We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Bruno Donald Ruffolo on March 27, 2024.

Bruno was born on June 26, 1967 in Victoria, British Columbia. Bruno graduated from Spectrum High School in 1985. He was trained and worked as a Dental Technician/Manager, most recently at Turner Dental Lab.

Family is what Bruno valued most. He brought his family together through his love of sports and cooking. Having dinner and watching the game with family is what he loved to do the most.

Bruno was loved by many who will cherish his memory. Bruno is survived by: his loving wife Dianne(Dee); his daughter Olimpia and son-in-law Zachary; his parents Francesco and Anna Maria; his brother Richard, sister-in-law May, nephew Francesco and niece Ava; brother Roberto and nephew Keyano.

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at BC Cancer, 8 South Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria Hospice.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the St. Joseph The Worker Parish, 785 Burnside Road, Victoria, BC, on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 10:00am, with Fr. Alfredo Monacelli, celebrant. Private cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to BC Cancer or Victoria Hospice.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Siobhan Doyle

    Dear Dee and Olimpia, I am so sorry to read that your beloved Bruno has passed away. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I hope knowing that friends and family are sending love and support to you will help you stay afloat as you navigate your grief. Wishing you ease and comfort.

  • Manola Truelson

    Dear Anna Maria, Frank and family ♥️I’m so sorry to hear about Bruno’s passing. I just heard the sad news today. I would have come to the service if I had known. I’m so sorry for the grief all of you are going through. He was a beautiful young man and had so much more to live for. I guess we don’t question God’s plan for our lives. I know he is in a wonderful place with our LORD and Saviour. Much condolences to all the family from my heart and soul love Manola

  • Bill Bradley

    Dianne and Olimpia
    I am very sorry to hear about Bruno. I really appreciated him as a co worker. He was always pleasant and I enjoyed his sense of humor. I know he will be greatly missed by your family and friends. I wish you peace.

  • Moe and Karen Turner

    We were so sorry to hear Bruno had passed. Hugs to you Dee, Olympia and Zac

  • Diane

    Dee, I was shocked and saddened to hear about Bruno’s passing. I’ve been reminiscing about the Union CLub days, hanging out at our apartment on Linden, and all those crazy days. It is so unfair that you and Olympia lost him too soon. Sending you love and support.

  • Concetta Peluso

    To the entire Ruffolo family – heartfelt condolences and hoping that the wonderful memories of you have of Bruno will bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Love from Edvige and Concetta Peluso

  • Sabine

    I’m so sorry to hear about Bruno’s passing.
    My deepest and sincerest condolences to you Dee ,Olimpia and family!
    May he rest in peace now !
    Sending Love and healing.

  • Lorraine Baldwin

    Oh, Dee and Olympia. My deepest condolences. Your family is family to my family. Bruno’s passing creates ripples in time for all who know your family. Sending you Peace and holding you in my heart.

  • Ronald Crabbe

    Dee & Olimpia,

    Michele and I’s sincere condolences on the passing of Bruno, big time thoughts and hugs your way. He left a way too young.

    Wanted to share that I always enjoyed the social visits with Bruno when the Cathcarts had a get together with your family and I was in town. Many laughs and thoughtful insight on a variety of topics. I admire people that are curious / inquisitive, and Bruno always did that with me, enquiring about what I had been up to particularly on the work, travel, and sports fronts, keenly listening and asking follow-ups. I would return the favor and always learned a little with these exchanges, happy memories. Gave him a toast this past weekend thinking of those memories.

    Much love and thoughts your way Ladies.

  • Lorraine Jarvie

    Deepest condolences to you Dee and your daughter Olympia. I know it has been a long haul for your entire family and friends. Bruno now is out of his lasting pain and at peace.

  • Talia

    Sending all my Love to Olimpia, Auntie Dee, and family during this difficult time. I hope you all find peace in knowing Bruno is not in pain anymore ♡

  • Meena

    Dee, my heart goes out to you and your family during this tremendous time of loss. I hope all your shared memories will provide some comfort and peace to you. Sending love and strength always ❤️

  • Sharon Battersby

    Dee, Olympia and family….our hearts, prayers and healing go out to you all after the long fight and determination Bruno had to overcome. We really missed him at work as he managed the crown and bridge dept. With efficiency, fairness and professionalism. Not only that..we were a family. He will be dearly missed…

  • Moira Chambers

    So sorry for your loss, Dee. Thinking of you and your family at this tough time. xo

  • Lois Ruffolo

    Although our hearts are broken, I envision Bruno and John pulling out their hockey sticks and picking up where they left off 20 years ago. He will always be there for you Olimpia – sending the biggest hugs possible.
    Love from Aunt Lois

  • Gord Piercey

    I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Bruno was a great friend and a wonderful person. I will miss him.

  • Gary and Pamella

    Dee, sending our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family at this very sad time. Hoping all your loving memories of Bruno will help you through this very difficult and stressful time. Sending love and strength.

  • Roberto Ruffolo

    Sending my sincere condolences to you, Dee and Olimpia. I genuinely hope Bruno is at peace now.

  • Mavis

    Dear Ruffalo Family: I would like to offer my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Bruno. I feel very fortunate to have known him and enjoyed his hospitality. He will be greatly missed by all. I am glad he was able to see Olimpia married and happy. For sure he will never be forgotten

  • Eva Iwanchuk

    Sincere condolences Dianne❤️Love and Prayers

  • Tiffany Irwin


    My heart aches for you and your family. I know how it feels to lose your husband and I am sending you much love and strength.
    Take care of yourself.

    Tiffany xo

  • Julia and Walt Christianson

    You have all been in our thoughts and prayers so much throughout Bruno’s illness, but even more so in these recent weeks and now. Our hearts ache with you. We are honoured to have shared a very small part of Bruno’s life and so thankful to him and you, Dee, for your wonderful Olimpia, our daughter-in-law. Sending our love and deepest sympathies.

  • Kilpatrick

    Dianne and Olimpia. Our deepest and sincerest condolences.
    Lyle and Dorothy Kilpatrick

  • Vince Greco

    Ah Bru, a solid person, and a good cousin.
    Many a good times with Bru, from family get togethers on Kings Rd, to family weddings where things got interesting, to Italy winning the World Cup in 2006, to celebrations with the Doctors bag coming out and beverages shared. Nothing but great memories with Bru, with his only downfall that he loved his damn Bruins.
    Missed spending more time with him the last 10 years as we all get too busy with things.
    Sorry that it worked out this way Dee & Limp especially, but to entire family. The only silver lining is knowing he is at peace and visiting other family and friends as we speak.

  • Valeria

    Un abbraccio e un pensiero a tutti voi…vi siamo vicini in questo triste momento. Che il Signore consoli i vostri cuori.
    RIP Bruno…rimarrai sempre nei nostri

  • Kelly James Mann

    Dee, Olimpia & Zach. So sorry to learn of Bruno’s passing. Memories of soccer and basketball sideline chats when our girls played will be remembered with fondness
    Our thoughts are with you. ❤️
    Kelly & Kimberly Mann

  • JL & Brent Bunao

    Dee, Olimpia, and the whole family, our deepest condolences. Bruno had welcomed both Brent and I with so much warmth and love in the time we had spent with him. It showed how he led his life, and that’s with so much love for his family and loved ones. Here’s to celebrating him always! Sending you all the love!

  • Denise

    Dianne and Olimpia. Al and I have had you and Bruno in our thoughts and prayers for months now. We are truly heartbroken for your loss. We always enjoyed our visits when you returned to the Battlefords. Bruno fit in from day one as if we grew up with him too. So easy to talk to and laugh with. An amazing guy. We wish we could be there to celebrate Bruno’s life because we know he had a wonderful one.

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