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VALERIO – Anthony “Tony”

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.

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  1. Brenda Valerio :

    Thank-you Uncle Tony for the times you spent with me telling me stories about the Valerio history. I will miss you and your stories of the past.
    Love Brenda Valerio

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  2. Nina and family

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Tony. He was a wonderful friend for many many years and I will miss him dearly. Always a smile on his face and kind word whenever we were together. Peace and love to you all.

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  3. Joyce Washburn :

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad Adele. Sending you a big hug and my sincerest sympathy for your loss. Remember how special he was to you and your family..it is the pictures and memories that get us through the rough spots…Remember he will still always be with you as you hold him closest to your heart.
    In sympathy Joyce

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  4. Chiara (Claire) & Giovanni Pagnucco :

    To the Valerio family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow
    May God give you comfort & peace

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  5. Richard & Iris Mathews :

    Dick and Iris wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to Nina and the family of Tony Valario. Dick will miss his buddy with whom he had intense conversations. They had a common bond being veterans of WW11. Tony had a great personality and always a smile for everyone. We will miss him. Iris & Dick (Richard) Mathews

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  6. Michele Marsden :

    I am so glad that Samantha and Keegan were lucky enough to have had Mr. Valerio as a grandfather. He will be missed.

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  7. Lonnie and John DeSorcy and family :

    Dear Annette, Brad, Logan, Marissa, Chiara and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Annette. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  8. Connie Weryshko :

    Annette and Brad
    My sympathies to your family on the loss of your father. A grandparent is a vital link for every family. I hope those memories remain with Logan, Melissa and Chiara. Hugs to you all.

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  9. Gina Sallows :

    At your time of sorrow, I send my condolences.
    Tony was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.

    Love From
    Gina Sallows

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  10. Robyn Taphorn :

    Annette, Brad and Family

    So sorry to read of the passing of your father Annette, thoughts and prayers to all.

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  11. Arrigo and Mary Chiste :

    To you, Nina, and your family, we extend our condolences on Tony’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.

    May he rest in peace.

    God bless,

    Arrigo and Mary Chiste

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  12. Don M. Cuncannon :

    To the Valerio Families and especially Adele and Adrian…….I see your father lived a very full and rewarding and I’m sure a happy life and I know how he will be missed by you all. I know there is a time for all of us to move on and it was your Fathers time as he likely had endured enough suffering over the past two months. Don/Doreen Cuncannon.

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  13. Marilynn Sander :

    Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Tony Valerio.

    SAIT’s Alive – Friends and Colleagues (retired/former)from SAIT

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  14. Roger Grossi :

    To all of Tony’s Family:

    Thoughts and prayers to all of you, you have lost a wonderful person. He was on of the best volunteers we ever had in the Italian Community. I had the pleasure of working with him for many years at the Italian Club and the Credit Union.

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  15. Hidden Valley Dental Centre :

    Adele and family. Our sincere condolences and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Dr. Krahn and all the staff at Hidden Valley Dental Centre

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  16. Susy (Bruno) & Aurelio Lombardo :

    Dear Adrian & Valerio Family,

    We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your father, husband and Nonno. We send our sincere condolences to everyone during this difficult time. May your many wonderful and special memories keep all your hearts strong.

    Susy (Bruno) & Aurelio Lombardo

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