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Aldo Richichi

October 21, 1931 - April 20, 2016


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend Aldo Richichi.

Our heart is broken but we know Aldo is now in peace after such a courageous battle.

Aldo was born October 21, 1931, in Cosenza, Italy. He was the oldest brother of eight children, five brothers and two sisters.

He married Margaret (Ross) in 1957. They remained in Nelson, and were married for 59 years.

Aldo worked for C.P.R. in his early adult life, as well as Kootenay Forest Products. He ended his long working career with the School District.

Aldo was a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Italian Canadian Society.

He has too many awards and achievements to list and was always around to lend a helping hand.

He enjoyed watching all sports, but his love for golf, and work in the garden, kept him busy throughout his retirement years.

Aldo had some health issues during the last few years but still managed to smile at all of his many friends.

Aldo is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret Richichi; daughter Mary-Lou (Fred) Schneider, son; Rob (Rebecca) Richichi, grandchildren; Patricia, Jason (Annemarie), Michele (Jordan), Ryan, and Jeremiah, great grandchildren; Dana, Lire, Isabella and Seneca, his four brothers; Raffaele, Frank, Carmen, Tony and one sister Eda. His is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as an enormous amount of friends.

Aldo was predeceased by his father Giuseppe, mother Mama Maria, two sons, Lenny in 1981 and Mike in 1998, brother Mario and sister Emma.

There will be a Catholic Funeral Mass held on Saturday, April 30th at 11:00am at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate with a reception to follow in the gymnasium of St. Joseph’s School.

The Richichi family would like to thank all of the people who were involved in caring for Aldo during the past few years, but especially; Dr. Andrew Murray, Janet, Dr. Jeremy Harris, the amazing nurses, rehab staff, clerical staff and cleaning staff of the third floor at KLDH. Special thanks given to: Carla Klein, Clay, Angela, Ron, Cindy, Dana, Nicole, Sara, Gerri, Sarah, Holly, Hailey, Julie, Catherine, Jackson, Cathy and Anna. If we have forgotten anyone, we apologize.

There truly are angels in our world. They work in the healthcare profession….


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Guy Roy
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

To all of Aldos Family,
My deepest sympathy in the passing of Aldo. He was a very good and sincere person. May you rest in peace Aldo.
Guy Roy

From: Elaine Fletcher
Relation: Aquaintance

Our sincere condolences to the Richichi family. Aldo was a kind, generous man and he will be missed by all who loved him. Rest in Peace Aldo.

Jan and Elaine Fletcher

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: friend & co-worker at Trafalgar

Margaret & family, I am so sorry to hear of Aldo’s passing. He was always smiling and I loved working with him at noon-hour at Trafalgar. He was a very sweet man and I am grateful to have been his friend.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Joey Gatchell

Relation: dear family friend

Dear Richichi Family, I wish there was something to say to easy your sadness and pain at this time. Aldo was one of the most wonderful italian men I have had the privilege of knowing. Always a hello and always time for a chat no matter how busy he was. Always smiling and friendly…thats the man I will remember…sending you love and thinking of you always….Love Marie Sturgess(formerly Amenta)

From: Luana Lauder
Relation: Niece

Dear Auntie Marge, Mary-Lou, Rob and family,
I will always remember Uncle Aldo with a smile on his face and always positive and happy to see you. He would do anything for anyone. He always took the time to ask how you were doing. I think he knew everybody in Nelson.
Please accept my sincerest condolences and remember to always smile, just like Uncle Aldo did. May god bless you all during this very difficult time. Luana Lauder and family

From: Joe and Emma Campese
Relation: Friend

Dear Marge, Mary-Lou and family , Rob and family. Our sincere condolences to all of you and your families. Aldo was a very kind man with a very big heart!!! Always there for you!!!! It was always a pleasure to talk to him. He will be sadly missed!!!
Joe and Emma Campese

From: Mike and Holly Colebank
Relation: Friend

We are so sorry to hear of Aldo’s passing. He was such a quiet, kind man and will be missed by many. Our condolences go to Margie and family. We are sorry we can’t be there for his service.

From: Debbie Cartlidge Hucul
Relation: longtime family friend

Dear Margaret and family: May you find strength in that Aldo was truly a rich man in the peace that came to him in his family and friends..Aldo and Dad are together again kicking carpets and being pals….its a long journey, but one you will treasure with beautiful memories..

From: Raymond and Beverley DeRosa
Relation: Friend

We are very sad to learn of Aldo’s passing. Please know you are in our caring thoughts. His memory will live on in you all.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 30, 2016
Beginning at 11:00am

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

Interment will take place following the service at the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery. A reception will follow the mass at the gymnasium of St. Joseph”s school.

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

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