August 28, 1923 – June 1, 2011
After a life well lived, Tony passed away peacefully surrounded by his children on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the age of 87 years. Tony was born in “L.A.,” Lethbridge, Alberta. He attended St. Patrick’s High School (grade 12). At age 18, he enlisted in the military and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as an armourer from 1943 to 1945 in Calgary, Ireland and Wales. After the war the Department of Veterans Affairs sent Tony to Calgary to train as a tinsmith. It was here that he met the love of his life, Nina Carloni and together they raised their four children.
Tony retired as a sheet metal worker, from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art in 1984, having worked there for twenty-eight years. He was a proud Canadian Italian and volunteered many hours with Columbus Credit Union, Calgary Italian Club and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
Tony leaves behind his wife of sixty-one years Nina; daughter Annette (Bradley Gell); son Adrian; daughter Adele (Dean Zuchetto); grandchildren, Logan, Marissa, Chiara Gell, Keegan and Samantha Valerio, Amy and Ryan Zuchetto. Tony is also survived by his brother Eugene (Anne) of Ramsey, MN; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Anna and Aldo Bercan as well as numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that he treasured. Tony was predeceased by his daughter Alvina; sister Phyllis; and brother Leonard.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (400 Edmonton Trail N.E.) on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cardiac Function Clinic FMC c/o the Calgary Health Trust, 800, 11012 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: 403-943-0615, www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca. The family would like to thank all the staff on Unit 62 and the Cardiac Function Clinic at the Foothills Medical Centre, especially Maria Carducci and Dr’s Timothy Boyne and Dale Cole for ensuring Tony had an excellent quality of life.
In living memory of Tony Valerio, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences