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D'ANDREA, Bruno Mario

D'ANDREA, Bruno Mario

In Loving Memory of Bruno Mario D’Andrea

Bruno’s family is saddened to announce his passing at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, February 17, 2018.

He was born in Zoppola, Northern Italy on June 10, 1931. At age 5, he came to Canada with his mother and sister, to be reunited with his father in Trail British Columbia.

He grew up in Trail and started a lifelong career in meat cutting, which eventually led to over 40 years service with Canada Safeway. Early years were spent relieving meat cutters/managers in Nelson, Prince George, Vancouver, Penticton, and eventually Vernon, where he met the love of his life, Karon.

Interests included biking, canoeing, fishing, gardening, handy-man work, rooting for the Vancouver Canucks, skiing, travelling as a family to Europe, and zipping along on his 49cc scooter. A special interest was making and sharing Zinfandel wine.

Connecting with people in his neighbourhood, doing the rounds in the grocery store, and outings with his Trail coffee group were cherished. Uppermost to him was his family.

Survived by his loving wife, Karon; two daughters, Sherron and Heather; future son-in-law, Justin Jay; sister Evelina Matovich, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Predeceased by his parents, Angelo and Amabile, and his brother, Lawrence.

The family would like to thank doctors Deetlefs, Schultz, Theron, McClellan, Hardy, Rankin, Cunningham, and Blyth and all their staff. Thanks also go out to doctors Kim and Koulis at the Kelowna Cancer Clinic, and Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s ER department and sixth floor staff.

Celebration of life will be officiated by Deacon Paul Murphy on March 3rd, 2018 at 3:00pm at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a contribution in memory of Bruno may do so to a charity of their choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. 250-542-4333. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

Link: www.pleasantvalleyfh.com