April 8, 2010
August 3, 1959 – April 5, 2010
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Tony Marzitelli. He is predeceased by his father Giuseppe in 2005.
Tony is survived by his loving family, wife Marisa, sons Robert and Nicholas, mother Lina, brother Luigi (Luciana), niece Angela, nephews Joe and Marco, his mother and father-in-law Carla and Gianni Zalunardo, and sisters- in-law Daniela (Marino) and Sandra.
Tony was born in Morrone del Sannio, Italy and immigrated to Vancouver with his family in 1967. Tony graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Business Administration degree and subsequently achieved his Certified Management Accountant designation. He distinguished himself as a professional accountant over the years and was the Controller at Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody. Tony was very passionate about hockey but above all his greatest joy was the time spent with family and friends. Tony was a generous and valuable contributor to the Italian Cultural Centre, serving on the Board of Directors for 17 years and many of those years as the Society’s Treasurer. His honesty, integrity and friendly nature endeared him to the many people who will miss him greatly. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Helen’s Church, 3860 Triumph Street, Burnaby on Tuesday April 13th at 10:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park, South Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s honour can be made to B.C. Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
April 7, 2010
March 6, 1926 – April 6, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Evaldo (Val) Bridarolli who passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at the age of 84 years. He is predeceased by his father Guido Bridarolli, mother Carmen Bridarolli and son Val Jr. Survived by his children: Rick Bridarolli, Marla (Jim Crowley), Leanne (John Allen) and Teresa (Morgan Crowley); grandchildren Adam and Courtney Span, Shelby and Carson Crowley, and Colton Britzius. Special thank you to his close neighbours who watched over him and to the Doctors, Nurses and all the Care Staff of the Burnaby General Hospital. Val was the Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion BC/ Yukon Command. He was a Life Member of Hastings East Branch #185 East Hastings and most recently North Burnaby Branch #148. Val was a recipient of the Meritorious Medal which is the highest award given by the Royal Canadian Legion. Val was a veteran of World War II, serving overseas in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1944 to 1946, as a gunner LR3, on the HMCS Algonquin. Val held a variety of positions in BC/Yukon Command over a period of more than 25 years. He served four terms as President of Branch #185 and was Sergeant-At-Arms at Zone, before becoming Zone Commander for Vancouver East Zone in 1986. He was elected to the Executive Council in 1989, holding the positions of Second and First Vice President, before being elected Command President in 1995. Val was the Chairman of the Board of the Legion Foundation from 1997 to 1999. The Legion Foundation is the Charitable Arm of BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion. For most of his post-navy life, from 1946 to 1991, Val worked at Terminal City Iron Works, starting as a machine operator and ending as Foreman Supervisor. He was a proud Parishioner and served as a Lecturer at our Lady of Sorrows Church for many years. In recent years he was also a member of the BC Naval Veteran’s Association. He enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, gardening, accordion playing and walking. He was extremely proud of his children and his 5 grandchildren. In whatever spare time he may have had, Comrade Val, taught fly-tying and fly fishing courses in Continuing Education, coached Little League Baseball and coached Minor Hockey. Prayers will be offered Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows Church 555 S. Slocan St. Vancouver, where Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com. All are welcome to attend a reception at 12:00 p.m. at Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition Building, 1875 Boundary Road, Vancouver.
April 6, 2010
October 31, 1915 – April 01, 2010
Olive born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away peacefully at the Fairhaven United Church Home, Burnaby, B.C. Predeceased by her husband Eugene. Survived by her sons Peter, Michael and Tony and their families, also nieces Joyce and Jill Aitken. Olive was a kind and loving wife, mother, aunt and grandmother. Many thanks to the staff at Fairhaven Home for their care. Private family arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
April 5, 2010
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Teresa on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the age of 57 years. She is survived by her loving family, husband Pablo; daughters Rita (Giuseppe) and Laura (Vito); granddaughters Siena, and Alyssa; brother Nicola (Donna); sister Maria (Dino); mother-in-law Teresa; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Prayers will be offered Thursday, April 8th, at 7:00 p.m. from St. Helen’s Catholic Church 3860 Triumph St., Burnaby, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Friday, April 9th, at 10:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at the South Mausoleum, Ocean View Burial Park. In lieu of flowers donations to the The Arthritis Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
March 26, 2010
UNGEREN, Mable passed away on March 25th 2010 at the age of 86 years. She is predeceased by her husband George. Lovingly remembered by her loving family; 1 daughter; grandchildren Laura Slager (nee Wills), Steven Wills; Lisa Otway (nee Wills, and Barbara Bruno (nee Wills); 13 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren. Special thank you to McKenney Creek Hospice. A celebration of Mable’s life will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. from the Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel, 4276 Hastings St. Burnaby, BC. Interment Forest Lawn Burial Park, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA or Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
March 26, 2010
July 15, 1926 – March 25, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, and grandfather, Mario, at Burnaby Hospital on March 25, 2010 at age 83. Beloved husband of Antonia (Leone), loving father of Josie (John), son John (Lina), proud grandfather of Robert, Jessica, Daniel and Kaitlyn, dear brother of Cosimo, brother-in-law of Carmela (Donato), son-in-law of Vittoria, and many relatives and friends locally and in Italy, Australia and the United States. Mario was a hardworking, cheerful and gentle soul who devoted his life to the happiness and well-being of his family and friends. A special thank you to the staff of Burnaby Hospital for their care in his last days. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 30 at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 555 Slocan St. in Vancouver. Entombment to follow at Oceanview Mausoleum, 4000 Imperial St. in Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. We’ll miss you dearly, Dad, but you will live in our hearts forever. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com.
March 25, 2010
MARKUSIC – Mary (Maria)
February 10, 1929 – March 14, 2010
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear mother Mary. She is pre-deceased by her husband Makso, brothers Branko and Zvonko, brother-in-law Ivan and sister-in-law Ana. She is survived by her son Bronko and daughter Georgina and will be truly missed by them as well as family in Croatia, including sisters Ivka and Draga (Joso) and sister-in-law Zorica. Also many nieces and nephews in Canada and Croatia. Prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 25th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3105 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. where the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 26. Interment Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, B.C.
March 24, 2010
June 3, 1922 – March 23, 2010
Great husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Predeceased by his parents, sister, Kathleen and three brothers Pat, Sam and Bill. Survived by his loving wife Audrey, children Vicki Thornson (Doug), Brian (May-Lis) and Douglas (Patti), one grandson, five grand-daughters and six great grand-children, his brothers-in-law Bill (Eileen) and Thomas (Julie) Wilson, many nieces, nephews and good friends. Born in High River, Alberta, he spent his school years in North Vancouver. During the Second World War he worked at the shipyards as a riveter until joining the RCNVR where he was torpedo man on a landing craft taking soldiers to Juno Beach on D-Day. Married in 1945, Tom and Audrey raised their family in East Vancouver later moving to Burnaby. Tom worked as a forklift operator for Slade and Stewart. He was always sports minded and his boys took after him. He was a proud father, and never missed any event that any of the children were in. The house was always open to family and friends. Tom bowled for years and had great camaraderie with his fellow bowlers. Celebration of Tom’s life will be held Monday, March 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel 4276 Hastings St. Burnaby. In lieu of flowers donations to the BC Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.
We will miss you Big Guy! Anchors Away!
March 24, 2010
MacLEOD, Derek Frazer
June 10, 1935 to March 21, 2010
Born in Scotland and immigrated to Canada with Uncle in 1950. Devoted husband of 53 years to Margaret (nee Evans). Proud father of Don (Christine) and Lisa (Peter). Adored Papa to Alecia, Trevor, Malyssa, Alexander and Nicholas. Loyal employee, Scotty, of the Terminal City Club for 48 years. Loved his Cultus Lake, Sunnyside camp and social life for 52 years. His friendship, positive attitude and humour will be treasured and missed by countless friends and family. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel, 4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
March 23, 2010
FERRARI – Esther (nee Bifano)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Esther. Born December 28, 1922 in Grimaldi, Cosenza, Italy and passed away March 22, 2010 in Burnaby. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 34 years Eugene A. Ferrari on February 21, 1980 and parents Emilio and Rosa Bifano (nee Colistro). Survived by her loving family, Don (Paddy), Lorraine (Reg Jackson) and David; grandchildren David, Neil, Daniel, Anthony, Giordano and Chiara; brother Emilio (Mavis) Bifano; sisters Irma (Mario) DiTosto, Nita (Armand – Deceased) Casey; many nieces, nephews, friends in Canada and Italy and lifelong friend Mary Richardson (nee Carr). Mom retired from VGH in 1986 after 25 years of service. She loved caring for her grandchildren, reading, volunteering at Confederation Seniors Centre where she made many friends, knitting for family and circle craft Co-Op and cooking Sunday dinners for the family. There were legendary and delicious homemade ravioli dinners at the Adanac house, enjoyed and still talked about by family and friends. Mom and Dad’s greatest legacy aside from their family was their assistance to family and friends in establishing themselves in Canada. Prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2025 Napier Street, Vancouver where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Interment, Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby. Special thanks to all the caring Doctors and Nurses of the ACE Ward at Burnaby Hospital and to Dr. Karen Wardill for always being so kind to Mom. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com