommy & Kate McMillan extend our deepest sympathy to the Di Valenti family on the tragic loss of Greg. We commend him to God’s loving mercy and pray for the consolation of both families.

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  24. Anna McMillan :

    Dear Clare, Mr and Mrs De Valentin, Tanya, Kevin, Luca, Zachary and Gabriella and all Greg’s family and friends. We are truly sorry for your loss and are thinking of all of you. Greg was a wonderful person and we know Clare was very happy with him. May he rest in peace, you are all in our thoughts.
    The McMillan family
    Tom, Kate, Paul, Anna and Katie

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  25. Mary and Niall Callan :

    Dear Clare,
    We are very shocked and saddened by your terrible loss. Please convey our sincere condolences to Greg’s family and friends.

    We are having a mass said for Greg in our local church.
    Much love,
    Mary and Niall

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  26. The Harrison & Saxby families :

    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    But may his love live on in your memories and bring you peace.

    Our hearts are reaching out to you all,
    for what you are going through;
    I’m thinking of you frequently
    And praying for you, too.

    Our sincere heartfelt condolence Clare, Mr & Mrs Di Valentin and all your families worldwide.

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  27. Esther Beaumont :

    Dearest Clare, and to all of Greg’s family and friends
    I was so desperately sorry and saddended to hear of the tragic passing of Greg, my heart goes out to you all and you are in my thoughts constantly at this truly sad time.
    All my love
    Esther

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  28. Cathy Rallison :

    Dear Clare and Greg’s family and friends

    I am so sorry for your loss. Greg was a wonderful person who obviously made Clare so happy. He will be dearly missed.

    I think this poem is clearer than any words I have now:

    Sad and silent was his call,
    His sudden death surprised us all,
    To a beautiful life came a sudden end,
    He died as he lived everyone’s friend,
    He had a nature you could not help loving,
    A heart far purer than gold,
    Upright and just in all his ways,
    Loving and kind to the end of his days.

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers

    Much love

    Cathy

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  29. Shaun McInnis :

    My deepest condolences to Greg’s family, fiancé’ and friends.
    I got to know Gregory and his family over the last 12 years or so. He became a very good friend, we had many great times together. He was very witty and loved to laugh and was knowledgeable in many fields. I can’t help but ask God, why? I guess some things we will never understand, thats the hardest part. We will miss him dearly, but he will always be with us in our memories, nothing can ever take that away.

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  30. Sincères sympathies à votre famille et aux amis de Greg.

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  31. Tara and Todd Skoby :

    This news is such a shock to everyone! Greg will be missed by many! My husband and I had the pleasure of Knowing Greg as he started his life in Calgary. He has a kind heart and I will have fond memories of his smile! We shared a few back yard BBQ’s with Greg, many laughs and good times….I remember his smile and laughter! He was a hard worker and wasn’t afraid to try new things in life! He had an ability to live life to the fullest and has inspired me to do the same….and to live my life with adventure in my heart as he did! He will be missed…..but remembered! I would like to send blessings and prayers to his fiancé and family in such a difficult time. Prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of need. Kind wishes Tara and Todd Skoby

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  32. This news was such a shock to all of us. I worked with Greg for the past 10 years.
    He was such a wonderful person. He will be dearly missed.
    My deepest condolences to Clare, Greg’s family and friends.

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  33. Vanda Di Valentin :

    I was shocked to hear of Gregory’s passing. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

    Vanda

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  34. Kat, Mandeep & Vicky :

    Dear Clare and the Di Valentin family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. While we never had the chance to meet Greg, we know he must have been a lovely and kind person by the way he made Clare so happy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Clare, even though we can’t be there to support you in person, we are with you every step of the way.

    Lots of love,

    Vicky, Mandeep and Katharina

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  35. Dominic Callan & Kim Penna :

    Dear Clare,
    Our deepest condolences to you and to the Di Valentin family, we are so sorry for your loss.

    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time,

    Love Dom and Kim

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  36. Franco and Franca Rigutto :

    To the Di Valentin Family,

    Our deepest condolences to the Di Valentin Family for your loss.

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  37. Alexandre Zegers :

    We were deeply saddened by the tragic news of Greg’s passing. We would like to offer our deepest condolences to all affected during this time of grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Greg, you will be missed.

    Alexandre, Nathalie, Jacob and Cédric

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  38. Elizabeth Deegan :

    Dear Clare, Greg’s family and friends and the McMillan family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all during this difficult time. Greg was an amazing person and his memory will always be in our hearts. I am thinking of you all and sending my love.

    Much love,
    Elizabeth

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  39. Dan and Kit O'Brien :

    Clare, Di Valentin and McMillan families,

    Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

    May Greg Rest in Peace.

    Dan and Kit O’Brien

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  40. Eleanor Keeley :

    Dear Clare, Di Valentin family, McMillan family and friends

    I was so shocked to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you all. May happy memories help you through this very sad & difficult time x

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  41. Maeve Callan :

    Dear Clare,

    My deepest condolences to you and the Di Valentin and McMillan families. I am so sorry for your loss and I am thinking of you all at this difficult time.

    Love,
    Maeve

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  42. Gerard and Anna McAleavy :

    Together with our children, Brona, Moya, Emer and Niall, at Belfast, we wish to offer our sincere sympathy to our niece, Clare and Gregory’s family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
    Gerard and Anna McAleavy

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  43. Ellen Thompson :

    Clare and all the Di Valentin Family
    Our sincere condolences to you on your loss. May God be with you and comfort you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With love
    Trey and Ellen Thompson

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  44. Dave Chorney :

    Dear Family and Friends of Greg,
    I knew Greg professionally as a buyer of Gamble Technologies’ products. Over the years I also got to know Greg as a friend instead of only as a sales rep. We enjoyed several social evenings during his visits to Saskatoon, trading stories of skiing and other adventures. Greg will be sadly missed by myself and my colleagues at SRC Analytical Labs.
    My condolences go out to all who knew him.
    Dave Chorney

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  45. On behalf of all our family in Uruguay, I would like to give my deepest condolences to the Di Valentin family.
    I had the pleasure to meet Gregory (my cousin) in 2011 when I was in Friuli, Italy. We had a great time together and I won’t forget his kindness and friendliness.
    We send you thoughts of peace and courage
    Mion Del Pin family.

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  46. Tina Bedard (nee Pouliotte) :

    Dear Di Valentin family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Gregory’s passing. I had the opportunity to attend primary school with Greg and Tanya. I also worked with Greg, later in life, at Bell Mobility Paging. I will always remember him as a friendly individual with a great sense of humour.

    May he rest in peace,

    Tina

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  47. My condolences to the loved ones of Greg. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. I worked with Greg at Nordion in Ottawa and will always remember him for his kindness and big smile. May his memory live forever in your hearts.

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