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VILARDI, Luigi Geremia

March 2, 1938 – Cavallerizzo, Cerzeto Cosenza, Italy
September 26, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Luigi Vilardi of Calgary, AB, passed away on September 26, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

Luigi immigrated to Canada in October 1960 where he worked for many years at Ed Williams Men’s Wear. He was a very talented tailor and used to be called “the surgeon” for his precision of altering men’s and women’s clothing, also designing sewing from his own patterns.

Luigi was a very loving, kind, and genuine person, seeing the good in all human beings. He loved nature and being outdoors. He had a great passion for hiking and walking.

Luigi is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lorinda; daughter, Helen; and sister, Pina Ricioppo Vilardi.

He was predeceased by his son, Ambrogio “Joe” Vilardi.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at 11:30 a.m. Thank you to all our friends and family for being so supportive and to the Foothills Hospital and The Tom Baker Cancer Staff on palliative care. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Luigi Vilardi, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. My sweet Uncle Gino. An absolute blessing in our lives. His kindness, compassion, gentle nature and patience were only a few of his qualities that lit up our lives. He will never be forgotten.

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  2. Our deepest sympathy to you and your mom, and the rest of the family.
    Rest in Peace Zio Gino, you will always be in our hearts. your big smile will never be forgotten. Love always, Armelinda and Pasquale Pollera.

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  3. Pino and Ilda Rende :

    My heart goes out to you. Zio Gino was a great with a great heart. Loved by everyone. Missed by lots. Keep on smiling and be at peace.

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  4. Dear Melinda and Elena,

    Our most heartfelt condolences to both of you for the loss of Gino . We will always cherish the fond memories of the times we had together when we first immigrated to Canada. Sincerely Pietro and Dorina Zappa

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  5. Lisa & Augusto Casali :

    To cousin Helen and Zia Melinda,
    Our deepest condolences to you both. We have been thinking of you during this difficult time and pray that you find solace in knowing that Zio Gino is no longer in pain and his spirit will always be with you.

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  6. Tony De Michele :

    Melinda and Helen,
    Gino was a true friend, and a devoted professional. We will always remember him as a real gentleman, he will be missed by all.
    Our hearts and prayers go out to you in your time of sorrow.
    Sincere Condolences.
    Tony, Rosina and Family De Michele

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  7. Elio Biancospino :

    Sentite condoglianze RIPOSA in pace, UN caloroso ABBRACCIO alla FAMIGLIA. mi ricordo quando veniva nel paese nativo una persona rispettosa elegande scherzosa buona Che gli Angeli ti colgano ha braccia Aperte VEGLIA SU DI NOI

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  8. Enrichetta, Lauretta Madotto :

    Sentite condoglianze a tutta la famiglia per la perdita del carissimo zio Gino. Vi siamo particolarmente vicini in questo momento così triste e doloroso. Lo ricorderemo sempre con la sua gentilezza cordialità e simpatia che lo contraddistinguevano. Un abbraccio forte Lauretta Capparelli e Enrichetta Madotto

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  9. Salvatore Chiappetta :

    In questo momento di dolore vi giungano le nostre più sentite condoglianze per la perdita del caro zio Gino. Eri la gentilezza ed il rispetto fatti persona,ci mancherai ❤ Riposa in pace!! Un abbraccio forte zia Melinda ed Elena…Salvatore Chiappetta e Nina Ferro

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  10. Mira Ricioppo :

    Zio Gino was a shining example of a human being. I will always remember him to be sweet, gentle, kind, intelligent, charming and the best dresser around. He left an indelible mark on our lives. His positive energy touched the lives of anyone he interacted with. He will be sorely missed by our family. Until we meet again Zio….

    Mira, Vince, Paul and Catherine

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  11. Zio Gino era un uomo che non doveva morire mai. Per noi non morirà mai perché la sua bontà, la sua semplicità è il suo sorriso resteranno impressi per sempre nel nostro ricordo. RIP zio Gino. A zia Melinda e a Elena va un forte e commosso abbraccio da Pepè Immacolata Giovanna e Francesco.

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  12. Umberto And Ada :

    We are very sorry for the loss of Gino. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Melinda, Helen and family. May God give you all peace and strength

    Umberto and Ada Caparelli

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  13. Maria Caparelli :

    It’s terrible to hear about the loss of Zio Gino. We are so very blessed to have known such a kind and gentle man. We express our sincere condolences to you all ❤️

    Tom and Maria Chomiak

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  14. Savino Golemme :

    Profondamente commossi Savino e famiglia con tanto affetto si stringono a voi nel ricordo dell indimenticabile Gino.

    Savino Golemme e famiglia

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