August 1938 – October 2020
Bertrand was born in Cittadella, Provincia di Padova Italy.
In 1959 on his 21st Birthday he immigrated to Canada and landed on the shore of Halifax Nova Scotia.
He crossed Canada to join his older brother Luigi in Prince George British Columbia. He eventually made his way down to Vancouver where he settled on the East side of the city for the next 61 years.
During those years Bert worked in numerous mines in many parts across Canada as a Blaster, from 1959 until 1996. Of proud note in 1962 he received 2 medal awards from United Kingdom for safety practices in the mine. It was the fall of 1996 when Bertrand was seriously injured while on the job in a post Blasting accident that ended his mining career forcing him into early retirement. Bert or Mustachio as he was better known as passed away at the Fair Haven LTC facility where he had living for the past 6 months on October 17, 2020 with his family at his side.
Bert leaves behind his wife Brenda and his step daughter Nicole Marken who resides in Oliver 3 great step children and 2 great step daughters. He is also survived by his remaining sisters Maria and Concetta and 12 nieces and nephews back in his homeland Italy and their children. Bertrand was an avid sports fan and he loved playing soccer. He also enjoyed his time off work at the Vancouver Race Track placing his bets on his favorite horses along with a lot of dabbling in the Stock Market favoring various mining companies. Bert was also an active power walker making shortoof 8 mile gaunt s to his favorite grocery store at least twice a week. He also loved Italian opera and Classical music. His favorite song that he liked to sing to his wife was Catch a falling Star. Bert’s favorite quote in life was it is what it is.
He says goodbye to all his Canadian Italian friends and lieu flowers Bertrand would like everyone to spend more time with their families and also to get out and walk 8 miles in his memory from time to time. If there are those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bertrand please donate to the Roman Catholic Church St Francis of Assisi Parish 2025 Napier Street, Vancouver BC V5L 2N8.
The family both in Canada &Italy are left with many cherished memory.
Due to the current restrictions of COVID 19 there will be no funeral services by his request.
Antonietta was born in Orvinio, Italy March 1st, 1933 and peacefully passed away May 28th,2020 in Vancouver, BC at the age of 87.
Antonietta will be missed by her son Marco, daughter-in-law Bianca, grandson Marcangelo and her daughter Stella, grandchildren Brandon, Bianca, Justin and Kevin; Her sisters Caterina(Augusto), Nunzi+ and Adriana, nieces, nephews, many family members and dear friends.
Antonietta immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1957, where she married Peter Zanatta and embraced the Canadian dream where she created a successful life.
She worked at some of Vancouver’s finest restaurants. And, alongside with her son and daughter, later opened ‘Antonet’s Italian Restaurant’. She dabbled in real estate and enjoyed an abundant life.
She was a community-minded person with a big Spirit, a Lifetime Honorary member of the Italian Cultural Center receiving the 2016 Immigrant of the Year Award. In her neighbourhood, she loved to attend the Kitsilano Show Boat and you would often find her volunteering in selling programs. The BC Children’s Hospital and BC Cancer Society were charitable organizations that were close to her heart.
She was a member and competitive player at the Italian Bocce Society, winning numerous tournaments. She loved travelling the world and attending events where she would be seen enjoying herself on the dance floor.
She handled life’s challenges with great dignity, grace and optimism. With a smile on her face, her favorite quote was “Take life the way it comes”.
To know her was to love her and to be touched by her enthusiasm for life.
Private Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 4th at 11am (recording viewable at https://www.legacystreaming.com/kearney/). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Michael Cuccione Foundation www.childhoodcancerresearch.org would be appreciated.
Andreino “Andy” Citton e’ deceduto in pace nel sonno il 7 maggio 2020. Era nato a Semonzo Del Grappa, Italia, il 4 settembre 1947. Lascia l’amata consorte di 48 anni, Rosa LoRiggio, i suoi 3 figli, Marco, Luca (Kristine) e Nicolas, oltre a Francesco LoRiggio e famiglia. In Italia la sorella Antonietta (Felice) e Elide (Domenico), suo fratello, Gianni (Yvette) e la cognata Aurelia. E’ stato preceduto dai suoi genitori, Giovanni Citton e Giuditta Pistorello, la sorella Rosina (Alessandro) ed i fratelli Alfredo (Belinda) e Gino.
Andy era un talentuoso muratore e campione enologo, molto orgoglioso delle sue amicizie, della sua famiglia e del suo matrimonio con Rosa. Fin dai suoi primi anni in Canada sempre attivo nella comunità italiana di Vancouver, in varie occasioni come presidente del Centro Culturale Italiano e della Società di mutuo soccorso italiano. Un ragazzo incredibilmente socievole e cordiale che amava intrattenersi nel suo bellissimo giardino con tutti coloro a cui teneva. Non ce ne sarà mai un altro come lui e mancherà molto alla moglie, ai figli, ai suoi numerosi nipoti, colleghi e amici. A causa del Covid19 nella chiesa di Sant’Elena si terrà un servizio privato e una celebrazione della vita verrà annunciata in un secondo momento.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Father, Armando Cuccione; a true Mentor and Leader throughout our lives. He passed away on February 25 at the age of 93, six weeks short of his 94th Birthday. He was surrounded by his family expressing their undivided appreciation and Love for him. A truly amazing man as a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, father in-law & brother in-law, uncle and a genuine friend to many. He was predeceased by his loving parents Michele and Nazzarena, his in-laws Domenico & Rosa Mobilio, Grandchildren Robert Franzon and Michael Cuccione Jr, son in-law Enrico Franzon, nephew Domenic Mobilio Jr, brother Stefano, sisters Rosina, Teresa & Caterina, Brother & Sister in-law Domenico & Rosa Mobilio, Brother in-law Antonio Mobilio and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. He is survived by his loving Wife of over 70 years Anna, children Michael Cuccione (Carla), Rena (Vince Carnovale), Rosa, Domenic Cuccione (Gloria), Steve Cuccione (Julie), Carmela (Craig Cappelletti); Grandchildren Anna & Armando (Cuccione), Maria (Nick Lapiccirella) Peter (Pamela), Armando (Carnovale), Antonio (Natalie), David, Sonya (Johnny Bevacqua) Sophia (Miro Maras) Steven, Kevin, Colin, Amanda and Christopher; Great Grandchildren Gianluca, Alessandro, Adriano, Talia, Vincenzo, Selina, Anthony, Christian, Nevaeh & Matteo; Also many other surviving relatives in Italy, Toronto and other parts of the world. Dad will be dearly missed by all who have been touched by him throughout his life and will always be remembered for his caring and giving spirit and determination. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Elsie and Angelie Rafael who cared for Dad for 18 months, Annie’s Place and their staff, all the staff at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and Home Care Hospice Program. Dad will truly be missed and no words can express the kind of love he demonstrated throughout his life to all. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Michael Cuccione Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Viewing will be Wednesday, March 4, at Bell Burnaby Funeral Home, 4276 Hastings Street, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Helen’s Parish, 3860 Triumph Street, Burnaby, BC on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:00 am. Christian burial and entombment Ocean View Cemetery (South Mausoleum).
November 12, 1925 – January 16, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Pietro. He is survived by his loving wife Isolina and sister Maria Siciliano (Rome.) A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 11:00 am at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel, 4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby with Entombment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park South Mausoleum.
Con il cuore colmo di tristezza annunciamo la scomparsa del nostro amato Pietro. E’ sopravvissuto alla sua amorevole moglie Isolina ed alla sorella Maria Siciliano (Roma). Il servizio funebre si svolgera’ martedi’ 28 gennaio 2020 alle ore 11 am a Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel, 4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby seguito dalla sepoltura a Ocean View Park South Mausoleum.
MAY 17, 1935 – AUGUST 31, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather, Antonio Mobilio at the age of 84. He was predeceased by his loving mother Rosina, father Domenico and brother Domenico. He is survived by his loving wife Vincenzina, children Domenic (Elena), Salvatore (Maria), Joe, Rosa (Robert), sisters Anna (Armando) Cuccione, Carmela (Guerino) Carnovale, brother Giuseppe (Maria) Mobilio, sister in law Rosa Mobilio. Grandchildren, Melissa, Michael, Matthew, Anthony, Marco, Kayla, Ryan, Mario, Kristina, nieces and nephews and relatives in Toronto and Italy. Antonio battled his illness and fight with cancer with strength, quite determination and dignity right to the very end. We want to express our gratitude to all the staff at Coastal Health Authority, that helped with his care. Antonio will be remembered for his kindness, generosity and the fierce love for his family. He was so devoted to his wife and he so cherished all his grandchildren. He will be so missed by all that he touched in his life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday September 7th, at 10:00 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Parish 555 Slocan St. Vancouver. Entombment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park, South Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael Cuccione Foundation for childhood cancer research.
16 FEBRUARY, 1933 – 14 JULY, 2019
It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of our father Leonardo Fatiguso on July 14, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Leonardo was born in Cassano Delle Murge, Italy and immigrated to Canada at age 31. He was predeceased by his parents Giuseppe and Cecilia, loving wife, Concettina, brothers, Nicola, Pietro, Paulo and Filippo. He is survived by his family: children; Cecilia, Pino (Jacqueline), Tony (Jennel); grandchildren; Robbie, Julie, Anamaria, Chloe and Sofia and many nieces, nephews and friends in Canada and Italy. Leonardo was a proud member of ILWU Local 500. He made life-long friends during his expansive 33 year career at the Waterfront. He was a generous, hardworking family man who lived a full and good life. Viewing Tuesday July 23, at Bell Funeral Chapel 6-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, 555 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC at 1:00pm Entombment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Creekside Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation, in loving memory of Leonardo Fatiguso, to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com.
September 25, 1924 – May 24, 2019
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father, Nono and Great Nono. Michael—Mike was born in Civitanova Del Sannio, Italy and immigrated to Canada at the age of 13. He is pre-deceased by his adoring wife of 63 years, Josephine, and brothers Peter (Doreen) and John, and brother-in-law Domenic (Ann). Survived by his loving family: daughter Gloria (Ross), sons Joe (Robin) and Anthony (Elaine), grandchildren Michael (Cara), Keith (Christina), Lorinda (Bryan), Delaney and Quincy, great grandchildren Ethan and Lara, his sister-in-law Diane and bother in-law Joe (Mary) Lastoria. Mike was a barber on Hastings Street in Vancouver and Burnaby for over three decades where he loved talking to people and debating politics. He was always very personable, friendly and had a great deal of empathy for people and animals . He told stories of tending to his family’s livestock in Italy .Mike took on a lot of responsibility at a very young age as his father emigrated to Canada. His second day in Canada he started shining shoes in downtown Vancouver. His next job was at the Hotel Vancouver eventually moving up the ranks to a pastry chef position (loved making pies). After that it was the Roundhouse (railway terminal) as a Blacksmith. Later, during the war effort, he worked at the shipyard building mine sweeper ships. He was always an avid vegetable gardener, took great pride in the quantity and quality of the tomatoes he and mom grew. During the last number of years, he lived independently at Rideau Manor where he made many friends with both residents and staff. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to his fellow residents. Our sincerest gratitude goes out to the staff at Rideau Manor as well as all the nurses and doctors who attended to him during his final days at Vancouver General Hospital. A visitation will be held on Thursday June 6th from 6:00-8:00 PM at Bell and Burnaby Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, will be Celebrated on Friday Jun 7th, 10:00 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 2025 Napier St., Vancouver after which there will be a reception. Entombment Ocean View South Mausoleum Donations may made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Condolences for the family may be left at www.bellburnaby.com
Apprendiamo con tristezza la scomparsa di Dominic Di Frisco, grande rappresentante dei diritti civili nella comunita’ di Chicago. “Avevo avuto modo di incontrarlo a Chicago, con lui discutavamo di come risolvere il caso degli attacchi e minacce da parte di gruppi radical chic, e la volonta’ da parte dell’ amministrazione della citta’ di Chicago per cambiare il nome alla Balbo Drive e di spostare il monumento dedicato ad Italo Balbo, nonche’ ai vari tentativi di cancellare il Columbus Day.
Un uomo preparato, colto, attento e battagliero per le problematiche che riguardavano la comunita’ italo americana di Chicago.
Dominic Di Frisco di origini siciliane lascera’ un grande vuoto nella comunita’ a Chicago e non solo! Alla sua Famiglia a nome mio e del Comitato Tricolore per gli Italiani nel Mondo (CTIM) vanno le nostre piu’ sentite condoglianze!
With heavy hearts we announce that Giuseppina Casellato passed away peacefully at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody on February 21, 2019 at the age of 83. Giuseppina was predeceased by her parents, her brother and her sister, and her husband Les Casellato. She is lovingly remembered by her children Shelly (Tony), Roger (Dolly), Denny (Veralena); grandchildren Massimo (Annie), Monica, Nikki (Chase), Matteo, Chiara, Luca and Andrew; great-grandchildren Vincenzo and Santino; one sister, two brothers and many nieces and nephews in Italy. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday February 28, 2019 at 10:00am at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 3141 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC.