McInnis & Holloway
Funeral Homes

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
“The opportunity to serve” is the highest compliment
McInnis & Holloway could receive.
Call (403) 243-8200 or 1-800-661-1599

PERROTTA – Bruno

July 26, 1961 – November 23, 2010

Bruno Perrotta beloved husband of Cathy Perrotta of Airdrie, passed away on November 23, 2010 at the age of 49 years.

He was born in Spirit River, Alberta and lived his life in Eaglesham, Edmonton, Fort St. John and Airdrie. After being educated at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, he married Cathy Thomas on July 11, 1987 and together they had two sons, Phillip and Alexander. Bruno worked as an Assistant Manager for Safeway before becoming a Boston Pizza Franchisee in Airdrie in 1992 where he won the Turnaround Award. In 1998 he began work for Cadbury Chocolate and won two Star awards for outstanding performance. Bruno was an extraordinary husband, father, son and brother. He loved soccer, both playing it and coaching Phillip and Alex’s teams for 15 years. He loved ballroom dancing with his wife and travelling with his family. Bruno was funny and kind and loved people. He loved cooking and enjoying food with friends and family. He was generous of nature and had a joie de vivre that drew people to him.

Bruno is survived by his loving wife Cathy; sons, Phillip and Alexander; mother, Alma; sisters, Margaret and Anita; brother-in-law Wayne; nephews, Derek (Loraleen) and Cole; and numerous extended family.

He is predeceased by his father, Sam, and sister, Elsie.

A celebration of life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the A.L.S. Society of Alberta (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Suite 400, 320 – 23 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 0J2, www.alsab.ca. Thank you to the ALS Society of Alberta, Airdrie Home Care, Comcare, and hospital staff at Lougheed, Foothills, and Rockyview Hospitals for excellent care.

In living memory of Bruno, a tree 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.

Offer Condolence for the family of PERROTTA – Bruno

Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Condolence Messages

  1. Cathy, Phil and Alex,
    It is impossible to put into words how extrmely grateful I am to have known and loved your amazing husband and father. His positive nature and unsurpassed integrity were such a huge help for me when Bruno and I were working through our new positions at Cadbury. His sense of humor and ability to connect with people were such an asset to all who knew him. He will be missed by us all, but you will always be able to hold in your heart the fact that you are better people for being the absolute light of Bruno’s life. He loved his family dearly.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  2. I’m so sorry to hear of Bruno’s passing. The few times our paths crossed, it was such a delight to be able to visit with him. I hope you find comfort in your memories and knowing he always be with you in your heart.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  3. Kaytlin Burgess :

    Bruno was a gentle leader with a good heart, and those of us who knew him were blessed to have had him in our lives. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  4. Lynne and Braden Shemko :

    We are so sorry to hear about Bruno’s passing. Bruno coached Braden’s and Alex’s soccer team a few years back. Braden said that Bruno was the best coach he ever had. This was because he really cared about the team and allowed them to play and just have fun. They didn’t win alot of games, but that year will always stand out in Braden’s mind as the best time he had playing soccer. This spoke volumes as to the type of man Bruno was and the impact he had on all of the kids. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  5. I am deeply saddened by your loss Cathy, Philip and Alex. I will never forget Bruno teaching a couple of us new to horse racing the low down on which horse would be the best to bet on. The next year when Bruno and Cathy were not at the staff function – it was not quite as fun. My thoughts are with you through this time of grief.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  6. Cathy… I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have such fond memories of the laughs we shared in Fort St. John. Deb and I are thinking of you, your boys and your family.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  7. Jack and Cheryl Francis :

    Cathy, Phil and Alex: Words of condolence seem so completely inadequate at times like these. Our hearts go out to you all and our thoughts are with you. If there is anything we can do for you – however small – don’t hesitate to ask.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  8. The Masse Family :

    Cathy, Phil and Alex
    We are very saddened for your loss. I have brief but great memories of soccer with Bruno and enjoyed very much your enthusiasm for the Monty Python New Year’s Eve party. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  9. Debbie Wood (cousin) :

    Dear Cathy and family, I am very sad to hear of Bruno’s passing. Since I was a small child I always remember Bruno taking the time to ask how I was doing. I have fond memories of the times we spent at family gatherings, the laughs we shared with Grampa Perrotta playing cards. He had a kind and gentle soul. He will be deeply missed by all of us. Thinking of you and the boys.
    Deb, Dave and Taylor

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  10. Rosaire and rosie :

    So sorry for your loss Cathy Alex phillipe Alma Margaret Wayne and family Anita so sorry for the loss of our nephew will always have a special place in our hearts you both have awesome sons polite love you all sorry can’t be there xox until we meet again love uncle Rosaire and auntie rosie

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  11. Jean & Ed Matheson :

    Alma, Cathy, Margaret, Anita and extended family, we are very saddened to hear of Bruno’s passing and hope that you grieve your loss with the understanding that Bruno has passed into eternal life with Father Sam and Sister Elsie.
    We pray with you, “May they all rest in peace, Amen”

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  12. Cathy, Philip and Alex;
    My sincere condolences on the loss of dear Bruno. Whether it was coaching soccer, welcoming someone less fortunate into his home, or the continual display of love and dedication to his family; Bruno was a man of great character! May loving memories comfort you.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  13. Maria & Domenico Guercio :

    We are saddened to hear of the loss of our Nephew. Our deepest condolences to Bruno’s wife and our two great nephews. I could see a lot of Bruno’s goodness and respect towards the family in his sons Phillip & Alexander. Deepest sympathies to Bruno’s mom and two sisters.

    Auntie Maria

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  14. I am so very sorry for your loss. My sister, Bonnie (Pelletier) worked for Bruno at Boston Pizza. Bonnie had nothing but good things to say about Bruno. I met him a few times myself and thought he was just such a good, kind man. I’m sure you will miss him terribly, and I will be holding you up in my prayers. God Bless, Nancy Friesen

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  15. Kathy, Anita and Family,

    In life, one can feel blessed and moved; just by knowing a person such as Bruno Perrotta.
    He was a role model husband, father, brother, son and one should all live like Bruno so exuberantly did.
    Bruno was charismatic and always after having a conversation with he, you always walked away knowing that something great just happened; in his words and in his being.
    Bruno I am just simply honored.

    He became a mentor at our little old Boston Pizza that stood on Main street; he was the sunshine in our days. Bruno was wise, funny, consoling and was more than our Boss, he was the pillar in our little tight family that came to be.

    I am honored and richer to have known Bruno.

    It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I write this; May your hearts and souls find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Lisa, Scott, Sloan, Taiga and Gage Pedersen

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  16. Margaret Stockton :

    Please know Cathy that we are sending our thoughts and prayers out to you and your family. When I think back on our choir days when we went every week to BP Bruno always greeted us with a smile and a welcome-no matter how crazy his day had been.
    He’ll never be forgotten.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  17. Cathy,
    We know your family thru you and wish you and your boys so much to get thru this time in your life that is so hard. Not only do we, but all of the George Mac family send you our thoughts and prayers.
    You mean alot to my family and now it is our turn to give back to you and yours.
    He will always be the wind beneath your wings.
    Our love, Bonnie, Ashley and Jacqueline Rodman

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  18. My time knowing Bruno was relatively short but while I worked for him at Boston Pizza, I admired Bruno’s ability to manage a team of people and motivate through his effort. His leadership was a lead by example style that made everyone respect and want to work for him. He was a great man and will be sadly missed, my condolences to the family.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  19. John and Ruth O'Laney and Family :

    Our sincerest condolences to you all. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that caring is all around you. Many others are also thinking of you and adding their strength to yours during this difficult time.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  20. Tracey Sweetapple :

    Dear Cathy, my thoughts are with you and your sons. Although I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Bruno, I enjoyed getting to know him through the glowing and happy stories you shared of your life with your love…who you were even willing to move to Fort St. John to be with!! 😉 The story on the two of you in “Airdrie Life” last year was great – thank you for sharing your life with us. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you and your sons; may these many condolences and tributes bring you peace and a gentle reassurance of the love that emanated from your family and was felt by the community.

    Tracey

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  21. Carrie Presley :

    Cathy, Philip and Alexander,

    Bruno was an extraordinary person and I am grateful for the chance to have known him. As one of his colleagues at Cadbury, I quickly came to know him as such a congenial and down to earth person when I first met him in Toronto. I moved back out west four years ago where I was able to get to know him a little bit better. Bruno had that special quality of being able to put people quickly at ease and relate with them so well. His generous nature was clear for all to see, and his approach and passion for life was infectious. He set a wonderful example and standard that I would be proud to aspire to myself. And his pride and love for all of his family was always present. I can only begin to imagine how much you will miss him… My prayers and deepest sympathies are with all of you through this difficult time. I know that his vibrant spirit will endure in those very many people that he touched in his life – a life that was so well lived.

    Carrie Presley
    Leduc, Alberta

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  22. Debra Bishop-Peroune :

    Cathy, Phil and Alex

    As a Cadbury colleague of Bruno’s from the Toronto office, many of my interactions with Bruno were remote, either over the phone and by email, but his warm personality and humour always shone through.

    The last time I was at the Calgary office was a year ago this month. I had suffered my own personal loss in June, the loss of my son, and Bruno took the time to reach out and talk with me about the loss, and ask how I was coping. Our sons were in the same age group, and had in common the love of sports. He spoke of both his boys with such love and pride and his compassion for my loss was evident through the tears in his eyes.

    So as I remember Bruno, his smile, his sense of humour and his compassion will be recalled. May you find comfort in knowing that he left a footprint on my heart, and I know my life is richer for having known him.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  23. Lyle and Evelyn Hennessey :

    Cathy, we are so sad to hear of Bruno’s passing. We always enjoyed speaking with the both of you when you were out for your walks or at Neighbourhood events. Bruno’s spirit was infectious and he was a joy to be around. Your boys were blessed to have had a father of such great character to guide them. May your cherished memories bring you comfort.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  24. So sorry Cathy, to hear about Bruno’s passing. My thoughts are with you and the boys. I hope to see you Saturday.

    Sue Greier

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  25. Jeff, Roxane and Don Bell :

    Cathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sons at this time. Although we did not know Bruno, we just wanted to pass on our prayer that God will surround you with his love and the love of the people who knew Bruno best.
    Jeff, Roxane and Don Bell

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  26. Larry and Ellen Furman and family :

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We hope the memories and love Bruno left behind will live on in your hearts forever, and help you in this time of sorrow.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  27. Claude and Gladys Sangster :

    Cathy, Phillip and Alexander, It was a shock to hear of Bruno’s death. We are saddened by the news. We remember your trip to N. S. and our visits at your home in Airdrie. He was an amazing man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  28. Lauraine Laudel :

    All my sympathies to you and your family, Cathy, throughout this extremely difficult and sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lauraine Laudel

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  29. Ronda Hepinstall :

    Cathy, Anita, Phillip and Alex,

    My deep condolences for your loss of Bruno. He taught me a lot about love and respect, and healing, while I worked for him at B.P. Lessons I will carry throughout the rest of my life. His love and consideration will always remain in my memories. Thinking of you all.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  30. Cathy,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  31. I am so sorry for your loss, Cathy, Phillip, Alex, Alma, Margaret, Anita, he will truely be missed. I always loved how he would say ‘UNCLE ANDRU’. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  32. Dear Cathy and Family,
    I was shockened and saddened to hear about Bruno’s passing. Although I haven’t seen Bruno for years, I’ll always remember him as warm, kind-hearted and fun-loving. He was truly one of the good guys. I really enjoyed his spirit in those high school and university years, on the soccer team, and those great ski trips. He will be always missed, but never forgotten.
    My sincere condolences.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  33. David, Carla, Brian, and Kristy Ecklin :

    Bruno was the most patient and kind soccer coach our children ever had. He always thought of the kids first.
    Our condolences to you Cathy, Phillip and Alex.

    He was a wonderfull man.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  34. Melanie Meckelborg :

    I am very saddened to hear of Bruno’s passing. We worked in industry together. It was such a pleasure to run into him at functions, he always had a smile and warm greeting. He will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  35. Joyce & Harold Dugard :

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have made a donation to the ALS Society in Bruno’s name through the Hillside Funeral Home in North Bay, Ontario. We are thinking of you.
    Joyce & Harold Dugard

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Leave Your Condolence

*

In order to confirm this has been completed by a human, kindly answer the below equation. *