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Born In: Sardinia, Italy
Born: July 7th, 1929

Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: April 22nd, 2012

On Sunday April 22, 2012 Mr. Antonio Piroddi passed away in the loving arms of his wife at the age of 82 years.

Antonio is survived by his wife of 44 years Rosanna, son Sandro (Joanne), daughter Linda (John Kenney) and three grandchildren Nicholas, Lucas and Emily Rose all of Kamloops. Also left to mourn are his brother Costanzo (Lina) of Kamloops, sister-in-law Adelina Piroddi of Kamloops, brother Renato (Maria) of Italy, sister Anna Cabiddu of Italy; nephew Rino (Margaret) and family, niece Pina Piroddi, nephew Mario (Sara) and family and numerous nieces and nephews in Italy.

Antonio was predeceased by his brothers Dante and Umberto and Sister Veronica Piroddi.

He was born in Sardinia, Italy on July 7, 1929. He married his wife Rosanna in 1968 and he brought her to Canada that year where they raised their family. A long time employee of BC Tel (Telus), retiring in 1994 after 25 years of service. Antonio was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Gardening, his neighbours and his handyman activities were some of his favourite pastimes.

Prayers will be recited on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Cathedral. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Cathedral. Entombment will follow at Sage Valley Mausoleum.

Should friends desire, donations to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1 in memory of Antonio would be appreciated.

Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com

Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250-374-1454.

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