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Ruggieri, Domenic

June 19, 1959 – December 12, 2011

Domenic Ruggieri beloved husband of Kimberly and dedicated father to Mark and Stephanie passed away on Monday December 12th, 2011 at the age of 52 years.

He is survived by his parents Vito and Antonia Ruggieri and siblings Cathy (Rod), Ben (Grace), Anthony and Marisa (Tim).

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Airdrie Funeral Home (300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, Alberta) on Friday December 16, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at ST. PAUL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH (1305 Main Street Airdrie, Alberta) on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Domenic Ruggieri a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Diane Fournier :

    I work at SRD. Dom and I crossed paths many times over the many years. We were all thrilled when his health improved and he could retun to work.

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

    Diane Fournier

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  2. Annette Vawter :

    Condolences to your family in the passing of Dom – was a great guy and will be missed (SRD Co-worker)

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  3. Charles Bachand :

    I had the priviledge of working and golfing with him. Dom was a true friend, well respected and liked by all who knew him.
    My deepest sympathy to his family.

    Charlie Bachand

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  4. Rick Blackwood :

    To the Ruggieri family, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the tragic loss of your father, husband, and son. I worked alongside Dom as an Area Manager for many years and we were very excited indeed to see him back and healthy. While mere words alone do not offer much comfort at a time like this, please know you are indeed in our thoughts and prayers.

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  5. My name is John Marczyk. I worked with Dom from 1980 to 92. Over that time he stood out in many ways. Dom did not need to be called upon for help; he jumped in with sleeves rolled up at any time. Dom was also friend to all, and went out of his way to maintain very strong professional relationships. He will be much missed.

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  6. Lance & Michelle Davidson :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you at this difficult time.

    Lance & Michelle Davidson

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss Kim and family. Wish I could attend the funeral but I won’t be able to. Nothing can be said to ease the pain but just know we are thinking of you and you are in our prayers.

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  8. Precious Kim, Mark, and Stephanie and to all Dom’s family….my heart aches for your loss.

    Elaine Wagar

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  9. As a former colleague I remember Dom as an energetic, competent and friendly worker with exceptional people skills. His tragic loss will be felt far & wide. To his family I pray for your peace & comfort as you remember his life. God Bless

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  10. My deepest condolences go out to the Ruggieri family.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time for you.

    Sincerely,
    Nella

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  11. I had the pleasure of working with and knowing Dom through SRD’s Area Manager Council. Dom always made significant contributions at our table and elsewhere in SRD helping shape our future. Dom was strategic, respectful and always fair. He was always friendly, socialable, and will be missed by all in SRD whom had had the pleasure of knowing and working with him. Deepest condolences for your loss.

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  12. Jerry and Rosalie Polischuk :

    Our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt sadness are with you Kim, Mark and Stephanie. May the memories of Dom keep you strong at this time and always.
    Fondly
    Lesia, Rosalie and Jerry Polischuk

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  13. Ben, my heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

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  14. I worked with Dom on several initiatives in SRD over the years. He was always upbeat, caring and a pleasure to work with. I was looking forward to reconnecting with him upon his return. I extend my deepest sympathy to your family. Val Hoover

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  15. Dennis Holowaychuk :

    I’m a Rangeland Agrologist with SRD in Athabasca. I have known Dom for many years dating back to when he first started with the Land Managemnt Section in Edmonton. His wisdom and kindness will always be remembered.

    I would like to express my deepest condolences for your loss.

    Dennis Holowaychuk

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  16. Unfortunately, I only had one opportunity to meet Dom before his medical leave; however, I was impressed with his zest and vitality. I was greatly hoping to continue working with/for him. HIs presence and leadership will be missed.
    My deepest condolences to his loved ones at this time.

    Layne

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  17. Kim, Stephanie and Mark. You have all been on my mind constantly this week. Please know you have been in my prayers.
    With deepest sypmathy for your loss.

    Vicky

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  18. Steve and Tarina :

    We were so shocked and saddened to hear the news of Dom’s passing. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to Kim, Mark, Stephanie, all of the Ruggieri and Trower family.

    Love Steve and Tarina Demmery

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  19. I was shocked and saddened to hear that Dom had been lost in such a tragic accident. My sincere condolences to all of his family members, especially Kim and his children. I worked with Dom for many years and held him as a dear friend, colleague and mentor. He was so excited about his return to work after battling with cancer for 2 years. He was an inspiration to all of us.

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  20. Maja Laird/Dave Bartesko :

    Dom was a wonderful man and we both enjoyed not only working with him, but also golfing with him. The world is truly a sadder place without him. We are so sorry for your loss.

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  21. I knew Dom through our mutual work with Public Lands. I will remember Dom’s friendliness. He was eager in our work and he asked questions from a different perspective which could help to fill in the picture.
    May memories of Dom support you.

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  22. Melissa Fasullo :

    We are deeply sorry for you loss and in this trying time offer our deepest condolences.

    Melissa & Kris

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  23. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Ruggieri family for your sudden loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

    Joe and Grace Sframeli

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  24. Gary and Bonnie James :

    We were so sorry to hear about Dom. He was a wonderful person and a good friend. So glad I got to see him in November. God bless at this most difficult time. Gary and Bonnie

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  25. Murray A. Busch :

    KIM Ruggieri and family.
    Dom was my colleague and my friend and I will miss him. It just seems so unfair that he is taken now after battling cancer and succeeding and then so looking forward to returning to his work. I am so sorry for all that you are going through but I am certain that Dom would be so proud of each of you right now. Dom was a fine man who served with honour, dignity, respect, and integrity. SRD will be the poorer without him.

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  26. I will remember Dom’s open friendliness, his humour, grace and love of life. He was a dedicated public servant and a highly valued colleague. Dom was a classy guy who made a big difference to all of us who were privileged to work with him. Sincere condolences to his grieving family. Godbless you Dom.

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  27. Tony and Angie Gallo :

    Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your brother Domenic. We are praying that God will give you the hope and strength you need during this diffcult time. God Bless.

    In Faith & Hope,
    The Gallo Family

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  28. Luba Zakaluzny :

    Please accept my deepest condolences to your whole family on the sudden loss of Domenic. So sorry.
    Luba

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  29. Vince and Rosa Bellissimo :

    Our sincerest heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the immediate and extended families.

    Vince and Rosa Bellissimo

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  30. I was very sad to hear the news of Dom’s passing. I’ve known Dom for many years through work, but more so through the annual Public Lands golf tournament in which Dom faithfully donated much time and effort to help organize over the years. He was always energetic, enthusiastic, entertaining and just fun to be around. He will be sadly missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to Dom’s family, friends and co-workers.

    Jeff Hartley

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  31. I knew Dom since 2008 as a fellow member from the Carstairs Golf Course. I can truly say that he was very modest and full of integrity. He would always ensure that his personal sand container was filled to ensure that any fairway divots he came across were filled accordingly. I had great pleasure in attempting to better him on the scorecard, but more often than not he came out on top. He will be missed but never forgotten. My condolences go out to his family, his friends, and to all that had the pleasure of being with him on the golf course.

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  32. Gino and Lisa Seli :

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of the family. We are shocked and saddened. We fondly remember our visit with you and Dominic years ago in Edmonton.

    Dominic is in our prayers.

    Gino and Lisa Seli
    Grimsby, Ontario

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  33. I worked with Dom in the Calgary office and considered him a friend. He was a kind man who always had a smile. I will always remember my time with him at the Christmas party on Saturday and getting to finally meet you Kim. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  34. joanne Barnett :

    My deepest sympathies to the Ruggieri family for your loss. I didn’t know him but I do know and have the highest regard for brother Ben. May the love of God, family and friends console you as you grieve Dom’s passing.

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  35. Loris and Denise Moretto :

    Dear Ben, Grace and Family,
    We were saddenned to learn of your brother’s sudden passing. May God give you strength and courage during these trying days. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With sincerest condolences – Loris, Denise, Peter and Alicia Moretto

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  36. Anthony & Gabi Montanaro & Family :

    Our deepest sympathy to the Ruggieri family on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the love of God and the thoughts and prayers of family and friends console you at this most difficult time.

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  37. God bless Dominic and his family at this very difficult time. Dolores Seli

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  38. Franca and Ross Gatto :

    We are saddened to hear of your sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  39. Meni Pesce-Pitoscia :

    Alla famiglia Ruggieri,

    Mi é dispiaciuto tantissimo di apprendere la notizia della scomparsa del vostro caro figlio Domenic. I nostri pensieri e le nostre preghiere sono con te in questo momento difficile.

    Con amore, Dio ti benedica.

    La famiglia Pesce

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  40. Pauline Erickson :

    I first met Dom while on the SASS/SAL Committee. As one of the few federal members in a sea of provincial faces, and being very shy to boot, I still remember with deep gratitude Dom being the first one to welcome me and draw me into the group. It was always a great meeting when Dom was able to attend, as his humour and twinkling eyes always made our tasks seem almost fun! A man full of really wonderful subtle but edgy humour, integrity and just a whole lot of class. My very deepest sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues. He was obviously a very special man who will be so greatly missed by all.
    Pauline Erickson, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Edmonton

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  41. Linda and Michel (Mike) Lauze :

    We would like to express our sincere condolences to the Ruggieri’s family and especially to Kim, Mark and Stephanie. We have known Dominic for many years and even though we could’n attend the funeral ceremony our hearts and prayers are with him. What a genlteman and a nice golfer to play with, I enjoyed every game of golf with him, God bless him and his family. He will hold you in his heart and you in his forever. We were so happy to see Dom and Kim in Phoenix, and will never think of Mac and Cheese the same, thanks to Dom ordering the special deep fried cheese balls, at the Cheese Cake Factory. They turned out to be deep fried mac and cheese and so delicious, we had a good laugh over that. God bless you all and know that God keeps you in his heart and has a little extra help now.

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  42. Michael & Grace DeGasperis :

    Dear Ben, Grace and the entire Ruggieri Family,

    We are very saddened to hear the news of the sudden passing of Domenic. We offer you our sincere condolences. Hugs and kisses to everyone to give you peace and strenght through this very difficult time.

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  43. Terrance and Joan Zeniuk :

    Kim, We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  44. Mark, You and your family are in my thoughts during this especially difficult time.

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  45. Tom & Pam Zimmermann :

    Kim and family, we were very saddened to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our sincere condolences

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  46. Carleen Detbrenner Jenkins :

    I was Dom’s administrative support when he moved to the Calgary office. I was shocked to hear of his battle with cancer but he truly was a fighter. To the family my deepest sympathy on your loss. Dom believe in fighting for others and for a beautiful environment for the future generations. RIP Dom, thanks for your knowledge, kindness and committment.

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  47. Jeff Onofreychuk :

    We are very saddened to hear the sudden news of Domenic’s passing. The staff at Compugen pass our thoughts and prayers to your family throughout this difficult time.

    I had the opportunity to meet Domenic at the SRD office throughout the past year. I shall never forget the brief time we spent together.

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  48. The loss of Dominic has been very difficult to accept but as a family, we have been so overwhelmed by the love and goodness expressed towards him, Kim and her children and our family. Thank you very much to everyone who have taken the time to pass along their memories and kind words.

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  49. I had the fortunate opportunity to work with Dom on a number of initiatives when I was at SRD. I always valued his insight and advice. He had such a positive influence on people and will be truly missed.

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  50. Donna Servetnyk :

    Kimberly, Mark, Stephanie,Vito , Antonia and Family. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved husband; father ; son and brother. My heart goes out to all of you as you try to come to terms with this new reality and life shattering loss. Right now it may seem like you will alway’s feel this crippling; incredibly intense sorrow; grief and anguish. As unbelievable as it may seem, the pain will “soften” over time. Eventually the joy and good memories of the love you shared with Dom, will overshadow the sorrow . Be kind and nurture yourselves and each other. Try to take it one second; one minute ; one hour at a time.
    I remember my husband talking about Dom and having a great deal of respect for him as a colleague and a kind human being. Dom once gave him an unexpected gift that Rick treasured . I know if Rick were still with us, he would say that we have lost one of the really good guys. If you believe there is a heaven, you can bet that Rick was there to greet Dom and together they will watch over all of us.
    Donna Servetnyk

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  51. Hedy Shirchenko :

    I’ve known your sister Cathy Davidson for many years at our workplace-LCBO. Cathy my heartfelt condolences to you and your family and to your parents and to Dom’s wife and children. This is tragic and heartbreaking. God be with you and your family now and always.

    Hedy

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  52. Kim, not the place to reconnect however I want to send my condolences to you. I’m very sorry for your loss.
    Anne

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  53. Stephanie, Mark, Kim,

    My deepest sympathies go out to you at this time. I didn’t know Dom well, but in the time I knew him I found him to be among the most upstanding people I’ve ever met. He was truly one in a million, a tremendous father, and an incredible husband. I know his soul is resting in peace, because a soul like his doesn’t just come along. God bless his soul and yours.

    Keenan

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  54. I heard about your husband a few weeks ago , Kim, and I didnt know how to get a hold of you to send my condolences… Im so sorry for your loss. I wrote and rewrote things to say, saying how great you are and how terrible this situation feels.. But honestly, there are no words to truly match how you must feel. I hope you find some light in this time of darkness.

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  55. Steve/Sue Isaac :

    Kim & Family

    Today we were shocked & saddened to learn of your loss. Had we known, we would have attended the funeral service. Words can’t express our sorrow as you have come to be a friend to us. Please accept our sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

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