January 29, 2024
RUFFOLO, Victor – Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, January 29, 2024 in his 87th year.
Victor was born in the Calabria Region of Italy in 1937. The third of 10 children of tenant farmers Michele and Giuseppina (Rende) Ruffolo. They emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1952 where fate would reunite him with his childhood sweetheart Carmela, daughter of Pietro and Giuseppina. They were wed in 1958 and enjoyed 66 years of marriage. Victor will be lovingly remembered by his three children: Michael (Wayne), Angela Orr (Bruce), and Paul (Glenna); and his three grandchildren: David (Julia), Mathew (Rowan), and Sophia. He will also be missed by his siblings: Orlando (late Annamaria), Maria (late Angelo), Frank (Gail), Louie (Roberta), Carmen (Claudette), late Dante (Wendy), Hilda (Sal), Carmelina (John), late Giovanni; in-laws: Frank (Pauline), late Ida (Ralph), Tony (Judy), Mario (Doreen), John (Mary), Sandro (Marilyn), Anna (Emilio); and many nieces and nephews.
At the age of 17 Victor started Ruffolo Bros., a painting and decorating business that included several impressive projects from Toronto to Montreal. The family moved to Arthur Twp. in 1972 to a Christmas tree farm as a semi-retirement project. His entrepreneurial restlessness inspired him to turn the property into Conestoga Family Camp and expand to develop Conestoga Estates. His final and largest project was founding Quality Manufactured Homes in 1987.
Victor was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Mary of the Purification Church Building Committee, and Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation. Despite his accomplishments, his greatest legacy is that of a loving husband, father, and Nonno.
His wish was for cremation with a private, family-only interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Victor’s memory may be made to the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation or St. Mary of the Purification Church, Mount Forest. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.
Dear Angie and Bruce
I am really sorry to hear of Victor passing away.
He was a person that I admired and respected.
All the best wishes to you at this sad time.
Carmalla&family My sincere condolences to all of you over Victors passing. He was a good man and example to all of us.— Bob McIntee, February 12, 2024
With great sadness we read about the passing of Victor and we extend our condolences to the entire family. Mr. Ruffolo was a great man indeed for so many reasons, the greatest of which is his enduring love for his family. God bless all of you for your loss.— Allan Asselin, February 5, 2024
Dear Carmela and family,
A wonderful video tribute to a wonderful man. Victor was such a 'gentle-man' . Our heartfelt condolences as you grieve his loss. May family, friends and a renewed faith help to bring you comfort.
Whenever we saw Victor in the grocery store or doing errands, he always took the time to chat with us. He was a kind soul and a thoughtful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Steve and Irene Madore— Steve and Irene Madore, February 2, 2024
Our sincere condolences to the Ruffalo family on the loss of your beloved husband , father and grandfather. A life well lived ! Mary Lou & Paul— Mary Lou & Paul Bolen, February 2, 2024
Carmela, Angie, Paul, Mike and families.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Victor. After viewing the video tribute, I know that he will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.
Mike Young and family.
Our sincere condolences in the passing of Victor. He was a true gentleman! Met him through my job withBell Canada on many occasions over the years at Quality Homes.
Steve and Dianne Leith
Aunt Carmela, Angie, Mike, Paul and families,
We are thinking of you all and sending our deepest condolences.
Lots of love,
Life, well lived, leaves a legacy that will not be forgottten.
Our sympathies to Mr. Ruffolo's Family.
Our appreciation for the visions of Mr. and Mrs. Ruffolo in helping to formulate our wonderful Community.
Our Sincere Condolences,
The McCabe Family
Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time 🙏❤️
From all of us, the Gesualdo Family and the Vivacqua Family
The Ruffolo Family.
We were so very sorry to hear of Victor's passing. Dan enjoyed working with Victor during the building of St Mary's Hall. He learned a lòt from him. I will always remember the spaghetti dinner the Ruffolo family did in the new hall. The Best spaghetti I have ever tasted. We also spent many weekends camping at Conestoga camp ground. Lots of special memories of the Ruffolo family. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Dan &Doris Tone
Extending my deepest sympathies to Carmela, Angie and Bruce and all the Ruffolo families on your loss
Prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time
Our deepest condolences to the Ruffalo family. I have fond memories of doing business with Victor shortly after he started Quality Homes. He was always very loyal supporting our small business and an extremely kind, soft spoken man who will be sadly missed by many.
John and Julie Benns and staff at Print One
Sincere condolences Angie and family our thoughts and prayers are with you!— Val and Willie Smith, February 1, 2024
It is with great sadness that we learned of Quality Homes Founder, Vic Ruffolo's passing earlier this week.
From 1987 until 1999, Vic built the foundation for a great Company that still remains solid for continuing growth to this day.
The fact that so many employees that worked with Vic are still with the company, is a testament to the Quality brand and Vic's dream.
On behalf of Quality's current owners Stan Newman, Cecil Brauer and Howard Sher and all our staff, vendors and associates, our heartfelt condolences go out to the family.
Carmela, Michael, Angie, Paul and families, we are saddened to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tim and Jeannette Price and family.— Jeannette Price, January 31, 2024
The Quality Homes family sends there condolences and deepest sympathy to the Ruffolo family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.— Quality Engineered Homes Ltd., January 31, 2024
Our sincere condolences to Carmela and family and Victors brothers and sisters from Serafino Ruffolo & family— Serafino Ruffolo, January 31, 2024
Carmela, Michael, Angie, Paul and families. So sorry to hear of Victor passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Jim & Karen Bodendistle— Jim & Karen Bodendistle, January 31, 2024
Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Victor. His love and guidance will forever be a part of you . May you find strength in his memory. Victor was a source of inspiration for so many people. Your family is in our prayers.— George and Fran Turnbull and family., January 31, 2024
Carmela, Michael, Angela, Paul and your entire families, our most sincere condolences on the loss of Vittorio. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hoping your lifelong memories provide you comfort and peace moving forward.
Carmela Garritano and Family
Dear Carmella, Michael, Angie, Paul and family
My sincere sympathy to all of you. So many good memories of Victor. Sending hugs and prayers. A beautiful video tribute:)
My sincere condolences. He was a nice man with a lovely family. My your memories help get you through this difficult time.— Sue Zonneveld, January 31, 2024
I met Victor and Carmela a few times and they always treated me like family. They were my only experience with true Italian hospitality! They instilled the same love of hospitality to their son, Paul and my friend Glenna.
Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate filling the hole that Victor's passing will leave in your lives and hearts. He was very loved ❤️.
Love, Sharon and Lee
To Carmela Angie Bruce Mike Wayne Paul and Glenna and families.
We are so terribly sorry to hear of Victor's passing. He was such a lovely person. I will miss my visits with him. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and most certainly our prayers. 🙏 Sincerely: Daryll and Debb Cameron and family
Our condolences to Carmela, Micheal, Angie Bruce ,Paul and their families. Victor was a great and humble Man who helped many in his lifetime. Treasure your memories and may they bring you peace at this difficult time, Thoughfully John And Laurie Raftis— John and Laurie Raftis, January 30, 2024
Our sincere condolences to Carmela, Michael, Angie, Paul and families
We were s sorry to hear of Victor’s passing. A true gentleman and friend to all.
To David, Matt and Sophia
You had such a wonderful grandpa and still have a beautiful and kind grandma
You will find comfort in remembering all the great times you spent together (which
You were lucky to have so many)
You all are in our thoughts and prayers xoxoxo
Love Tom & Margaret Mary,
Lori, Raegan, Hunter & Rourke
Todd & Christy, Haven and Brynne xoxo
My sincerest condolences about the loss of Victor.
Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.
May you all find some comfort in the positive memories of your dearest Victor.
My sincere condolences to Victor’s family on the sad news of his passing. He set a wonderful example for good work ethics and love for family, and his memories will be forever in your hearts.— Gladys Stevenson, January 30, 2024
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Ruffolo family. We have so many wonderful memories of time spent with your family. Victor will be missed but never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tim & Deb, Emily & Jaron
We wish to express our sincere condolences for your loss.
To us, Victor was true gentle man of few words. He always made time to listen to everyone. When you spoke to him, you could feel the pride in his voice of all his accomplishments in life.
He will clearly be missed by all.
Our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tony & Frances Iaccino
Carmela, Michael, Angie, Paul and families...so sorry to hear of Victor passing. He lived such a great long life and you all got to spend so much time together through the years which makes for great memories. Thinking of you at this tough time.— Brad & Cathy Schwindt, January 30, 2024
Dear Carmela and family,
We would like to extend our condolences to you for the passing of Victor. He was a very pleasant and approachable person who always seemed happy and dedicated himself to his family and community. He will be greatly missed.
Carmela & Family - Our deepest sympathy to all for the loss of a devoted husband, Dad, Grandpa & friend. We've known the Ruffolo family since they moved to Arthur Township in the early 70's and watched Victor succeed in his many ambitious projects and endeavors. A life well-lived - may he now rest in peace. Ron & Marian Flanigan— Ron & Marian Flanigan, January 29, 2024
Sending much love and prayers to the family. Uncle Victor will be missed and remembered fondly. ❤️
Love Lisa, David and Matthew Brennan
Angie, Bruce and family we are so sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of all of you.
Scott & Kim
I wanted to express my deepest condolences for the loss of your Father, though words may not be enough I am sending you warm hugs during this heartbreaking time 💞— Elizabeth Ruffolo, January 29, 2024
Carmela and family,
We are so very sorry for your huge loss. May you find comfort in remembering all the great moments you shared with Victor. He certainly has a family to be proud of!
Thinking of you,
Kevin, Cheryl, Jake, Alex, Evan, Emma, and Sonny
Mrs Ruffolo Angie Bruce and family so very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our deepest sympathy along with our prayers for peace and strength in the days ahead. Sincerely Al and Ruth— Al and Ruth McEachern, January 29, 2024
Dear Paul, Glenna, Sophia and family, I am saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved father. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The tribute shows what a wonderful man he truly was and how important his family and friends were to him. Sincere condolences to the entire family. Marilyn McLeod— Marilyn McLeod, January 29, 2024
We have fond memories of our years at Conestoga Family Camp. The Ruffolo Family were very fair and kind to all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Keep your memories close as they will always bring a smile to your heart. Rest in peace Victor. You were a true gentleman and will be remembered fondly.— Pat and Ken Cameron, January 29, 2024
Our heart is broken. We are in Curacao crying. What a beautiful soul Victor was and we agave been so very fortunate to have known him and his family. We will love you always Victor❤️❤️— Mike and Paula Talpa, January 29, 2024
Dear Carmela, Angie Bruce David Julia Matthew, Mike and Wayne, Paul Glenna, Sophia and families, What a beautiful video tribute to honor a life well lived. We're so very sorry to hear about the loss of this kind, hard working, successful and humble family man who was a true gentleman to all who were lucky enough to know him and his sense of humor, work ethic and pride shine through in the wonderful family that he will now be watching over from above. You are all truly blessed to have had him as a husband, father, nonno, role model and friend. Our very sincerest condolences to all of you at this sad time. Sending hugs, Kathy Russwurm, Dalton and Gerri Burt— Kathy Russwurm, January 29, 2024
Paul & Glenna and family we are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and condolences are with you at this very difficult time. Sending you love and hugs. Wendy & Carl Abbott— Wendy & Carl Abbott, January 29, 2024
So sorry to hear of uncle Victor's passing. He was a wonderful man. Condolences to auntie Carmela and the whole family. Sending you lots of love in this difficult time.— Amanda Federchuk, January 29, 2024
Sincere condolences to a beautiful family.