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VIRGINILLO, Bradley Kay

September 29, 1962 – March 8, 2013

With both sadness and peace we announce the passing of Bradley Virginillo after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Brad was born in Lethbridge and raised on the family farm near Coaldale, Alberta. He attended Kate Andrews High School and then moved to Calgary where he attended the University of Calgary. He graduated with a degree in chemical engineering that began his twenty-eight year career in the oil and gas industry. Brad enjoyed hunting, skiing, camping, gardening, boating and most of all, spending time with friends and family.

Brad will be remembered for his great big smile and optimism, as well as his witty sense of humour. He will be dearly missed by all whose lives he has touched.

Brad is survived by his wife of twenty years Lorina Ambrogiano; their children, Victor and Nicole Virginillo; his parents Gerold and Loretta Virginillo; brothers, Cameron (Brenda) Virginillo and James Virginillo; and sister Tamara Virginillo. He is also survived by Lorina’s family, his father and mother-in-law, Antonio and Antonietta Ambrogiano; and his sisters and brother-in-law, Norma Ambrogiano, Glen (Sandra) Ambrogiano, and Jennifer (Roberto) Vigna. Brad is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, Brandon and Andrew Virginillo, Dawn and Tara Virginillo, Carolina, Sabrina, Arianna, and Antonio Ambrogiano, and Alessio, Marcello, and Stella Vigna.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Brad Virginillo, 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. Norman and Diane Sincennes and family :

    Lorina, Victor and Nicole,
    Please accept our sincere sympathy at this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray God’s love is surrounding you and will give you the strength to face the days ahead.
    Brad had such a great personality and was a wonderful man. We were blessed to have known him, laugh with him, joke with him, have differing opinions with him, and love him. God Bless.

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  2. Tony and Dora Osterling and Family :

    Lorina, Victor and Nicole,
    We were very sadden to hear of Brad’s passing. It was always wonderful to see his smiling face and talk to him at different events. He never once let on on how sick he was, even though we knew he was. Our deepest condolences go out to you all. I hope that in time you will find solace and take comfort in each other as well as in your fond memories of your husband and dad.
    Tony and Dora Osterling and Family

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  3. Lorenzo and Angela Civitarese :

    Dear Lorina, Victor and Nicole,
    May the love of your family and friends surround you and fill your hearts. Know that Brad’s love and presence will always be with you.
    We have thought of all of you often over the past several months.
    Sending our love and sincerest condolences,
    Lorenzo and Angela Civitarese and Family

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  4. Garry, Kathleen & JD Williams :

    To Brad’s Family & Friends,
    Our condolences go out to all those who knew Brad.
    I have known Brad since birth & have always been impressed with his energy, his optimism, his hard work and many other positive qualities including his ever lasting smile.
    Love to all.
    Uncle Garry, Kathleen & JD Williams

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  5. So sorry for your loss; will treasure many fond memories of the Norcen Drilling “family”.
    Steve & Rona Smith

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  6. Debbie Sulkers :

    Lorina my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I will never forget when the Company held a “head shaving” event on behalf of Brad – my husband Tonie shaved his head for Brad and I dyed my hair orange. I have very fond memories of Brad. I pray that only the most wonderful things are in store for you and your family in the future.

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  7. Bonnie Stevenson :

    Lorina, Victor and Nicole,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. My most sincere sympathy is extended to you and your extended family. It was always a pleasure to see Brad’s smiling face at our school. May his gentle spirit and fond memories be with your always.
    My sympathy.

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  8. Tony and Paola Costante :

    Lorina, Victor, Nicole and all the Virginillo and Ambrogiano Families,
    We are deeply saddened to hear of Brad’s passing. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and his legacy will continue to inspire so many. Brad, a man of strength, determination and courage. He had a tremendous love for his family. Lorina, Victor and Nicole, may you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories that you have of Brad. Such an honor to have had the opportunity to have know him. Sending you love and prayers for healing during this very difficult time.

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  9. Michelle Pisoni :

    We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Brad. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. May you reach out to those closest as a source of strength now and in the future. You are in our prayers.
    Michelle & Ron Pisoni
    Mike & Betty Giacchetta
    Wes & Sheryl-Ann Giacchetta

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  10. My deepest sympathies to Brad’s family. I will fondly remember the pleasure of working with Brad at Anadarko, UPR and Norcen. He was always fun to work with, in fact, it never felt like work when you were with Brad. His infectious smile would brighten even the toughest times. Thanks for all of that Brad.

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  11. Tony and Lisa Mungo :

    Lorina, Victor and Nicole,
    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. It was a pleasure to have known Brad over the last several years. His genuine smile will never be forgotten. May God give you the strength you need to get through this painful time.

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  12. Michele Power :

    I was a classmate of Brad’s at the University of Calgary. Very sad to see the news of his passing. The obituary rings very true as far as his big smile, sense of humor and optimism goes. He was a lot of fun to have as a classmate – a genuine person and a friend to all.
    Very sorry for your loss, Michele

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  13. Donna Dingle :

    Lorina, Victor, Nicole & all the family,
    How deeply saddened we are to hear of Brad’s passing. He was a very special person and the world lost a beautiful soul Friday March 8th. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.
    Philip & Donna Dingle, David & Simone Dingle, Alistair & Laura Robertson

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  14. I am so sorry for your loss. It was a honor to know and work with Brad through the Norcen, UPR and Anadarko years

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  15. Darcy Vaughan :

    My sincere sympathy to the family. Brad was a classmate in Chemical Engineering.

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  16. Paul and Teresa McKinney :

    Lorina,
    Please accept our deepest condolences. Brad was more than a friend and co-worker to all of us that had the privilege of working with him at Anadarko – he helped define our culture and was an inspiration to us all. His friendly spirit, adherence to excellence, and the fun we had working together is something none of us will forget. May God bless you and your children in a very special way so that you know that He is with you through this trying and difficult time.

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  17. Lorina,
    I was very sorry to hear of Brad’s passing. He was a ‘big’ personality at Norcen and Anadarko. Brad was always pleasant, positive, and just a great guy to be around when we worked together. My thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time. I do hope that you find comfort in knowing what a positive impact Brad had on the people who knew him.

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  18. Lorina,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family. I don’t know if it was just a coincidence or a higher power sending me messages but just this weekend I was looking through pictures of the headshave event Anadarko held for Brad and I was transfixed on one of Brad and I together. He was a great co-worker and such a positive influence on all those he worked with. He will definately be missed.

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  19. Brad was an outstanding man. He was fair in business and a real joy to work with. I am greatly sadned to hear this news.

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  20. Marco Zannier :

    Lorina, Victor, and Nicole: Brad ora riposa con gli angeli nella pace del cielo. So che ancora veglia affettuosamente la sua famiglia. Prego che Dio vi tiene tutti vicino al Suo cuore e che ti porta conforto.

    Loretta, Jerry, Cam, Jim, Tammy, and families: I know your loss weighs heavily on your hearts. Brad is resting peacefully with the angels and smiling down upon you. May God hold you close and bring you comfort.

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  21. Vince and Onelia Ammirati :

    To Lorina, Victor, Nicole and families,
    We share in your sorrow and may the support of your family and friends give you comfort in the days ahead.

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  22. My deepest condolences to the family. May your grief be eased by knowing that Brad was a good man, valiant in his battle and great company bouncing down a lease road. He was one of those folks that made Anadarko a good, fun place to work.

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  23. Lorina & Family: My deepest sympathy to you in this difficult time. Hope your pain is eased in knowing that everyone that Brad worked with knew what a kind and generous man he was along with being a courageous fighter. He touched everyone around him with his great sense of humor & can do attitude. It was an honor to work with him. May God be with you.

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  24. Calvin and Cindy Miller :

    Deepest condolences to all of you with Brads passing. May the coming days be full of shared memories of love, laughter and peace. God Bless.

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  25. Mrs. Marlene Hochstein :

    Dear Gerald, Loretta & family: My deepest sympathy. Praying that the Lord will comfort you with His peace, surround you with His love and encourage you with His presence.
    Love & Prayers, Marlene Hochstein

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  26. Julie Gialleonardo :

    Lorina, Victor, Nicole and families. My deepest condolences. I share in your loss and I know your family will be there to help you through this, you will always be in my thoughts.

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  27. Tracy Bradley :

    Cam, my sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Please know that Brad was very well respected amongst his co-workers at Norcen, and later at UPR and Anadarko. I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with him through our busy drilling programs at Norcen. Our drilling group was one of the best I’ve had the pleasure working with throughout my years in the industry and Brad was a big part of that success. I, like many, hope that you find some comfort in knowing the positive impact he had on so many people.

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  28. SHARRON AND GEORGE NYHOFF :

    Dear Jerry , Loretta and families,
    We are very saddend to hear of your loss of such a beloved son, Bradley. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time as you go through a trying period. “God gave us our memories so we may have roses in winter”, cherish your memories of all the good times and he will never be far away. Stay strong for each other. Thinking of you and sending condolences to all.
    George and Sharron Nyhoff

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  29. Generoso & Lina Monte :

    Our most sincere sympathies to you and your family with lot’s of love and care. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this hard time.

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  30. Jim Dzivinski :

    Lorina, my deepest sympathies go outto you and your children. I worked with Brad back at Norcen and Anadarko.

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  31. I am so sorry for your loss. Brad made the workplace instantly better when he arrived with his smile, good nature and positive energy. The world needs more like Brad, not fewer. He was appreciated and will certainly be missed.

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  32. Lee Ann Lenko :

    Sorry so to hear of your loss Lorina. Brad is an awesome man and will be sadly missed. I immediately flashed to your last visit to the cafe and how good he looked and full of life he was with brilliant suggestions of marketing for me.
    I pray for your strength, and my deepest condolences to you and your children and your entire family.
    Lee Ann Lenko

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  33. Doug and Alexis Virginillo :

    Gerry, Loretta and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you.
    Sincerely,
    Doug and Alexis Virginillo

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  34. Etta DeSimone :

    Tammy, Loretta, Gerry and family —
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
    With much affection,
    Etta & Jason (with Randi and Patrick)
    and condolences sent from my Dad as well, Nick DeSimone (Lethbridge)

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  35. Scarpones, The Italian Store :

    There are no words to say how sorry we are for your loss, We hope that all your happy memories of Brad will help you all through this emotional time. God Bless you, Lots of big hugs

    Sera, Cristina, Alberto and everyone at the italian store scarpones.

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  36. Dear Lorina and Family,

    My deepest condolence in your time of sorrow… I was so sad to hear of Brads passing and can only echo the thoughts of so many who had the pleasure to work with Brad… He was an outstanding individual, quick to smile, and because of his generous spirit he had a positive impact on so many lives. It was a honor to have know Brad.

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  37. Mel and Sharon Kitzul :

    Our sympathy and prayers to Brad’s Loved Ones as you mourn the Loss of a Wonderful Man who fought so hard to stay with you all as long as possible in this Life. Memories of Him are The Gift he leaves behind for you to Cherish. May you find Comfort and Peace in them.
    Sincerely, Mel & Sharon

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  38. Gene & Shannon Kawade :

    To Gerry and Loretta,

    We offer our deepest sympathy, and understanding of how difficult it is to lose a loved one to cancer.

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  39. So sorry to hear the sad news about Brad, he was such a nice man. I worked well with him at Anadarko, great personality and easy to get along with. May God grant you all the strength to bear his loss.

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  40. Dawn Kosloski :

    My sincerest sympathy to the Virginillo Family,

    I had the opportunity to work with Brad for many years at Norcen/UPR/Anadarko and know that his spirit, energy and laugh will be missed by all who knew him.

    My thoughts are with you at this time.
    Dawn Kosloski

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