It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Richard Brazzoni of Bellevue, Alberta on August 28th, 2019 at the age of 69.
Richard was born to Joe and Louise Brazzoni on November 28, 1949 here in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. He inherited a solid work ethic while helping his parents run Brazzoni Sundries in Bellevue and went on to become a journeyman electrician, a building operator and a boilermaker for Alberta Health Services. Richard was a humble, selfless giant who took great pride in his children’s accomplishments. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his kids whether it be pacing the floor at sporting events, dogsledding in the cold wet winter of Australia, picking pine needles in the boreal forest or touring every high school in Alberta. Some of Richard’s favorite things included walking his grand dogs in the wildflowers of his acreage, being a pest, meticulously cutting his grass and expertly preparing polenta and meat trays. He also loved to spoil his grand dogs with elaborate treats and had a very special bond with a black lab named Geno. Richard always put his own needs behind those of his family and was very much looking forward to two new grandchildren who are set to arrive in the winter of 2019. He will be desperately missed by all that knew him and even more so by those who never got the chance to meet him.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Marion Gibos; his son, Gregory (Christa) Gibos of Lethbridge and daughter, Kelsy Gibos (Travis Johnson) of Hinton; two grandkids arriving in the winter of 2019; and four grand-dogs Geno, Baxter, Twigs and Huckleberry.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, aunts and uncles and a number of cousins.
A private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers donations on his behalf will be accepted by the Lethbridge College Men’s Volleyball (www.gokodiaks.ca) and the Animal Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society of Alberta (www.actssalberta.ca).
Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin's Funeral Chapel assisting the family. (403)562-8555.
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